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Editor's Choice

The EOS Canon 70D is a well-built and capable camera that produces excellent results with plenty of detail - especially in raw files.

Although you need to take care in high-contrast conditions, in many situations the 63-zone Evaluative metering system does a great job, delivering a perfectly exposed subject. The camera's images also have natural colours with pleasant saturation and contrast, but as ever, if it's not to your taste you can tweak the camera's settings to deliver what you want.

EOS 80D

Combining the usual array of physical controls with a touchscreen makes the Canon 70D quick and easy to use. While some photographers remain skeptical about the benefits of a touchscreen, we would urge them to try one of the modern systems, because they are far more responsive than some of the first touchscreens that appeared on compact cameras.

Canon has produced a very well rounded camera for enthusiast photographers. It has all the specifications that we expect, along with a few modern niceties in a body that feels well made and comfortable in the hand.

Even now, it should be seen as a decent alternative to the Nikon D7100 and D7200, and if you're on a budget, a good alternative to the EOS 80D. All things considered, the Canon EOS 70D is a desirable camera that is capable of producing superb results.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.