From a motivational standpoint, the world of amateur photographers is divided into two major categories: brand loyalists, who constantly inform consumers of all the new releases of their favorite brand, and the acrobats of the budget, for instance those that set a maximum amount of spending trying to figure out what the market offers well.
Without this premise we can say that the new Canon Eos 70D is perhaps one of the few cameras on the market today that can wink at both "parties": true for a Canon Canonists but also aims to excel in its specific band market.
We are talking about, for those who have not yet understood, the heir to the Canon Eos 60D, the middle range par excellence of the portfolio of the Japanese house, a car that has the delicate task of making the watershed between the entry-level Group (Eos 700D, EOS 100D) and the prosumer models and semi-professional (5D-6D-7D).
The feeling grip is much better than the EOS 60D. Working on finishes and grip Canon has raised the bar quite a bit. Now the distance from the 7D is not so obvious: indeed, for sizing, rational controls and display (the great swivel screen touch screen of 3 inches) the 70D seemed to us even more.
To be a mid-range SLR, the EOS 70D is all too full of adjustments, especially inside. The amateur photographer who likes to work on manual settings, in short, has something to indulge themselves. It is useful in this regard the presence of the aforementioned touch-screen that has the great merit of simplifying the setting more immediate, especially when working in Live View.
The EOS 70D incorporates a new APS-C CMOS sensor 20.2 megapixels combined with the DIGIC 5 that allows you to capture images in full resolution up to 7 frames per second , with a burst that reaches 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images. Really a good step forward compared to the 60D. The native range extends from 100 to 12,800 ISO in the practical test noise it seemed modest compared to the 6400 ISO.
Using the optical viewfinder, the system focus to 19 points proves very responsive and accurate, both in static and in the shooting sports and nature. Look for and find the fire aiming for the goal of a bird of prey that we are hurtling over the head at full speed is not a mission impossible.
But it is obviously in the video mode and Live View that EOUs 70D aims to make a difference. Merit System Dual AF CMOS Pixel , a patented technology with which Canon tries to overcome the limitations of current systems focus hybrid: the sensor of the EOS 70D integrates two photodiodes in practice within each pixel that can be read independently or together to get the autofocus to process images. The result is a more precise focus and fast, especially when you exclude the pursuit.
The stability of the fire in the video, especially with the use of motorized lenses (Series STM), sets a new benchmark for the industry: contrary to what you see on most of the hybrid AF SLR, the EOS 70D is on the subject without being fooled by the rest of the context.
Without make choices revolutionary Canon Eos 70D gave the right to communicate with the outside. Directly or wireless via the integrated Wi-Fi module, the camera can in fact transfer images to your PC to a TV or a printer, upload content on web services (CANON iMAGE GATEWAY) - or through the free app EOS Remote - connect with a smartphone or a tablet and be remotely controlled in all its main functions (including ISO, exposure, focus and shutter).
A good reason we can say: who wants to make a balanced investment but is nevertheless able to ensure a good seal over time can find the right balance in the 70D. For an undisclosed amount exorbitant, Canon offers all the amenities of the case (and maybe some more), both in the camera than video. It is mainly on the latter front - thanks to the use of the new technology dual photodiode per pixel - that the Eos 70D can raise its voice before the competition.
On the connectivity you could not be more daring, but the presence of Wi-Fi in any case guarantees sufficient opening to the world of the Web and remote control via smartphone or tablet. The impression is that with some proper perspective and here - between motorized and non - you'll be spoiled for choice, for someone might this could also be the ultimate machine. At least until they overtake the desire or claim to pass to the world of semi-professional.