Canon 70D DSLR Camera (Body Only) £499 @ Portus
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Canon 70D DSLR Camera (Body Only) £499 @ Portus

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Found 12th Sep 2015
Best price I've seen today, after hours of reading reviews & checking various sites

Building upon the success of the 60D, the Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body slots into the mid-range of digital SLRs and is aimed at keen enthusiasts looking to take their photography to the next level. The Canon EOS 70D gains a couple of improvements over the 60D, including a larger 20.2 megapixel sensor, a jump from 5.3 to 7 fps, a broader ISO range from 100-25600 (ext.), a faster and more accurate 19-point AF system (same as EOS 7D), a powerful DIGIC 5+ processor, a 3.0” vari-angle LCD with touchscreen functionality and built-in Wi-Fi for image sharing and remote camera control from a smartphone or tablet. The EOS 70D is the first camera to feature Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, enabling fast and smooth AF tracking whilst shooting movies or stills in Live View mode. With this in mind and the increased burst rate of 7 fps, the 70D brings its appeal closer to the wildlife and sports enthusiasts who desire quicker and more precise focusing when capturing fast moving subjects



Box contents:-

LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
R-F-3 Camera Cover
Eyecup Eb
Wide Strap EW-EOS 70D
EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM

51 Comments

Are these guys trustworthy enough? Anyone had experience of having to deal with a problem or return?

Original Poster

They're mention on HUKD , under discussion tab search canon. Also have a fb page, I haven't found anything negative, this camera comes with 2 years guarantee I believe. I decided to take the chance due to the huge saving

Hi I bought my camera Canon 6D from them and got no problem at all.I had personal feelings was something wrong with autofocus settings on first one and they did send replacement without any problems.My Camera is from Canada so EU warranty is not valid in the UK.If something happens I have to deal with Portus instead of Canon authorised services

How would I know which lens to buy with this?

buying as a gift...

70D or 760D?

Original Poster

18-55mm lens is an everyday lens x

Original Poster

portusdigital.com/can…tml

is a package deal with the 18-55mm plus memory card etc x

willowwispy

18-55mm lens is an everyday lens x

Thank you!

18-135mm is really good for everyday usage 70d over 760D

maxi007

18-135mm is really good for everyday usage 70d over 760D



I was looking into the Sigma 18-35mm f 1.8 lense. I'm looking to make short videos but have little experience in knowing what lense's would be ideal for this. do you have any advice?

willowwispy

http://www.portusdigital.com/canon-70d-dslr-camera-body.htmlis a package … http://www.portusdigital.com/canon-70d-dslr-camera-body.htmlis a package deal with the 18-55mm plus memory card etc x



I think I'm going to go for the package. any experience of Portus anybody? Any cashback floating around?

Original Poster

I've not heard anything negative, people who have had issues have had them resolved quickly without a problem

So many options...

Option 1

Option 2

Versus the Portas package...

Actually scrap those, bad reviews about that site....

Just went with this. Had been waiting for the amazon price to drop as it had dipped under £650 earlier this month but having looked at reviews for this seller and the fact they have a long and consistent Facebook and review site presence, I decided to take the risk. Shall report back!

piloteer81

Just went with this. Had been waiting for the amazon price to drop as it … Just went with this. Had been waiting for the amazon price to drop as it had dipped under £650 earlier this month but having looked at reviews for this seller and the fact they have a long and consistent Facebook and review site presence, I decided to take the risk. Shall report back!



Which did you go for? I went for the Portus bundle at £609. Too a,ny negative reviews about the others. Now thinking maybe I should've waited for Black Friday.....

I went for the body only as I already have lenses. We'll see - if it's not ship-shape I'll send it back. Was thinking about black Friday too and tbh I wish I'd bought it on Amazon on 1st sept when it was £649...We'll see! I don't want to wait till Christmas

WHY when I do a search for "NIKON" on HKUD does this show up in the results???

Added Hot , good deal , I am switching over to canon from Nikon

Now down to £489

I use this as my base camera now, bought it a little while ago and its served me very well, and the flip screen really did it for me! I definitely suggest it!

Just spotted this at simplyelectronics dot net for £487.99
You'll have to search for it as the link I've tried to provide isn't liked.



Edited by: "Kulaak" 4th Oct 2015

I'm a beginner, haven't used a camera except on Auto. Is this camera overkill for me? Currently I'm just messing with an old camera that I will be giving back as the owner wants to extort a hugely overpriced amount for the camera out of me.

To summarise the mess above, what DSLR is a decent buy for a beginner.

SubZulu

I was looking into the Sigma 18-35mm f 1.8 lense. I'm looking to make … I was looking into the Sigma 18-35mm f 1.8 lense. I'm looking to make short videos but have little experience in knowing what lense's would be ideal for this. do you have any advice?


The sigma is the perfect video lens, very sharp. And great as a stills as well. You won't get the best video out of this camera though.

fishmaster

I'm a beginner, haven't used a camera except on Auto. Is this camera … I'm a beginner, haven't used a camera except on Auto. Is this camera overkill for me? Currently I'm just messing with an old camera that I will be giving back as the owner wants to extort a hugely overpriced amount for the camera out of me.To summarise the mess above, what DSLR is a decent buy for a beginner.



Have you looked at mirror less (like the sony a6000?) it's cheaper and has guides in the camera to help beginners. It's also smaller and takes better video (and probably stills) than this.

rs_tigerblade

Have you looked at mirror less (like the sony a6000?) it's cheaper and … Have you looked at mirror less (like the sony a6000?) it's cheaper and has guides in the camera to help beginners. It's also smaller and takes better video (and probably stills) than this.



I have yes, it's on my list. I'm very unlikely to be doing sports photography so a mirrorless would suit me. Thanks.

fishmaster

I have yes, it's on my list. I'm very unlikely to be doing sports … I have yes, it's on my list. I'm very unlikely to be doing sports photography so a mirrorless would suit me. Thanks.



It's actually perfect for sports photography too:p it shoots faster than this and the af is blisteringly fast. I changed my canon to it and I would never go back.

fishmaster

I'm a beginner, haven't used a camera except on Auto. Is this camera … I'm a beginner, haven't used a camera except on Auto. Is this camera overkill for me? Currently I'm just messing with an old camera that I will be giving back as the owner wants to extort a hugely overpriced amount for the camera out of me.To summarise the mess above, what DSLR is a decent buy for a beginner.


Nikon D3200 is also a decent entry level DSLR and has guide modes for beginners. If you are not too bothered about grey imports, I would keep an eye on Pixelelectronics on Rakuten (as well as Portus and SLRHut already mentioned). They currently have the Nikon for £235 with £58 worth of Rakuten points. There was also a 10% off code but don't know if that is still valid.

I currently own the d3200 but hopefully upgrading to the d5300. I found the D3200 a decent camera, accessories are cheap and easily available (if you buy non-Nikon accessories) and there is even a D3200 book for dummies.

Edited by: "gari189" 4th Oct 2015

Kulaak

Just spotted this at simplyelectronics dot net for £487.99 You'll have to … Just spotted this at simplyelectronics dot net for £487.99 You'll have to search for it as the link I've tried to provide isn't liked.


That's because they are a bunch of scammers

70d or an used 7d?

daniq

70d or an used 7d?



Assuming you are talking about the 7d mark I then I would recommend the 70d, can pretty much do anything the 7d can and it has a newer sensors as well.

fishmaster

I have yes, it's on my list. I'm very unlikely to be doing sports … I have yes, it's on my list. I'm very unlikely to be doing sports photography so a mirrorless would suit me. Thanks.


As for retailers I wouldn't personally use slrhut or simply electronics
I like hdew , ship from UK
That's just my opinion

Do these guys really stack up? Their prices are crazily cheap. I'm looking at the EOS 7D MkII and that is showing as £785.00. Everywhere else this is well over £1,100. Is this a case of "if it sounds too good to be true...." ???

Dazzler Mclean

Do these guys really stack up? Their prices are crazily cheap. I'm … Do these guys really stack up? Their prices are crazily cheap. I'm looking at the EOS 7D MkII and that is showing as £785.00. Everywhere else this is well over £1,100. Is this a case of "if it sounds too good to be true...." ???


It's grey imports, warranty with Canon technically invalid, and there's no tax been paid on them getting it here, so cheaper for you

Banned

Cracking company. I have bought quite a bit from them and I see they have cracking feedback and Facebook. Put in Portus digital reviews looks good I did before my first buy

snoopy18

As for retailers I wouldn't personally use slrhut or simply electronics I … As for retailers I wouldn't personally use slrhut or simply electronics I like hdew , ship from UK That's just my opinion



Thanks, I'm thinking of this kit >

hdewcameras.co.uk/nik…asp

I plan to do a lot of macro photography but will need a general use lens. So I guess I'll have to look for a decent macro lens too, I've been looking at Sigma macro lenses, but I need to research more for my needs.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Oct 2015

ICTHUS

WHY when I do a search for "NIKON" on HKUD does this show up in the … WHY when I do a search for "NIKON" on HKUD does this show up in the results???



Because people mentioned Nikon in the comments.
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