Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS 70D is a revolutionary Canon technology that raises Live View shooting to a convenient and comfortable complement to traditional viewfinder shooting. It will change forever what is possible with a DSLR camera.
The EOS 70D camera’s 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor combines with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for improved data processing speeds, greater noise reduction, and even real-time compensation for chromatic aberration. 14-bit signal processing ensures excellent tonal gradation and a wide ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) ensures excellent image capture even in dim lighting situations.
Cutting edge wireless technology right into its compact design. The EOS 70D camera features wireless technology, conveniently built in. Connecting easily to a network or directly to an iOS or Android smartphone running the Canon EOS Remote app, a number of camera functions can be controlled wirelessly, and image can be reviewed, rated, deleted, filed and transferred. The EOS 70D is also fully DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible for easy sharing between the camera and other DLNA products, like HDTVs, game consoles and more. Images can be shared through CANON image GATEWAY, and photos can even be printed directly and wirelessly to Wireless PictBridge certified printers without the need for a PC.
The EOS 70D captures HD video with an impressive level of sophistication, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR camera. Improved continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment with attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded movie shooting options.
The EOS 70D camera is capable of shooting up to 7.0 fps continuously, making it a great camera for quick action. A rapidly occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in outstanding clarity. Whether capturing that perfect expression or the game’s winning goal, the EOS 70D delivers the speed and performance to help ensure stunning results.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers autofocus performance that is similar to that of a camcorder - but on a DSLR cameras! Focus is precise, transitions are smooth and natural, and subjects in motion are tracked consistently over a large area of the frame. The EOS 70D locks in outstanding focus quickly and doesn’t let go, helping you achieve pleasing, cinematic results.
Live View shooting, powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF, is phenomenally accurate and faster than ever. With such advanced autofocus capabilities available when using the Vari-angle monitor. Live View is now a capable complement to traditional viewfinder shooting. Comfortable and confidently shoot more subjects, from more angles and vantage points, as the situation dictates.
103 Canon EF Lenses* are able to fully realize the benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Compatible lenses greatly expand creative and compositional possibilities so users can enjoy a wide range of endeavors made possible through various lenses whether shooting still images or video.
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The EOS 70D features Canon's all-new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a revolutionary leap forward in speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This game-changing technology will forever change what is possible with a DSLR camera.
The benefits of the groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF are clearly evident in video shooting, where bringing scenes and subjects into focus is a critical element of the final composition. On the EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure focus is achieved naturally and precisely, even when switching between subjects. And, combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked - once the EOS 70D locks focus, it doesn't let go. Plus, with the shallow depth-of-field afforded by EOS optics, your video gains a cinematic ambience.
For stills, Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes Live View AF precise and faster than ever, freeing the photographer to take advantage of the freedom of angle afforded by the camera's Vari-angle LCD monitor. Crisp focus can be obtained nearly instantly across a wide shooting area, especially useful for those spontaneous or fleeting shots. And, when composing and shooting in Live View mode, the image, exposure and chosen effects can be previewed before shooting, ensuring better accuracy, increased comfort, and more control from the start.
103† Canon EF lenses are able to fully realize the benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Compatible lenses greatly expand creative and compositional possibilities so users can enjoy a wide range of endeavors made possible through various lenses whether shooting still images or video.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a cutting-edge Canon technology, made possible by a sophisticated redesigning of the CMOS sensor. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel, but the CMOS sensor on the EOS 70D has two photodiodes per pixel, enabling each pixel on the sensor to both perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light - a first for EOS cameras. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily on the camera. This unique AF system enables autofocus on 80% of the image plane, vertically and horizontally, and helps ensure virtually no loss in image quality.
The new EOS 70D incorporates cutting edge wireless technology right into its compact design. The camera's exposure settings, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO, focus, and shutter can be operated wirelessly using an iOS or Android smartphone* with the free Canon EOS Remote app**. Using a smartphone with the EOS Remote app** installed, you can shoot remotely from a distance, even in Live View mode, for those difficult-to-capture shots; you can also review images on the EOS 70D without having to take it out of the bag, and easily transfer and save images directly from the camera to a smartphone. Full DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility means easy sharing between the EOS 70D and other DLNA products, like HDTVs, smartphones and more. Still images can even be transferred between two wireless-enabled Canon cameras over a Local Area Network (LAN). Images and video can be uploaded instantly to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# for easy sharing on social networking sites, and photos can even be printed on a wireless PictBridge certified printer without the need for a PC. Remarkably, the EOS 70D has all of these wireless features without the need for any additional accessories; they're built right in!