Ladies and Gentlemen the 70D has taken DSLR shooting and film making to a whole new level. Videographers get excited because Canon is upping the bar in your favor!
The Canon EOS 70D is the world’s first DSLR to feature dual pixel AF technology. The autofocus in live view mode, and when shooting full (1920 x 1080p) HD video, is faster, smoother, and more accurate! But what does Dual Pixel Technology really mean?
On the 70D’s CMOS sensor, each effective pixel can put out two signals at the same time, one for imaging autofocus and one for phase detection autofocus. This makes it’s AF reportedly 30% faster, and since the liveview will be smoother as well, you will be free to concentrate on other aspects of your photos and videos like composition and modeling/acting. We found Canon Australia’s video (below) to be an amazing example of the 70D’s abilities. The first three minutes will make your mouth water for the delicious pizza and crystal clear action of dough being thrown. Then, at 3:00, it doubles back and breaks down the autofocus, aperture and ISO settings for each scene, along with the various lenses used. Enjoy!
Here are some other features of the Canon 70D:
The 70D includes Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communication) sharing, what does that mean? You can conveniently upload or share your images wirelessly to the internet, and applicable printers and cell phones.
Through its 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor and 19-point AF System, the 70D can capture up to 7fps and in any burst mode can take up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images.
With the ISO range of 100-12800 it should be good for low-light situations, Although one minor setback when shooting in low light is that the 70D doesn’t have built in Image Stabilization. This means there is a chance of blurry images, so you should bring a tripod with you when shooting at night!
With the LCD’s 1,040k resolution and 0.95x magnification, you can comfortably see what you’re doing on the 3inch varied angle touchscreen. It also has a higher megapixel count on it APS-C size sensor, lifting it up to 20.2megapixels.
The Canon EOS 7D is a definite improvement from the already good 60D. Coming in the $1,000-$1,500 range, the 70D looks like it will be an affordable alternative to DSLR’s used for professional videography, like Canon’s 5D Mark III. Who knows, with the new AF system it might even surpass it!
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