Yuck, that's butt ugly!
6400 ISO, really?? That looks great!
Nice and sharp!
Then you haven't used Olympus!
photofan1986: Why, oh why 20 megapixels on this tiny sensor?!IQ could have been decent with something like 8 megapixels or even 5 would be enough for most use.
Yeah, but there's not much to lose, it's already crappy unzoomed.
Calistoga_Guy: who cares if the sensor is compact camera sized. Sony ruined it by making it 20MP. I don't need to read a review or even see a photo to know that even shots at base ISO with perfect light will be just OK at best. Under less than ideal conditions, the image quality will be horrid. 5MP would have been great. When do writers start to call out this problem instead of just glossing over it?
@vv50Oh boy, you mixed everything up. The native sensor resolution is 20 megapixels. In some Fuji cameras (NOT the F10!), the sensor has 12 megapixels and the camera outputs a 6 megapixels image, but it in not simple downsampling. Actually, two pixels are "stitched" to make one "big" pixel to gather more light. This method worked the most effectively in the EXR pattern, because it avoided fasle colour (moiré) to appear.
Why, oh why 20 megapixels on this tiny sensor?!IQ could have been decent with something like 8 megapixels or even 5 would be enough for most use.
capanikon: I'd rather they didn't put touch screens on cameras.
You don't have to use it. What's the problem? Capacitive touch screens have a tougher surface than usual displays.
wakaba: So it sucks and sticking tailfins (WiFi and strange sensor) on that Olds is not going to make it better.
Canon is dead, check the data on dxo, 30-100% worse than a D600.
Go out, shoot and get a life instead of spending your free time reading DXO graphs.
Jack Hogan: "In terms of image quality the 70D is essentially on a par with its rivals"
Who's your daddy, DPReview? Informed photographers know that the IQ of the 70D is uncompetitive today and lags a couple of generations behind that of its rivals, whether that be DR, color sensitivity or spatial resolution. Its strengths lie elsewhere.
Your readers want objective information in order to make an informed decision when buying a camera of a certain class and budget.
Q: Is this the better camera for Landscapes? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Portraits? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Wildlife/BIF? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Video? A: MaybeQ: if I go for a smaller/lighter system will I lose IQ? A: It depends on the kind of shooting you do
The fact is, once you start comparing it objectively to its brothers from another mother the 70D's IQ comes out looking pretty short. Sugar coat it, but this is what your readers expect from you.
@rhlpetrusYou know there's a "like" button, right? :D
Zoom71: Softness everywhere... Typical Canon agressive noise reduction even at base ISO.
At least we don't have oil everywhere :D
photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!
Right, I don't care about what critics say.No need to tell me what I have to think, I do it by myself.
"Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!
SylvainBdg: The canon line up is so boring...I am wondering how can it score so high in IQ...(as far as I know the 70d iq is far behind Nikon D5200, Sony A57 or Pentax K5, Fuji xm1)Most brands are much more innovative than Canon...
photofan1986: Mmmhh, I don't see a picture that I could not have taken with my "lowly" crop EM-5.
Enjoy your greasy sensor :D
Once you go µ43, you can't go back :D
skinnymakespretty: why is the quality looks so similar to my iphone? =(
Then you must have the new Nokia Lumia 2020 with full frame sensor!
Mmmhh, I don't see a picture that I could not have taken with my "lowly" crop EM-5.
This looks quite good, somewhere around ISO 3200-4000 on my OMD.
If IQ was on par with XZ-2, it would be nice, but from the samples here it does not come close. I wonder why the images are so soft.
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