Introduction to Canon EOS 70D:
Canon EOS 70D is featuring 20.2MP resolution, but customs a 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF' design in which every single pixel is divided into two distinctly readable photodiodes, facing left and right. This means that in standard they are all accomplished of autofocus in live view and movie mode. Canon says that its Double Pixel AF system, works through an area 80% of the frame width and height, in light levels as low as 0 EV, and at apertures down to F11. This means it could well be the most proficient live view autofocus system.
It uses the same 19-point AF sensor as the EOS 70D for viewfinder shooting, but to some extent basic control options in firmware. It has continuous shooting at 7fps for up to 65 frames in JPEG or 16 in Raw, and its standard ISO range covers 100-12800, with ISO 25600 as an extended option.
The Canon 70D is available body-only, or bundled with either the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Below are the results of our optical tests with the 18-135mm STM lens. The test images shown on most other pages of these test results were taken with very sharp references lenses, so we use this page to explore kit lens performance.
Body and Design:
The EOS 70D looks alike the EOS 60D, though it's really a little smaller. Body structure is primarily plastic. All of the main shooting controls are in fundamentally the same places, but some of the secondary ones have been moved around or overhauled. Generally there's not a lot of space left on the camera where more buttons could genuinely have been placed. The topmost of the 70D very closely look like the EOS 60D. The buttons beside the top of the LCD screen each assist a single purpose rather than doubling-up, giving direct contact to autofocus and drive modes.
The small button between the shutter issue and the front dial is anenthusiastic focus area extension control. Pressing it allows you to increase the AF area from a single point to gradually larger groups of points.
- 2MP APS-C 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF' sensor
- DIGIC 5+ image processor
- Standard ISO 100-12800, Expanded 25600
- 7fps Burst shooting
- Image Format JPEG and RAw
- 'Silent' shutter
- 1080p30 video recording
- 19-point AF system
- 98% viewfinder coverage
- Fully touchscreen,
- 3" ClearView II LCD,1040k Dots
- Single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
- Integrated Wi-Fi