Canon's new 70D features a ground-breaking 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF' sensor which splits every single pixel into two photodiodes for on-chip phase detection autofocus, promising greatly improved AF performance in live view and movie mode.

As part of its launch materials, Canon has created a video called 'Handmade', shot with the 70D, which showcases the new AF technology alongside another short video feature going behind the scenes. We're hoping to get hold of a reviewable 70D pretty soon, but until then Canon's video, 'Handmade' offers a tantalizing look at the potential of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for videographers. We've embedded both videos below.

Canon EOS 70D - 'Handmade' (with shooting information)

 

The Making of 'Handmade'