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70D features vs 60D
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:03:07 PM »
Opinion. everyone is talking about the dual AF feature of the 70D for video. striking that feature are the other features worth the step up to the 70D from the 60D or maybe wait for the 7D mark II?

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70D features vs 60D
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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 07:14:50 PM »
Did you try googling it? There are comparison videos and articles already although none have taken account the image quality, noise and dynamic range performance of the 70D as the tested models were pre-production.

-70D has a much superior AF system (at least on paper) with 19 all cross type AF ponts.
-The 70d shoots 7fps compared to the 5.3 fps of 60D.
- 70D has a touch screen
- 70D has wifi for photo transferring and remote stills shooting
- 70D has 98% viewfinder compared to the 96% viewfinder of the 60D
- 70D also has built in HDR mode and some creative filter things

Other than that, as you know the 70D has some cool video AF thing that really looks like it works well and has a new sensor. Sensor performance will come later as soon as reviewers get their hands on a production model.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 07:46:48 PM »
The 70D also has AFMA, which is a "must have for me" to buy a new camera.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 09:13:06 PM »
You can pick up a new or new-ish 60D for around $600.  You can pick up a new-ish 7D for around $750.  You will be able to pick up a 70D for around $1200 to $1100 for the next 10ish months. 

It all comes down to image quality.  The 60D and 7D are going to be around the same because they share a sensor.  The 70D should be better than the t5i which is marginally better than the 7D/60D.  It is unlikely that it will be a leap forward... but probably a graduated step. 

For the money and features... get a 7D.  For the value... get a 60D which is REALLY good provided you don't miss AFMA.  Get a 70D if wifi is a must have and you do a ton of video and it turns out the it is actually greatly improved re: auto focus. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 09:14:41 PM »
The 70D also has AFMA, which is a "must have for me" to buy a new camera.

If's he a landscape guy... 5d mkii.  A lady was selling one on Craig's list a few days ago for $1000... crazy good camera for that price.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 09:00:05 AM »
thanks for the feed back. I am a 60D guy at present.  was just wanting to get a feel of the others out there.
I hardly do any video with my 60D at present.  and I do alot of lanscapes.  Just kicking around the idea of go with the 70D or wait for the 7D mark II.  the newer features of the 70D seem exciting.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 09:38:43 AM »
thanks for the feed back. I am a 60D guy at present.  was just wanting to get a feel of the others out there.
I hardly do any video with my 60D at present.  and I do alot of lanscapes.  Just kicking around the idea of go with the 70D or wait for the 7D mark II.  the newer features of the 70D seem exciting.

 if you are a landscape guy,  get a 5d mkii.   it will be the best bang for you buck...  substantially over any crop sensor.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 09:38:43 AM »

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 10:20:35 AM »
For me, the autofocus alone is a real temptation to upgrade from the 60D. It would make a massive improvement to the ease of shooting video.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 10:59:02 AM »
thanks for the feed back. I am a 60D guy at present.  was just wanting to get a feel of the others out there.

I've got a 60d, and my feeling is that adopting every new generation asap is not a good idea except if you need specific features (video af, wifi, touchscreen, afma). We don't know about the sensor yet, but everything else is very nice and all, but imho not worth the $$$ selling 60d / buying 70d at least for the starting price. And if you want tracking af, you'd better wait for the 7d2 anyway. Plus it takes 1/2-1 year for Magic Lantern to make it to newer cameras.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2013, 01:37:59 AM »
I want to buy a 60d, the 70d is too expensive for me. :(

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2013, 01:40:29 AM »
As my search, 70d has many improvements from 60d, see here, http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-eos-60d-vs-70d-comparison/, if you think the improvement is useful for you, go for 70d.

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2013, 02:38:13 AM »
CAMERALABS guy is posting his in-progress, production-model 70D review.  Not a lot there yet but the video AF looks to be pretty decent for those who need such.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_70D/

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 05:47:32 AM »
Go for the 70D

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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 06:43:49 AM »
As my search, 70d has many improvements from 60d, see here, http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-eos-60d-vs-70d-comparison/, if you think the improvement is useful for you, go for 70d.
Interesting the fact the the site says: GPS: YES!

In addition it has two entries for flash:
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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 08:00:21 AM »
I shoot with a 60D. It is a great camera, but in almost every way the 70D is a better camera. I'd get the 70D over the 60D any day of the week.
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Re: 70D features vs 60D
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 08:00:21 AM »