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Canon 70D, the new kid on the block

Canon 70D, the new kid on the block

70D-headline

The embargo is finally off…meet the new Canon 70D.

What a busy month for Canon. After the introduction of the the EOS 100D/SL1 and the 700D now comes the new EOS 70D.

The new camera is equipped with the latest DIGIC 5+ engine and a much improved auto focus mechanism system.

It is yet to be seen how good the video quality coming out from this camera will be.

Here are the Canon 70D highlights:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode

Here is a part from the press release concerning the video mode:

Creative Full HD Movies

Alongside beautiful stills, the EOS 70D allows photographers to create high quality movies with ease. Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution video can be captured with a choice of selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 or 24fps, and 60 and 50fps at 720p, and a range of compression options for post-editing and sharing. Thanks to new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Movie Servo AF mode tracks subjects as they move, or even as shots are recomposed, ensuring they’re always in focus. Alternatively, users can select different focus areas over 80 per cent of the frame** simply by tapping the touch-screen, even when recording – ensuring that movies stay sharp and clear if a subject moves or the user changes the composition of a shot.

Videographers can also enjoy stereo sound using the internal microphone, or enhance audio with the in-built external microphone input terminal. Full control over settings such as aperture and ISO is also possible within manual mode, giving users greater freedom as their skills develop.

 

Checkout Canon Australia’s videos demonstrating the powerful new autofocus:

(from minute 3:12 is the making of which is more interesting)…. and a more technical explanation of the new camera capabilities:

 

You can pre order the camera from B&H in 3 different configurations:

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Body Only $1,199

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens $1,349

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens $1,549.00

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