Canon EOS 70D dSLR unveiled with Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focusing system

Canon has unveiled its latest in the DSLR department, the EOS 70D featuring its new Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focusing system. With the AF technology, the EOS 70D offers video recording quality approaching what you get with a camcorder, achieving this using phase detection. This accompanies the full HD and Movie Servo auto-focus for tracking subjects that are moving.

While Canon has traditionally used its Live View auto-focusing, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system works by decreasing the time it takes to focus, which is especially relevant to video recording, which can suffer from issues with seamless focusing on fast moving subjects. There's also advantages with still images, however, with both still imaging and the phase-detection AF system both being usable at the same time.

Aside from the new auto-focusing technology, the EOS 70D dSLR features a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5+ processor. There's support for 1031 EF lens models, ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800 with expansion to 25,600, and 19-point AF in 7fps continuous shooting mode. For optimized images, there's Scene Intelligent Auto Mode.

Wireless connectivity is integrated into the EOS 70D, offering both wire-free image sharing with mobile devices, as well as the ability to control the camera with a smartphone. The EOS Remote app is available for both Android and iOS, and allows photographers to control shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. There's also support for iMAGE GATEWAY, DLNA devices, and Canon's PictBridge printers.

Said Canon's Yuichi Ishizuka: "The new EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is a game-changing DSLR model that incorporates advanced features for high-quality still and video capture and intuitive operation that allows photographers to evolve their creative vision from shooting still images to shooting moving images. This camera's outstanding image quality combined with built-in wireless technology and popular creative functions and filters makes it easy to turn photos into works of art and share them immediately."