Canon Announces the EOS-70D – A revolution in Autofocus

Canon announced today a new and revolutionary new camera – the EOS 70D. This camera brings Hybrid AF technology to a whole new level with 19 cross type phase detection points covering up to 80% of the image frame in live view and video modes (as well as 19 cross type points which are available when using the viewfinder – same system as the 7D).

In this video Kai and Rebecca from Canon Australia takes a first look at the new EOS 70D. we shall publish more videos of the 70D later today, but for now here is a partial specs list of the new camera.

  • New 20.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.
  • Improved sensitivity – 100 to 12,800 ISO (with 25,600 ISO as boost).
  • On-chip AF phase detection (Dual Pixel AF technology which should be significantly faster than existing hybrid systems).
  • Full time AF (based on phase detection in all AF points) in video (for the first time in DSLR).
  • Dedicated autofocus sensor (same as in the 7D).
  • 19 AF points all cross type (when used with the viewfinder – same AF system found in the Canon EOS-7D)
  • Preview for creative filters effects before shooting.
  • 63-zone iFCL metering system.
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification.
  • 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic.
  • Continuous shooting speed – 7fps
  • 3″ articulated touch LCD with 1040k dots.
  • Built in WIFI (similar to the 6D but with no GPS).
  • HDR feature (JPEG only).
  • Price: $1200 – starting September 2013 (available for pre-order at B&H).