Canon EOS 70D Review - The Canon EOS 70D is the most eagerly awaited DSLR of the year so far. Find out how good it is in the What Digital Camera Canon EOS 70D review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Canon EOS 70D

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:90%


  • Dual Pixel AF sensor delivers the best AF performance for a DSLR during live view; 19-point AF system is excellent; High quality touchscreen interface; Image nosie performance; Solid constructino; Wi-fi connectivity


  • Creative filters only active during live view (and JPEG only); AWB can deliver too neutral results on some occasions.


Canon EOS 70D Review


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Canon EOS 70D Review – Verdict

Canon EOS 70D front view

There’s no doubt that live view use (as well as movie capture) is becoming more widespread amongst DSLR users. Until now though its always felt like a bit of compromise in use, with most systems offering a relatively clunky user experience that’s easily overshadowed by system cameras in this area.

But with the arrival of the Canon EOS 70D’s 20.2MP Dual Pixel CMOS sensor, I have to say I’m generally impressed with its swift performance in live view. It’s not quite on par with the best system cameras though, but it’s now a pleasurable user experience that can be relied upon, rather than a clunky mode that’s only often used out of necessity.

The results from the new sensor don’t disappoint either and while it doesn’t quite have the same headline grabbing resolution as the Nikon D7100, its still very good, while image noise performance is handled extremely well for both JPEG and Raw files.

Comfortable to hold, the 70D is nicely put together and the touch-sensitive display works seamlessly with the camera’s on-body controls to deliver a very well rounded and satisfying camera to shoot with.

To sum-up then, the 70D is a very impressive piece of kit that does so many things very well, while the Dual Pixel AF sensor will no doubt revolutionise the way AF performs on a DSLR.

For the enthusiast photographer, the EOS 70D is one of the most complete DSLRs available.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Canon EOS 70D Review - Design
  3. 3. Canon EOS 70D Review - Performance
  4. 4. Canon EOS 70D Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Canon EOS 70D Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Canon EOS 70D Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. Canon EOS 70D Review - First Look
  8. 8. Canon EOS 70D Review - Hands On
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