Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)

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Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)

Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF  (Body Only)

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for exceptional image quality and processing speed.
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for improved continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment with attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded movie shooting options.
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors in sunlight.
  • Built-in wireless technology allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, share your images with wireless-enabled Canon cameras, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android(TM) smartphone* with the free download of the EOS Remote app.
  • Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus; lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills from a variety of angles with the freedom provided by the Vari-angle LCD. 19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point) with a wide area arrayfor exceptional autofocus performance and greater compositional freedom when shooting with the viewfinder. Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view, and Multi-Aspect ratio in Live View broadens your choices in composition.

The Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera features a 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor to ensure high-resolution images and excellent low-light sensitivity. Both the sensor and processor work together to produce well-detailed, clear imagery that exhibits natural tonality and color gradations with minimal noise when working in difficult lighting conditions. The processor also provides notable speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to record up to 7 fps in full-r

List Price: $ 1,199.00

Price: $ 1,199.00

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  • D. Alexander

    118 of 136 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A jack-of-all-trades with the best amateur video available, August 29, 2013
    D. Alexander

    This review is from: Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) (Electronics)

    This is the most complete DSLR Canon has ever produced. It combines the best features of the T5i, 60D, 6D, and 7D with Canon’s first new crop sensor in four years. With that sensor comes superior Live View and movie motion tracking, a remedy for the one constraint that’s hindered amateur video on Canon bodies since the 5D II in 2008. If you shoot movies with autofocus, now is the time to upgrade.


    ==== 50D /2008
    9-point AF, all cross-points
    6.3 fps, 16 raw
    96% viewfinder
    640 x 480 LCD
    AF micro-adjustment
    AF joystick
    Flash sync socket
    CF memory cards

    ==== 60D /2010
    + 18MP
    + 1080p/720p/480p movies
    + Mono mic
    + 720 x 480 LCD
    + LCD articulates
    + Metering improved
    + White balance improved
    + Wireless flash control
    + HDR / MSNR / exposure merge
    + Raw conversion and filters on-camera
    + Movie crop zoom (7X, 480p)
    +/- SD cards
    +/- simplified button layout
    — 5.3 fps, 16 raw
    — no AF joystick
    — no AF micro-adjust
    — no flash sync socket
    — lesser build

    ==== 7D /2009
    + 19-point AF, all cross-points
    + 8 fps, 25 raw
    + AF joystick
    + AF micro-adjust
    + Magnesium chassis
    + 100 % viewfinder
    + Flash sync port
    + Weather-sealing(ish)
    + Video sound level adjustment
    +/- CF cards
    +/- larger
    — 640 x 480 LCD
    — LCD won’t articulate
    — Movie crop zoom
    — HDR / MSNR / exposure merge

    ==== 70D /2013
    + 20 MP, noise improved
    + ‘Dual Pixel AF’ in Live View
    + LCD articulates
    + LCD touchscreen
    + 720 x 480 LCD
    + Wifi built-in
    + Silent-shooting w/ viewfinder
    + Scene Intelligent Auto mode
    + Stereo mics
    + Video compression improved
    + Movie crop zoom (3X, 1080p)
    + HDR / MSNR / exposure merge
    +/- SD cards
    +/- smaller
    + /- weather sealing
    +/- simplified button layout
    — 7 fps, 16 raw
    — no AF joystick
    — no spot-AF or AF-point expansion
    — no flash sync port
    — lesser build

    Viewed from another angle, here’s where we’ve seen the major features before:

    * 20MP sensor
    * Dual-Pixel AF
    * 16-shot raw buffer, 60-shot jpeg buffer (60D)
    * 19-point AF system (7D)
    * Swivel LCD screen (60D)
    * Touchscreen LCD (T5i)
    * Simplified rear control layout (6D)
    * Wifi (6D)
    * AF micro-adjustment (7D)
    * Stereo microphones (T5i)
    * Silent shooting through the viewfinder (5D III)
    * Movie crop zoom (T3i)
    * IPB and ALL-I video compression (5D III)
    * On-camera raw conversion, movie editing, and effects preview (T5i)
    * Scene Intelligent Auto mode (T5i)

    It’s like a greatest-hits album; there’s almost nothing from the parts bin that hasn’t made an appearance. Far and away the most important improvements are in autofocus. Let’s dive into that.


    Like all DSLRs that can display a live feed to the rear LCD, the 70D has multiple autofocus systems. The primary is for stills shot through the viewfinder. The other is for stills or movies composed from the rear LCD.

    The AF array for viewfinder shooting is a 19-point system pulled from the 7D. It covers the same area as the 9-point array from the 40/50/60D/T5i/T4i, but the hit-rate in AI-Servo (Canon’s motion-tracking mode) with fast or unpredictable movement improves by at least half. That applies to the full grid and, to a lesser extent, the center point alone. The older system was already a third better than the one in the T2i/T3i/SL1. Thanks to the dense AF grid, the 70D is much less likely to miss during full-grid shooting for lack of having a point on contrast.

    There are few caveats to this system.

    First, it has only three of the 7D’s five AF modes: Full Auto (19 point), Zone AF (5 zones), and Single-Point (1 point). It’s missing Spot AF (1 point, reduced size) and AF Point Expansion (1 point, reverts to local outer points if necessary). Will you miss them? Maybe. Spot AF makes it easy to hit a very small target with a fast lens, like an eye instead of an eyebrow. AF Point Expansion is great for motion when you want to use a specific AF point, but with a fallback so the camera won’t give up if that point misses.

    Zone AF isn’t a perfect substitute. It groups points into areas that you can select, but the point chosen within each area is always the one over the closest subject. If your subject is surrounded by other viable closer subjects, that may cause a miss noticeable with a fast lens.

    Second, there’s more button-pressing than with the 40D/50D/60D for single-point shooters. The earlier bodies can directly select the outer AF points (where eyes typically end up in portraits) with one thumb movement. This 70D can’t because the rocker only goes 8 ways…

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  • S. Burg

    21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Canon 70D First Impressions, August 30, 2013
    S. Burg (USA) –

    This is going to be short, since I’ve not had the chance to do a whole lot of shooting as yet. Consider it a “just out of the box” impression. I already have a Canon 5D Mk III, and a number of L series lenses. I wanted a “backup camera” for video shooting, and I was intrigued by the new auto-focus system offered on the 70D.

    So far, I’m extremely pleased with this camera. The 18-35 mm kit lens gives a lot of range, and I tested the camera out with my other lenses. The L series lenses work very well, and auto-focusing is fast, smooth, and doesn’t search around much even in very low light. The camera is not as heavy as the 5D Mk III, but feels solid enough, and not all that different in the hands. Even with the 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM zoom – my heaviest lens at the moment – the camera feels surprisingly balanced.

    The crop sensor obviously changes the effect of the lenses, but having a full sensor and a crop sensor both, it’s like having 2 sets of lenses. My 70-300mm zoom now has an effective reach up to 480 mm due to the crop factor. To me, this is kind of a bonus, though not in itself a reason to buy the camera.

    One thing I couldn’t figure out before having the camera in my possession deserves a mention. This is my first experience with a fold-out LCD screen on a DSLR, and I had no idea how the display would deal with flipping around 180 degrees. Would it be upside down? This was the first thing I tried, and the screen auto-flips when it is rotated. Maybe everyone else already knows this – but I didn’t! Anyway, the fold-out display is a great feature, and it also folds face-in to protect the display when not in use.

    The ability to touch various points on the LCD display while in Live View or shooting video, and shift focus while shooting is – to me at least – worth the price of admission. If Canon eventually updates the 7D and/or the 5D Mk III, this functionality would be most welcome!

    Purely as a “gut reaction” – I really like the 70D immensely. And it seems a very good value for the price. This may actually become my preferred “walk-around camera, though time will tell.

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