Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year

Started Jul 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
MichaelKJ
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Re: Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year
In reply to technic, Jul 4, 2013

technic wrote:

Future user wrote:

The great fact with the 70D is that, for the first time, live view AF is truly useful on a DSLR. This combined with the swivel screen, may bring some new life to the DSLR camp. Until now, you had to go mirrorless or just go manual focus. I can see some users thinking twice about jumping to mirrorless.

Agree; it makes me think twice about jumping from 450D to 6D, where all these neat features (good PDAF, good Liveview AF, swivel screen, etc.) are missing. The only real advantage of the 6D is the sensor with its (theoretically) 1 stop better performance and better use of the FF lenses (tele/macro) that I already have.

And even those thinking about mirrorless might decide to wait until much of this technology (but without OVF) appears in the new EOS-M.

With the EOS-M selling for $299 at B&H, I don't think the wait for the new EOS-M will be very long.

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