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Canon 70D review signals Rebel T5i alternative

We are starting to hear some great reports about the Canon EOS 70D camera, although this is said to be similar in features to the cheaper Canon EOS Rebel T5i, so we thought it would be worth looking at a review on the Canon 70D to see what is involved with the Canon 70D camera.

According to Consumer Reports the Canon EOS 70D is a quick and responsive device that contains a whole host of features as well as smooth focus. It’s worth highlighting the price of the Canon 70D before we continue as some may feel this is a pricey camera retailing at around $1,350.

The review goes on to highlight the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, as this is said to autofocus smoothly within both the photo and video modes, and this could be ideal for those who have had trouble finding a camera that has a decent focus as far as the video aspect is concerned.

As they continue to document the specs and features involved they also discuss their own impressions using the 70D in varied ways in different modes. When it comes to shooting pictures they seem quite taken by the responsive LCD and quick focus, and the same can be said for their experience using flash shot and video.

Overall they feel the Canon EOS 70D comes jam packed with features and this SLR will take a fair amount of time to get to grips with because of these full features. Regarding it as a great travel camera it is rather bulky and heavy and at $1,350 this is a bit expensive. Generally, they point us in the direction of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, as this is less costly at $850, and includes a majority of the features seen in the Canon 70D.

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Therefore, if you are more interested in the Rebel T5i it might be worth checking out the video below as this gives us an informative look at what is involved with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

In addition, last month we had a look at both the Canon EOS 70D vs. 7D in a sports test review where we compared the two and showed a video of this. The sport highlighted was squash and those who play it know how fast this can be, although the differences between the two cameras were not drastic.

Now that we have added the 7D version into the mix are you confused about which one would be your ideal choice? From what we are hearing the Canon EOS Rebel T5i seems like a decent camera at a more reasonable price.

Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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It is a question of whether you are an amateur, using the camera occasionally, not wanting to carry much weight and concerned about the size, you may want the Rebel T5i. I own the Rebel T4i, (which is essentially the same camera as the T5i) and it is a great camera. I picked it up because of the (at that time) new video technology/ touchscreen and shot a few promo videos with it and was partially satisfied with its performance. I have been shooting with an older 30D for years and I love the heavy build of the older x0D… Read more »


For a amature photographer i’d suggest the T5I sure,
In terms of the Comparing the 70D to the rebel nuh uh.
The 70D is by far a more advanced DSLR, even though it may be placed in the Mid-ranged Class market as apposed to the 7D’s Advanced Class market. It is in some or most ways surpassing the 7D, 60D or T5I.
So, put it this way. If you want a camera that shoots lke a professional or advance DSLR for a great price, and you have a willingness to learn the technical side of photography a 70D is a GREAT choice.

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