Canon 70D: NOT the camera of the year

Started Jul 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
cgarrard Forum Pro • Posts: 15,555
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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. 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. 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.)

Despite what my first thoughts were.

Thank you for sharing your opinion. However, your one opinion does not determine a camera as camera of the year or not.

My opinion is that this camera will be a lot more popular than any other DSLR to come out all year long, and sell very well. As for camera of the year, maybe could be more specific as to whom you are saying will or won't make it camera of the year. I can think of a thousand publications.

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