I have inferred from the specs on this page that the 70D just has one custom user setting/mode:
(1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure
(6) Custom shooting mode
Dang. Am I the only one here who uses these modes...and who actually wants at least three? My 40D has three, but it seems like Canon decided some time ago that this is yet another way that they are going to differentiate between their pro and their prosumer DSLRs -- by dropping a setting that costs almost nothing to add, has fit on bodies with program modes for years, has value to many (I am assuming), and can be ignored by others.
Do I have to pay 2 grand or more to get a Canon body that has more than one custom user setting? Grrrrr.
When I see stuff like this, what comes to mind is something that I read in a 6D review somewhere, which was generally along the lines of Nikon seemed to stuff as many D800 features as possible in the D600, while Canon seems to leave things out just for product differentiation. Of course, I have way too much Canon glass to start threatening to walk, but I reserve the right to complain.
Here's hoping that this thing is a low-light monster...because my 40D is long overdue for the pasture.
well, as a D600/D800 owner , I must say they are good but nothing revolutionary or amazing.
on paper they look great but they have lots of issues , or more precisely design flaws.
I think many people just shooting one brand see the other side of green always greener but it is not.
after all the D800 hyep, it is nothing special, just a lot of pixels on the sensor ,with a lot of high end but old gen techs, that's it.
it has terrible LV , green LCD , misaligned finder, etc.
the D600 is even worse, I have feeling Nikon just focus on how to make the spec sheets appealing to naive public but tends to ignore something that can not be seen in the spec sheets such as build quality and quality of white letters on the buttons of its cameras, or LV implementation.
my D800 is weaker than my D700 was, and the aF of the D4 is a bit less sure than that of the D3s ,etc.
and Nikon tends to ignore real new tech such as sensor based PDAF or 4k video, but always want to make sound overly good on paper by putting its best AF (albeit the old tech)into even a cheap body like the D7100.
but carefully checking through it , you will find there is nothing new about the D7100 except the 1.3X crop mode.
and despite of what DXO says the D7100 is the noisiest camera at that price range , it is literally useless from ISO800, even my D800E is extremely noisy at ISO640 and on.
Nothing is perfect but I think Nikon should try harder to improve the video part of its cameras and should also try to develop new gen AF for post slapping mirror gen cameras.
if you keep whining about how bad Canon is compared to Nikon,then you should get a Nikon or just add it in addition to your current set , then you know the grass of Nikon side is not greener.
it is a matter of one's preference not which is better thing.
I think any one can remove the annoying slapping mirror from its pro level D-SLR fast will be the final winner.
And I believe this type of PDAF on the sensor might be the future and eventually help Canon to remove the mirror and go fully EVF.