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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 04, 2013, 10:55:36 AM »

Dual Pixel AF in action

The Polish website www.optyczne.pl has posted a few videos showing the AF performance of the new Dual Pixel AF technology from Canon. They used both an STM lens, as well as an EF 100 f/2.8L IS macro lens.


The performance definitely looks better than liveview autofocus on any other Canon I have used. I’m especially impressed with the performance of the servo mode.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4TffRSFSwo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAIEdwfj78


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF9pmqEN3bE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjH4Inox4YA


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Canon EOS 70D w/18-55 IS STM $1349

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Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $1549

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 11:05:30 AM »
So a fast focusing lens is the other half of the story?
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 11:06:40 AM »
Seems very good!!
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 11:22:00 AM »
I like what I see there ;)
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 11:33:16 AM »
I have claimed for a long time that focus is the most important aspect of image quality.... It does not matter how many megapixels, what the dr is, read noise, or iso performance if the picture is blurry. Thank you canon for raising the af bar higher.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 11:35:03 AM »
Now we wait till they put it into the next EOS M  ;D
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
Looks impressive!

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 12:00:02 PM »
My observations:

- Ring USM is still faster than STM. STM is just for smoother & quieter focusing, not speed.

- I can't be sure due to the video quality, but it appears there is still some sort of CDAF-style "focus racking" (albeit minor), most apparent in the 1st & 3rd vids. It doesn't "snap" into focus like one would expect from PDAF.

- Not sure how the continuous AF tracking was set up for the 4th vid (or if it was even set up correctly at all), but it clearly showed that that particular L USM lens+body combo couldn't follow the hand as it moved backward & forward from the initial point of focus lock. I hope that's the worst case scenario already (too fast movement), and the firmware is still not yet finalized.

Overall, still pretty fast compared to existing solutions.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 12:00:45 PM »
I don't know why, but I'm not really impressed by the AF speed shown in the videos. It doesn't seem that much faster than the EOS M with firmware 2.0.2 installed. PDAF is still a lot faster than this.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
I don't know why, but I'm not really impressed by the AF speed shown in the videos. It doesn't seem that much faster than the EOS M with firmware 2.0.2 installed. PDAF is still a lot faster than this.

I agree. And based on these initial videos it's still noticeably slower than CDAF on MFT cameras like the OM-D.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 12:55:02 PM »
So many goodies in this new camera. Makes you wonder why would anyone get a 6d now!
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 01:16:16 PM »
So many goodies in this new camera. Makes you wonder why would anyone get a 6d now!

No, it really doesn't.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 01:35:53 PM »
So many goodies in this new camera. Makes you wonder why would anyone get a 6d now!

High ISO performance.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »
So many goodies in this new camera. Makes you wonder why would anyone get a 6d now!

Totally agree.    ::)    The 6D is so passe now that it is good for nothing but deep discount sales.

Here's to hoping...  I'll definitely be on the lookout for one of those dump-the-now-worthless-6D-with-old-model-24-105-kit-lens sales!


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Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 02:10:05 PM »
So many goodies in this new camera. Makes you wonder why would anyone get a 6d now!

About be able to use 6400ISO -  in low light condition.
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