Canon didn't change the 70D much from its predecessor 60D, but the new model still manages to be one of the best consumer DSLR options out there. Digital Photography review says that while the two look similar, the 70D is "a little smaller" and its (mostly) plastic body "still feels nicely put together." And don't worry about it being too slow -- Imaging Resource happily notes it has "low shutter lag and very fast cycle times." However, while the 70D delivers great image quality, Gizmodo says it's "overdue for a boost, especially in low light." On the plus side, Ken Rockwell says the video quality is "smooth, clean, sharp and clear." With a starting price of $1200 for just the body, this isn't a cheap option for newcomers. But, for those looking to step up from their first DSLR, the 70D is a wise choice.
The 70D offers a few improvements over its predecessors, including new articulating, three-inch capacitive touchscreen, and faster seven frame-per-second continuous shooting.
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