We’ll know tonight
We’ve received word that the new Canon EOS 70D which is right around the corner will set the benchmark for ISO performance from a crop camera.
That bit of information will make a lot of people happy, as it may mean Canon is ready to make a jump back into the top end of sensor and processor development.
We should be seeing sample images within the next 24 hours.
Below is the spec list of the upcoming Canon EOS 70D.
The new autofocus type we were told about appears to be the Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus. It works up to a claimed 5 times faster than previous EOS cameras in live view.
Canon EOS 70D Specifications
- 20.2mp CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5+
- 19pt AF System (All Cross Type)
- Built-in WiFi
- 3″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
- ISO 12,800 Maximum
- Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
- Full HD Video
- Multiexposure Mode
- LP-E6 Battery
- Announcement on July 2, 2013
Canon EOS 70D
As expected the next DSLR from Canon will be the EOS 70D.
No specs of the camera have leaked out yet, but the last we heard it would utilize the 18mp sensor currently in the Rebel SL1. The specs have leaked.
The camera will come kitted with either the EF-S 18-55 IS STM or the EF-S 18-135 IS STM. The battery grip will be called the BG-E14
“D— —– —- AF”
We’re told the “surprise” announcement that we’re told is coming in July is for a new type of autofocus technology. This new AF tech will first appear in the EOS 70D that will be announced soon after.
What exactly the technology is, we don’t know at this time. Although we’re very excited to see if this information is accurate.
More to come….
Marketing for the new camera now under way
We’re told that the EOS 70D is in final testing and in the hands of some ‘Explorers of Light’. Canon is currently in the middle of production on a few commercials for the 70D that have been shot at various spots around the globe.
It currently looks like July is when we’ll see the replacement to the 60D finally get announced.