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Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i)
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with 18-135mm lens
Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera
Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2012
Apr 2012
Sep 2010
Sep 2009
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
SLR/Professional
Image Sensor Size
27.04 mm
26.7 mm
26.7 mm
26.7 mm
26.7 mm
Max. ISO Speed
25600.0
25600.0
12800.0
6400.0
6400.0
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
19.0 Megapixel
19.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.

  • An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.


  • The Canon EOS 70D delivers the smoothest Live View focus we've seen in a traditional D-SLR, but it can struggle to lock that focus in dim light.


  • Indeed, until we see Dual-Pixel CMOS AF inevitably make its way across the EOS range, we'd recommend the new Canon EOS 70D as the APS-C camera to go for if you're currently considering a mid-range DSLR camera. It offers a winning blend of features, performance and image quality that is hard to beat, both by its EOS brothers and other manufacturers' offerings. The new EOS 70D marks a real step forward for both Canon and the venerable SLR camera.


  • In summary the new 650D / Rebel T4i is the most complicated yet friendly mid-range Canon DSLR yet, truly a camera that you can grow into as your photography skills develop. It only misses out on our highest Essential award because of the still slow Live View auto-focusing and a small price increase over the 600D, but is more than deserving of our still-coveted Highly Recommended award.


  • Although it has an 18 million pixel sensor, Canon's EOS 650D/Rebel T4i doesn't use the same CMOS device as other cameras in Canon's range. It uses a new Hybrid CMOS sensor that is designed to facilitate a combined phase detection and contrast detection autofocus system that operates during video recording and when Live View is activated.


  • With the EOS 650D, Canon faced the challenge of taking an already successful camera line and finding a way to offer more than a token upgrade without stealing too much thunder from its higher-spec'd DSLRs. By maintaining what has long been very good image quality for both stills and video shooting and addressing operational handling with a remarkably well-executed touchscreen implementation, the latest addition to the Rebel lineup carves out a niche as one of the more enjoyable to use entry level DSLRs on the market.

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    The Canon 60D is very fun to shoot with, takes great shots in low light, and makes earning a Dave's Pick look easy.


  • We've come to expect follow-on cameras to generally out-do the camera they're replacing features-wise, and the 60D follows suit in most cases compared to the 50D. Sensor resolution is up and an HD video capability exists where none did before. The 3.0-inch LCD monitor is movable and viewfinder coverage is improved, albeit only 1% and only to 96% overall. A host of in-camera editing menus for both still and movie captures allow a lot of processing without resorting to a computer and external software.


  • The Canon 60D has some smart features and handling is good overall, but getting the best results can take more effort than it should. Be prepared to interact with exposure compensation and auto lighting optimization settings fairly frequently.

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    The Canon 60D is very fun to shoot with, takes great shots in low light, and makes earning a Dave's Pick look easy.


  • As it seems with every other generation of Canon dSLRs, the EOS 50D was a solid, if somewhat uninspired follow-up to the extremely well-received 40D. Now it's the 60D's turn to be the interesting model. It combines some of the best elements of the T2i and 7D in an updated--and occasionally frustrating--redesigned body.


  • The Canon 60D is fast, shoots gorgeous still images and video, and adds tons of options to make your video look professional, but those looking for ease of use may be deterred by the lack of continuous autofocus during video recording.

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    - Indoors, under incandescent lighting, the Canon 7D's Auto white balance setting really struggled to produce a decent-looking image.
    - The Manual and 2,600 Kelvin white balance options were very similar, both producing fairly neutral images.
    - About average exposure accuracy.
    - Some detail loss to noise reduction processing even at low ISOs, but surprisingly good for an 18-megapixel subframe sensor.
    - ISO 12,800 shots were acceptable to good at 4 x 6.


  • An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money.


  • The Canon EOS 7D is one of the best midrange D-SLRs money can buy. But if you don't need comprehensive video recording features or ultra-high-resolution images, there are a handful of competing D-SLRs that produce comparable image quality for half the price.


Top 5 canon camera for documentary:

  1. Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with 18-135mm lens
  3. Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera
  4. Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
  5. Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera