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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2013, 12:27:48 PM »
I'm a videographer, but I'm thinking about switching from my 5D Mark II to the 70D if the noise isn't too bad. The main reasons is that the 70D has a Digic 5+ processor, which is the same as the 5D3 if I'm not mistaken, right? If the magic lantern team manage to hack the 70D, which I'm sure they are, that could enable 1080p RAW video recording. Also that AF in video recording looks quite handy when its hard to focus manually. Lastly, its a generally better camera, functions wise, than the 5D2, which only has the fullframeness to brag about, which although is really nice, but I could give that up for generally better specs and that lovely processor. :3

ML hack would require CF card.  70D seems to have SD card only so no, there would be no 1080 raw video for 70D.

ML made a hack for the 6D which is also SD card so Im not sure where you are getting your information.

Not to mention they have stable versions available for the 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, and 600D; and Alpha versions for the EOS-M and 1100D which, correct me if I'm wrong, all use SD. IMO, this will make a phenomenal video/stills camera hybrid for consumers/prosumers getting into the field, with downsides being no 60p or headphone jack.

Depending on its ISO performance, this little guy will make for a great backup crop body to my 6D for its speedier AF system, video features (hopefully significantly less moire/aliasing), and of course 1.6x crop factor!

Has anyone seen any 6400+ ISO samples and/or any mention of its noise performance? In a few of the pre-production reviews, they mention it is equal to or better than the 60D/7D, but that's not saying much :-\
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2013, 12:27:48 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2013, 12:29:03 PM »
A big deal being made about this new live view focus thing...what I'm interested in is how good the servo mode is. Will this make a good sports camera? Sometimes the reach of 1.6x really comes in handy in those cases. The 60D was competent but hardly impressive. I'm hoping the 70D is a significant improvement in this regard, offering customizability, etc.

Well, it has the 7D's AF sensor - I'd expect AI Servo performance on par with the 7D, i.e. very good.

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I wished Canon would put that functionality on the 6D  :(

It needs a popup flash.

No mention of a better image quality? All the talk is surrounding the autofocus.

I think Canon likes to limit us to one 'groundbreaking innovation' at a time...   :-X
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #92 on: July 02, 2013, 12:30:20 PM »
70D:
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139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm

You're right, Carlos. I made a mistake and took the 7D dimensions. So, it's vol. 1.142 and slightly smaller.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #93 on: July 02, 2013, 12:53:33 PM »
With even Canon not claiming IQ/ISO RAW performance improvement over 60D, with the "breakthroughs" all seeming to benefit the movie/live-view shooters, I'm not really seeing compelling reasons for stills shooters to upgrade to 70D from previous crop bodies.  If the 70D achieved real dynamic range improvements, that may change things, but if so, one would think Canon should be advertising that in a big way..

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2013, 12:54:00 PM »

"Experimenting with creative off-camera flash is easy, thanks to the Integrated Speedlite transmitter, which provides in-camera control of multiple Canon Speedlite EX flash units."

I wished Canon would put that functionality on the 6D  :(

It needs a popup flash.


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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2013, 01:04:03 PM »
Well as others pointed out, some ergonomics are regressing / not moving my way (from 40D) and for some they are more looking the xxxD/"Rebel way" (Rebel is not that negative, i had great times with my Rebel2000 ...) than the old intermediate xxD:
- only 1 custom mode (I like my 3 modes, with slow night mode landscape timer / low light inside / and BIF on C3)
- top left dial fully rotating : i liked to have BIF at C3 end of rotation like couple of you ...
- top right buttons : missing the flash exposure adjustment ... using flash fill quite a bit, and i like to be able to finetune it quickly on the spot ...
- no joystick on the back (when i play around with my previous 400D now in my goddaughter hand, i really miss the full joystick of 40D) : seem to be xD only now (7D, 5DIII...)
- banana slim remote trigger from Rebel line, cannot use my cool trigger/intervalometer from 40D (triggers are split as slim plug = Rebel, 60D, 70D // larger one = xxD up to 50D, xD)
- SD (but after recent trends i was expecting it ... CF only left on xD)

Other than that, probably great IQ (who knows with smaller photosites due to increased pix count and the division in 2) but until i test it or see it tested throughfully, right now only thing easy to see is ergonomics :-)


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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2013, 01:38:04 PM »
Pretty darn nice camera! I like it.  However, if it has a smaller body than the 60D, I really consider the camera a Super Rebel. The inclusion of SD card, lack of headphone jack and non-replaceable focus screen keep it at a Rebel level. This camera is not on the same level as the 50D.

So you are saying every Canon DSLR is either a Rebel (or Super Rebel) or a 1DX?  Canon has a full range of DSLR bodies, why can't we just call the 70D the latest XXD body?

Seems like a very nice camera to me.  Probably not something I'll buy, but great for a sports/action shooter who doesn't want to spend $3,500 for a 5D3.  Also a great option for videographers.

As others have pointed out, it seems to be better than the 7D in almost every aspect, so it will effectively kill new 7D sales and cause used 7D prices to drop dramatically.  Looks like I waited too long to sell my 7D...
 
 
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #97 on: July 02, 2013, 01:42:00 PM »
- banana slim remote trigger from Rebel line, cannot use my cool trigger/intervalometer from 40D (triggers are split as slim plug = Rebel, 60D, 70D // larger one = xxD up to 50D, xD)

Since it has wi-fi, what about triggering it wirelessly? Somebody with the 6D can already answer this question. Maybe one can program an intervalometer on his phone (and then, of course, there's ML ;-) )

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2013, 02:47:24 PM »
I'm a videographer, but I'm thinking about switching from my 5D Mark II to the 70D if the noise isn't too bad. The main reasons is that the 70D has a Digic 5+ processor, which is the same as the 5D3 if I'm not mistaken, right? If the magic lantern team manage to hack the 70D, which I'm sure they are, that could enable 1080p RAW video recording. Also that AF in video recording looks quite handy when its hard to focus manually. Lastly, its a generally better camera, functions wise, than the 5D2, which only has the fullframeness to brag about, which although is really nice, but I could give that up for generally better specs and that lovely processor. :3

ML hack would require CF card.  70D seems to have SD card only so no, there would be no 1080 raw video for 70D.

ML made a hack for the 6D which is also SD card so Im not sure where you are getting your information.

Not to mention they have stable versions available for the 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, and 600D; and Alpha versions for the EOS-M and 1100D which, correct me if I'm wrong, all use SD. IMO, this will make a phenomenal video/stills camera hybrid for consumers/prosumers getting into the field, with downsides being no 60p or headphone jack.

Depending on its ISO performance, this little guy will make for a great backup crop body to my 6D for its speedier AF system, video features (hopefully significantly less moire/aliasing), and of course 1.6x crop factor!

Has anyone seen any 6400+ ISO samples and/or any mention of its noise performance? In a few of the pre-production reviews, they mention it is equal to or better than the 60D/7D, but that's not saying much :-\

Wrong on the 50D, It uses CF cards. Right on the rest of them.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #99 on: July 02, 2013, 02:56:04 PM »
I rather like the 70D, it's price and it's features. I don't plan on ordering one but if these are the "upgrades" and the price is right the 7D2 should be nice.

If all the online experts are correct the inferior 7D2 crop should cost less than the much better full frame 6D. And look how the price on that has dropped since introduction.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #100 on: July 02, 2013, 03:12:23 PM »
- banana slim remote trigger from Rebel line, cannot use my cool trigger/intervalometer from 40D (triggers are split as slim plug = Rebel, 60D, 70D // larger one = xxD up to 50D, xD)

Since it has wi-fi, what about triggering it wirelessly? Somebody with the 6D can already answer this question. Maybe one can program an intervalometer on his phone (and then, of course, there's ML ;-) )

Both the 6D and 70D can indeed be triggered by iOS and Android mobile devices, although the current Canon EOS Remote app does not support intervalometer functionality at this time.

I'm a videographer, but I'm thinking about switching from my 5D Mark II to the 70D if the noise isn't too bad. The main reasons is that the 70D has a Digic 5+ processor, which is the same as the 5D3 if I'm not mistaken, right? If the magic lantern team manage to hack the 70D, which I'm sure they are, that could enable 1080p RAW video recording. Also that AF in video recording looks quite handy when its hard to focus manually. Lastly, its a generally better camera, functions wise, than the 5D2, which only has the fullframeness to brag about, which although is really nice, but I could give that up for generally better specs and that lovely processor. :3

ML hack would require CF card.  70D seems to have SD card only so no, there would be no 1080 raw video for 70D.

ML made a hack for the 6D which is also SD card so Im not sure where you are getting your information.

Not to mention they have stable versions available for the 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, and 600D; and Alpha versions for the EOS-M and 1100D which, correct me if I'm wrong, all use SD. IMO, this will make a phenomenal video/stills camera hybrid for consumers/prosumers getting into the field, with downsides being no 60p or headphone jack.

Depending on its ISO performance, this little guy will make for a great backup crop body to my 6D for its speedier AF system, video features (hopefully significantly less moire/aliasing), and of course 1.6x crop factor!

Has anyone seen any 6400+ ISO samples and/or any mention of its noise performance? In a few of the pre-production reviews, they mention it is equal to or better than the 60D/7D, but that's not saying much :-\

Wrong on the 50D, It uses CF cards. Right on the rest of them.

Thanks for clarifying ;)
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #101 on: July 02, 2013, 03:47:12 PM »
Looks like a very promising APS-C, clearly to me the baseline of future cameras to come and probably the first signs of a highly capable (pro level)  mirrorless not that far into the future, accounting for the obvious improvements there will be to this tech wrt AF speed and framerate.

Which makes me wonder...while not performing AF function, what are those extra 20M pixels doing??? seems like an awful lot of sensor real state to waste isn't it? What if those pixels are actually put to contribute to IQ when the picture is grabbed? how about some interpolation / oversampling to tremendously improve high ISO performance....

Just wondering and dreaming...  ::)

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #102 on: July 02, 2013, 03:47:59 PM »
unfortunately, I think the elephant in the room is the high iso performance. According to a post in another thread,
from imaging resource: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-70d/canon-70dA.HTM
"Sensitivity. Equally important is the Canon 70D's noise performance. Here, the extra horsepower of DIGIC 5+ should allow more sophisticated noise reduction algorithms, while the newer sensor design is said to mitigate effects of the reduced pixel pitch. Canon claims raw performance should be on par with the EOS 60D at like sensitivities, despite the slightly higher resolution. For JPEG and video shooting, the company promises a "huge improvement" in noise levels, although it doesn't state precisely what would constitute "huge".
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That doesn't bode well for any kind of improvement on the 7D ii (if there is such a thing). IMO, better high iso performance was THE thing I was hoping for in the next generation of APS-C. And in-camera noise redction on the jgp doesn't help me at all.


IMO, sensor improvement related to better high ISO is not crucial for APS-C only. What is tested out now somehow will result in other enhanced sensor fabrication types of upcoming FF bodies. So I will stay tuned for any news about this subject.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
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« Reply #103 on: July 02, 2013, 03:53:49 PM »
I think the most interesting thing about this camera is what we now can expect from the 7DII and the other pro-grade bodies we are waiting for.

It's no point releasing an upgrade to the 7D, unless it has significant performance/feature improvements over the 70D. And if that happens, we should be in for some real treats when we approach the 5DIV, 3D, 1DXI etc.

The only problems I see are patience and funding ...  :P

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #104 on: July 02, 2013, 03:56:41 PM »
No mention of a dedicated AF processor, just like 7D/5DIII have. It's what it makes their AF exceptional. 70D "only" has a Digic5+.

I have this feeling the AF will not on pair with the 7D's.

According to this preview, the 70D has the same dedicated AF sensor as the 7D:

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