Archive for: EOS 70D
No EOS 7D Mark II?
We received an odd bit of information in regards to the future of the EOS 7D.
We were plainly told “No 7D II – a friend”.
This goes against what Canon itself has said and what we’ve heard for a long while. It is possible that plans have changed, as lots of products get started and never actually reach market.
Does Canon feel there’s no future in the APS-C segment? Has the production costs of full frame sensors come down enough to do away with APS-C at the $1500 price point? Is the EOS 70D all you need as an APS-C shooter?
What is apparent is that both Nikon and Canon appear to have abandoned the “prosumer” DSLR segment. The D7100 and the 70D are both very capable cameras. However, they don’t scream “pro” in feature sets or build quality.
I’m sure we’ll hear more soon….
From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is now selling the Canon EOS 70D body for $949 in cart. This is for a limited time.
Other deals from B&H Photo that are new are listed below.
Both Rebel kits come with a bag, memory card and an extra battery.
From Reviewed.com (Formerly DigitalCameraInfo)
The folks at Reviewed.com have posted their review of Canon’s latest DSLR, the EOS 70D. We’re big fans of this camera and looks like they are too.
“Ultimately, this is still the best all-around DSLR in this price segment, pending our test of the Pentax K-3. The video quality is top notch, the still image quality only suffers in extreme low light, and Dual Pixel AF offers a usability advantage that nobody else can match. For a consumer-level shooter or hobbyist that wants a durable, control-laden DSLR that can do video and stills equally well, the 70D is the choice to beat.”
Read the full review | Canon EOS 70D Body at B&H Photo $1099 (Save $100)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
We’ve heard a bit of talk recently about the follow-up to the EOS 7D. The same sort of time frame is still mentioned, an announcement in Q2 of 2014.
One suggestion is the 7D Mark II will become a bit more video oriented. So beyond a “pro” APS-C camera, it will also be highly desirable for the videographer. The camera as such will also retail well above the EOS 70D.
We’re also told any follow-up to the EOS 7D will get a new sensor and not use the 20.2mp sensor that is found in the EOS 70D.
From The Digital Picture
Bryan at The Digital Picture has completed his review of the very good Canon EOS 70D.
Says Bryan about the EOS 70D
“In addition to a feature roll-up, the 70D gets brand new technology and becomes what is arguably now the best all-purpose Canon DSLR camera available without facing the much bigger price required to step up to the full frame models which currently start at $1,999.00 USD. The 70D’s reasonable price will have a big influence on its selection by many.”
Canon EOS 70D at B&H Photo | Read the complete review
From B&H Photo
B&H Photo has let us know that the Canon EOS 70D is now included in the lens bundle rebates currently going on.
Canon EOS 70D Lens Bundle Rebates
From DXO Mark
The Canon EOS 70D has been put through the paces by the folks at DXO Mark.
The highest rated APS-C sensor from Canon. That sounds great, until you see that it only scored 2 points more than the previous 18mp sensor found in countless Canon cameras. There are improvements in color depth, dynamic range and ISO performance. The sensor also has the highest pixel density in the aps-c lineup, so high detail rendering should be improved.
As always, take DXO’s test numbers with a grain of salt. My eye has disagreed with them in the past.
Read the full review
Canon EOS 70D Body $1199 | Canon EOS 70D w/18-55 STM $1349
Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $1549 | Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip $199
From B&H Photo
We’ve been informed that B&H Photo now has stock of the Canon EOS 70D body. We’re also told B&H hopes to have all preorders of the EOS 70D fulfilled & shipped today.
Canon EOS 70D Body at B&H $1199
Canon EOS 70D w/18-55 STM at B&H $1349
Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM at B&H $1549
Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip $199
EOS 70D Hands-on
Mitch at Planet5D has a quick hands-on with the new Canon EOS 70D.
From Norman Camera
Our friends at Norman Camera have physical stock of the new Canon EOS 70D. Both bodies and kits are available.
Canon EOS 70D at Norman Camera
The first country to our knowledge to get the new EOS 70D is Australia. A few have started to trickle in to retailers around the country. For the moment it appears only kits have made their way to retailers.
Bodies are arriving at retailers as we speak.
EOS 70D in Stock
The rest of the world…
We’re told by B&H Photo to expect arrival of the camera to happen before the end of August. Stock will be pretty good, but preorders are still recommended. European retailers should get them around the same time.
Canon EOS 70D Body $1199
B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera | Camera Canada $1299
Canon EOS 70D w/18-55 IS STM $1349
B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera | Camera Canada $1449
Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $1549
B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera | Camera Canada $1649