Canon did unveil an outstanding new addition to the enthusiast range of its renowned EOS series – the EOS 70D digital SLR camera – ideal for anyone looking to take more control of the photographic process for satisfying creative results. Replacing the popular EOS 60D and sitting above the EOS 700D, the EOS 70D is the first DSLR camera in the world to feature all-new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, and combines powerful creative features with wireless sharing functionality for a highly responsive, all-purpose camera.
EOS 70D – key features:
- 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
- 19 point cross-type AF System and 7 fps shooting
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Instant sharing and remote control with Wi-Fi
- ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)
- Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II LCD touch screen
- Intelligent viewfinder
- Full-HD movies
“Packed with innovative features and offering professional-level control, the EOS 70D will help a new generation of creative photographers get more involved in the image capture process for more satisfying results,” says Kai Lebens, Product Manager Consumer Cameras and Lenses, Canon Australia. “Appealing strongly to serious photographers, the EOS 70D’s groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF system delivers AF performance in Live View mode similar to shooting through the viewfinder, enabling faster AF acquisition, exceptional tracking performance and smooth AF during movie shooting.”
World-first AF technology
In a world’s first for a DSLR camera, Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides swift AF performance when shooting in Live View mode and smooth accurate focus for Full HD movies. Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes it easy for users to take their next step with movies, enabling them to keep moving subjects in sharp focus and create professional-looking pull-focus effects. The technology uses advanced CMOS architecture, allowing two photodiodes to be mounted within each pixel, both of which can be read independently to achieve autofocus, or together for image capture, with maximum image quality at all times.
An advanced AF system for stills includes 19 cross-type AF points spread across the frame, providing high-speed, accurate AF – ideal for tracking sports and wildlife subjects as they move within the frame. The AF system is customisable, allowing photographers to adapt to the subject they are shooting. AF points can be used individually, together in small groups, or as a wide active area for more unpredictable subjects. A dedicated AF area selection button, positioned conveniently next to the shutter release, enables quick switching between modes, without having to take the camera away from the eye.
The EOS 70D features a new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon. Paired with the 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-point all cross-type AF System, the EOS 70D captures incredible, full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW imagesi
. Additionally, a native ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) enables photographers to shoot in lower light conditions and use faster shutter speeds while retaining high image quality.