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Canon EOS 70D Review

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Canon EOS 70D Review

The new and improved Canon EOS 70D is an impressive 20 megapixels Mid-size SLR camera with a CMOS ( 22.5 x 15 mm ) sized APS-C sensor. In the month I've spent shooting with the new Canon EOS 70D, I discovered quick and fast autofocus on subjects, moving or still, crisp sharpness and excellent image quality. Moderately, the improved Canon EOS 70D itself feels like a high-class imaging device, with a modern, innovative and elegant design and intuitive navigation. In hand, the camera feels great and surprisingly never hurt my wrist at all carrying it all day long. This is a noteworthy upgrade to the Canon EOS 70D stable 7.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Fast Continuous mode, which is very useful for sports and action shooting. One of the valuable features to move up to the Canon EOS 70D from lower-end models is the upgraded autofocus system with a significant 19 detection points. The new camera is able of capturing stunning images with an astonishing sensitivity of ISO 12,800, but will you want to?. The camera works with LP-E6 batteries, which has enough for 920 shots. The camera has a 4K video (with 1920 x 1080 resolution and H.264 video formats), which is a very excellent choice for video shooters. EOS 70D has a Canon EF/EF-S lens mount, and currently, there are 299 lenses available for this mount. No matter the type of photography, from macro to portraits, landscapes to sports, the Canon EOS 70D excels, delivering high-speed burst mode, modern features, and the ability to enjoy the stunning features of a host of Canon EF/EF-S mount lens. Still, if it works consistently in a wide range of real-world shooting situations (landscapes, portraits or sports), and with the majority of favorite Canon lenses, then we think Canon EOS 70D could well be the prizewinning choice.

General

ManufacturerCanon
ModelCanon EOS 70D
Announced2013-10-31
Body TypeMid-size SLR

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score68
DxO Color Depth22.5
DxO Dynamic Range11.6
DxO Low Light ISO926

Sensor

Sensor Resolution20 megapixels
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Dimensions22.5 x 15 mm
Sensor Area337.50mm2
Max Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO12,800
Max Boosted ISO25600
RAW Supporttrue

Lens

Lens MountCanon EF/EF-S
Number of Lenses299
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.6x
Macro Focus Rangen/a

Viewfinder

ViewfinderOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage98%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification0.6

Screen

Display TypeFully Articulated
Display TechnologyClear View II TFT color LCD
Display Size3″
Display Resolution1,040k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screentrue

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/8000s
Continuous Shooting7.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range12.00 m
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye
Max Flash Sync1/250s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segmenttrue
Averagefalse
Spottrue
Partialtrue
AF-Areafalse
Center Weightedtrue

Autofocus

Touch Autofocustrue
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocustrue
Multi Area Focustrue
Live View Focustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocustrue
Number of Autofocus Points19
Number of Cross Focus Points19

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsH.264
Microphone Intrue
Headphone Outfalse

Connectivity

WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtrue

Physical

Camera Weight755g
Body Dimensions139 x 104 x 79mm
Environmental Sealingtrue
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelLP-E6
Battery Life920 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Timelapsefalse
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
GPSOptional
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots1