12-19-2015 02:33 PM
I would agree with Bob in picking the 7D Mk II over the 70D, but for a different set of reasons. Performance. I was looking to upgrade from a Rebel T5. The performance gain wasn't worth the price until I looked at the 7D Mk II and the 6D price points.
This means I skipped over the T6i, T6s, 60D, 70D, and even a brand new 7D being sold on clearance. My next problem was deciding whether the leap up to the 5D, which I decided against. But, that was before the 5Ds came out. ....
12-19-2015 02:36 PM
That is very good advice. Had I known what I know now, I would have got something like the 7D. I never even knew the 70D had an autofocus problem. I've experienced it myself many times, so after getting to know the camera for a year or so, it's clear its not always an issue with my technique. I'm already thinking about how I can upgrade. Even with L lenses, the image just isn't the same as something like a 7D or 5D.
12-19-2015 04:18 PM
This information is very concerning for anyone thinking of buying canon cameras, I HOPE CANON ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS, GET THIS SORTED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE 70D, I know I had my 70d fixed but if I could take it back I would go for the 7d m||
01-05-2016 02:18 PM
Hi, thanks for all the feedback...
I got my camera fixed, it just arrived back from Canon. I opened a case and shipped to them. It was about a month out of warranty but they fixed it for free after inspection. It was a gamble, and I am happy they honored the warranty even expired. I guess they won't nickel and dimme you on that kind of thing where their reputation is on the line and they did fix it.
Root cause was similar of other cases here, they replaced the PCB and that was it. Most of my settings remained, but I had to reinstall my custom picture profiles.
Very happy again and glad I did not over react and sold everything :-)
01-06-2016 12:29 AM
Interesting conversation regarding the two camera models. I've owned and heavely used the 70D for 2 years or more. Never a problem. Fine machine. Being a bit of a gear head I purchased the markII about 4 months ago. There is , to me anyway, a huge difference in the two cameras, but they both seem to be real troopers. I'm fairly hard on my equipment as I shoot farming activities, construction job sites, etc. and both cameras handle the rough and tumble life very well.
03-28-2016 01:10 AM - edited 03-28-2016 01:16 AM
It's not true that this is just a case in thousands....
Since my 70D died 4 days ago I discovered thousand people struggling to have a serious answer from Canon INC., because the 70D has a factory fault. If you use it often to record video (as I do, it's my job) the mainboards collapses between 2 and 3 years. That's why many people in these days are watching their cameras dying. First it will stuck with an ERROR number (70 or 80) then after rebooting it a couple of times it won't turn on again, so bye bye the mainboard.
If you want you can see in change.org people rising signatures to make Canon respond for its fault.
In facebook there are a group named "70D erro 80", that is growing day by day (and it is only a 70D brazilian owners) with people complaining without an answer.
I am an old costumer of canon products. I had a Optura 50 (camcorder), a VIxia HV30 (HD camcorder), then my first DSLR EOS 60D, and actually the 70D. I never had any problem with the old models. In fact they are still working. But now I am very dessapointed because nobody seems to be responsible of the fault in the 70D.
And I can assure you that day after day there'll be more and more cases of dead 70D.
03-30-2016 02:46 AM - edited 04-03-2016 03:22 AM
OMG, I'm in the same dilema as you. My first camera was a Canon 60D and I've used it to record my videos for youtube for four years and I never had a problem with it. I switched with the Canon 70D because of the bells & whistle of autofocus which was great, but my Canon 70D failed on me at March 25, 2016. I was in the process of recording videos, I was able to record three video trials but for my fourth one the camera just completely froze while I was recording. My 70D can still take photos, but video wise, it's completely useless now. I sent my 70D for repair and they claimed "the main pcb assembly needs to be replaced to return the camera to good working."
03-30-2016 07:32 AM
OMG, I'm in the same dilema as you. My first camera was a Canon 60D and I've used it to record my videos for youtube for four years and I never had a problem with it. I switched with the Canon 70D because of the bells & whistle of autofocus which was great, but my Canon 70D failed on me at March 25, 2016. I was in the process of recording videos, I was able to record three video trials but for my fourth one the camera just completely froze while I was recording. My 70D can still take photos, but video wise, it's completely useless now. I sent my 70D for repaired and they claimed "the main pcb assembly needs to be replaced to return the camera to good working."
The obvious guess in the cases being reported is that the PCB gets subjected to repeated overheating and that eventually some critical component gets permanently fried.