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Announcement of the Canon EOS 70D

Posted on 03.07.13 in the category Hardware

Announcement of the Canon EOS 70D Canon has announced the upcoming release of the Canon EOS 70D, upgrade its high-end DSLR to the general public. Three years after the 60D, it loads the latest innovations from Canon already on the latest autofocus and a "double-pixel" promising to improve the video experience.

New AF system optimized for video

Canon EOS 70D introduces a new "Dual AF CMOS Pixel" sensor, APS-C and covering 20 Mpixels but with 40 million photodiodes. Each microlens to the surface of the sensor is thus associated with two photodiodes which are used to make a focus by the phase detection of substantially all of the sensor.

method would meet the pump effect in the video focus when the focus detection by the phase could not be continuous. Canon promises "a precise and reactive fluid autofocus," video as covered by the screen with this new device.

During the optical sight, however, the CMOS sensor is obscured and a dedicated autofocus sensor takes over, with 19-point cross (ie detecting the details on both the vertical and horizontal axis).

Touchscreen and Wi-Fi

Associated chip processing DIGIC 5 + already present on professional SLR, the 20 megapixel photo sensor at a rate up to 7 frames per second and shoots in Full HD 1080p at 24, 25 or 30 frames / s or 720p at 50 or 60 frames / s. Sensitivity runs natively from 100 to 12,800 ISO, and can be pushed to 25,600 ISO.

articulated 3-inch screen is multitouch as the 700D, the dial mode and the arrangement of the main buttons also from this case. The device also features Wi-Fi as all future Canon models for the transfer and takeover distance.

Canon camera EOS 70D will be launched towards the end of August in France at a suggested retail price of € 1,100 naked € 1,250 with the EF-S 18-55 mm f / 3.5 -5.6 IS STM or € 1,450 with EF-S 18-135 mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM and is placed in direct competition with the Nikon D7100 sold naked around € 1,150.


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