Canon unveils EOS 70D mid-range SLR with 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF'

Canon releases a replacement for their 60D, the EOS 70D.


After almost 3 years, Canon has released a fitting replacement for its popular 60D camera, the 70D. This camera, much like the previous one, is suited for both enthusiasts and professionals alike.

For the first time, Canon has included "Dual Pixel CMOS AF", which it claims to deliver smooth and accurate autofocus (AF) when shooting Full HD movies, and fast AF acquisition when shooting in Live View mode. Canon pairs a 14-bit Dual DIGIC 5+ (plus) processor (included in the EOS-1D X), instead of the DIGIC 6 included in the Powershot SX280 HS (April 2013 launched). The DIGIC 5+ processor allows a capture rate of 12 frames fps while shooting in RAW + JPEG mode, and an additional DIGIC-4 processor specifically for its Intelligent Subject Analysis System.

The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera comes with a built-in wireless transmitter. Users can connect both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to wirelessly transfer photos and videos via a free EOS Remote app available in the Apple App Store as well as Google Play store. The 70D will be available at the end of August, no news on India Availability yet.

Canon EOS 70D (body only) – $1099 (Rs 65940 approx)
Canon EOS 70D (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) – $1349 (Rs 80940 approx)
Canon EOS 70D (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) – $1549 (Rs 92940 approx)

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 12800 (H:25600).
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm ClearView II LCD touch screen.
  • Intelligent viewfinder.
  • 1080p Full-HD movies.
  • *UHS-I card required for maximum burst duration.




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