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*UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:41:34 PM »

UPDATE

Two people have written in to tell me that the April 23, 2013 date is not for the EOS 70D. With it being a week away, I tend to agree.


The next EOS

The next DSLR Canon is going to announce is the EOS 70D, we’re trying to confirm if it will come on April 23, 2013 as previously reported. Below is a spec list put together from various sources that have written in. All of it seems plausible and almost expected.


What to expect from the EOS 70D.



  • 18mp Sensor (Same as SL1)

  • DIGIC V (no one has said it will get DIGIC 6)

  • 6.5fps

  • SD Card

  • Wifi

  • GPS

  • 3.2″ Touchscreen LCD (No mention of swivel)

  • Magnesium Alloy¬†Construction

  • Weathersealed

  • Slightly larger than the EOS 60D

  • $1199 USD Body Only


We’re told a lens will be announced with the EOS 70D, but we haven’t heen told what it will be.


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*UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:41:34 PM »

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 07:49:35 PM »
Unless they did a body redesign, I assume the built-in flash is gone too?
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 07:53:14 PM »
Unless they did a body redesign, I assume the built-in flash is gone too?
That's not a complete spec list, so, I imagine the flash is still there. Even the 7D had that; and for the 70D, at $1199 for the body, it's still a consumer/enthusiast model. If it doesn't have it, it would be a signal that no future Canon camera will have them

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:53:33 PM »
18 MP?  Amazing!

Canon, 18 megapixels for 18 years!

Seriously, what.the.hell Canon.

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:58:45 PM »
Wow, MP count in the first three. Classy.

Honestly, if they do THIS plus re-add MFA (better if it's dual like the current models), then it's perfect, we can wait for a 7Dmk2 for a step up.

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 08:04:01 PM »
18 MP?  Amazing!

Canon, 18 megapixels for 18 years!

Seriously, what.the.hell Canon.

Yeah, because the problem with APS-C Canon cameras has been the low-pixel count. Gimme a break.

If right, these specs would make a pretty decent crop backup body.
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »
Just because it's 18 doesn't mean it is the same sensor... This would seem like a worthy successor to the 60D
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
Looks like they are stepping the xxD series up again, hopefully they will ad in mfa as well. I was really disappointed with the 60D compared to the 50D.

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 08:31:45 PM »
So many optimists here!  Of course this is the same tired-ass sensor, it's the Canon way!

I hope I'm wrong and you guys are right, I seriously do.  It sucks having too much Canon glass to affordably switch camps. #firstworldproblems

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 08:32:11 PM »
Not even 7fps? Same sensor, no notable improvements? dual SD card slot? What a piece of crap.

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 08:41:20 PM »
Sounds pretty good, it's got everything you need in a mid range crop camera. Wonder how that SL1 sensor is doing so far?

18 megapixels is plenty. Glad they didn't add more. Seems like Canon are putting an end to the megapixel race - until they bring out the big megapixel camera (but that's a high end product for specialists).

Weather sealed? Wonder how much it will get compared to a 7D?

6.5 fps is respectable. I could live with that.

I never liked the 60D to be honest. I picked one up at a camera store, it didn't agree with me and from that point on I ignored it. The 7D was love at first sight! It's like it was custom made for me. A perfect fit.
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 08:54:09 PM »
Hmm, I don't buy it.
This rumor looks like it's been put together from previous rumors.

Here's what I'm noticing:
The 700D is just going on sale for $899 (kit), while the current 7D price on Amazon has been lowered is $1150.
And the 6D has jumped in price to $1899 (up from $1800 last month).

To my untrained eye, Canon has just cleared a pricing gap between the 7D and the 6D.
At the same, it has narrowed the gap between the 700D and the 7D. 

A 70D priced at $1199 will be more expensive than the 7D at this time.
Does this make sense? I think not.

It makes more sense if the rumored new camera is priced between the 7D and the 6D.
That would be the 7DII, though, not the 70D.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 09:06:17 PM by x-vision »

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 09:13:26 PM »
My prediction:

They announce the camera, nobody likes it and the forum is filled with complaints, yet somehow it sells well.

DXO tells us the sensor is useless, yet somehow people manage to take great pictures.

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 09:13:26 PM »

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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 09:16:44 PM »
A 70D priced at $1199 will be more expensive than the 7D at this time.
Does this make sense? I think not.
Did it make sense that a T4i cost more than a 60D when it came out? Or the T5i vs 60D for that matter?

New technology comes out at retail prices, while 3.5yr old cameras drop in price. For the 50D, retail was $1399, the 60D was $1099. So, a camera that is a little higher spec'd than what the 60D was on release retailing for $1199 makes perfect sense. The 7D retailed at $1699, so, a camera that is better than the previous 7D likely couldn't go for anything less.
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 09:21:28 PM »
Sounds pretty good, it's got everything you need in a mid range crop camera. Wonder how that SL1 sensor is doing so far?

18 megapixels is plenty. Glad they didn't add more. Seems like Canon are putting an end to the megapixel race - until they bring out the big megapixel camera (but that's a high end product for specialists).

Weather sealed? Wonder how much it will get compared to a 7D?

6.5 fps is respectable. I could live with that.

I never liked the 60D to be honest. I picked one up at a camera store, it didn't agree with me and from that point on I ignored it. The 7D was love at first sight! It's like it was custom made for me. A perfect fit.
Exactly! To be honest, I wouldn't mind if my 5D III was 18 MP (without hearing it would be 22.3).
And 6.5 fps is a big improvement on the 60D's frame rate.

And to hear it has a magnesium alloy body? Wow, why is everyone being so ungrateful about it.  If these are true, then these are good upgrades.
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Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 09:21:28 PM »