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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #150 on: October 19, 2013, 03:30:36 PM »
Still looking to the EOS 70D as my next purchase but following release of the Nikon D5300 announced this week with 24MP sensor, no optical low pass filter & built in WiFi & GPS at £729*,  the Canon EOS 70D at £1079* is looking  rather over-priced; I'd hope to see some heavy reductions after Christmas...

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If Canon could AT LEAST match the D7000's sensor rating I'd be happy. Until then, I won't buy anything from Canon and I even might get something from Sony or Nikon. The 70D's AF would be nice enough on a mirrorless body but doesn't justify getting one since I don't do movies.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #150 on: October 19, 2013, 03:30:36 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #151 on: October 19, 2013, 04:35:02 PM »
I'm still planning on a 70D purchase in the next few months (mostly waiting for holiday pricing). The Nikon D5300 should put some nice downward pressure on the 70D prices -- I hope!

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #152 on: October 19, 2013, 04:43:58 PM »
I'm still planning on a 70D purchase in the next few months (mostly waiting for holiday pricing). The Nikon D5300 should put some nice downward pressure on the 70D prices -- I hope!

Same here - let's hope it does!  :)
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #153 on: October 20, 2013, 04:55:32 AM »
If Canon could AT LEAST match the D7000's sensor rating I'd be happy.

This really depends, the Sony/Nikon/... (exmor) sensors are really better at low iso, you'll get more dynamic range and less noise at base iso (the latter only recognizable if you look very closely). But at higher iso starting above 800 it's a wash, any ff sensor blows any crop sensor out of the water so the minor differences between high-iso aps-c Canon vs Nikon hardly matter vs. the other camera differences.

The Nikon D5300 should put some nice downward pressure on the 70D prices -- I hope

I wouldn't bet on it - the Canon 70d is a very competent all-around system with good phase af and outstanding live view af, plus nice usability. Also the 70d's price is already surprisingly low for Canon's standards, it's their latest and "best" aps-c model and Canon has shown they are not willing to compete with Nikon's low price policy.

Again, as for the sensor 24 vs. 20mp: your lenses have to be able to resolve this and these differences are minor in comparison to a real step up like the 36mp of the d800, so that won't matter much.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #154 on: October 20, 2013, 05:25:54 AM »

Again, as for the sensor 24 vs. 20mp: your lenses have to be able to resolve this and these differences are minor in comparison to a real step up like the 36mp of the d800, so that won't matter much.

And then its not just a matter of resolving, making actual use of the about 30% higher linear resolution of a D800 is a challenge for the AF as well.  The 70D can eliminate most sources of error in that regard.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #155 on: October 20, 2013, 11:55:46 AM »

Also the 70d's price is already surprisingly low for Canon's standards...


You have a point there. I was pleasantly surprised when the 70D announcement came with a price $100 less than what I was expecting. Maybe I'll get lucky and the holiday price drops will be for the lens I'm planning to get (EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS).  :D

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #156 on: October 21, 2013, 01:35:35 AM »
Was having second thoughts about being an early adapter but I figured here in my country the warranty is 3 years from authorized Canon dealers so I'm pretty much covered. Got the body for roughly US $1050. Prices also do not decrease much from authorized dealers here, the 60D body sells for around $890. Grey markets sell at around $600. Very happy with the change coming from a Kiss X4 (T2i).

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #157 on: November 13, 2013, 04:10:09 AM »
Finally taken the plunge and spent some money.  Have ordered the 70D with 18-55mm STM lens from DigitalRev.  Got my last camera (a 400D) from them and had no problems so figured I'd go with them again.  The savings are definately worth it compared to high street retailers here in the UK!

How is everyone getting on with their 70D's?  Any revelations or obvious learning points?  I can't wait to get my hands on it tbh, it's going to be such a jump up from the 400D, I'm really excited to try out all the new features.  Little bit disappointed that it doesn't have spot AF or zone AF, but I've no doubt that a "firmware"  ;) update at some point will fix that :)
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #158 on: November 14, 2013, 09:14:57 AM »
Had the 70 since June,  July. The 70 is still lacking in many ways, such as headphone jack, HDR RAW (like the Pentax K3), focus peaking for use with manual lenses and 2.5 or even 4k. Even other companies are doing so via firmware updates. I think I may be getting board of my Canons, as much as I love them, others have more. Take the new Panasonic G4 for instance have you seen some of the specks, All I have to say is DrOOOOOOOOL! I would be content with the Canon 1D C. Possible for a year or two.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #158 on: November 14, 2013, 09:14:57 AM »