Exclusive- First independent Canon 70D (beta quality camera) video review

++++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.

I’m very cautious with my wording and hope Canon still has the time to enhance the video quality coming out of this camera before it hits the market. (A separate test will be made to see how good the new auto focus is).

My expectations were high, after all it is Canon’s first APS-C sensor VDSLR camera equipped with the new DIGIC 5+ engine.
At present time there is not much to rave about the video quality coming out of that sample 70D camera.
Images are extremely soft, a bit noisy and moire and aliasing are everywhere.

Audio was recorded on camera as part of the test.

Camera picture profile: Neutral (30% sharpness was added in post to compensate for the camera softness).
No CC was applied.

ISO: 100 outdoor, 320 indoor

Lenses:
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8
Canon 24-105mm F4.0
Canon 70-200mm F4.0

ND filter:
Circular ND filter: Light Craft

Audio:
Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System 
Sanken COS-11D Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Tripod:
Sachtler SB 8

Rig:
Quick handle-Shapemini composite shoulder pad-Shape and a Vocas base plate.

Electronic viewfinder:
Cineroid retina

Editing platform:
Adobe Premiere CS6

Music:
www.themusicbed.com
Till It Goes – (Instrumental) by Tim Coons http://www.themusicbed.com/#!/Till-It-Goes-Instrumental-6885/

Artist: Douglas Hoekzema
Many thanks to Anthony Handler and Oliver Werbach

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