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i want to know is the canon 70D is good for cinematography, and want to know the advantages about that?
Fantastic video auto-focus, better than any other DSLR or mirrorless camera.
...But, he Canon 70D video image occasionally suffers badly from moire and aliasing. I don't understand why Canon hasn't fixed this problem ye?
Canon 60D and 70D Video Showing Moire Problemhttps://vimeo.com/73429088
GIZMODO - Canon 70D Video Testhttps://vimeo.com/76885877
October 28, 2014 at 7:10PM
I think that canon keep thats problems for protect their cinema cameras... :S
October 29, 2014 at 12:50AM
I have the 70D and haven’t noticed any moire yet. Sure, it’s probably going to be there under specific circumstances, but it must be pretty rare as I’ve captured over 1000 clips so far and it hasn’t ruined any shots for me yet.
The focusing is quite good. Since I’m currently a one-man-show it’s nice to be able to just let the autofocus do its thing when shots are a bit more action-filled. I do find it has a tendency to jump around a bit though so when I have the camera fairly stationary, I’ll turn it off for those shots.
I don’t have much to compare it to other than a Canon T2i and my iPhone. It beats both of those (not surprisingly). I feel that it’s a great camera for the price and I’m still learning on it, just starting to play with picture settings so hopefully the quality of my images will continue to improve.
October 29, 2014 at 1:50AM
I've had the 70D - filmed the majority of my webseries www.featherlightandpaperthin.com on it. yeah, there were real moire issues - I always got it worst on men's shirts, but the autofocus meant I could shoot in a way that I couldn't with any other camera, and that more than made up for it for me. Would have kept it and loved the camera but moved to Panasonics for the GH4...
October 29, 2014 at 3:46AM
Thanks for the comments friends!!
October 30, 2014 at 3:29AM
I used it for several months and this was a short I was called to work on as operator.
It is very nice to handle, but I can't see quality differences in final images with my old Canon EOS 600 (T3i).
After the short I sold it and I took a Panasonic G6, way better :)
October 30, 2014 at 11:10AM, Edited October 30, 11:10AM
I think a used Panasonic GH2 would be a better option and then you have extra money for some used lenses, or something we all forget about a lot, audio gear. The GH2 has 1080p continuous recording (no 30min limit) and with a hack the quality is phenomenal. Even not hacked, the stock GH2 is even better than the 5D3. Andrew Reid (eoshd) did an article on comparing the two. Obviously this is a video-centric recommendation. If your primary concern is photos, then get the canon. If its video, don't ever buy a Canon DSLR (their C- series is a different story).
April 14, 2016 at 10:50PM, Edited April 14, 10:52PM