The Canon EOS 70D is the world's first DSLR to boast Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Claimed to improve autofocus performance in Live View and take DSLR filmmaking to a new level, it replaces the EOS 60D.
The Canon EOS 70D features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that's partnered alongside Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor and provides a wide ISO sensitivity range of 100-12800.
Pixel AF Technology
Implementing the same 19-point all cross-type AF system as found on the Canon EOS 7D, the Canon EOS 70D becomes the world's first DSLR to feature Dual Pixel AF technology, which is designed to improve the speed of autofocus when shooting Full HD video and acquiring focus in Live View mode. To ensure a perfect balance between image quality and performance is achieved, the Dual Pixel AF technology covers 80% of the sensor area and is fully compatible with 108 Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
To further enhance the autofocus operation, the Canon EOS 70D features a newly dedicated AF area selection button that's conveniently positioned behind the shutter. The idea of this is to tie-in with the EOS 70D's intelligent viewfinder to provide a way of showing the autofocus modes without having to pull the camera away from the eye.
Set to continuous shooting, the Canon EOS 70D can rattle out a burst of high resolution images at 7fps - equivalent to 1fps faster than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
The Canon EOS 70D shoots at a variety of frame rates and full control over shutter speed, aperture and ISO is also available for videographers, as is a built-in external microphone input port.
For More Details
For more information and details on Canons new EOS 70D please take a look at our First Look Preview where we delve into the new features, including a First Look Video Review, a Hands On Review and our exciting Sample Image Gallery.
Available from the end of August, the Canon EOS 70D will cost £1079.99 body only or £1199.99 with Canon's 18-55mm STM kit lens. It'll also be made available in kit form with the Canon 18-135mm STM lens for £1399.99 and the new BG-E14 battery grip will cost £229.99.