The reflex cameras have been for many years the most valued in the market. An object is only available to professionals and amateurs very enthusiastic and willing to spend good money on them. But times have changed, and its reign is threatened by several factors. Firstly remain relatively expensive, out of reach of many pockets. In addition, the quality of some compact cameras with interchangeable lenses is increasing, and its weight and volume play against. All this without counting the large SLR, bulky and heavy, are no longer fashionable. That’s hard to find cameras that make a difference and they can call the public’s attention.
But this Canon 70D we knew it had something. By taking a look at their technical sheet good values were discovered, but that we have already seen in other cameras. The price is balanced and seems somewhat lower than that traditionally were in this segment.
If there is something that no one yet has been removed to the Reflex is its ergonomics. The compact cameras with interchangeable lenses promise (and many times get) a similar image quality to the DSLR, but its small size makes them much more awkward to use. The Canon 70D is the successor to the 60D, and found few differences in their construction, but it is a comfortable camera to use. It has weight content and hands gives feeling of sturdiness. It has also improved the distribution of the buttons are operated with the right hand, making them more intuitive.
We found the traditional wheel Canon models appearing in medium and high range, which greatly simplifies operation. Integrated in it, in the central part, a menu arrow and just below the delete button appears. On the left side we find the selection wheel jack with a block button on the inside to prevent accidental movement. There is an aspect of great concern to fans of SLR and it may seem quite trivial, but the fact is that determines whether we are comfortable with our camera, the shutter sound when taking a picture. In the 70D this sound is powerful, serious, as befits a high-end camera, have repeated a comment that almost all photographers have caught the camera.
Screen touch, three inches in diagonal and can articulate and deploy to facilitate decision in strange positions. Many users still find it strange handle an SLR camera with a touch screen, so the Japanese brand has opted for a Solomonic decision in this regard. You can use the touch screen to move more smoothly through menus and camera settings, but everything to do playing can also be performed with flair.
Overall, the feel of the 70D hands is quite positive, for its ergonomics, good weight and distribution of the buttons. However, there is nothing surprising in this field, is that the lines of DSLR leaves little to the imagination of the designers.
The Canon EOS 60D boasts a CMOS sensor of 22.5 mm x 15.0 mm and 20 megapixel resolution. Not a Full Frame sensor size, the largest and chambers reserved for the highest level, but not is too short on image quality. The resolution is relatively low when compared to other cameras in this market segment. However, 20 megapixels is more than enough to cover the needs of most users.
This low ratio of megapixels / size sensor, results in good control of noise at high sensitivities, and wide dynamic range. In these pictures we see the evolution of noise up step by step the sensitivity of the sensor while maintaining the same power and conditions lighting.
Another of the most striking advantages that allows this sensor is the burst speed. can take up to seven photos per second, keeping the focus. This is especially useful in situations where the picture is not static, as in sports or nature shots.
Another feature of the sensor that works particularly well is the dynamic range. This value measures the difference between the darkest and lightest part of the picture. The better the sensor, the more light can embrace difference in our picture. It’s something to take into account when we make photos of leftovers and lights appear in the same frame, as if we could not lose much of the information in the picture. For the Canon 70D we cover five steps diaphragm.
The approach is one of the most important points in a photo-camera. The accuracy and speed of the same are fundamental if we are to rely on the camera for the complicated situations, in which we have to think about and shoot fast. The Canon 70D has an autofocus system of 19 points on the cross. It is quite agile, although the lens with which we have tested the camera, a 18-55mm. It is not the best for this type of test.