Wish List Item 1: Canon EOS 70D

Let me start off by saying, I love photography. Who doesn’t actually? It does not just involve taking the photos but also being in them, so I mean we all love the aspect of photos.

Lately, and by that I mean for some time now, I have not given myself enough time to just go out and capture things and moments. I constantly fill the need to do that. I now own a Canon EOS 550D, old but reliable to take some great photos. Like any other photographer, I feel the need to upgrade. Not just because of my image qualities but also because I want to try and fit in home made videos (like DIY kinda videos) into the picture.

So of course I would like a camera that has at least:

  • a flip screen
  • wi fi connection
  • great image and video quality
  • built in mic port
  • not too heavy

The rest would be more towards the technical details.

I did my research and decided that I should save for a Canon EOS 70D. Why this specific one did you say? Let me break it down for you real quick…

  • 20.2MP APS-C ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor
  • ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
  • 7fps continuous shooting, burst depth 65 JPEG / 16 Raw
  • ‘Silent’ shutter mode
  • 1080p30 video recording
  • Stereo sound via external mic
  • 19-point AF system
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification
  • Switchable gridlines and electronic level display
  • Fully-articulated touchscreen
  • 1040k dot 3″ ClearView II LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in flash works as off-camera remote flash controller
  • AF microadjustment (can be set individually for up to 40 lenses, remembered by lens serial number)
  • ‘Creative Filter’ image processing styles

I’m not a pro photographer, I am not sure if I could actually call myself one, but I certainly love the art. It’s my hobby. So investing in a fantastic camera is my main priority right now.

But let me know what you guys think about the EOS 70D, is it a good buy?