Using Canon 70D as a regular camcoder

Started Feb 24, 2015 | Questions thread
Jeff Peterman
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Re: Using Canon 70D as a regular camcoder

The lens is a 20X zoom - same kind of lens for a DSLR would be a far worse performer.

That's because the camcorder sensor is tiny compared to DSLR sensor and with the constantly changing image in video you don't see the relatively poor image. The video on a mid priced superzoom can look great even with a wider range zoom. E.g., a $300 Panasonic FZ70 superzoom has a 60x zoom and will produce video comparable to most camcorders of that price or higher, and FAR better still images.

A cheap wide range zoom on 70D would probably be great for video, even if it couldn't produce decent still images.

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