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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2013, 11:08:42 AM »
As a 7d owner and given this camera came out in 2009 as opposed to 2013 I would go with the 70d purely because of the better sensor and Digic 5+ processor in the end its about images the 7d can get very noisey in low light.

Just to put the record straight: The 70D sports a Digic 5+ processor, that's true. But the 7D features two, not one, Digic 4+ processors.
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2013, 08:37:10 PM »
As a 7d owner and given this camera came out in 2009 as opposed to 2013 I would go with the 70d purely because of the better sensor and Digic 5+ processor in the end its about images the 7d can get very noisey in low light.

Just to put the record straight: The 70D sports a Digic 5+ processor, that's true. But the 7D features two, not one, Digic 4+ processors.

Twi Digic 4. Not 4+
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2013, 09:43:32 PM »
Not a single reason at all. Oh, actually, the body doesn't feel as cheap...got one reason.
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2013, 11:27:02 PM »
Depends on what your friend is going to use the camera for...

Stills & video, the 70D has more of the advantage...

But if you're willing to fool around, ML has unlocked 2.5K on the 7D...

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 01:09:33 AM »
sentimental reasons, ML video raw, sturdier screen (according to Canon, swivel screen isn't better than fixed screen when it comes to construction), extra FPS (if you think a 8 fps is better than 7 fps), more buffer between burst shots, price...  ;)  That's all I can think of.   Personally if you can get a relatively new 7D at 2/3 the price of 70D, then go for the 7D.  On the other hand, that swivel screen is really enticing especially for those situations where it's not so easy to use the OVF.   :)

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 08:16:46 AM »
7Ds has slightly more AF options, 1 fps, slightly better build, and can be cheaper than the 70D used. It's due for replacement.

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 11:49:39 AM »
7Ds has slightly more AF options, 1 fps, slightly better build, and can be cheaper than the 70D used. It's due for replacement.

But you have to admit - even though it's been around nearly 5 years, it still kicks ass!!  ;D

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2013, 12:33:04 PM »
Sports and fast action shooting...ESPECIALLY if you shoot Raw. Switching from a 60D to a 7D, the biggest difference was the SPEED. While I frequently maxed the 60D's buffer during shooting, I never had to wait for the 7D. In fact, I found that I was taking so many more shots that I had to watch my memory card space!

However, I found high ISO/noise handling to be slightly worse (files required more processing to look good) and therefore a step back. The 60D was already noisy in low light as it is. That was disappointing and I hope for (much) better in the 7D2.
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2013, 10:05:57 AM »
As a 7d owner and given this camera came out in 2009 as opposed to 2013 I would go with the 70d purely because of the better sensor and Digic 5+ processor in the end its about images the 7d can get very noisey in low light.

Just to put the record straight: The 70D sports a Digic 5+ processor, that's true. But the 7D features two, not one, Digic 4+ processors.

That is true, but one must keep in mind the capabilities of the chip.  i.e. a Quad Core 2.4ghz Intel Atom Bay Trail chip is still a truckload slower than a Dual Core 2.4ghz Intel Core i5.   While the leap between the 4 and 5+ is not as great, the 5+ does offer enhanced IQ & featureset plus more processing power that contributes to better fps without requiring two chips.

I fully expect the 7D2 will have dual 5+ chips and blow the doors off both the 7D and 70D in speed.

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
As a 7d owner and given this camera came out in 2009 as opposed to 2013 I would go with the 70d purely because of the better sensor and Digic 5+ processor in the end its about images the 7d can get very noisey in low light.

Just to put the record straight: The 70D sports a Digic 5+ processor, that's true. But the 7D features two, not one, Digic 4+ processors.

That is true, but one must keep in mind the capabilities of the chip.  i.e. a Quad Core 2.4ghz Intel Atom Bay Trail chip is still a truckload slower than a Dual Core 2.4ghz Intel Core i5.   While the leap between the 4 and 5+ is not as great, the 5+ does offer enhanced IQ & featureset plus more processing power that contributes to better fps without requiring two chips.

I fully expect the 7D2 will have dual 5+ chips and blow the doors off both the 7D and 70D in speed.

 Will it matter if you shoot in raw? 
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2013, 12:47:51 PM »
3 simple reasons:
Speed - fps and buffer size that can do 25RAW series;
CF - faster and safer;
Build and ergonomics.
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2013, 01:30:35 PM »
Will it matter if you shoot in raw?

from the limited tests I've done, I'd choose the 70D's raw files over the 7D's.
Get the 7D if you NEED the extra speed, buffer, built quality, weather-resistance and control layout
Else the 70D is perfectly capable.

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2013, 04:32:56 PM »
Find a used 7D on ebay. They go for around 700 in good condition, las I looked...
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2013, 04:37:23 PM »
I owned the 7D for about 3 years. I've put it up for sale since I bought a 1DX. It was (and it still is) a great camera. Its only weak spot is its low-light performance. If one can live with that, the 7D can be very, very useful.
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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »
As most have mentioned - what does she shoot?

Action pics, sports photography - 7D

Video - 70D

Neither of these is that important?  Then it doesn't matter much and go for the best price, in my opinion.

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Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »