The new Canon EOS 70D announced early last month is now available and in limited stock.
We tested the camera that shined with a promising new autofocus system, but lacked some improvement in image quality on the video side. If the auto-focus is important for you the 70D might be your thing, otherwise you’ll find some other options in our gear-guide.
++++Please note, this video sample was taken with a beta quality Canon 70D camera which is producing beta quality images++++
One of the features Canon was proudly presenting with the Canon 70D is a new autofocus mechanism.
For that test I had only one lens supplied by Canon, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.
++++Please note, this video review was done with a beta quality Canon 70D camera which is producing beta quality images++++
My aim during this test was to see how good the overall video quality of the new Canon 70D is. I might have skipped the indoor part in a “real editing” but left it as I wanted to share with you more footage in a different surrounding/movement/lighting condition.
The first rumors about the next HDSLR cameras in line on Canon’s DSLR roadmap are coming in.
With Canon’s introduction of the 5D mark III 2 months ago some filmmakers are eager to see a more affordable version of the new generation of Canon’s HDSLRs.
For others the APS-C sized sensor which comes very close to the 35mm film format is an argument against the 5D mark III.
Unfortunately there are no dates mentioned for the release of these cameras yet but rumored specs lists are a good start. Published by canonrumors:
Canon EOS 70D
– Digic 5
– 100% viewfinder with grid lines like 7D
– 19 AF Points from 7D
– Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
– September Announcement
7D Mark II
– Dual Digic 5
– 100% viewfinder
– 61 Point AF from 5D Mark III
– Announced after 70D