Canon Unveils EOS 70D With 20.2 MP Sensor & Wi-fi Capability

Canon eos 70d

Product summary

Whats new?

  • A Brand new 20.2 Megapixel APS-C size Sensor
  • 19 all cross type AF sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 7 FPS Continuous Shooting Speed
  • Built in Wi-fi
  • 3″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD with 1040K dot
  • Base ISO up to 12800 ( Extended H:25600)
  • Full HD Video
  • In Camera HDR & Multi-exposure

EOS 70D Highlights

Canon has unveiled long anticipated replacement of EOS 60D, the EOS 70D. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 70D features an brand new 20.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processors, ground-breaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, to capture tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 7 fps, with up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images in a single burst. The EOS 70D has a all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 70D’s Intelligent Viewfinder provides 96% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as electronic level and on demand grid lines. The EOS 70D now has a built in Wi-Fi capability like EOS 6D, enables wirelessly control camera & transfer images to any compatible devices. EOS 70D also added few creative features like in camera HDR, Multiple exposure and a 3″ Vari-Angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen with a sharp 1,040k dot resolution for difficult angle shooting.

20.2-megapixel CMOS

The EOS 70D features a new, Canon-designed 20.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high resolution Images, for easy cropping  without concern of losing detail. The new sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.

Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Canon EOS 70D is the world first DSLR to have Dual Pixel CMOS AF. According to canon “Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a sensor-based, phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology, designed to provide smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still images in Live View mode. It is a unique, Canon-developed technology, which is ideal for creating professional looking pull-focus effects and keeping a subject moving towards the user in sharp focus while maintaining a blurred background – a defining characteristic of EOS Movies.

The EOS 70D features a newly-designed Canon CMOS sensor with 20.2 million pixels. All effective pixels on EOS 70D sensor’s surface consist of two individual photodiodes, creating a total of 40.3 million photodiodes. These photodiodes can be read separately to achieve phase-detection AF, or read together as imaging pixels – unlike other methods of sensor-based autofocus, which allocate either autofocus or imaging functions to pixels on the sensor, or rely solely on contrast detection.” Learn more about this here

Built in wifi

Like EOS 6D, the 70D is also equipped with buit in Wi-fi. Now you can control all the basic function of the camera wireless from compatible devices. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect to the EOS Remote app and control a wide range of image settings, including ISO and exposure, as well as focus and release the shutter. Photographers can also remotely use Live View mode, as well as review and rate their images.

EOS 70D Wi-fi

DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor

The new 70D is also eared by DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, to ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The  DIGIC 5+ Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 20.2 megapixels at 7 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral Optimization etc.

Hi ISO 12800 for shooting in dim light

With 12800 base ISO settings, expandable up to 25600, the EOS 70D ensure capture of the finest detail shooting from sunrise to sunset. Now you can capture Images  clearly and easily at manageable shutter speeds without flash.

7 fps continuous shooting up to approx. 64 Large/JPEGs and 16 RAW

The EOS 70D operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS 70D is made to capture even rapidly-occurring scenes with stunning precision. Able to shoot up to 5.3 frames per second (fps), capturing a maximum burst of approximately 64 Large/JPEGs and 16 RAW, the EOS 70D DSLR lets you catch even the briefest of moments, whether it’s a faced-paced soccer game or the flicker of a candle flame.

98% viewfinder coverage allowing you to see more of your image in the viewfinder
The EOS 70D features a phenomenally redesigned viewfinder that not only offers an improvedThe Intelligent Viewfinder, with 98 per cent frame coverage and 0.95x magnification, it also features a newly designed transparent LCD display that enables a number of viewfinder displays. A six-level battery check indicator has been added on the left, and the exposure level indicator scale has been expanded to up to three stops, with arrows indicating greater exposure levels.

Improved EOS HD Video mode with manual exposure control

The EOS 70D features HD Video recording–manual exposure control for more creative control. By shooting video with the EOS 70D, photographers as well as filmmakers can take advantage of the creative features native to DSLR cameras.

Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution video can be captured with a choice of selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 or 24fps, and 60 and 50fps at 720p, and a range of compression options for post-editing and sharing.

Besides its manual controls, ability use of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including Macro and Fisheye, opens a wide variety shooting options once reserved only for still photography. Additionally, a Movie Crop function is included: An SD-quality video (640 x 480) can be cropped to the equivalent of about 7x magnification of regular shooting.

Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View II Touch Screen LCD monitor

EOS 70D features a bright, high resolution, flip-out Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor for shooting at a variety of angles. Easy switching between low and high angles, even when the camera is mounted on a tripod or has a battery grip attached, helps in critical composition.With 1,040,000 (dots/VGA) pixels for spectacular detail, the advanced, smudge-resistant monitor includes high transparency materials plus anti-reflective and water-repellant coatings to provide clear and bright viewing. Thanks to touch screen capability,the Vari-angle Clear View LCD monitor is also the perfect means for accessing camera settings like ISO, metering modes, AF Point selection, the horizontal Electronic Level and flash options.

EOS 70D Touch Screen

Durability & Weather Sealing

The EOS 70D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust and weather resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles and Powered by a new New LP-E6 Battery. According to canon the EOS 70D has water and dust resistance ‘equivalent to Film EOS-1N’ – a professional 35mm film SLR from mid-1990s.

Canon 70D weather sealing

Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards

The EOS 70D DSLR uses popular SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS 70D DSLR’s compact and lightweight body design.

Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
The EOS 60D is compatible with entire range of  Canon EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses.

Flash Photography

With a flash sync speed of 1/250 of a second, the EOS 70D also features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line (sold separately), E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. Additionally, the EOS 70D has a Speedlite transmitter built-in for convenient, full-featured wireless control of EX-series Speedlite flashes set as slave units.

Canon EOS 70D – First Look

Sample Images

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Canon EOS 70D Specifications


Camera Type22.5mm x 15.0mm CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 20.20 megapixels
Total PixelsApprox. 20.90 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2
Low-Pass FilterBuilt-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor CleaningEOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour


GenerationDIGIC 5+


Lens MountEF/EF-S
Focal LengthEquivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens


TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)¹
AF Working RangeEV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF ModesAI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point SelectionAutomatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Selected AF Point DisplayIndicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
Predictive AFYes, up to 8m¹
AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual FocusSelected on lens
AF MicroadjustmentC.Fn II-13
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number


Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 7.7% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.0% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE LockAuto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity*Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800


TypeElectronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)


TypeAuto white balance with the imaging sensor
SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White BalanceYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)Approx. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.95x¹
EyepointApprox. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing ScreenFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
Viewfinder InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
Depth of Field PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap


TypeVari angle 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)Approx 170°
CoatingAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge
Brightness AdjustmentAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)12
Built-in Flash Coverageup to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Red-Eye ReductionYes – with red-eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure LockYes
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
HotShoe/ PC TerminalYes/ No
External Flash CompatibilityE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Controlvia camera menu screen


ModesScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination and Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing – during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 7fps. (speed maintained for up to 65 images (JPEG)¹³(with UHS-I card), 16 images (RAW))²³


TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios


Still Image TypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecordingYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image SizeJPEG 3:2: (L) 5472×3648, (M) 3468×2432, (S1) 2736×1824, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864×3648, (M) 3248×2432, (S1) 2432×1824, (S2) 1696×1280, (S3) 640×480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472×3072, (M) 3468×2048, (S1) 2736×1536, (S2) 1920×1080, (S3) 720×408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3648×3648, (M) 2432×2432, (S1) 1824×1824, (S2) 1280×1280, (S3) 480×480
RAW: (RAW) 5472×3648, (M-RAW) 4104×2736, (S-RAW) 2736×1824
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset


Custom Functions23 Custom Functions
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water/ Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNo
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
Playback Zoom1.5x – 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
HistogramBrightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes
Image Erase/ProtectionErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware UpdateUpdate possible by the user.


ComputerHi-Speed USB
OtherVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)


Canon PrintersCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge


TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card


PC & MacintoshWindows 8 / 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8


Browsing & PrintingImageBrowser EX
Image ProcessingDigital Photo Professional
OtherPhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor


BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6


Body MaterialsAluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibre
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm
Weight (Body Only)Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)


ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
CaseLeather case EH21-L
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
LensesAll EF and EF-S lenses
FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery GripBG-E14
Remote Controller/ SwitchRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2, GP-E2


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