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The EOS 70D camera is finally here. It introduces new levels of performance for Live View shooting thanks to 19-point autofocus and groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which radically improves focus speed and tracking accuracy for movies in a camera that delivers stunning results. Appealing to photographers looking to move from an entry-level DSLR to a more advanced camera, the EOS 70D packs a brand-new 20.2 Megapixel sensor into a body with excellent construction. An intuitive flip-out touch-screen LCD for Live View shooting at any angle plus WiFi connectivity for convenient connection to devices such as smartphones and printers makes the EOS 70D the perfect entry into the mid-range. Click here for DPReview's hands-on review of the camera and sample photos and videos from Canon Japan's website.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Because of its specification and intuitive controls, the EOS 70D is the perfect solution for those looking to upgrade from an entry-level DSLR to a camera with more advanced features and faster operation. A 19-point AF system makes focusing faster and more accurate through the viewfinder while Live View shooting is smoother for both stills and movie making thanks to Canon’s breakthrough Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A range of beneficial features puts creative control firmly in the hands of the photographer.
With a 7fps shooting speed at maximum resolution, built-in WiFi, 19 cross-type AF points and an ISO range from 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600) the EOS 70D is perfectly suited to outdoor and active photographers looking to capture moving subjects quickly, with superb detail and sharpness at the highest quality possible in any lighting situation.
- 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 25,600.
- 7fps full resolution continuous shooting rate.
- Swift and accurate focus in Live View and Full HD movies with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
- 19-point wide area, all cross-type AF points.
- DIGIC 5+ image processor - 14-bit processing for high quality images.
- Large 7.7cm (3.0”) capacitive touch panel Vari-angle Clear View II LCD 1040k dot, 3:2 ratio.
- Intelligent viewfinder with 98% frame coverage.
- Full HD movies with external mic port, stereo microphone, timecode, selectable frame rates, and a range of compression options.
- Built-in WiFi capability for instant sharing and remote control.*
- In-camera HDR mode, Multiple exposure function.
- iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-Layer sensor.
- Electronic level, exposure compensation +/- 5 stops.
- Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.
- MSRP $1,199 body ; $1,349 with EF 18-55mm IS STM ; $1,549 with 18-135mm IS STM
SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY
A brand new APS-C sensor gives greater flexibility allowing the user to capture images in higher resolution and crop into an image with minimal loss of picture quality. Working in tandem with a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor, colours are reproduced accurately whilst tonal gradation is subtle and natural.
OUTSTANDING LIVE VIEW AUTOFOCUS ABILITY
Thanks to new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, seen for the very first time in the EOS 70D, Live View focusing has taken a big step forward with two photodiodes per pixel, allowing phase-detection AF on the imaging sensor’s surface. This Canon breakthrough technology allows users to shoot both still images and high quality Full HD (1080p) movies of moving subjects, keeping them sharp at all times – even when approaching the camera.
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF array covers 80% of the total image sensor area so even off-centre subjects can be tracked with higher speed and greater accuracy.
FAST IMAGE PROCESSING
The benefits of the DIGIC 5+ processor are great and have already proved themselves in Canon cameras, such as the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D. The processor has been designed to complement the EOS 70D’s CMOS sensor and enables the EOS 70D to achieve fast shooting speeds of up to 7fps at full resolution – capturing maximum detail, accurate colours and low noise, in all conditions.
LIGHTWEIGHT WITH SUPERB HANDLING
A composite construction made from polycarbonate resin with glass-fibre, the EOS 70D is built to withstand the rigours of today’s modern lifestyle. Simple controls and intuitive ergonomics make it quick and easy to handle while a 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen makes easy work of Live View filming and composition with 100% field-of-view.
NEW INTELLIGENT VIEWFINDER
With 98% coverage, 0.95x magnification and an exceptionally clear view of the subject through the lens, the EOS 70D’s viewfinder performs beautifully and offers at-a-glance information without taking attention away from the subject. With information superimposed in the viewfinder the user can easily see the chosen AF area and the active AF points while the subject is being captured or tracked. As well as standard viewfinder information such as shutter speed, ISO value and aperture, the EOS 70D offers additional shooting information and warnings such as AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, Auto-exposure bracketing as well as flash and composition information such as a useful composition grid and an electronic level indicator.
EASY TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL
Featuring a flip-out LCD screen, the EOS 70D is a very versatile tool for Live View and HD Movie shooting. The screen is a 3-inch design and features 1040k dots for very high-resolution viewing of your images and movies. With easy, user-friendly functionality, the user is able to adjust camera settings quickly and accurately with the minimum of fuss.
The screen also makes it easy to capture images from awkward camera positions without having to strain yourself by over-reaching. High shots over a crowd or low shots in a tight corner are really easy to achieve while focusing is easily controlled thanks to three easily selectable AF options.
CONTINUOUS FULL RESOLUTION SHOOTING AT UP TO 7FPS
Faster, more responsive continuous shooting at the highest possible quality is made possible thanks to a shutter capable of up to 7fps. In conjunction with the powerful buffer processing of the DIGIC 5+ processor, up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images can be taken in one continuous burst with a UHS-I (SDHC) compatible memory card.
BUILT-IN WIFI FOR UNPARALLELED CONNECTIVITY
With built-in WiFi connectivity the EOS 70D can be wirelessly connected to a tablet computer or iOS/Android smartphone to shoot remotely from alternative viewpoints. Images can also be transferred via PictBridge over Wireless LAN compatible printers.
LIVE VIEW AND FULL HD MOVIE SHOOTING
Like all current EOS DSLR models in the range, the EOS 70D features Full HD Movie recording with the ability to shoot 1080p resolution movies at a variety of frame rates and compression levels. With either auto or full manual control over both exposure and audio levels the EOS 70D provides an exceptionally powerful tool for shooting professional-looking movies. Thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, movie shooting with continuous focusing has never been easier or more accurate with moving subjects tackled with precision, even when moving towards the camera.
WIDE RANGE OF CREATIVE OPTIONS
Creative Filters such as Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect and Fisheye help to expand the creative options of photography. These filters can be applied to both captured RAW and JPEG files and one image can be processed several times with different filters to see the different effects. Along with the filters, a High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode allows the EOS 70D to take multiple exposures of a scene and combine them in-camera to deliver rich detail in shadow and highlight areas.