Canon EOS 70D
Excellent image quality and superb features sum up this delightful Canon.
This superb camera from Canon captures high-quality images at speed, with a stunning autofocus performance and a host of exciting features.
The Canon EOS 70D’s 20.2MP APS-C 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF' sensor guarantees excellent photos, and with continuous shooting of up to 7 frames per second and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 you can shoot great action pictures in practically any light environment. But the standout feature of this camera is probably its exceptional 19-point all cross-type autofocus system, which combined with Canon’s terrific Intelligent Viewfinder gives you a level of control that will please even the most experienced photographer.
Perfect for both beginners and professionals, the EOS 70D’s advanced autofocus system takes razor sharp images regardless of your experience. Canon’s system detects distances of various objects in your viewfinder and focuses accordingly, providing stunning detail when taking long distance landscape photos, but also revealing great clarity and depth for even the most extreme of close-ups. The EOS 70D’s sensor switches focus seamlessly and is a particular boon for filmmakers, when rapid switching between subjects is crucial for ensuring a cinematic quality to your video. A clever feature of this camera is Movie Servo AF, which also allows you to lock focus onto a subject without letting go. Filming in Full HD 1080, this camera is as good as any top camcorder.
The 3 inch smart LCD display allows you to effortlessly move between different functions and settings without needing a degree in rocket science. The screen can also be rotated and tilted, giving you a range of viewing options when shooting at unusual angles. The very latest Wi-Fi technology has been installed in the EOS 70D, making it possible to connect your camera directly to your phone, computer or tablet. Not only does this allow you to instantly upload and share photos on social media, but it enables you to remotely control the camera – a great way for you to feature in group photos but also an essential tool for wildlife photography.
- Superb image quality
- Excellent AF for movies
- High resolution and low noise
- No built-in GPS
- Lacks in-camera panorama stitching
- Can't transfer original image size using Smartphone app
Why you should buy it: The Canon EOS 70D is compatible with over 103 Canon EF lenses and comes with key features such as High Dynamic Range, Multiple Exposure and a Handheld Night Scene mode for capturing stunningly clear nightscapes without the use of a tripod. There are almost unlimited composition options. It’s a shame there is only one memory card slot but overall this is a great piece of kit and one of the best cameras you can get in the UK today.