Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year

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Midwest
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Re: Lag, it exists but often overstated now....
In reply to TrojMacReady, Jul 4, 2013

TrojMacReady wrote:

Midwest wrote:

The people who seem to have most of the problems with OVF's are people who don't have them, and maybe never did.

You'll find that the majority of posters in the Sony forum shooting with SLT's, have come from OVF's.

And I find it interesting that I have seen numerous posts there from people who are unhappy with their viewfinders.

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Yes, 70D nominated as Camera of the Year.
In reply to 007peter, Jul 4, 2013

And why not ?  no one else has the features of this 70D at the price point.

However, before you blow a gasket, lets wait until Jan 1/14...and then also check the sales figures by spring of '14.

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In reply to 007peter, Jul 4, 2013

007peter wrote:

The forum argument are mostly in theory. While EVF will get better in the future, it isn't there today. Making an EVF Canon 70D would be a mistake Today. Perhaps, an EVF option for 90D will become viable.

In real life practice, I see many post like this:

Dumping brand new EVF Sony A58 for a Nikon OVF DSLR

Just to keep things in balance: My EVF (A99) is better than my OVF (A900) which is one of the biggest and brightest ever made. And I really mean it.

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Re: Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year
In reply to Adrian Van, Jul 4, 2013

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Why are they developing more Full Frame cameras when the trend is to make smaller cameras. Truly Pro APSC bodies with speed and new sensor tech, should be a good idea, and could encourage more pros to buy into those systems, provided image quality and video quality are great enough for the needs.

There is significant demand for a really compact, high quality FF landscape/nature camera. Canon should use the 'shrinking' technology of the EOS SL1/100D with FF sensor and up-to-date AF ... A FF DSLR doesn't have to be bigger than the OM-2 from 35 years ago (despite small size, that camera has an even better OVF than most of the current Canon FF DSLRs). OM-2 is smaller than the 'pro' APS-C cameras from Canon.

Unfortunately Canon concentrates their FF efforts on relatively fast, bulky and sturdy cameras with dated sensor technology. The 6D is roughly APS-C DSLR size, but it is light on specs and a halfbaked effort IMHO.

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Re: I see more people MIRRORLESS EVF for Nikon/Canon DSLR
In reply to 007peter, Jul 4, 2013

007peter wrote:

The forum argument are mostly in theory. While EVF will get better in the future, it isn't there today. Making an EVF Canon 70D would be a mistake Today. Perhaps, an EVF option for 90D will become viable.

I guess there will be a camera with most of the 70D technology and EVF instead of OVF soon (within a year or so). It will be called EOS-M Pro or so

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Re: Lag, it exists but often overstated now....
In reply to technic, Jul 4, 2013

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ljfinger wrote:

The point is that almost all birds are very easy to track, much easier than fast RC planes and helicopters.

Small birds are much harder.

my experience is that birds have far less predictable trajectory than RC planes and helicopters; especially the smaller birds indeed.

I take shots of flying dragonflies and they are even less predictable than small birds. With an EVF you can probably take a lucky shot when the dragonfly is hovering or using a straight flight path for a difference, but that's about it.

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Re: Lag, it exists but often overstated now....
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No.  Tightly-framed.

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Re: Lag, it exists but often overstated now....
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Show us your tightly framed swallow photos.

Those planes could be several feet across.

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Re: Lag, it exists but often overstated now....
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Mjankor wrote:

Show us your tightly framed swallow photos.

I nearly never shoot birds.

Those planes could be several feet across.

They are several feet across - and going in excess of 150mph.

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Re: Yes, 70D nominated as Camera of the Year.
In reply to jonrobertp, Jul 4, 2013

And why not ?  no one else has the features of this 70D at the price point.

However, before you blow a gasket, lets wait until Jan 1/14...and then also check the sales figures by spring of '14.

what features?

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