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Who ever even uses the "creative filters" anyway? Anyone who shoots RAW would have no need for them at all!
What ISO are the sample photos in the gallery?
See, now I'm in a quandary. I want to upgrade my ageing 7D, and was strongly tempted to pick up a 5DIII, but with the new live view AF features, the 70D is a compelling choice for video, and the pop-up flash, wi-fi and articulated screen give it a lot of flexibility. I only shoot in RAW, so obviously no interest in creative filters, but there are some features here that are very attractive indeed. Image quality, weather sealing and low light performance obviously won't touch the 5DIII with its full frame sensor, but I wonder if the 70D would be "good enough" to justify deferring my move up to full frame until the 5D Mk IV arrives (whenever that may be), inevitably bringing dual-pixel AF to the full frame range.
Interested in Canon EOS 70D. Confused by your review comments in "Verdict."
“Canon EOS 70DThroughout the lower end of the ISO range the EOS 70D manages to resolve moredetail than it's main competitor, the Nikon D7100, while even at higher ISOsettings it still delivers a good level of detail.”
“However, when it comesto headline resolution – as well as some other elements of it's specification –it is still behind the Nikon D7100.”
I own the 5D Mark III and cannot recommend it highly enough. I also own the 7D and am disappointed with it. It does not compare to the 5D. However, I shoot predominantly landscapes with a lot of wide angle shooting (14mm). If you want to photograph this type of thing I would recommend the full frame. However, if you are not into wide angle shooting then the 70D may be a better solution. It all depends on the type of photos you tend to take. If you shoot a lot of low light shots you will also want the 5D Mark III.
Thanks MarLo. I shoot a lot of street scenes, handheld with available light, and the 5D Mk III's low light capabilities have been tempting me for some time. But it has to be a "do everything" for me - I want to be able to shoot wildlife, weddings, the whole lot. I'm not overly swayed by the price (happy to spend the extra for the 5DIII if it's the right body for me) but I am a little torn by the 70D's dualpixel live view for video, which I'm sure will hit the next gen of 5D, so the question is whether to hang on for that or bite now and accept that I'm going to feel the need to upgrade in a couple of years. Decisions, decisions...
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