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Canon EOS 70D

£535.00
Techradar Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 20.2MP Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Release Date
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Canon EOS 70D Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon EOS 70D number 290 across all digital cameras.
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1,304 Reviews + 9 Awards
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3 Years Old
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55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The EOS 70D has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 173 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Excellent

How Big is the Canon EOS 70D?

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Canon EOS 70D In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the cameras.

The writers at review websites Alphr.com, Focus-Numerique.fr and Pcauthority.com.au all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at websites Ljudochbild.se and Ephotozine both strongly endorse this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

One more expert review site decided that this camera would make a great purchase. Expert Reviews gave this Canon camera a "Best Buy" award.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this Canon camera was very good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint, Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 26 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 90 out of 100. That puts this digital camera in the top 5% of all the cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has an outstanding average user rating based on 1,278 user reviews. 877 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that owners think this Canon camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £535.00 it is more expensive than 71% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS 70D and the United Kingdom price of £535.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $748.99 (£975.04).

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the EOS 70D of 20.2MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in September 2013.


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