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Canon EOS 70D

A quick Review and Specification for the Canon EOS 70D

Camera manufacturer Canon unveiled back in 2013 the EOS 70D, which had a groundbreaking focusing technique that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This is the first DSLR camera to have this technology.

The EOS 70D’s Live View video captures smooth and accurate focusing like that of a camcorder, with the exceptional picture quality that is a trademark of EOS cameras. As a result, the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD display II’s Vari-angle Touch Screen enables you to take full use of the flexibility of angle provided by Dual Pixel CMOS AF during Live View still picture recording.

Canon-EOS-70D Body
Canon-EOS-70D Rear

Can you Live without Live View?

With the two real-world options of Live View and viewfinder shooting, the compositional possibilities are now practically unlimited. EOS 70D’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF is compatible with over 103 of the company’s most popular EF lenses, which dramatically enhances photographers’ creative options.

The Camera Connect app*

The Camera Connect app* and built-in wireless technology* expand shooting options and make it even easier to share photos and videos. A first for an EOS camera with an APS-C sensor, the EOS 70D’s 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor produces stunning images. As a result of the strong DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, the camera can shoot at 7.0 frames per second and has an increased ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600).


The impressive 19-point all-cross-type AF system, which has a high accuracy dual cross f/2.8 center point and sophisticated display settings on the Intelligent Viewfinder, may be used to take stunning photographs.

Handheld Night Scene, HDR, and other real-time in-camera photography technologies like HDR and HDR Backlight Control make it easy to create stunning photographs with basic settings like a single exposure.

The EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF puts the power of creative expression at your fingertips, allowing you to take stunning stills and stunning video.

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Canon EOS 70D Specifications

TypeTypeDigital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording mediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card*, SDXC memory card*
* UHS-I cards compatible.
Image sensor sizeApprox. 22.5 x 15.0mm
Compatible lensesCanon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
* Excluding EF-M lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)Lens mountCanon EF mountImage SensorTypeCMOS sensorEffective pixelsApprox. 20.20 megapixelsAspect ratio3:2Dust delete featureAuto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appendingRecording SystemRecording formatDesign rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0Image typeJPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possibleRecorded pixelsL (Large): Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium): Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW: Approx. 11.0 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW: Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
Create/select a folderPossible
File numberingContinuous, Auto reset, Manual reset
Image Processing During ShootingPicture StyleAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White balanceAuto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (approx. 2500-10000 K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible
* Flash color temperature information transmission enabled
Noise reductionApplicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image brightness correctionAuto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priorityProvided
Lens aberration correctionPeripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
ViewfinderTypeEye-level pentaprism
CoverageVertical/Horizontal approx. 98% (with Eye point approx. 22mm)
MagnificationApprox. 0.95x (-1 m–1with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye pointApprox. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m–1)
Built-in dioptric adjustmentApprox. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screenFixed
Grid displayProvided
Electronic levelDisplayable before and during shooting
MirrorQuick-return type
Depth-of-field previewProvided
AutofocusTypeTTL secondary image-registration, phase-difference detection with the dedicated AF sensor
AF points19 (All cross-type focusing*)
* Except with certain lenses.
Focusing brightness rangeEV -0.5 – 18 (with center AF point, at room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus operationOne-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area selection modeSingle-point AF (Manual selection), Zone AF (Manual zone selection), 19-point automatic selection AF
AI Servo AF characteristicsTracking sensitivity, Acceleration/deceleration tracking
AF fine adjustmentAF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist beamSmall series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Exposure ControlMetering modes63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
・Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
・Partial metering (approx. 7.7% of viewfinder at center)
・Spot metering (approx. 3.0% of viewfinder at center)
・Center-weighted average metering
Metering brightness rangeEV 1 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure controlProgram AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Special scene [Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control], Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposureISO speed (Recommended exposure index)Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set automatically* Landscape: ISO 100 – ISO 1600 set automatically, Handheld Night Scene: ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set automaticallyP, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – ISO 12800 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to H (equivalent to ISO 25600)ISO speed settingsISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settableExposure compensationManual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop incrementsAEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)AE lockAuto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achievedManual: By AE lock buttonHDR ShootingDynamic range adjustmentAuto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EVAuto image alignPossibleMultiple ExposuresNumber of multiple exposures2 to 9 exposuresMultiple-exposure controlAdditive, AverageShutterTypeElectronically-controlled, focal-plane shutterShutter speeds1/8000 sec. to 30 sec. (total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Drive SystemDrive modesSingle shooting, High-speed continuous shooting, Lowspeed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous shooting speedHigh-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed continuous shooting : Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting : Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burstJPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 40 shots (approx. 65 shots)
RAW: Approx. 15 shots (approx. 16 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 8 shots (approx. 8 shots)* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.
FlashBuilt-in flashRetractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: Approx.12/39.4 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: Approx. 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
External SpeedliteCompatible with EX-series Speedlites
Flash meteringE-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lockProvided
PC terminalNone
Flash controlBuilt-in flash function settings, external Speedlite function settings, external Speedlite Custom Function settings Wireless flash control via optical transmission
Live View ShootingAspect ratio3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focus methodsDual Pixel CMOS AF system/Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone- Single), Phase-difference detection with the dedicated AF sensor (Quick mode), Manual focus (approx. 5x and 10x magnified view possible for focus check)
Continuous AFProvided
Focusing brightness rangeEV 0-18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering modesEvaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 10.3% of Live View screen), Spot metering (approx. 2.6% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering brightness rangeEV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Creative filtersGrainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect
Silent shootingProvided (Mode 1 and 2)
Touch shutterProvided
Grid displayThree types
Movie ShootingRecording formatMOV
MovieMPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
AudioLinear PCM
Recording size and frame rate1920×1080 (Full HD): 30p/25p/24p
1280×720 (HD) : 60p/50p
640×480 (SD) : 30p/25p
* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.98 fps, 60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps
Compression methodALL-I (I-only), IPB
File size1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p) / IPB : Approx. 235 MB/min.
1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p) / ALL-I : Approx. 685 MB/min.
1280×720 (60p/50p) / IPB : Approx. 205 MB/min.
1280×720 (60p/50p) / ALL-I : Approx. 610 MB/min.
640×480 (30p/25p) / IPB : Approx. 78 MB/min.
* Card reading/writing speed necessary for movie shooting:
IPB: at least 6 MB per sec./ALL-I: at least 20 MB per sec.
FocusingSame as focusing with Live View shooting
* Quick mode disabled during movie shooting
Digital zoomApprox. 3x-10x
Metering modesCenter-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor
* Automatically set by the focus method.
Metering brightness rangeEV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure controlAutoexposure shooting (Program AE for movies) and manual exposure
Exposure compensation±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (±5 stops for still photos)
(Recommended exposure index)For autoexposure shooting: 1. ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set automatically. In Creative Zone modes, the upper limit is expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800).
For manual exposure shooting: Auto ISO (ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set automatically), ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set manually (1/3- and whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
Time codeSupported
Drop framesCompatible with 60p/30p
Video snapshotsSettable to 2 sec./4 sec./8 sec.
Sound recordingBuilt-in stereo microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided
Sound-recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided
Grid displayThree types
Still photo shootingPossible
LCD MonitorTypeTFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dotsWide 7.7 cm (3.0-in) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustmentManual (7 levels)
Electronic levelProvided
Interface languages25
Touch screen technologyCapacitive sensing
Feature guide / HelpDisplayable
PlaybackImage display formatsSingle image display, Single image + Info display (Basic info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index
Highlight alertOverexposed highlights blink
AF point displayPossible
Grid displayThree types
Zoom magnificationApprox. 1.5x – 10x
Image browsing methodsSingle image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image rotatePossible
Movie playbackEnabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT), built-in speaker
Slide showAll images, by date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Background musicSelectable for slide shows and movie playback
Image protectPossible
Post-Processing of ImagesIn-camera RAW image processingBrightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Creative filtersGrainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect
Direct PrintingTypePictBridge (USB and Wireless LAN)
Printable imagesJPEG and RAW images
Print orderingDPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom FunctionsCustom Functions23
My Menu registrationPossible
Custom shooting modesRegister under Mode Dial C
Copyright informationEntry and inclusion enabled
InterfaceAudio/video OUT/Digital terminalAnalog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
Computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminalType C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone IN terminal3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminalFor Remote Switch RS-60E3
Wireless remote controlCompatible with Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi cardCompatible
PowerBatteryBattery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.
* With Battery Grip BG-E14 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used.
Battery informationRemaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of possible shots
(Based on CIPA testing standards)
With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 920 shots at room temperature (23°C/73°F), approx. 850 shots at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 210 shots at room temperature (23°C/73°F), approx. 200 shots at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)
Movie shooting timeApprox. 1 hr. 20 min. at room temperature (23°C/73°F), approx. 1 hr. 20 min. at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)
* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6.
Dimensions and WeightDimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 mm / 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
WeightApprox. 755 g / 26.7 oz. (CIPA Guidelines), approx. 675 g / 23.8 oz. (Body only)
Operation EnvironmentWorking temperature range0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity85% or less

Canon EOS 70D Wi-Fi Specifications

Wireless LANStandards complianceIEEE802.11b/g/nTransmission methodDS-SS modulation (IEEE802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE802.11g/n)Transmission rangeApprox. 30 m/98.4 ft
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference.
* With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point.Transmission frequency (Center frequency)Frequency: 2412 – 2462MHz
Channels: 1 – 11chConnection methodInfrastructure mode*, ad hoc mode, camera access point mode
* Wi-Fi Protected Setup supportedSecurityAuthentication method: Open system, Shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption: WEP, TKIP, AESNetwork FunctionsTransfer images between camerasTransferring one image
Transferring selected images
Transferring resized imagesConnection to smartphonesImages can be viewed, controlled, and received using a smartphone.
Remote control of the camera using a smartphoneRemote operation using EOS UtilityRemote control functions and image viewing functions of EOS Utility can be used via a wireless LAN.Print from Wi-Fi printersImages to be printed can be sent to a printer supporting Wi-Fi.Send images to a Web serviceImages in the camera or links to images can be sent to registered Web services.View images using a media playerImages can be viewed using a DLNA-compatible media player.
Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Pack LP-E6TypeRechargeable lithium-ion batteryRated voltage7.2 V DCBattery capacity1800 mAhDimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 38.4 x 21.0 x 56.8 mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in.WeightApprox. 80g / 23.6 oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Battery Charger LC-E6Compatible batteryBattery Pack LP-E6Recharging timeApprox. 2 hr. 30 min.Rated input100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)Rated output8.4 V DC / 1.2 AWorking temperature range5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°FWorking humidity85% or lessDimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0 mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 3.7 in.WeightApprox. 130g / 23.6 oz.

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