Canon EOS 70D DSLR

Last updated date: April 18, 2019

Review Melt Score

Why Trust The Review Melt Score?

Review Melt is the #1 product review aggregator. Our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then "melt" them into one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the Review Melt seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top 1 Canon DSLR Cameras and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, CNET, DP Review, Tech Radar and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Canon DSLR Camera you should buy.

Overall Take

This solid intermediate DSLR camera boasts upgraded features from its predecessor. It offers a new sensor for top-notch autofocus and speedy shooting. This model also has an articulated LCD screen to make shooting from odd angles easy. It performs well while shooting video. However, some critics caution about the reliability of the camera for the price point. In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Canon Canon EOS 70D DSLR placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 18, 2019:
Checkout Canon EOS 70D DSLR for a detailed review of all the top canon dslr cameras.

Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,906 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Shoots excellent video with good sound and excellent auto-focus in video mode.
- BestReviews
The Canon EOS 70D's new sensor delivers excellent autofocus performance and the camera itself is quite fast.
Articulated LCD for shooting from odd angles made more useful by fast, precise AF.
- DP Review
Excellent image quality, Plenty of control over images, Responsive, articulated touchscreen, Wi-Fi built in for remote control, 19-AF points all cross-type.
- Tech Radar
What experts didn't like
Enough users cited reliability issues, such as dead pixels and even more significant repairs, to warrant caution.
- BestReviews
The image quality doesn't overly impress for this price class, and certain aspects of the design -- notably single card slot, hard-to-control multicontroller and the Wi-Fi/movie mode conflict resolution -- are annoying.
Dual Pixel AF does not allow tracking autofocus while shooting continuously.
- DP Review
Creative Filters JPEG only, HDR mode JPEG only, Creative Filters live view only, Viewfinder level can be hard to see, Metering problems in high contrast
- Tech Radar

From The Manufacturer

Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D – a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This game-changing technology allows the EOS 70D to capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, complete with the superb image quality that is a hallmark of EOS cameras. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture, enabling you to fully benefit from the freedom of angle allowed by the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Compositional options are now nearly limitless with the two real-world choices of Live View and viewfinder shooting. To further empower the photographer, Canon engineers spent months ensuring that the cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS 70D is compatible with over 103 Canon EF lenses, greatly expanding creative possibilities. Built-in wireless technology and the Camera Connect app* further enhance shooting versatility, as well as enable easy sharing. Brilliant image quality is provided by the EOS 70D's 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, a first for an EOS camera with an APS-C sized sensor. A powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) that allows shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Stunning photos can be accomplished using the remarkable 19-point all cross-type AF system with a high precision dual cross f/2.8 center point, and advanced display options available on the Intelligent Viewfinder supply exceptional control. In-camera imaging features like HDR, HDR Backlight Control, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene, and Creative Filters available in real time help turn even simple images into spectacular photos. Elevating the possibilities of creative expression to extraordinary new heights, the powerful EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF places the ability to capture both amazing stills and video right in your hands.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
2. Canon DSLR EOS 80D
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Canon EOS 70D DSLR
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Canon EOS 77D DSLR Bundle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
5. Canon EOS REBEL T7i
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
9. Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless DSLR
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Canon DSLR Cameras

Review Melt Fun Fact

The Canon DSLR Camera Buying Guide