... a new type of autofocus technology.
Genuinely new or just new for Canon?
what kind of AF (usefull for a DSLR) has canon not used but other DSLR makers have?
that´s just a semi-transparent mirror and canon has used that in the 60s for metering and later (look at my name ) for focusing.
but the AF is still phase detection.
not sure if canon would call that a new AF....
but then... sensor based phase detection would not be new either.