Canon are always growing and have been at the top of the digital SLR’s from the start. Every new EOS model has come with an increased resolution and high ISO range. In 2009 the company had progressed from 3MP to 18 MP and the ISO was 1600 to ISO 12800. We have had the same design since the Canon’s APS-C camera and now after all those years we have the EOS 70D.
The EOS 70D is for the photographers who are looking for a big upgrade since the EOS 60D. It does have many of the features from the existing Canon’s such as the touchscreen, built in WI-FI and auto focus sensor. However the upgrades are on the inside with an entirely new sensor which is awesome. It offers 20.2MP resolution and uses a dual pixel CMOOS AF design which means that every pixel is split into two separately readable photodiodes.
With the other cameras cannon have produced they have had practical limitations. This is mainly to do with the covering of a restricted area of a frame which struggles once the light drops below the outdoor daylight levels. So cannon have said that its dual pixel AF systems now works across an area 80% of the frames width and height in light levels as low as 0 EV and at apertures down to F11. So what this means is that it will do well in live view autofocus systems we have yet to see from another type of camera.
The control layout is fantastic and a big upgrade from the EOS 60D. It has many improvements and offers a full set of external controls to operate the key functions. Canons beautiful designed quick control screen also covers all the other features. The touchscreen interface is fantastic and is a lot more useful this time round. It has many more features and also brought back such features as AF micro adjustment.
Here are some of the key features from the Canon EOS 70D:-
- 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
I have recently used this camera for one of my new shoots and I did see a massive difference. Especially on my outdoors shots. Check out the images on my website at “Glamour London Photography” to see what you think. It is always a pleasure to use the latest cameras from Canon and I look forward to the feature to see what other new features they will bring out. If you have used this new camera then please comment below and let me know what you think.