* Canon 70d * its here!

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave vichich
dave vichich Senior Member • Posts: 2,502
What I think ...
  • 20.2mp CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+
  • 19pt AF System (All Cross Type)
  • 7fps
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 3″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 12,800 Maximum
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
  • Full HD Video
  • HDR
  • Multiexposure Mode
  • LP-E6 Battery

Just a few thoughts about the specs.

20.2 MP.

I would have liked a few more, maybe 24, but I'm very happy that it's not another 18MP sensor. With some luck the noise will be down another stop.


I really don't know much about this kind of stuff, but I do know that normally as the number jumped, the shots came out cleaner. I'm sure this is a good thing.

19pt AF System.

Because of the new AF, I probably won't be one of the first ones to jump on it. It seems like every time a new auto focus system comes out, there are some issues. I hope it's every thing they say it is.

7 FPS.

Love this, but only if they added to the buffer to make it useful. Maybe 17 RAW and 28 JPG.

Built in WiFi.

Something that I don't think I'll use, at least right away. Is this a way that you could tether the camera to a pad?

3" screen.

Same as before, or are the more pixels? Either way, I'm good with that.

Iso 12,800.

If I can get super clean iso 3200, I'll be real happy.

Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus

This one, time will tell if it's as good as they say.

HD video.

Once again, we'll see if the new AF makes it more useable.


It's about time. Hopefully some adjustments can be made to the parameters.

Multiexposure Mode

Might have some uses, I can't think of any that I'll use it for right now, but who knows.

LP-E6 Battery

This works out for me with the 5DMKII.

All in all, I think the specs look good at face value. The real world results will tell us so much more.

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