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70D - I think I will keep it but . . .
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:21:31 PM »
Likes -

Video with the STM lenses is really good. Autofocus is awesome for video.

User interface and touch screen is nice.

Wi-fi control is well done.

Not as Thrilled -

The still image quality is not as good as my fuji x100s.  It's just not as sharp and detailed. Maybe I need to get a fixed lens though for a fair comparison.

Live view shot to shot time is poor.  There is a blackout on the screen between shots.

Lack of an EVF.  How about a hybrid like the x100s?  Would be awesome for video and live view and really give you the best of both worlds.

I think I won't be spending much more money with Canon until they up the APS-C still image quality. I'm already thinking about a fuji ILC.  Maybe a used XE-2 with the 56 1.2. I'm not sure I would keep the 70D but for wanting to shoot video of my kids before they grow up.  Seems like a decent video cam is $1000 and I'd rather have the 70d and my 18-135 is stm and 55-250 is stm which I only spent $1500 on all together. Plus it will do sports with decent FPS and very fast viewfinder focus for kids soccer.  It's well worth 1500 to capture those memories.

I like Canon.  But they need stronger crop offerings on the IQ front. I also would like more stm lens - maybe something faster like some primes or a 2.8 zoom. The pancake 40 is too loud for video, whoops.  I would even like to see something great on the new 7d sensor-wise to give me more confidence to spend dough on canon glass.  Maybe the 60mm macro and new wide angle zoom is stm.
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Re: 70D - I think I will keep it but . . .
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 11:23:27 PM »
Sell it and buy the 6D.
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Re: 70D - I think I will keep it but . . .
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