In part II of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the Canon EOS 70D, we’ve looked at the best performing prime and zoom models, regardless of focal length. Read onto find out which lenses are the best performers for when paired with the new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor in Canon’s intriguing mid-range APS-C DSLR.
Further readings for the Best lenses for the Canon EOS 70D: Part 2 – Best performing Primes and Zooms
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Do you publish the gain transfer curves for cameras someplace on your website. I have just completed some curves for ISO 100 through 3200 on my Canon 70d and I am looking for something to compare them against and the same for the Rebel XSi.
I have a 40D, very old camera, apparently with a score about 700 points for the low light capabilities, and yet, 70D with about 3.5, maybe 4 stops better in low light has 926, only around 200 points over 40D, a little more than 30% in ISO performance. How is that possible? Another comparison is between its main competitor, Nikon D7100, Canon 70D being a tad better, and yet, the score doesn't relate to the reality. OK, Nikon has better DR, but I'm only talking about noise in the images.
Thanks for your question. The first thing to say would be that the main improvement maybe explained by the raw convertion. So if you compare RGB picture made by the final canon ISP versus the RGB picture made by the 6 years old canon ISP available on the 40D there will be more than 2 or 3 stops of difference… But if you are only checking RAW measurement, differences are not so huge. Here is the comparison Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/895|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/865|0/%28brand2%29/Nikon/%28appareil3%29/180|0/%28brand3%29/Canon The difference is more close to 1/3 of Stop : the sensor of the D7100 is close to 1/3 Stop better than the 70D sensor which is around 1/3 of a stop better.
The selling point of the Canon 70D is its impressive auto-focus and great video recording capabilities. I just wish they put a headphone jack on it. http://topcamerareviews.hubpages.com/hub/CanonEOS70DCameraReview
The comparison is available here : http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/895|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/692|0/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28appareil3%29/619|0/%28brand3%29/Canon The lowlight scores are very close from 792 to 926. As this is a logarithmic scale, the difference is even closer than it looks like. In fact it represents a difference of less than 1/3 Stop.
The 70D will pave way for the next generation SLR cameras as far as video-recording is concerned. I know a lot of photographers who will also enjoy this impressive new feature. Already got mine at http://hub.me/afLAa.
Hi, I am EOS 70D user for about two weeks. I really appreciate such sophisticated method of camera testing. Well, as real life camera user I am very sattisfied with the EOS 70D image quality. I used 60D and 7D recently and I must say, the image quality of EOS 70D is at least one level above. Feel free to check my full resolution sample gallery: http://gallery.sulasula.com/Equipment/CANON-EOS-70D-FULL/ with pictures ISO 320 - 2500.
I really don't know. I never had courage use such high ISO in any of my crop cameras. :) I hardly use ISO over 4000 on my main FF body EOS 6D. High ISO performance of 70D is more than just slightly beating 7D by my opinion.
The Nikon 3200 is rated as having a clearly better sensor via dxomark, but in the T5i/700D reviews elsewhere (imaging-resource), the D3200 is clearly inferior (the reviewer even said so)...d3200 blurs the test image, likely to hide noise. Something isn't right.
In dpreview.com's comparometer tool, the D3200 similarly blurs the images to hide noise.
Using the 70D I have obtained my sharpest bird photo. But I'm not happy. 1) Canon has lied in saying one can AF while in LV - it actually exits LV in order to AF then re-enters LV. THAT IS CLUMSY AND SLOW, CAUSING MISSED OPPORTUNITY 2) The 70D is not compatible with the 3rd party speedlite I was using with my 5D Mk II
If you are thinking of waiting for the 7D Mk II you had best take any 3rd party gear you use with the 7D (or other canons) and make sure it works.
Just a few days ago I saw Canon 70D's performance in a polish website (http://www.optyczne.pl/).Canon has done no improvement in the field of still photography in these years.I recently tested some test shots in http://www.imaging-resource.com/ ,through which I felt at ISO3200 Canon 60D perform well than Canon 70D,specially at the noise point of view. So I think Canon delivered the message that "BUY FULL FRAME".
OR, for many folks ... Buy a 4/3 camera system! ... especially with advantages like a stabilized 200-600mm equiv. at just over 1 pound and $500-600, sweet on a great Panasonic GH3 body, I bet. The Pana GH3 and simpler but in-body IS Olympus OM-D E-M5 get about the same still image quality as a 7D, and the GH3 does much better video if you're serious and/or pro.
Add a full frame for if/when you want more and don't care about the gear being far heavier/pricier, etc.
Nice to see the 'Dark Side' give Canon a run for another old XXD Canon series camera. Nice to see another website other than DPR do serious camera reviews too! I love the heavy-as-heck 7D with grip but it can be improved and yet Canon farts around with the plastic cameras instead of upgrading a very good 7D.