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Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:03:29 AM »
London, UK, 2 July 2013
– Canon today unveils an outstanding new addition to its world-famous EOS series – the EOS 70D. Designed for aspiring enthusiast photographers, the EOS 70D is the ideal camera for anyone looking to take their photography to the next level. It combines completely new, world-first Canon imaging technology with powerful, creative and wireless sharing features – delivering a responsive, all-purpose camera ideal for capturing the moment with stunning images and Full HD video.

Capture the moment with stills and Full HD movies

The EOS 70D features a new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon. It’s the first Digital SLR in the world to feature ground-breaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which delivers smooth and accurate autofocus (AF) when shooting Full HD movies and fast AF acquisition when shooting in Live View mode. Paired with the 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-point all cross-type AF System, the EOS 70D captures incredible, full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second, with up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images in a single burst*. Additionally, a native ISO range of ISO 100-12800 enables photographers to shoot in lower light conditions and use faster shutter speeds whilst retaining high image quality.

“I was incredibly impressed with how many new technologies the EOS 70D packs into one body, and how versatile it is,” said Brutus Östling, Canon Ambassador. “The EOS 70D is the perfect camera for anyone that wants to develop their photography skills. Not only is it suited to shooting people, landscapes and action easily and in outstanding quality, but also filming subjects in Full HD with focus speeds I never thought would be possible. The camera proved itself in the most challenging of circumstances, and had a range of new-generation technologies to comfortably solve any test I threw at it – especially with the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. It really takes DSLR shooting and filmmaking to a whole new level.”

Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides swift AF performance when shooting in Live View mode and smooth accurate focus for Full HD movies. It makes it easy for users to take their next step with movies, enabling them to keep moving subjects in sharp focus and create professional-looking pull-focus effects. The technology utilises advanced CMOS architecture, allowing two photodiodes to be mounted within each pixel, both of which can be read independently to achieve autofocus, or together for image capture, with maximum image quality at all times.

An advanced AF system for stills includes 19 cross-type AF points spread across the frame, providing high speed, accurate AF – ideal for tracking sports and wildlife subjects as they move within the frame. The AF system is customisable, allowing photographers to adapt to the subject they’re shooting. AF points can be used individually, together in small groups, or as a wide active area for more unpredictable subjects. A dedicated AF area selection button, positioned conveniently next to the shutter release, enables quick switching between modes, without having to take the camera away from the eye.

Expertly designed for professional control

The EOS 70D’s powerful specification is packed into an expertly-engineered body that’s designed for comfort and swift operation. The Intelligent Viewfinder, with 98 per cent frame coverage and 0.95x magnification, allows photographers to comfortably frame their images and visualise settings via the electronic overlay. Conveniently-placed controls provide instant access to the most frequently used settings, such as ISO, AF mode selection and metering, so users can quickly change settings and concentrate on capturing the moment.

A 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen with a sharp 1,040k dot resolution is ideal for video shooting, or composing images from unusual and creative angles. The screen is a capacitive type, which supports a series of multi-touch gestures including swiping and pinch-zooming – perfect for navigating menus, amending settings or flicking through images.

Clever connectivity for easy control and instant sharing

The EOS 70D is the latest EOS model to feature integrated Wi-Fi, providing the freedom to remotely control the camera, as well as share images. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect to the EOS Remote app and control a wide range of image settings, including ISO and exposure, as well as focus and release the shutter. Photographers can also remotely use Live View mode, as well as review and rate their images.

Instant creativity unleashed

The EOS 70D features a host of creative modes to make capturing unique images easy. In-camera HDR removes the challenges of shooting in tricky, high contrast situations, merging three exposures into one that captures more detail in both the shadow and highlight areas. With multiple-exposure mode, photographers can shoot and combine up to nine exposures into a single image, or use a range of Creative Filters to instantly change the style and look of their shot.

Experimenting with creative off-camera flash is easy, thanks to the Integrated Speedlite transmitter, which provides in-camera control of multiple Canon Speedlite EX flash units.

Creative Full HD Movies

Alongside beautiful stills, the EOS 70D allows photographers to create high quality movies with ease. Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution video can be captured with a choice of selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 or 24fps, and 60 and 50fps at 720p, and a range of compression options for post-editing and sharing. Thanks to new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Movie Servo AF mode tracks subjects as they move, or even as shots are recomposed, ensuring they’re always in focus. Alternatively, users can select different focus areas over 80 per cent of the frame** simply by tapping the touch-screen, even when recording – ensuring that movies stay sharp and clear if a subject moves or the user changes the composition of a shot.

Videographers can also enjoy stereo sound using the internal microphone, or enhance audio with the in-built external microphone input terminal. Full control over settings such as aperture and ISO is also possible within manual mode, giving users greater freedom as their skills develop.

EOS 70D – key features:

  • 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System and 7 fps shooting
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Instant sharing and remote control with Wi-Fi
  • ISO 12800 (H:25600)
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm ClearView II LCD touch screen
  • Intelligent viewfinder
  • Full-HD movies
  • *UHS-I card required for maximum burst duration

**Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible over 80 per cent of the width and height of the Live View frame

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 12:10:50 AM »
The specs look good and the price is $100 bucks cheaper than I guessed. Not too bad at all. If I was looking for an APS-C body, i'd definitely be interested in this. I'm very curious to see this 20.2MP sensor in action and check out it's low light ISO performance.
Still of note, no mention of any weather sealing or AFMA, however I think this was pretty wishful thinking considering we got 7FPS and finally got rid of the 9/11pt AF system of the 60D/Rebels.
I just wish this camera had been the 60D, as I always saw that as a pretty big disappointment and totally unexciting.
This finally seems like a real upgrade from the 50D!
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 12:11:05 AM »
Looks like they finally increased the continuous shooting time from 12min to 32min


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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 12:12:32 AM »
No wonder, no 60fps in video. never looking back at canon. canon strategy sucks..

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:13:44 AM »
DPR's hands on preview states:

"AF microadjustment (can be set individually for up to 40 lenses, remembered by lens serial number)"
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 12:26:09 AM »
Looks like they have left room for a 7D replacement, with a more robust-weatherproof body, dual card slots, better AF (i.e. 5Dmk3/1Dx AF system), and dual processors to allow 9-10fps shooting speed. Maybe at a sub-$2k price point, about where the 6D is? It could bridge the gap left when they took the 1D series to full-frame only.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 12:28:46 AM »
YES: afma
YES: expanded AEB

No headphone jack.
No onboard intervalometer, but that is doable with a cheap aftermarket wired remote. 

The left-right dual photosite phase detect looks great.  A lot to like here.

The Big Open issue: just how good is that sensor in DR and low-light?

Looks very promising.  Canon has brought some very interesting new technology to the table AND heard our cries for afma and expanded AEB. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 12:38:20 AM »
Does anyone know if their smartphone app can act as an intervalometer?

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 12:41:33 AM »
Looks good. Did anyone actually see what they said about material used for the body? I may have missed that, it's been a very long night so far!
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 12:44:52 AM »
Exciting news! Really hope the sensor delivers, as it seems Canon have mostly done right in other aspects of the design (especially the AF system). What amazed me is that they kept the price to $1200. Given their recent price trend one would have imagined they'd price it $1300 or so.

Anybody know if the body is plastic or a metal consturction?

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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 12:47:40 AM »
I'm assuming it is gonna be metal with a plastic top (like the 6D). There will definitely be plastic bits due to the wifi.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 12:54:09 AM »
It's on Engadget. With some pictures.  ;D

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/02/canon-70d-hands-on/
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 12:55:59 AM »
And I must say... It looks damn fine!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 12:56:06 AM »
Strobists will be happy if the spec list at B&H is correct.

Max sync = 250th of a second.

And another first....

It has a focus assist (AF) beam.

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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 12:56:37 AM »
DP Review has a hands-on preview as well. One thing they mention is AF to F/11 in live view. Does this mean there isn't the <F/8 issue with, for example, long telephoto + TC's?

DPReview was quite optimistic about the live view AF, but it didn't sound like they'd had much chance to test it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 12:56:37 AM »