Canon introduces EOS 70D DSLR

Canon EOS 70DThe EOS 70D is a mid-range SLR for enthusiast photographers that from the outside looks like a sensible, indeed desirable upgrade to the EOS 60D. It borrows many of the best bits from Canon’s existing SLRs, including the autofocus sensor from the EOS 7D, the fully articulated touchscreen from the EOS 700D (Rebel T5i), and built-in Wi-Fi from the EOS 6D. But on the inside it sports an entirely new sensor that is, potentially, revolutionary. It offers 20.2MP resolution, but uses a ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ design in which every single pixel is split into two separately-readable photodiodes, facing left and right. This means that in principle they are all capable of phase detection autofocus in live view and movie mode.

Tech Specs

– 20.2 MP sensor (slightly larger but still 1.6x crop)
– Dual pixel CMOS AF
– Built in Wifi
– 19 AF points (same as the 7D)
– Intelligent viewfinder
– 7 fps
– ISO 100 to 12800
– Vari angle 3″ LCD, 1.04m pixels with touch capabilities
– Same WiFi as in the 6D
– DIGIC 5 Plus Engine
– 63 zone metering sensor
– HDR and multiple exposure like in the 6D
– Creative filters can be seen on LCD before shooting
– 98% coverage viewfinder
– Face detection is also available
– Dual cross type focusing
– New icons especially for the vertical level<
– Micro adjustment is back and doesn’t need to be done with the video mode
– Early September shipment in three different configs: Body is $1,199; with the 18-55mm is $1,349 and the 18-135mm is $1,549

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