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Canon 70D vs. 6D - Which is the better "Do-It-All" camera?
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »
Hello Everyone,
I am new to these boards so I am sorry if this question is redundant, however I would like some input from more experienced photographers. 

I am looking to update my Canon T2i.  It has been a good camera for my wife and I, but it just isn't cutting it anymore and we would like to update to something that can really do it all. 

As poor college students, we have a tight budget so a 5D mkIII is not really an option right now.  But we are looking for a camera we can share and that will be best utilized for our different styles and settings of photography as well as videography.

My wife has seen a recent surge in interest for wedding photography but mostly does engagement, family, and graduation portraits. And really needs a camera that can keep up. She mostly shoots out doors in early morning or dusk lighting and enjoys using a 50mm lens pretty exclusively, but is wanting to also use zoom and wide angle lenses occasionally.  My needs are more for video.  I mostly do sporting events and dance concerts, but was recently asked to do both a promotional film and a music video.  I don't mind using manual-focus, but would prefer a camera that could help me out a bit, especially in filming fast-paced sporting events.  I mostly use a 70-200 lens and occasionally a 50mm.

Needless to say, we need to update our equipment ASAP. 

Which of these cameras will best serve our needs and why?  We are also open to other options. 

Thank you so much for your time and advice. 

 

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Canon 70D vs. 6D - Which is the better "Do-It-All" camera?
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »

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Re: Canon 70D vs. 6D - Which is the better "Do-It-All" camera?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 01:20:58 PM »
I'd say if you need the wider spread AF points for sports, 70D is the way to go, while for the rest of the photography the 6D will be superior. The center AF point on the 6D is actually really very good, and it has better low light capabilities than the 5d3 AF points, although on the 6D it's only the center AF point.

Video, it's somewhat a wash, but if you want to be able to have it AF for you (you tap on the LCD), then 70D is the way to go. If you are comfortable with manually focusing for video like you are now, doesn't matter too much, although the 6D will have a shallower DoF, all other things the same, and will have better low-light IQ.
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Re: Canon 70D vs. 6D - Which is the better "Do-It-All" camera?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 01:20:58 PM »