Photoventure strayed into controversy by comparing the EOS7D to the 70D across 16 categories. Determining the 70D to be better, but not by much.
With the 7D being relatively elderly in camera years the 70D as the newer release should probably triumph hands down but in a testament to the original quality of the 7D in most of the categories Photoventure looked at the differences were subtle. The viewfinder being one of the comparisons where the balance is minimal.
Both cameras offer optical pentaprism viewfinders, but the older EOS 7D has a very slight advantage here, offering full 100% coverage, where the EOS 70D’s viewfinder covers 98% of the frame.
But with the 70D being cheaper than the older rival PetaPixel plumped overall for the 70D saying,
It has a newer, higher-resolution sensor, innovative sensor-based phase-detection AF, built-in wi-fi and a very good articulating touch-screen display. The 70D simply gives you a lot more for your money, and gives little away to the older 7D even in those photographic situations the 7D was built for.
From reading the article it seems like the writer was quite taken with the articulating screen. Showing once again that personal preference is a big sway when it comes to purchasing a new camera and, like spousal choice, is something that comes down to individual tastes. Most of the comments sided towards the 7D which despite being long in the tooth has a dedicated and as yet still active fan base. Showing that camera suitably goes hand-in-hand with lifestyle one user from South Africa commented:
I’ll stay with my 7D, I use it mainly for wildlife photography and do a lot of shooting in burst mode, I have seen guests with the 70D taking the same shots and missing out because of the buffer build up.
What do you think? Is finding the right camera like finding the perfect partner?