October 28, 2014 at 6:43AM

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what about the Canon 70D Video performance?

i want to know is the canon 70D is good for cinematography, and want to know the advantages about that?

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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 Problem
https://vimeo.com/73429088

GIZMODO - Canon 70D Video Test
https://vimeo.com/76885877

October 28, 2014 at 10:10PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Nah, the Canon 70D has worse autofocus than the latest mirrorless cameras from Sony. Anyway.... people really should not be relying too much upon autofocus! Especially when you have features like focus peaking and punch in.

December 7, 2014 at 8:22PM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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I think that canon keep thats problems for protect their cinema cameras... :S

October 29, 2014 at 3:50AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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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 4:50AM

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Ryan Toyota
Graphic Designer / Typographer / Video Editor
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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 6:46AM

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Ian Garforth
Filmmaker
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Thanks for the comments friends!!

October 30, 2014 at 6:29AM

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Sreenath Narayanan
VFX Artist and Director of Photography
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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).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIhWcNdnP9A

After the short I sold it and I took a Panasonic G6, way better :)

October 30, 2014 at 2:10PM, Edited October 30, 2:10PM

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Simone Salvatore
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December 7, 2014 at 8:24PM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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Smart man in selling the Canon and getting a Panasonic G6 instead! ;-) It is a very nice camera:
http://www.eoshd.com/2013/07/panasonic-g6-review-the-gh2-redux/
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6788/panasonic-g6-topic-gh...

December 7, 2014 at 8:25PM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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Smart man in selling the Canon and getting a Panasonic G6 instead! ;-) It is a very nice camera:
http://www.eoshd.com/2013/07/panasonic-g6-review-the-gh2-redux/
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6788/panasonic-g6-topic-gh...

December 8, 2014 at 1:57AM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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Smart man in selling the Canon and getting a Panasonic G6 instead! ;-) It is a very nice camera:
http://www.eoshd.com/2013/07/panasonic-g6-review-the-gh2-redux/
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6788/panasonic-g6-topic-gh...

December 8, 2014 at 1:58AM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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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 15, 2016 at 1:50AM, Edited April 15, 1:52AM

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Paul Goodyear
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