The Canon 70D is my goto camera for photography and videography alike at the moment. That’s mostly due to the fact that it’s currently the best camera I have down the board for any application that requires photos or video.
When I bought the camera, however, I wasn’t exactly sure how I would be using it. Most of my needs were based on assumptions that I had made as to how I’d be utilizing the camera months down the road. Needless to say, as I’ve fine-tuned MyIdeaPark, much of those plans have since changed. Still, the Canon 70D is a flexible workhorse which has been useful in many of my projects thus far.
A lot of my ‘expertise’ in the world of photography and videography has been derived from free sources like YouTube. The Canon 70D has amazing autofocus capabilities, hence why I ultimately bought one. So many YouTubers swear by it because it’s perfect for vlogging.
Really, though, I haven’t had much of a need for the autofocus feature. Most of the projects I’m currently working on only require photos, so I’ve been more focused on photography than videography. Although, I think that’s probably about to change soon. When it does, the Canon 70D will be more than enough for my current needs.
If you’re going to use the camera for vlogging, then the Canon 70D is perfect. I would also recommend purchasing a RODE VideoMic for better audio recording. You could also always just buy the Canon 70D ‘Video Creator Kit’ which is essentially a package consisting of the Canon 70D body, a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens, and a RODE VideoMic Go.
Quick side note, if you’re intending on recording high-quality video and plan to predominantly use manual focus, I would suggest the Panasonic GH5. I don’t actually have one myself just yet, but it’s way high on my wish list. Wink-wink. The video quality is absolutely stunning.
Okay, back to the Canon 70D. You might want a bit more versatility than what the stock Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens can offer. If so, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is a great option, as is the Canon Portrait and Travel 2 Lens Kit. This kit comes with both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens and the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It’s a great deal for both these lenses!
My current setup consists of the four Canon lenses mentioned above, as well as the Canon 70D (obviously). This has been more than adequate in fulfilling my current needs. However, I’m always on the lookout for cool new ‘Equipment + Gear’.
Stay tuned for more great stuff in the weeks to come. If there’s a product you love and you want to see it featured on MyIdeaPark then please drop me a line in the comments below or you can shoot me an email here.