An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.
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The 70D produces very good photos and video.
A fast camera, but not one for pixel peepers
Aperture and iPhoto now can handle raw images from Canon's new midrange SLR as well as some higher-end compact cameras from Sony, Olympus, Nikon, and Fujifilm.
The new autofocus technology seems to be a winner and the photos look okay, but we're withholding judgment on the video quality.
It remains to be seen how well it works in the real world, but the new dual-pixel autofocus technology shows promise in Canon's promotional video about its latest SLR.
For the 70D, Canon delivers a more streamlined design than the 60D, incorporating tweaks from other recent cameras.
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