Its funny how everyone keeps bashing this camera because the sensor is only a small improvement for stills.
However i think this gamera is the biggest overal jump in the history of the xxD series.
so in reality this camera is a massive upgrade. and the few samples ive seen also show that the black levels and noise preformance is really visible when compared to the 7d which for its price now is the direct competitor.
Sure, in the real world it's a much better camera than the 60D. But
DR Forums isn't the real world. Here, a camera is no more than the sensor inside it, and each new Canon camera that doesn't have two more stops of DR is actually worse
than its predecessor, simply because of the expectation that it should have improved because Canon 'needs to pay attention to DR', and that it's another generation 'less modern' and 'more antiquated'. Note that novel technologies like Hybrid CMOS AF aren't considered improvements here on
DR Forums, despite such technology, the similar DR means it's the 'same old crappy sensor'.
To be fair, this thread is about DxOMark's testing of the 70D, and they only test sensors. Of course, while their Measurements are useful, their Scores are Biased (biased scores = BS) toward performance at the lowest selectable ISO, so they don't apply if you commonly shoot higher than ISO 100. Then again, even though this
particular thread is about sensor performance, the DRones will bring their DRivel to any thread about a new camera, because to them, the DR of the sensor is