The question still comes up if a Canon 70D bundle is still a worthwhile purchase. In my mind it took over the old faithful Canon t3i as one of Canon's DSLR offerings that stands up against time better than most cameras.
Canon shooters today still rate the 70D very highly. Although mine was professionally a backup to my 5D Mark III for many years, I loved its size, it quick focusing, and image quality. You may have noticed I used "was." I've since upgraded my 70D to a 90D.
Don't despair. You don't need the latest and greatest camera to take amazing photos. The 70D is more than just capable. In fact, it is far superior to the Canon 10D and 20D cameras that I shot with professionally before the full frame 5D I came out.
The Canon EOS 70D is still a good camera, despite the fact that is was first released in 2013.
The dual pixel focusing, the 7 frames per second, the articulating LCD touchscreen, 1080 HD video shooting, 20.2 megapixel sensor, and the number of 70D cameras still on the market at cheap prices make the camera a great value.
What would be the advantage to getting a Canon 70D bundle rather than buying a 70D and just the accessories as you need them? SAVING MONEY on the camera, a lens or two, and related accessories.
To help answer this question more completely, let's look at the type of bundles for the Canon 70D that are available right now in the marketplace.
I am doing this comparison with the prices that are currently on Amazon.
Of course, prices are subject to change and there are other places to shop for good camera packages.
It's a good place to start because of the huge number of variations that are offered there.
This kit comes with the 70D body, the 18-135mm lens, the 55-250mm lens, a memory card, and a Basics camera bag.
This is how a typical 70D bundle could save you money. If you buy the items separately they cost more than buying them as a bundle. See the example below
I call the bundle like this the"Everything but the kitchen sink" bundle.
The crazy thing about this deal, at the time of the writing of this article, it's the same investment as the two-lens deal mentioned above.
The advertised savings are listed as $1350. Same body and two lenses, larger capacity memory card, camera case and more than 1 dozen extra accessories.
Sounds like a no-brainer? Maybe. You could keep what you need out of all those accessories and sell the rest on eBay.
It's really great that so many options exist, but there is a drawback. It can be a bit confusing when so many options exist. Here is a suggestion.
This is just my own personal bias for the best bundle for the Canon EOS 70D. The choice of lenses is by far the most important accessory included in any bundle for any camera system.
After all, you've got to have a lens attached to your 70D for every single photo you take. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm is the most desirable lens to have because of its relatively small size and its versatility. It covers the majority of shooting ranges with its 18-55 (Approximately 28-90 equivalent) in a take-it-anywhere size.
Some would definitely argue that the 18-135mm lens would be the lens of choice if you are limiting yourself to just one single lens and that is a matter of personal choice, but it makes sense to me too.
In terms of a bundle, I think the best combination is the 18-55 combined with the 55-250 makes the most sense.
In terms of a bundle, I think the best combination of lenses is the 18-55 and the 55-250, giving you a great range of zooming with only 2 lenses.
One of the cool features of some of the Canon 70D bundle packages is that you can customize them on Amazon with different options that fit your needs.
You can click on the different options and see how your choice affects the price. Have a blast with your photography.
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Canon 70D accessory kit for when you already have the camera body and standard lens.