Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens

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Product Highlights
  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

The Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera features a 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor to ensure high-resolution images and excellent low-light sensitivity. Both the sensor and processor work together to produce well-detailed, clear imagery that exhibits natural tonality and color gradations with minimal noise when working in difficult lighting conditions. The processor also provides notable speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to record up to 7 fps in full-resolution, quickened AF speeds, and full HD 1080p video recording in multiple frame rates with manual exposure and audio level control.

Serving both still and movie shooting modes, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a powerful technology that revolves around the incorporation of two photodiodes within each pixel to provide an expansive phase-detection focusing system. This system affords focusing benefits that are similar to how a camcorder works and as such can focus on subjects in an incredibly fast and precise manner. The benefits of this system are three-fold: the ability to focus quickly and smoothly; the ability to truly utilize the vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor to its full potential; and the ability to utilize a wide range of over 100 EF and EF-S lenses. Also benefiting from Dual Pixel CMOS AF is the Movie Servo AF mode, which enables continuous auto focusing when recording movies. This focusing mode is especially useful for maintaining critical focus on moving subjects and for realizing the near-silent performance of compatible STM lenses.

The 3.0" 1,040k-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD monitor profits greatly from the advent of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and its ability to utilize Touch AF focusing for finely controlled selection of the point of focus. The monitor's vari-angle design also enables more efficient shooting and viewing from both high and low angles and an anti-reflective, smudge-resistant coating allows for clear viewing in any lighting condition.

In addition to the LCD monitor, the 70D also features an optical pentaprism finder that can be used for eye-level shooting of still images. This Intelligent Viewfinder incorporates a superimposed LCD to provide an intuitive means for monitoring exposure and camera settings during shooting. While working with the viewfinder, an expansive 19-point all cross-type AF system is visualized for acquiring focus; integral to this array is a high-precision dual-cross center AF point that is compatible with f/2.8 and faster lenses.

Providing a wealth of additional functionality to the camera is integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows for the instant and direct sharing of image files to an iOS or Android mobile device for sharing online. This functionality also allows for wireless remote control over camera settings, including exposure controls, focusing, and shutter release, from a mobile device when using the Canon EOS Remote app.

The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is included along with the camera body to serve as a versatile everyday lens that encompasses a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-216mm. The STM stepping motor helps to achieve near-silent focusing when used in conjunction with the Move Servo AF mode and the optical image stabilization system helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a refined live view focusing technology that works to provide incredibly quick and precise auto focusing abilities that function in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements to help reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is utilized during live view applications, for either still or video shooting, and enables an enhanced method of working with the vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor.

When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects and ensuring critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, focusing is smooth and natural when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.

This focusing system provides full and intuitive use of the vari-angle touchscreen monitor through its keen integration of touch controls for focusing and articulating design of the screen for viewing from any shooting angle. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is fully supported by over 100 current and former EF and EF-S lenses to offer a wide spectrum of compatibility for both still and video applications.
20.2MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
In regard to imaging capabilities, the EOS 70D features a 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor to produce high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light sensitivity. These two technologies work together to enable 14-bit A/D conversion, which helps to improve the quality and gradation of imagery by producing smoother, more natural-looking results with minimal image noise. A native ISO sensitivity of 100-12800 is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and the processing power of the DIGIC 5+ processor also affords a wealth of speed to all aspects of the camera, including a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 7 fps.
Built-In Wireless Connectivity
Integrated Wi-Fi enables remote control over the camera's exposure settings (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) as well as focus and the shutter release from an iOS or Android mobile device when using the Canon EOS Remote app. With this app, you can wireless control the 70D from a distance and utilize live view monitoring from your mobile device for easier shooting from difficult angles and locations. Images from the 70D can be backed-up to other wireless-enabled Canon cameras as well as networked PCs and mobile devices for instant sharing via email or to social networking and image hosting sites. Full DNLA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility also enables transferring of files to other DNLA-compatible products like HDTVs and other wireless devices for remote viewing and playback. When working from the camera alone, files can also be transferred directly to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for expedited sharing to social networking sites without the need of a PC. Pict-Bridge compatibility is also available and offers support for wirelessly printing photos from the camera on a Pict-Bridge-compatible printer.

When used in combination with the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver, geotagging and embedding of locational data into images' metadata is possible for plotting imagery to maps and for recording the elevation, direction, and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) of each photograph.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Included with the 70D is the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28.8-216mm. Covering a range of perspectives from wide-angle to telephoto-length, this lens is a highly versatile tool for use in everyday situations for both still image and movie recording. Its design integrates an STM stepping motor that provides near-silent focusing abilities with smooth and precise control. Additionally, the optical image stabilization system helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps in order to benefit working in low-light conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. One PMO (precision molded optics) aspherical lens element and one UD (ultra-low dispersion) element are also incorporated into the lens construction to help reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and an optimized lens coating has been applied, too, in order to lessen lens flare and ghosting for higher contrast, clearer imagery.
EOS HD Video
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 30, 24, and 25 fps as well as HD and SD video recording in multiple frame rates. Video is recorded using the high quality H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec and manual exposure control is supported for greater refinement over the look and feel of recordings. Video clips are automatically partitioned after the file size has reached 4GB and both IPB and All i-frame compressions are available for use depending on editing and output preferences. Sound can be recorded using the built-in stereo microphone, or with an optional external microphone using the 3.5mm microphone terminal, and controlled manually across 64 levels. An attenuator function is also employed to prevent audio clipping for cleaner overall sound.

Movie Servo AF mode is available to provide continuous auto focusing when recording video and pairs especially well when using an STM lens to realize near-silent focusing during filming. Focusing is also heavily benefited by the incorporation of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system to provide smooth, controllable focusing in live view with the added benefit of the Touch AF function.

The Video Snapshot mode can also be used to record short video clips, in 2, 4, or 8-second segments, and in-camera editing and music can be applied to these files for finalized results straight from the camera.
3.0" Clear View II LCD Monitor and Intelligent Viewfinder
A large, bright 3.0" 1,040k-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD monitor is integrated into the 70D to enable clear live view monitoring, image playback, and intuitive menu navigation. It's vari-angle design aids in viewing from high and low angles and the touchscreen control gives way to efficient navigation of menus and shooting controls, as well as precise control over focus points. The screen's construction incorporates an anti-reflective, smudge-resistant coating to provide clearer viewing, even in bright, sunlit conditions.

When working with still imagery and shooting at eye-level, an optical pentaprism Intelligent Viewfinder is available and provides 98% frame coverage. A superimposed LCD screen within the viewfinder provides pertinent exposure and camera information for more efficient eye-level shooting and also has the ability to outline AF points, grid lines, and an electronic level to aid in composition.
19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
When shooting with the optical viewfinder, a 19-point all cross-type autofocus system is used to provide a wide range of focusing coverage for acquiring focus accurately and quickly. The center point of this cluster is a high-precision dual cross-type sensor that supports focusing with f/2.8 and faster lenses in order to benefit focusing in low-light conditions. These focus points are configurable and allow homing in on specific elements within the frame to focus on, or, alternatively, all can be used to provide coverage across the frame.
iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
An intelligent metering system works in conjunction with the autofocus system and independently analyzes focus, color, and luminance within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wavelengths of light. The dual layers are split into a red/green channel and a blue/green channel; which counters the red light sensitivity bias electronic sensors inherently have. A series of algorithms are employed to combine data received from both layers, with the resulting exposure reading being extremely accurate regardless of the shooting conditions.

This metering system employs evaluative, center-weighted, and spot metering methods to determine exposure, as well as allowing for a +/- 5 EV exposure compensation for greater manipulation of the determined exposure setting.
Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
A High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is available and allows for the creation of HDR images in-camera, reducing the time needed to manually overlay images in post-production. When using this mode, a series of bracketed exposures are made of the same image, then automatically composited, resulting in a photograph with controlled highlights, detailed shadows, and a long middle range of tones. This mode is especially useful when photographing scenes with a great deal of contrast.

Multiple exposures are also possible in-camera and up to 9 exposures can be recorded onto a single file using 2 distinct settings for control. When in Additive mode, this closely resembles making multiple exposures on film and layers each exposure; manual exposure compensation is required. Average mode layers the images and automatically compensates for the final exposure, eliminating the unintended possibility of gross under or overexposure. Multiple exposures can be recorded in either JPEG or RAW formats, and furthermore you can utilize an existing RAW image as a starting point from which to layer subsequent images, which can then be manipulated in real time on the LCD.
Scene Intelligent Auto and Special Scene Modes
Scene Intelligent Auto mode incorporates a number of Canon's automatic exposure technology together in order to output a well-refined exposure. Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure are all employed to intelligently analyze the scene at hand and produce the most effective exposure settings to clearly render your subject matter.

Special Scene modes also help to enhance your imagery by applying a system of corrections for use in more difficult lighting situations. Handheld Night Scene automatically captures four consecutive exposures, at shutter speeds fast enough to handhold, and layers them into a single frame. This allows you to effectively record images in darker situations without the need of a tripod or stabilization device. HDR Backlight Control works in the same manner and records a series of exposures at different values to ensure highlight and shadow values are not lost. These under and over-exposed images are blended to create a final image with a wider dynamic range.
Other Camera Features
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction automatically composites four sequential exposures together in order to gain one exposure that exhibits minimal apparent noise.
  • Peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration, and distortion corrections are available and programmable through a menu of different available EF lenses. This lens data is used to automatically correct for each individual lens' traits to produce the cleanest image possible.
  • Seven Creative Filters are available to aesthetically modify the appearance of imagery in-camera, with the results visible in real time when working in live view. These filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Art Bold Effect, and Water Painting Effect.
  • Compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards.
  • Compatible with eTTL II flash metering for use with compatible external flash units.
  • A built-in pop-up flash is available to provide additional illumination to scenes.
  • Silent shooting is a low-vibration shooting mode that slows and mutes the shutter and mirror reflex, enabling a more discrete method of capturing imagery.
  • In-camera RAW processing allows for the converting of RAW image files to JPEGs without the need for a computer. When using this function, 10 process variables-brightness adjustment, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, color space, lens peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and chromatic aberration correction-are available for fine-tuning the appearance of photos.
  • A Feature Guide can be employed to help explain and the specific functions of each dedicated camera control to help for properly applying a variety of settings while shooting.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Canon EF-S
    Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.5 x 15 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Bit Depth 14-bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points 19
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 98%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.95x
    Diopter Adjustment - 3.0 to +1.0 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel  LCD (1,040,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec
    Remote Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Custom, Flash Off, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 1.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
    Flash
    Flash Modes FE Lock
    TTL Auto
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Guide No. 39.4' (12.01 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 sec
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/10 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System eTTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
    1280 x 720p (HD)
    640 x 480p (SD)
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
    @ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
    Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed
    Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Focus Auto
    Manual
    Continuous Auto
    Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080 (with 8GB memory card)
    @ 30 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)
    @ 25 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (385 MB / min.)
    @ 24 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)
    1280 x 720 (with 8GB memory card)
    @ 60 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)
    @ 50 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)
    640 x 480 (with 8GB memory card)
    @ 30 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
    @ 25 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps
    Start-up Time 0.15 Seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.065 Seconds
    Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
    Connectivity 1/8" Microphone
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1x LP-E6  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1800mAh
    AC Power Adapter ACK-E6 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 0 - 85%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1" / 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 mm
    Weight 1.66 lb / 755 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 18 - 135mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 - 216 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Angle of View 74° 20' - 11° 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.28' (39 cm)
    Elements/Groups 16/12
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front:67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.02 x 3.78" (76.6 x 96 mm)
    Weight 1.06 lb (480 g)

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    CanonEOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 231 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (174)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (168)
    • Easy to use (143)
    • Large clear LCD (143)
    • Image stabilization (136)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (16)
    • Noisy at high ISO (13)
    • Poor in low light (6)
    • No headphone jack (3)
    • Small LCD screen (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (126)
    • Landscape/scenery (123)
    • Family photos (121)
    • Travel (121)
    • Sports/action (115)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (93), Semi-pro photographer (38), Casual photographer (34), Pro photographer (15), Photography student (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (179), Yes (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice follow-up for the 60 D

    I do architectural photography and an articulating screen is a must. The Canon 70 D is the best camera out there today with this type of screen. Accuracy and speed of focusing has been...Read complete review

    I do architectural photography and an articulating screen is a must. The Canon 70 D is the best camera out there today with this type of screen. Accuracy and speed of focusing has been improved significantly, and make this worthy of an upgrade on its own. I do a considerable amount of pole aerial photography for my architectural work and the ability to control the camera using my iPhone via the Wi-Fi function while the camera is 15 feet off the ground is a big help.

    The image quality and resolution was already good with the 60 D and remains excellent. There is a noticeable difference in image quality at high ISO when shooting JPEG, but not so much when shooting in RAW. Shooting at extremes high ISO is something I do on occasion and I get very acceptable results (under exposure always produce more noise than correctly exposed images at a higher ISO). If you need a camera that produces great results at high ISO this camera cannot give you the performance of the D-5 or 6 D.

    My only complaint is the way that Canon has rearranged the function buttons on the back of the camera. I was planning to keep my 60 D as a backup camera, but it will be very difficult to keep from pressing the wrong buttons when switching between cameras.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Focus problem in basic mode

    I've gone through two of these cameras now and both have had the same focus problem issues. Using the basic auto mode and looking through the viewfinder yielded un-sharp photos. Apparently, the...Read complete review

    I've gone through two of these cameras now and both have had the same focus problem issues. Using the basic auto mode and looking through the viewfinder yielded un-sharp photos. Apparently, the 19-point auto-focus system was flawed, not focusing on the points indicated in the viewfinder, but on something closer in the frame. For instance, focusing not on the person sitting at a table, but on the edge of the table lower in the frame. The results were fine using live-view mode. The first camera also had a flash problem in basic mode where it would often fail to flash in a low light situation. The flash was fine in the replacement camera, but besides the blurry images in basic mode, it would always choose a high ISO speed, like 1600, insuring that all the images were somewhat grainy. I'm mystified by all the positive reviews of this camera, as it appears there is a systematic focus issue problem. I'm guessing many owners don't even bother with the basic mode setting. I usually don't but my wife does and the camera was for her. The camera has many positive qualities, especially for video. And if you never use the basic mode then you'll probably love it.

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    5.0

    Excellent Camera

    By demerson

    from Huntington, WV

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

      I use this for photography and videography and I love it for both.

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      5.0

      Great investment

      By MSD

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

        Love this camera. Great low light photos. Easy to use. FAST.

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        5.0

        Nice upgrade from the Rebel Series

        By Archie

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

          This is a nice step up from the Canon Rebel Series, Canon EOS T4i, T5i. I had the T1i for a number of years and felt it was time to pick up a more current model with new improvements. The 70d is a step up both in features and in price when compared to the T5i which was my other option. Features that I felt would be useful included Vari-angle LCD (which the T5i has but not the T1i). Higher ISO with improve noise reduction (I like to shoot without flash as much as possible) 19 point all-cross type auto focus. Also while I don't really shoot much video, improved Video with dual-pixel CMOS AF. Recommendation: If you are looking to buy you first DSLR, I would recommend the Rebel series (currently T5i or even a T3i which is still available). Yes the 70d has more features and capabilities but if you haven't used a DSLR before chances are you still have a lot to learn about photography, shooting in modes such as aperture or shutter priority, how and when to modify ISO, etc. By the time you would benefit from the advance features of a 70d there will be newer generations (80d, 90d) with even more improved high ISO capability, etc. I'm amazed when I find out people are buying a 60d or 70d as their very first DSLR. Save the money and use it towards another lens or a flash unit. If you are looking to upgrade from a Rebel this is the camera to get. All your existing lens will work. I bought it with the 18-135 so it would be my walk-around lens.

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          5.0

          Awesome DSLR for Video

          By Rob

          from St. Pete Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

            I use this for youtube reviews, and professional video. Things that are great: auto focus, build quality, tilting screen.

            Things that are not so great: 1 sd slot, no headphone jack, not able to shoot raw video.

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            5.0

            Awesome, recvomrnd to everyone

            By Evi

            from California

            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

            Love love love love it!!

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            5.0

            Awesome Video

            By Excalibur

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

            In my opinion, this is the best Canon DSLR for video. I shoot Weddings, High School Football, and Marching Bands. The autofocus speed is the best I have used in any DSLR. The Canon STM lenses are virtually silent. I would highly recommend.

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            5.0

            What a Camera

            By Squirm

            from Covington GA

            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

            I'm a novice photographer and I was looking for a camera to replace my D50. I'm enjoying the process of learning the newer technology and I think it's a great camera. I can't imagine ever learning all this camera has the potential to do but for right now it's taking great pictures and I'm having fun

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            5.0

            Nice

            By Joe

            from Atlanta

            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

            Got it for my wife. She loves and takes great pics

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            5.0

            Better than expected times infinity!!

            By cewd

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

              I use my new camera business use and i am very happy with the results I am getting. I was set on purchasing the Canon 6D but went with the 70D for budgeting reason. Things are that great about it? Everything. Things that are not so great? Nothing.

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              5.0

              Great Camera!

              By Fernandoinfa

              from Mexico

              Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

              once you have started taking pics you will not want to wait to go on!

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              5.0

              Awesome camera!

              By BruceB

              from Stamford, CT

              Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

              I bought this to replace an 8 year old Canon XTi. I was also considering the T5i and chose the 70D because of the more advanced auto-focus feature, wifi, weatherproofing and the great reviews on the video functions. I'm sure the T5i would have been a fine choice, but the 70D is really great. It's quick and quiet, feels sturdy, and the pictures are simply amazing. As a one time enthusiast (I'm going back to the days of film) turned overworked father of three and digital neophyte, I was concerned that this camera might be too much for me. Not at all. It's simple to use, with a number of automatic settings and a range of manual adjustments to provide as much or as little creative control as you'd like. I haven't spent much time with the video features yet.

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              5.0

              Love it so far

              By Noemie

              from Berkeley, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                This was definitely a splurge, I've never owned such a nice camera. Right out of the box, it's working amazingly smoothly, taking gorgeous shots. The interface is pretty intuitive, but I'm still learning how to use it since it is so versatile... there is a lot to learn. I love the touch screen commands. My 11 year-old son has been sharing it with me and his photos are turning out beautiful, so both the camera and the kid seem very talented.
                My one criticism so far is that my son once accidentally pushed the lens release button while zooming, and this cause the lens to pop out into his hand, which freaked us out a little, but no harm was done. I'm now worried that it will happen again, and wish there was a 2-button combination to keep it safer. Otherwise, the whole package performs beyond expectations (and my expectations were very high... it took me a year of research and thinking to finally settle on this baby).

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                5.0

                Brilliant Device

                By JoshTRodem

                from Georgia

                Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                I truly love this device! It is my first DSLR and I could not be happier!

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                5.0

                Great camera

                By Alvin the Traveler

                from Redwood City, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                  I bought this in preparation for my honeymoon to South Africa. This was my first DSLR camera, but I thought that the reference book was short enough but still informative enough to teach me how to use most of the settings. It also has some cool features like a pinch-to-zoom screen and ability to use an iphone app to control it as a remote control.

                  The previous camera that I used was my iphone. The best thing about the new camera is that I can now zoom and take low-light photos. Some features that I still turn to my iphone for are panorama and HDR. It's inevitable to have to take some back-lit pictures, so I loved the HDR function on the iphone. Even though this camera does have an HDR function, it is considered a basic setting, so I can't manually choose a focus point. That's my main complaint. Also, the camera will either use the center of the screen or automatically choose a point for exposure metering. I wish it would just use the focus point to determine how exposed the picture should turn out, since the most common use case is that I want the faces in the picture to be bright and in focus.

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                  3.0

                  Not so happy with this camera

                  By zbulut

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO
                  • Poor Image Quality
                  • Poor In Low Light
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Video

                  Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                  In its marketing push to bump up number of megapixels Canon has short changed on the image quality. I was able to obtain the same if not better results with my old Cannon Digital Rebel with 6 megapixels. I am considering returning this camera. Glad I bought at B&H. The video features are good and that may be a reason to keep it. The lens is exceptional if you need image stabilization. Google this before you buy "On the Canon 70D Image Quality and other stuff"

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Lalo

                  from Oak Park, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                    The pinch to zoom option is great for reviewing photos (similiar to an iPhone or android feature). I really enjoy the tap to auto focos ability too. This camera is excellent all around!

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                    5.0

                    Great camera - Canon out-did themselves!

                    By John - car event junkie

                    from Lubbock, Tx

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                      While I have used a 50D for a while, this new 70D has more features and ease of use. It will take time to understand and use all of them, but the AUTO setting covers a lot of my snapshots. Love the swivel LCD display and the HD video function. Thank you Canon!

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                      4.0

                      Amazing DSLR for video use

                      By Marcelo Gerstenfeld

                      from Montevideo, Uruguay

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                        I am a professional videographer. I used to work with the 60D but then I decided to go one step up.
                        The 70D is almost perfect to work in video. The continue focusing system works perfectly with the lense of the kit (STM). And the touch screen to focus the part of the image you want opens many posibilities to play with this totally silent focus.
                        Its sensor is also a little higher than the 60D so the resolution is better and works better in low light situation. Using the noise reduction option, you can record using the light of a candle. It's amazing.
                        It has other new features that makes the 70D the best choice for recording video with a DSLR.
                        There are only 2 cons:
                        1) Why in the name of god of the cameras, they didn't put a headphones output to monitor the audio?
                        2) Why didn't they put in this camera (like also happens in others DSLR) a serious preamp of microphone. I have an old Canon camcorder Optura 50 with a good preamp that I have to take with me to every job, and attach it to the 70D (mic to the old camcorder, then from the headphones output of the camcorder I attach a cable to the mic input in the 70D). It's ridiculous.

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                        5.0

                        Great DSLR!

                        By Warren

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Quality
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                            I purchased the 70D to use for video and I am highly satisfied with its performance. Video looks amazing and it is the most intuitive DSLR that I have used. The touchscreen is actually responsive and very useful and the autofocus during video works great.

                            I would highly recommend this DSLR to anyone wanting to great camera without needing / wanting to pay extra for a full frame DSLR.

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                            5.0

                            U can't go wrong with a Canon

                            By Ted, the guy who bought a Canon 70D

                            from Northwood, ND

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens:

                              If you are looking for great quality pics and like to take video, the Canon 70D is the ticket. I've been using the 5D, which is awesome, but the video features of the 70D are what I prefer. You can't go wrong with this selection.

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