Canon launches EOS 70D DSLR camera with auto-focus

eos70dJapanese camera and printing giant Canon has launched its new flagship digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) camera, the Canon EOS 70D.

The new model replaces the popular 60D and sits above the mid-range EOS 700D. According to Canon, it’s the first DSLR to incorporate auto-focussing, thanks to a new technology called ‘Dual Pixel AF’.

The CMOS image sensor includes two photodiodes for each pixel, which can be read back indenpendently to autofocus, or combined to capture an image. The idea not only allows for auto-focusing during LivePreview mode, but also continuous auto-focus during Full HD video capture.

The EOS 70D uses a 20MP APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with Canon’s fifth-generation of its DIGIC image processor. It’s fast enough to burst capture at up to 7fps for as many as 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images.

The camera will capture Full HD (1920×1080-pixel resolution) videos at a choice of frame rates including 30fps, 25 fps and film-rate 24fps. It’ll also do 60fps and 50fps capture at 720p (1280×720-pixel) resolution. While you still get a TTL (through the lens) viewfinder, the EOS D70 also features a three-inch LCD monitor on the back with an articulated hinge.

The camera won’t be available in Australia until September 2013. Interestingly, Canon says pricing will be ‘set at dealer discretion’. Out tip if you’re thinking of buying one of these? Shop around!

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1 comment for “Canon launches EOS 70D DSLR camera with auto-focus

  1. Wesly
    July 3, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Cant wait to see this product in action. Does anyone have an information on price? I saw that the price range is around $10k. This seems a bit expensive but can`t say till I see his performance.

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