Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 70D with mounted EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
Intro priceUS$1199/€1099/£1080 (body only)[1]
LensInterchangeable (EF / EF-S)
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size22.5 × 15.0 mm (APS-C format)
Maximum resolution5472 × 3648 pixels (4,1 μm pixel size) (20.2 effective megapixels)
Film speed100 – 12800 in 1/3 stop increments (expandable to H: 25600)
Storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I bus supported)
Focus modesOne Shot, AI Focus, AI Servo, Live View (FlexiZone - Multi, FlexiZone - Single, Face detection, Movie Servo), Manual
Focus areas19 cross-type AF points
Exposure modesScene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Special Scenes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom, Movie
Exposure meteringFull aperture TTL, 63 zones iFCL SPC
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted Average
FlashE-TTL II auto-pop-up built-in / External
Flash bracketingN/A
ShutterElectronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range1/8000 sec. - 30 sec. and Bulb; X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Continuous shooting7.0 fps for 40 JPEG frames or for 15 raw frames
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism with 98% coverage and 0.95x magnification / LCD (Live View)
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC 5+
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketingYes
LCD screen3.0" (7.7 cm) Clear View II colour TFT vari-angle LCD touchscreen with 1.040.000 dots
BatteryLi-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable (1800 mAh)
Optional battery packsBG-E14 grip allows the use of 6 AA cells, one LP-E6 battery or two LP-E6 batteries
Weight675 g (23.8 oz) (body only)
Made inJapan
ReplacedCanon EOS 60D
SuccessorCanon EOS 80D

The Canon EOS 70D is a digital single-lens reflex camera by Canon publicly announced on July 2, 2013 with a suggested retail price of $1,199.[2] As a part of the Canon EOS two-digit line, it is the successor to the EOS 60D and is the predecessor of the EOS 80D.[1][3][4]

The 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]

The 70D can be purchased as a body alone, or in a package with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, and/or EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

The most recent available firmware is version 1.1.3.[7]


Compared to the EOS 60D, the following changes have been made, including:[8][9]

  • Resolution increased to 20.2 MP CMOS Sensor (60D has 18.1 MP)
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor (DIGIC 4 on 60D)
  • 19-point AF System, all cross-type at f/5.6. Center point is high precision, double cross-type at f/2.8 or faster. (9 points, all cross-type on 60D)
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95× magnification (96% coverage with same magnification for 60D)
  • Faster continuous shooting at 7.0 fps (5.3 fps on the 60D)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (not on the 60D)
  • 3.0″ vari-angle Clear View II LCD touchscreen (no touchscreen on the 60D)
  • Maximum sensor sensitivity increased to ISO 12800 maximum (H: 25600 expanded) – compare to 6400 (H: 12800 expanded) on the 60D
  • New Dual Pixel CMOS AF (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 (only previously available on 600D/Rebel T3i)[10]
  • AF microadjustment (was introduced on the 50D, but not present on the 60D)
    • The 70D allows microadjustment at both focal length extremes of the same zoom lens.
  • HDR (not available in-camera on the 60D)
  • Multi exposure Mode (not available on the 60D)
  • Exposure bracketing of up to 7 frames (3 frames for the 60D)
  • One SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, supports the UHS-I bus (UHS-I support is an upgrade compared to the 60D)
  • External 3.5mm stereo microphone jack
  • Viewfinder level indicator. The indicator remains active in autofocus mode until the shutter is released. (In earlier 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.)[11]


The Canon EOS 70D with certain serial numbers (within the range "00" to "22") produce the error code 70 and 80 for an unknown reason. Canon has recalled the product. Customers who experience this phenomenon can contact Canon by registering their serial number and requesting free service/replacement.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Canon announces EOS 70D mid-range SLR with 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF'". Digital Photography Review. July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Canon EOS 70D Specs (New Sensor), announced on July 2 !". Camera egg. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  3. ^ "The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores". August 21, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "DSLR EOS 80D Canon USA". CanonUSA. February 18, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  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. ^ "EOS 70D - Support - Download drivers, software and manuals - Canon UK". March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  8. ^ Westlake, Andy. "Canon EOS 70D Hands-on Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  9. ^ Westlake, Andy (October 2013). "Canon EOS 70D". DPReview. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  10. ^ Laing, Gordon (September 2013). "Canon EOS 70D review". Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  11. ^ Carnathan, Bryan (September 4, 2013). "Another Step Foward [sic] in Resolution of My HLDS Diagnosis". Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Canon EOS 70D error code 70 and 80 recall". Canon USA.
  13. ^ Rumors, Canon. "Service Advisory: Canon EOS 70D For Error 70 & Error 80". Canon Rumors. Retrieved 2019-07-06.

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