Capture the Moment at Seven Frames per Second
Capture the moment in stunning stills and Full-HD movies with the high performance EOS 70D, featuring 7fps (frames per second) full resolution shooting, an advanced 19-point AF system and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
- 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
- 19-point cross-type AF System and 7fps 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
- Full-HD movies
20.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5+
The high performance EOS 70D combines a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor to deliver 14-bit images that are packed with detail and clarity. Colours are reproduced accurately while tonal gradation is subtle and natural.
Capturing superb shots of fast-paced action like sports or wildlife is easy with 7fps full resolution continuous shooting and a high performance 19 cross-type point AF System, which provides high precision, responsiveness and accuracy to capture the moment with high image quality.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The EOS 70D features Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, enabling fast and smooth autofocus tracking while shooting movies. Each pixel features two photo diodes that can be read independently during autofocus or together to capture the image.
Wi-Fi Sharing and Control
Shoot remotely from alternative viewpoints: connect and control your EOS 70D using your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Images can be reviewed and transferred wirelessly and instantly shared with family and friends.
Powerful Low-light Performance
When light levels fall, the EOS 70D keeps performing. It offers an ISO range of up to 12800 — expandable to 25600 — so you can capture superb handheld shots in low light without using flash.
Shoot Comfortably From a Range of Angles
Use the intuitive touch controls to shoot from unique or awkward angles with a 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Vari-angle ClearView II LCD capacitive touchscreen, which features 1,040,000 dots for high resolution playback. Switch to Live View mode to capture the best angle and to help compose your shot.
Intelligent Viewfinder with 98% Coverage
Enjoy a larger, more magnified field of view using the intelligent viewfinder which offers 98% coverage, relaxed viewing with a 22mm eyepoint and displays useful shooting information and an electronic level to help you capture the best shot.
Full HD Movies
The EOS 70D delivers stunning Full-HD (1080p) video with fast accurate autofocus thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Explore your creativity with stereo sound, full manual control and selectable frame rates.
EF 16-35 mm f/4L IS USM
Capture landscapes and architectural images using this compact and lightweight, high-performance, f/4 fixed aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom lens with Image Stabiliser. Ideal for professionals and enthusiasts.
EF-S 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
With a compact, lightweight design that’s ideal for travel, this ultra wide-angle EF-S zoom lens lets you fit more in every shot for dramatic landscapes and expressive architectural images.
EF 100 f/2.8 L Macro IS USM
The EF 100 mm f/2.8L IS USM, part of Canon’s prestigious L series and first featuring an image stabiliser with angle and shift detection that is highly effective at close focusing distances.
During the early days of digital SLRs, Canon was pretty much the undisputed leader in CMOS image sensor technology. Almost every new EOS model came with an increase in resolution and high ISO range, and when the EOS 7D appeared in late 2009, the company had progressed from 3MP to 18MP, and ISO 1600 to ISO 12800, in just over nine years. But since then Canon’s APS-C cameras have all sported variants on the same basic sensor design, to the extent that you could be forgiven for wondering what on earth their engineers were doing all day. Now we know.
The 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.
On-chip phase detection is nothing new – we first saw it in the Fujifilm F300EXR back in 2010. Since then it’s been adopted in one form or another by most manufacturers, with arguably its most successful implementation coming in Nikon’s 1 System mirrorless models. But because until now it’s used relatively few active pixels scattered sparsely across the sensor, it’s had practical limitations, often only covering a restricted area of the frame and struggling once the light drops below outdoor daylight levels. Canon says that its Dual Pixel AF system, in contrast, works across an area 80% of the frame width and height, in light levels as low as 0 EV, and at apertures down to F11. This means it could well be the most capable live view autofocus system we’ve yet seen on any type of camera.
We’ll look at the technology behind the EOS 70D’s live view AF in more detail later, but let’s not forget that it has to work as a conventional SLR too. To this end it uses the same 19-point AF sensor as the EOS 7D for viewfinder shooting, but with slightly simplified control options in firmware. It can rattle shots off at 7fps for up to 65 frames in JPEG or 16 in Raw, and its standard ISO range covers 100-12800, with ISO 25600 as an expanded option. Image processing is via the DIGIC 5+ processor first seen in the EOS 5D Mark III.
In terms of control layout the EOS 70D is a logical evolution of the EOS 60D, adopting many of Canon’s intervening updates and improvements. So it offers a full set of external controls to operate most key functions, and Canon’s well-designed Quick Control screen to cover pretty much everything else. It also adopts the superb touchscreen interface that debuted on the EOS 650D (Rebel T4i), which we’ve found to be more useful than you might at first think. The 70D also regains an array of features that disappeared between the EOS 50D and 60D, such as AF microadjustment.
Canon EOS 70D key features:
- 20.2MP APS-C ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor
- DIGIC 5+ image processor
- ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
- 7fps continuous shooting, burst depth 65 JPEG / 16 Raw
- ‘Silent’ shutter mode
- 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic
- 19-point AF system, all points cross-type, sensitive to -0.5 EV
- 63-zone iFCL metering system
- 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification, switchable gridlines and electronic level display
- Fully-articulated touchscreen, 1040k dot 3″ ClearView II LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
- Single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Single-axis electronic level
- Built-in flash works as off-camera remote flash controller
- AF microadjustment (can be set individually for up to 40 lenses, remembered by lens serial number)
- In-camera High Dynamic Range and Multiple Exposure modes (JPEG-only)
- ‘Creative Filter’ image processing styles, previewed in live view