News round-up including a look at the 70D’s image quality

It’s been a busy weekend in the DSLR community, so here’s a round-up of a bunch of the more significant news. The Canon 70D is to be released in August and represents the first proper revamp of the Canon APS-C line since 2009’s Canon 7D. Canon make grand claims over the new video and live-view optimised AF system but is the new sensor able to deliver the goods when it comes to image quality?

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MoVI set to revolutionise filmmaking – Vincent LaForet shows gyro stabiliser by Freefly Systems (with footage from GH3 and 1D C)

Check out the GH3 MoVI footage and donate to charity – $3 at Vimeo On Demand

There’s more – particularly on how the wireless video monitoring and camera operators work with the MoVI – by Timur Civan here

If you’ve ever wanted to pull off just about any camera move with a tiny handheld rig, that just became reality. Potentially replacing the traditional steadicam at a stroke the tiny lightweight MōVI (easier to Google as “MoVI”) is a gyro stabilised platform with gimbal and hand grip. It appears to be so effective it allows you to execute a tracking shot without a track, a pan / tilt without a tripod and a dolly shot without a dolly!

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