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Impressive Results from the new Canon 70D

By Anthony Thurston on August 30th 2013


Probably the biggest feature in the new Canon 70D is the new and improved AF. This new system allows for smooth focus changes, even in video. This all sounds good on paper, and looks good in focus pulling exercises. But how well does it actually perform in a real world application?

The team over at DigitalRev just released their hands on review of the Canon 70D. Not only did they thoroughly review the camera but they were able to record the video using the Canon 70D with the new AF turned on. What makes this impressive is that, for the most part, it did a really good job, and this was not just some talking head in a studio. As with all of their reviews, DigitalRev were walking around Hong Kong, so that is a tough test for the new AF system. Take a look below.

Well, after seeing it in action what are your thoughts on the new AF, particularly in video applications? Personally, I am very impressed. It is still not perfect, but as you can see in the review, it is definitely usable in most situations.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in a comment below. 

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Fabian

    Certainly an impressive camera. However, as a non-video shooter, I would have rather liked seeing them improve the image quality for stills. An from what I’ve heard so far, there is no major difference in that point compared to a 700D…
    So I think I will e going for the 6D instead, although its about 200€ more.

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  2. Mauricio Rojas

    great video. i cant believe the 70d is here. i never really have enough money for new cameras everyyear so i didnt even read up on anything about this cam. i kinda just surprised myself when i read “canon 70d, Aug 30” i will be making a visit to the camera shop to see how this auto focus handles in person.

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