Monday, November 28, 2016

Mommy favorite - Canon 70D - review

I did it! I upgraded my Canon DSLR from the T4i to the 70D. I got a really good deal on it on Boxing Day 2015 and I went for it. 

In 2016, Canon released the 80D, so I'm sure that during the 2016 Black Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day sales, the 70D will be sold for a steal. If you are in the market for this camera, now is the time to shop around for it. Do. Not. Sleep. 

I have been using this camera for a few months already. Time does fly... And here is my very short review.

It is a great camera. I film YouTube videos and the reason I wanted this camera was for the auto-focus in video improvements. Boy did it deliver! My video quality has improved greatly. I can actually set the camera to face detection and it will keep my face in focus while I film my beauty videos. I can show products, while I do reviews and it will focus on the product and focus back on my face after I finish showing the product. It is great! With my T4i, I had to lock the focus and disable Servo-AF because it was so jittery and noisy. And also had to take separate shots of products to show them closer.

The main reason I wanted to upgrade was for the video improvements of the camera. It takes beautiful pictures as well but my T4i did that very well too. I had no complaints about the photography aspect.

I recommend this camera even over the 80D if you can get a deal. It is amazing!

Professionals always say to get the cheapest camera that will suit your needs and spend money on glass (lenses). I agree with that. Since 2013, when I purchased my T4i, I've added a few lenses to my collection. My Rebel G lenses also work on my cameras. I'm in heaven...

One tip I have which goes against popular beliefs is to get the camera bundled with the kit lens. The newer kit lenses are amazing and they give you an STM lens which is the newer technology in terms of image stabilization and auto-focusing while video recording. Even on a T4i, an STM lens works a lot better.

Once again, I definitely recommend this camera. I give it 5 stars!

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