The Canon EOS 70D has been announced. Three months after refreshing their enthusiast range of DSLRs with the EOS 100D and 700D, Canon are replacing the EOS 60D

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.

Dual

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. 

AF Selection


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.

Canon EOS 70D

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.