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Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 1: Exploring the Canon EOS 70D

If you’ve used the Canon 70D for any length of time, you already know that it delivers beautiful high-resolution images and snappy performance. Equally important are the creative controls, including a full range of exposure modes, shooting controls, and an extensive camera menu system. Externally, the controls on the back of the camera are streamlined, clearly labeled, and within easy reach during shooting. The touch LCD screen is a bonus, particularly when shooting in Live View ( liveviewshoot.eps ) and Movie ( movieshooting.eps ) modes.

However, the streamlined exterior belies the power under the hood with Canon’s latest autofocus technology, which promises to change the industry as a whole. Couple that with a sophisticated metering system and the very fast DIGIC 5+ image processor, and you have everything you need to create stunning images. In this chapter, I cover the various controls and menus on the 70D.

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The Canon EOS 70D offers a wealth of features to help you get the best images, even in bright lighting like this. Exposure: ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/3200 second.

The Camera Controls

There are several primary controls that, when used together or separately, control many functions ...

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