Canon EOS 70D

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For the similarly named camera, see Canon EOS 7D.
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 70D with mounted EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Type Digital Single-lens reflex
Sensor CMOS APS-C 22.5 × 15 mm (1.6x crop factor), Bayer CFA
Maximum resolution 5472 x 3648 (20.2 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF, EF-S)
Flash pop-up
Shutter focal-plane
Exposure metering TTL, full aperture, 63 zones
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual
Focus areas 19 cross-type AF points
Focus modes One-shot, AI Servo, AI-Focus, Manual
Continuous shooting up to 7 frames/s
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism / LiveView LCD
ASA/ISO range 100–12,800 (expansion up to 25,600)
Flash bracketing none
Focus bracketing none
Rear LCD monitor 3-inch 3:2 color TFT articulated LCD touchscreen, 720 × 480 pixel (345,600 pixels), 288 ppi[1]
Storage SD, SDHC or SDXC; fully exploits UHS-I bus
Battery LP-E6
List price US$1199/€1099/£1080 (body only)[2]
Made in Japan

The Canon EOS 70D is a digital single-lens reflex camera from Canon. The EOS 70D was announced on July 2, 2013, to replace the EOS 60D,[3] and was first available in late August 2013.[4] The camera is available bundled with either the EF-S 18–55mm IS STM, EF-S 18–135mm IS STM lens, EF-S 18-200mm IS or as a body only.[2]

The Canon EOS 70D is the launch platform for Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, which provides great improvement in focusing speed while in Live View, both for stills and video.[5] At large apertures such as f/1.8, the 70D's Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus provides a significant improvement in focus accuracy and consistency over conventional autofocus.[6]


Compared to the EOS 60D the following changes are made:[7][8]

  • 20.2 MP CMOS Sensor (18.1 MP CMOS on 60D)
  • DIGIC 5+ (DIGIC 4 on 60D)
  • 19pt AF System, all cross-type. Center point is high precision, double cross-type at f/2.8 or faster. (9 points, all cross-type on 60D)
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification (96% coverage with same magnification for 60D)
  • 7 frames per second continuous shooting (5.3 for 60D)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (not on 60D)
  • 3″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD (no touchscreen on 60D)
  • ISO 12,800 maximum (25,600 expanded) – compare to 6,400 (12,800 expanded) on 60D
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (only standard contrast-detection in live view on 60D)
    • Allows the use of high precision phase-detection autofocus in live view, functional across 80% of the frame down to 0EV and f/11
  • Full HD EOS Movies
    • Digital Zoom in movie mode—offers a full HD crop from the center of the sensor for an approximate 3x zoom with no loss of image quality, plus a digitally interpolated 10x zoom (not available on 60D, or any other Canon interchangeable-lens camera except the EOS 600D/Rebel T3i)[9]
  • AF microadjustment (present episodically in previous editions of the XXD, not on the 40D, on the 50D, then removed on the 60D)
    • Unlike other entries in the XXD series, the 70D allows microadjustment at both focal length extremes of the same zoom lens. This feature was introduced in the EOS-1D X, and is also found on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D.
  • HDR (not available in-camera on 60D)
  • Multi exposure Mode (not available on 60D)
  • Exposure bracketing of up to 7 frames (3 for 60D)
  • One SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, fully exploiting UHS-I bus (same as 60D, except UHS-I is not supported)
  • Viewfinder level indicator — In a first for Canon DSLRs, the indicator remains active in autofocus mode until the shutter is released. (In other Canon bodies with this feature, the indicator remains fully active only in manual focus mode; if in autofocus mode, the indicator disappears from view once the shutter button is half-pressed for autofocus.)[10]


  1. ^ Canon (among other manufacturers) counts the sub-pixels of each pixel, i.e. the red, green, and blue channel of each pixel, and therefore specifies the rear display to have 345,600 [pixels] × 3 [colors] = 1,036,800 or ca. 1,040,000 dots.
  2. ^ a b "Canon announces EOS 70D mid-range SLR with 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF'". Digital Photography Review. July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canon EOS 70D Specs (New Sensor), announced on July 2 !". Camera egg. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores". August 21, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Canon reinvents video focusing with the fiercely fast EOS 70D (hands-on)". July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dual Pixel AF vs. Conventional AF accuracy". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 12 October 2013. "We've also found that it offers clearly greater accuracy and consistency than the conventional AF system" 
  7. ^ Westlake, Andy. "Canon EOS 70D Hands-on Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Westlake, Andy (October 2013). "Canon EOS 70D". DPReview. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Laing, Gordon (September 2013). "Canon EOS 70D review". Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ Carnathan, Bryan (September 4, 2013). "Another Step Foward in Resolution of My HLDS Diagnosis". Retrieved September 5, 2013.