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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

70D vs M3 Pro and Cons

I maybe looking to get an upgrade. I can't afford the 7DII. So I am looking at the 70D and M3. I would like to know how long does each model video? Is it 30mins each?

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: 70D vs M3 Pro and Cons

It is always 30 minutes.  it's not actually technical limitation -- it's a political limitation.  


By World Trade Organization treaty, tariffs may be applied to products being imported and the tariff on "video" cameras is not the same as the tariff on a "photographic" camera.  Since nearly all "photographic" cameras can record "video", the treaties on tariffs establish that as long as the camera cannot record video for more than 30 minutes (continuously) then it will not have the "video camera" tariff applied to it (which in some countries can be as much as 30%).  So manufacturers set 30 minutes as the maximum recording time for video (actually 29 minuts 59 seconds) to avoid having to pay the additional tariff (which would increase the price to consumers.)  


Some countries do not apply the tariff.   But since the cameras are designed for world-wide distributio, cameras in every country have this limit.


If you need more than 30 minutes of "continuous" video, you would need a dedicated video camera / camcorder.

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: 70D vs M3 Pro and Cons

You must remember and keep in mind, a 70D (DSLR) is a still camera that does video.  It is not a video camera.

However, what they do, they do very well.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: 70D vs M3 Pro and Cons

it's only ten 0n my t3i?

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