70D Vs 7D Vs 5D Mark III: Canon Wildlife & Sports Camera Review




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will Philip: I am planning on getting the canon a 70d or a 7d. The reason I am leaning towards the 70d is because of the higher MP count, tilty flippy touch screen, wifi and sd card slot. but are those actually reasons to buy it, or are they just gimmicks. I really like the fact that the 7d has the magnesium alloy body, and the 8 fps burst. Which camera will take better quality photos.

Vishal Soni: +Tony Northrup I do lot of portraits and landscape photography. I am not sure yet if I will go into sports or wild life photography. I have Canon 7D already and I am pretty much happy with it's focusing system. But what if I get the 5DM3 for just under $2000? Would you suggest me to go and get the Mark 3? Thank you.

Dinner4Tuba: Good evening +Tony Northrup. Just wondering how well that Komputerbay SD card has been holding up for so far. Has anything come up with it that you might think to be a problem with it, or has it been a staple to your memory card lineup? Basically, did it become the one card to rule them all, and in the darkness, BIND THEM.

kesscut: +Tony northrup I have been using canon t2i for more than three years now, and I learn a lot about digital photography from that camera( I believe it's a good starter camera) ,so I'm doing from everyday to macro including portrait.now I'm interesting to do wild life photography.I'm thinking to upgrade my body to 70d.and 400mm f/5.6.Considering wildlife and 100mm f/2.8 macro. So do you think it's a good choice or should I go with 7d.and I'm not worrying about video. will appreciate for any suggestions. Thank you.

Ian Buchanan: Who's talking? I can't see anyone talking. I can see a hand but that's about it...

goollink: so confused between 70d or 760d, 760d has higher MP, newer sensor but lack of fps which is only 5, but if this is enough for birds i'll go for it

Shaunak Modi: Hey +Tony Northrup, thanks for that great video! My current setup is a 40D with a 75-300 and a 450D with a 24-135 for landscapes. I only shoot wildlife and landscapes and it's been more than a year since the video, would your recommendations still be the same or would they be different now?

marco valone: @Tony would i regret bying the 70d ? Its my first camera and i have been saving for a long time . 

Playfer: Thanks Tony, this was a useful video. Now that the 7DII is out, the 7D prices have dropped significantly. You can now get a brand new 7D for almost 1/3rd of the price of the 7DII and significantly less than the 70D.

unclearless: +Tony Northrup The 70D DOES have an on-screen audio monitoring display, even while recording. As this is a huge point for many of us, you may want to annotate that mistake in this vidio. Thank you, - Kevin 

Misa Santa Cecilia: Great video and great information! Thank you so much! Rudy

tony pino: Leuke video erg goed ik ga zeker vaker kijken op je kanaal de groetjes van Tony pino

darkartist74: The names are confusing when comparing. At 38:50, what camera did you recommend for wildlife & other stuff? 7D or 70D?

Morecambe Football Club: Tony, love these videos... But when you talk about the difficulties with auto focusing while shooting video, is just manually focusing completely out of the question?? Surely that's the better option?

darkcashyz: 70D does have an on-screen audio monitor feature even when shooting.

Scott R: I bought the cheapest sony SLT model, A58 specifically for video and I am REALLY impressed by it. It does away with one of the problems you experienced with the 70D, which was not being able to hold it to your eye during video. With the EVF, you can use it to your eye while capturing video, which gives you another point of stability too. The autofocus system is also SUPERB. Built-in stabilization (camera, not lens) is also really nice and functions beautifully for video as well as photos. The A58 is no match for my D7100 in terms of photography though. The low light performance is barely adequate on the A58 and you lose 1/3rd of a stop of light due to the translucent mirror. However, in bright, daylight situations, I haven't had any problems at all with it for either photography or videography. It's useless at night though, for video and even somewhat for photography, because you can't really see anything through the EVF or LCD, it just becomes horribly pixelated and nasty, so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who shoots in darker conditions (I'd hate to use it for weddings, I think). It does have this auto twilight feature that takes insanely clean photographs at 6400 ISO...I'm talking better than my D7100, but it doesn't work at all on moving subjects. What it does is it takes 4 or 5 pictures, averages the noise out of them and presents you with a single picture and I was frankly a bit stunned by the quality, considering how hideous it looks at 6400 WITHOUT using that feature. That being said, I don't think the quality is equivalent to the 70D, as it only offers 24p at 24mbps, long GOP recording, or 28mbps at 60i (ew). The new A77 II has an even better focusing system though, 79 AF points which cover a large part of the screen, so you might want to give it a try for tracking birds. It also has a new way of focusing, it allows you to pick a point, but then it will also use the points around that chosen one to follow the focus. Gary Fong has a demo of it on his youtube page and it looks really impressive. It works beautifully for soccer photos and video. He told it to track his daughter's face and even though his son was moving back and forth in the frame, in front of her, it never lost focus on her face until she turned around, but when she turned facing the camera, it started tracking her again, it was really amazing. That may be precisely what you're looking for in terms of your daughter's soccer photography/videography since it can learn and track individual faces (not sure how accurate it would be during sporting events, but it might be worth a try if you can get your hands on the new A77 II when it comes out in the US on the 20th). 

Strengthoftenmen: Tony. Thank you. I am now the proud owner of a used 7D from ebay and a 400mm f/5.6. Some of the wildlife images I've taken already with this camera and lens have been brilliant. Once again. Thank you :)

Yofufle TV: At about 20 minutes into the video, you mention that you intentionally overexpose the highlights in the image so that you can recover them later. What do you mean by this and how do you achieve it in camera?

Maja L: I am watching your video today and I have the Rebel T5i and I want to upgrade. I don't do videos much so it would be mostly for wildlife and bird photography. I am set on the 7D Canon. I also just bought the 400mm 5.6L lens. Would you recommend me upgrading from T5i to the 7D? Thank you

chan minea: I want to shoot outdoor portrait. But I don't know which one to choose, The canon 70D or Nikon D7100 I'm frustrated right now

Zamani Feelings: Thanks Tony, love how informative and knowledgable you are about the technical side of these things. I posted a question concerning the crop factor that I wanted your opinion on. As you know Nikon offers an in camera crop mode in their full frame cameras. I wanted to know if using this crop mode automatically changes the f-stop and depth of field in the same way that shooting with a crop sensor Canon camera would be? In other words, if Im shooting with a 200mm f2 on a D800 and switch to DX mode, does that still give me an F2 or would I have to multiple that by the crop factor ?

Avinash Balakrishnan: This is one of your finest videos ! :) I have just one doubt though, Will I be getting the same amount of shots on Sandisk extreme pro (95MBps) and on Sandisk Extreme (45MBps) , and just that the former would clear the buffer faster before firing the next series of shots ? Sometimes, I just might go for the komputer bay card you recomended, but there are reviews reporting, it failed/stopped working after sometime....

Balla Boy: Tony has a speed burst of 9 pics before his buffer fills lol 3:00

Michael Bradley: Tony, as a videographer I also found DSLR video a nightmare on non auto focusing Canons so I switched to the 70D to see if it got better. It did, a lot. Then like you I find trying to look the the screen in Live View was just weird, however, the VF4 totally solved the issue for me (link below). It not only makes seeing easy it also makes holding far steadier. It can even be pretty nice for stills. One last thing, remember 3x digital zoom on the 70D is still true 1080p! http://smile.amazon.com/Photography-Cinema-VF-4-LCD-Universal/dp/B00D2J4USO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1411420175&sr=8-2&keywords=vf4+viewfinder 

Stefan Husa: Tony, I couldn't find a review of the Canon eos 1dx, any thoughts of this camera for a professional wildlife photography quality? I'm thinking of purchasing a quality dslr camera, I'm going to need it for biology studies and why not combine my studies with my hobby. So do you think the 1dx is the best camera for wildlife photography or do you recommend something else?

Piuke Amtiri: Hi, a very informative comparison, thanks! Quick question: What camera would you recommend for documentaries (indoor and outdoor video shooting) on a US 2.500 budget (body only)? and on 1.500 budget (body only too)?

Arshan Baheerathen IToronto Wedding Photographer: thank you so much for this in detail review, can you do a 7d vs 7d mark ii, thanks for your videos 

Bungle2010: Tony, you can get the audio levels to come up on the 70D during video recording by pressing the "Info" button.

babylon4953: The buffer has nothing to do with the memory cards. For buffer, the camera uses its internal memory. 

Chioma: What lens and camera was this filmed with?

Henry Tran: Canon 70d or Nikon d7100 for first camera???? 

Billy Silver: Why are you wearing that in your studio? You are hardly going to catch anything! Great comparison.

Admiral Cyborg: Nice pyjamas

Zamani Feelings: Tony, any thoughts on the common complaints concerning the 7d's images being soft in camera?

Talli Jamir: Amazing lesson for people like me i just love everything about you said of course i still don,t know what i will buy but for now i,m extremely satisfied with your teaching. 

HJB Productions LLC: What is a good tripod for wild life photography?

bigtalo26: My new teacher!! Thank you...

Evan Basson: Great Review,Sound and solid advice..thank you so much

That Canon Guy: 7D and 1D X and i really love both cameras !

Peter Aitken: This is a great review, thanks for it. I may have missed it but did you test and try out the wifi feature on the 70D. I have had a little play with it and using it for remote shooting but I really loved it to see my pictures on a different screen straight away. Not ideal for rapid shooting but I thought it was an interesting addition.

randomrazr: torn between a nikon d610 or a canon 70D

All J: thanks Tony for your reply... since my question I have purchase both your book and (my first dslr)70D in October, i loved the 18-55mmSTM that I traded it in for an 18-135mm STM, brilliant video. I have actually found myself enjoying photography more and doing a lot of night shots always in raw... and mostly in manual. I am now thinking of a competitive full frame addition, I am drawn to the 5D3...

PIXYBASHER: Superb video as per usual. Thank you.

roskildelaca: I like this guy. He's cool.

Ryan McG: will you review the pentax k-3 ever, or do you in your book ?

Jeff Masotti: Good review bought my GF your book she loves it and watches your videos all the time she's a beginner and says your explain things better than most photographers on YouTube. 

atul jain: have u ever tried any fluid head for 500 mm plus 7d...not talking/asking about gimbal..

Ben Gomes Photography: u seem to like to overexpose ur video lol

Pierre Augustin: Blablabla and zzzzzzz... --"

Geoff Maxwell: Tony: When you talk about buffering your bursts to your memory card, are you RAW only? or RAW+jpg? I shoot RAW + lowest quality JPG. If I had the CF take care of the RAW, would my jpg to SD on my 5D3 result in reduced buffer? I shoot JPG for easy sharing for family/friends who want to see them all and don't have Lightroom. Cheers.
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70D vs 7D vs 5D Mark III: Canon Wildlife & Sports Camera Review 4.7 out of 5

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