Mark Edward Fischbach commonly known as Markiplier is a popular American YouTube personality who specializes in let’s play video games for horror and action.
Let’s look at the camera he uses.
Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
The Canon EOS 70D is a great vlogging camera with really great features.
Dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus: this feature allows for fast and smooth live viewing and movie shooting. This technology ensures fast, accurate AF with no loss in the quality of the image with increased coverage to 80% of the image plane. It also allows easy and natural switching between objects. With the help of Movie Servo AF, subject movement is captured smoothly and precisely.
Built-in WI-FI: the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus and shutter can be operated wirelessly from a compatible iOS or Android device. This is done using the free Canon connect app. Once you have installed the app in your device, you can remotely control the camera from a distance. This is a great option for difficult shots. With this app, you can look through the images without taking the camera out the bag and save them on your smartphone. You can also share images from the camera to DLNA devices such as HDTVs or to smartphones. Via LAN images can also be shared between two Canon cameras. Other cool things you can do wirelessly are printing and social network sharing.
Enhanced dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus: this feature allows for fast and smooth live viewing and movie shooting. This technology ensures fast, accurate AF with no loss in the quality of the image with increased coverage to 80% of the image plane. It also allows easy and natural switching between objects. With the help of Movie Servo AF, subject movement is captured smoothly and precisely.
20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor: this feature offers a high resolution for cropping while maintaining the details.
14-bit Analog to Digital conversion: this feature ensures that images captured are preserved in their original form.
Digic 5+ image processor: it works with two 4 channel analog to digital converter front end processing circuit. It also produces speeds of up to 7.0 fps of non-stop shooting. It also provides noise reduction when shooting in high ISO.
ISO 100-12800 and expendable to 25600 in H mode: this feature make it easy to shoot anywhere at any time without the need of a flash.
3-inch touchscreen LCD II monitor: this feature allows the camera to capture movies and still photos at different angles. This camera has 2700 of vertical rotation and 1750 of horizontal rotation. This makes it perfect for making movies that require the capture of subjects at different angles. The LCD screen is smudge-resistant. Options such as zoom, image changing and menu settings can be accessed using touch AF.
Intelligent viewfinder: the 98% viewfinder enables the photographer can access the settings easily and that he can have the object on sight for instant capturing. This viewfinder displays AF points, AF mode, a grid display, a horizontal electronic level among other options. These options can be hidden from display in case the photographer simply wants to view an object uninterrupted.
Scene intelligent auto mode: this mode uses Canon technologies such as joining picture style auto, automatic lighting optimizer, automatic white balance, autofocus, and automatic exposure. Scene intelligible auto mode analyzes the contrast, color, faces and brightness of images. These technologies ensure that scenes are captured in their best possible forms.
19-point all cross-type Auto Focus sensors: this feature is automatic or can be selected manually. It allows for compositional flexibility both horizontally and vertically. This feature comes with a high precision f/2.8 dual cross-type Auto Focus center point.
Full HD movie mode: this camera captures HD videos with a high level of excellence. It provides All-I and IPB compression. It automatically splits files more than 4GB without interrupting recording.
Excellent effects: these effects include high dynamic range, multiple exposure control, handheld night scene mode (captures images in the night which would have been difficult to previous capture without a tripod), high dynamic range backlight control mode and seven great filters that can be displayed in real time.
Advanced features: this camera can work with Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, it has an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction, lens correction options, a feature guide which gives a description which helps the photographer determine the applicability of the current situation, has a GPS receiver that records coordinates and location, gives images a rating for the sake of organization and is compatible with a range of memory cards such as SD and UHS-I.
Auto Focus works really well
Menus are easy to navigate
Uses EF and EF-S lenses
Captures great photos
No 4k video recording
Not really great with low light
Not full frame
Not high quality
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the advantages of the 18-135mm compared to the 18-55mm kit lens?
A: It is simply more distance. I usually do not use kit lens. Therefore, buy a cheaper one and get primes with much better quality. But of course it will depend on what your photography needs are.
Q: Is this a USA camera or why is the guarantee not listed?
A: Yes. Amazon could improve its descriptions by stating that it a USA model. Amazon sells Canon USA models officially. You could visit Canon’s website and search for USA dealers.
This is the ideal camera for vlogging which is the reason why I bought it. In case you do not want 4k, you work alone or you simply want to shoot and get the material out there fast, then this camera is for you.
I own Canon 5D Mark III and Mark IV, so I am acquainted to the Canon brand. I use them for taking photographs and videos.
I did a lot of research before buying this camera. This was a good choice since I already own sever high-end glass.
This camera has a lot of good points such as the touchscreen, the AF, its weight (lightweight), easy to navigate menus, is 24p, compatible with EF and EF-S lenses and captures great images. The downside is that it is not 4k, does not have a full frame, not high quality and it doesn’t work well in low light.
I bought it with 18-55mm kit lens and also purchased 2.8 24mm pancake lens. They are both amazing lenses. The first has great stabilization so it great for shooting while holding it while the second lens makes the camera light so it is easy to carry.
Contrary to what I have heard and read, kit lens is great. Canon makes good affordable ones compared to other lenses. Unless you have all the lenses you need, a kit lens is a good choice. I usually buy one with a short zoom because it is sharper and faster.
Having used this camera for a while, I feel like I should buy a wider camera which will be better for outdoor shooting. I think a 10-14mm will do.
In summary, I prefer this camera to my Mark IV when it comes to taking videos. You should not let the talk about camera quality stop you from buying this camera. Eventually, what matters is the content not the camera.
I recommend that you get this camera. All you need to get is the kit lens and a camera mic.