Canon EOS 70D is Sheer Awesomeness; We Love the New Improved Video Focus Tech it Carries

July 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

One of the biggest drawbacks of DSLR cameras is that it offers less powerful autofocus capabilities.  Though you can’t zoom effectively on a DSLR, the sharp images they generate have managed to enthuse photographers.

And, for better focus, photographers have been depending on loupes and monitors. Still, many professional photographers don’t consider DSLR as their ultimate rig.

But this is going to be change. Camera manufacturer Canon is all set to introduce its brilliant new EOS 70D, a 20.2 megapixel camera that comes with a new autofocus for video technology.

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However, the EOS 70D follows the same features of Canon’s two-year-old DSLR EOS 60D, which is the second best selling DSLR on Amazon and priced at $599 (body only).

In the EOS 70D, Canon has included all the best features of EOS 60D and also added a new autofocus system.

The new EOS 70D comes with the ability to shoot as many as 7 frames a second. But the key feature of the device is its continuous autofocus system, named Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DPA).

Canon has included a new revolutionary pixel management system in the 70D. The camera comes with a dual pixel sensor that focuses and captures the images, instead the traditional image sensors that only captures light with the pixels.

Besides this, the 70 D camera has over 40,000 pixels on the sensor. According to Chuck Westfall, technical advisor at Canon, “these extra pixels speed up autofocus and make it more accurate. Therefore the autofocus system in the 70D is quicker and more reliable”.

When comparing it with the 60D, the 70 D is a real hero. You can see many improvements apart from its new autofocus system. Similar to the 7D, the new 70D sports 19 AF points.

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Again, the low-light sensitivity of the camera is also improved. With a single tap you can adjust from one subject to the next without adjusting composition.

Other features of the new 70D include a consecutive mode that enables 7 fps captures, and a multi-shot noise reduction mode, usually seen on higher-end point-and-shoots.

On the other hand, the 70D lacks a headphone connector and an uncompressed HDMI output. It also includes manual controls and built-in Wi-Fi along with an app for iOS and Android devices.

Although the pricing is not confirmed, the Canon EOS 70D is expected to be priced at $1,349 with lens, and the body alone comes for $1,199. The device will be released in September this year.

For those who are looking for the 70D, the camera is available with two lens options, an 18-55mm STM kit that is priced at $1,349, and an 18-135mm STM version that comes with a price tag of $1,549.

Don’t you think cameras have come a long way? Thank Canon for that.

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