Really happy with it
June 18, 2014
I bought this camera from Henry's a few months ago. It was an upgrade from a T3.
After a few months with it, the new gadget high has worn off and I can honestly say I'm not feeling any buyer's remorse. Everything the camera does, it does at least decently well - the focus is fast, it has pretty much all the external controls you could want (other than white balance, but it's right there in the Quick menu), and it does a good job in low light with a fast lens.
The build quality is solid - noticeably better than a Rebel, but not quite up to par with Canon's semi-pro stuff, even the 6D (which feels just a bit more meaty and solid).
I was debating this or a 6D, and ended up going with the 70D, because it saved me money up front and meant I could get away with buying the more affordable APS-C zoom lenses. The more I shoot the 70D, the more I realize that I will be the limit for a long time before I really hit any of the camera's limitations.
The WiFi and touch screen are handy, although I don't use them much - I use the WiFi for the odd mobile edit on my phone, and actually turned the touch screen off in case it saves battery. That being said, I'd rather have them and not use them than want them and not have them.
For everything else, the camera does a great job at a great price point. I seriously considered the D7100 and X-T1 before buying the 70D, and ended up sticking with the Canon because I really liked it more, and not just because I'd already bought into the system. It felt better in my hands than the D7100, and has advantages over the X-T1 such as battery life and accessory availability.
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