The Canon 40D holds a special place in my heart because I have long considered it to be the best xxD series camera that Canon has ever released – until now.
For years I’ve been telling 40D owners to ignore the new camera bodies and focus on getting great lenses because the 50D, 60D and even 7D sensor failed to impress me enough to recommend that my readers toss out an excellent camera for one that offered little extra.
Will my advice changes as I hold in my hand a possible replacement for the 40D, 50D, and 60D? This camera has all of the charm of the 40D, with all of the technological advancements that have accumulated in its predecessors over the years. What’s more, even cool things like the flip out touch screen from the Rebel T5i have arrived. Read on to see if this camera ends up being “the one” as well as a worthy competitor to the mighty Nikon D7100.
Real World Sample Images
These are taken from in-camera JPEG’s with zero modifications taken during everyday life events. Nearly all were taken in Aperture Priority (Av) mode unless otherwise noted, and all were handheld. The goal of these samples is to show you exactly what you’d expect to get if you were taking your own real world shots.
Visit http://photos.ronmartblog.com/canon/70D for a full gallery and click the images to see the full-size originals. All images are copyright Ron Martinsen – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may view them, but you may not store, edit, print, distribute or otherwise reuse any images without written consent.
All of the images shown above were captured using my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens.
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B&H did loan this camera to me so that I can review it for you.