Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year

Started Jul 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
John1940 Senior Member • Posts: 2,727
Re: Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year

Mikhail Tal wrote:

Let's assume the best case scenario, that Canon's new dual pixel AF system works just as well in live view as it does with the mirror down. Great, so why keep the mirror and OVF at all? This fall's newest generation of EVFs are surely going to drive the lastnail in the OVF coffin and turn it into a complete anacrhonism, making the 70D technologically obsolete just a few months in.

You seem to have an amazing capability to predict the future. You must be rich by now. Why waste your time in this forum?

It has been well documented that OVFs are on the verge of going the way of film, useful only for nostalgia and people who don't care about utility and functionality.

My EOS lenses from the film days still work well. If Canon goes with EVF they will still work. They cost me more than my digital bodies. What's the big deal? Technology will evolve without you or me. You are just an observer. Or, do you work in technology R&D? It does not sound like it to me.

So the 70D may be a nice camera, too bad canon stuck it with an OVF and mirror that the more competitive cameras will soon be able to do without (by soon I mean this fall, like Olympus, Sony, etc.)

Wow! Canon had better press the panic button! Do you think Canon is run by the Three Stooges and, yet, got to where they are?


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