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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2013, 06:01:20 AM »
Release date in September, And my birthday is in September, What a happy coincidence, and the camera has a mode dial which goes all the way around.  :)

Looks like a great camera, cant wait to see some real world reviews. The 7D is a dead duck now and has to upgraded soon. It's got to be a really great camera if it is to be positioned at the top of the APS-C hill.
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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 06:34:18 AM »
So the 70D is really a 40 megapixel camera with pixel pairs added together..... I wonder if the 7D2 will allow you to do things like split the pairs for high megapixel images in good light, or combine 4 pixels for low light shooting... Some interesting possibilities are opening up here....
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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 06:52:28 AM »
Any release dates yet?

For most of us, this is basically an x-mas camera because I guess only then will there be sufficient general availability and the prices will be lifted from their first "early adopter's premium" $100+. And that's only  *if* Canon produces the new sensor w/o problems, there have been long delays or limited quantities before.

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 07:14:21 AM »
Not to be negative, but I don't think Canon is in the x-mas present business - if they price the 70d just as Nikon's d7100 this means that even Canon thinks that their camera is somewhat lacking, and this can only mean the the sensor performance as you'd expect from a tweaked 18mp sensor. You'd also expect a lot of video moire from a 20mp sensor just like on the 6d, we'll see.

Canon might not be in the x-mas present business, but retailers are expected to compete on price during then and they often do.

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 09:58:00 AM »
Not to be negative...

Actually, you're doing quite a good job at something you claim to not be doing...   ;)
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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 12:04:46 PM »
from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-Pixel/dp/B00DMS0GTC)

"This item will be released on August 15, 2013."

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 12:47:42 PM »
Not to be negative...

Actually, you're doing quite a good job at something you claim to not be doing...   ;)

Well, this would be preterition then ...   ::)

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 03:32:22 PM »
Not to be negative...
Actually, you're doing quite a good job at something you claim to not be doing...   ;)

I'd like to think of myself as critical, not outright pessimistic or "negative" (let me know when I cross the line too often :-)) ...

... esp. when it comes to corporations that are there to make money, a offer too good to be true probably is just that and looking at Canon's last releases a price on par with Nikon either means their policy has changed or there's something in the 70d that makes them think they cannot sell it for more :-o

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 03:58:43 PM »
from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-20-2-Digital-Camera-Pixel/dp/B00DMS0GTC)

"This item will be released on August 15, 2013."

It's now Sept 15...in line with what the other sites have been saying, apparently

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2013, 07:38:59 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 07:44:13 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

Built like the 60D.
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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2013, 07:51:43 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

Built like the 60D.

Thanks mate.  ;D

Did some digging and ....

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"As I understand it, the 70D has a similar chassis to the 60D, with an aluminum and polycarbonate frame that's been enhanced with glass fiber."

Source: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-70d/canon-70dA.HTM

I wonder if the new "enhanced glass fiber" is window dressing or truly a benefit.

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2013, 08:31:17 PM »
I wonder if the new "enhanced glass fiber" is window dressing or truly a benefit.

Yes, it's beneficial - but not new. The 60D has, "Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber on <an> aluminum chassis..."
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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2013, 08:31:17 PM »

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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2013, 05:14:06 AM »
Not to be negative...

Actually, you're doing quite a good job at something you claim to not be doing...   ;)
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Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2013, 07:35:27 AM »
Are there any UK based sellers taking preorders ?

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