Just Announced: The New Canon 70D

New Canon 70D

Canon just announced the new Canon 70D, and it is one of their best video DSLRs yet.

For a long time there was a disconnect between Canon DSLRs in my mind… We had a new rebel coming out every 5 minutes with touch flip-out screens and auto focus features, and then the 60D, a solid camera with a proper ISO range to match it’s big brother’s. FINALLY we have a new camera with all of the goodness from the rebel line, WITH better settings and build quality.

It is soooooo good to finally see a different sensor from Canon in their APS-C line. Looks like we are leaving the 18MP sensor behind and moving onto a more light sensitive 20MP sensor. We are also getting the codec record settings of the higher end cameras as well as some other features. Check out the camera specs below.

You can pre-order the Canon 70D on B&H Photo Video today!

Imaging
Camera TypeDigital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
Lens MountCanon EF
Canon EF-S
Camera FormatAPS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
PixelsActual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution20MP: 5472 x 3648 @ 3:2
Other Resolutions11.2MP: 4104 x 2736 @ 3:2
8.9MP: 3648 x 2432 @ 3:2
5MP: 2736 x 1824 @ 3:2
2.5MP: 1920 x 1280 @ 3:2
0.35MP: 720 x 480 @ 3:2
17.7MP: 4864 x 3648 @ 4:3
10MP: 3648 x 2736 @ 4:3
7.9MP: 3248 x 2432 @ 4:3
4.4MP: 2432 x 1824 @ 4:3
2.2MP: 1696 x 1280 @ 4:3
0.31MP: 640 x 480 @ 4:3
16.8MP: 5472 x 3072 @ 16:9
9.5MP: 4104 x 2310 @ 16:9
7.5MP: 3648 x 2048 @ 16:9
4.2MP: 2736 x 1536 @ 16:9
2.1MP: 1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
0.29MP: 720 x 408 @ 16:9
13.3MP: 3648 x 3648 @ 1:1
7.5MP: 2736 x 2736 @ 1:1
5.9MP: 2432 x 2432 @ 1:1
3.3MP: 1824 x 1824 @ 1:1
1.6MP: 1280 x 12,180 @ 1:1
0.23MP: 480 x 480 @ 1:1
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type / SizeCMOS, 22.5 x 15 mm
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth14-bit
Dust Reduction SystemYes
Noise ReductionYes
Memory Card TypeSD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focus ModeSingle-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points19
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypePentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage98%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment- 3.0 to +1.0 m
Display Screen3″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel  LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage100%
Live ViewYes
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
ShutterType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/8000 sec
Remote ControlNot Specified By Manufacturer
Metering MethodAverage metering, Center-weighted average metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Custom, Flash Off, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 1.0 – EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Flash
Flash ModesModes: FE Lock
TTL Auto
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Built-in FlashYes
Effective Flash RangeNot Specified By Manufacturer
Guide No.39.4′ (12.01 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed1 / 250 sec
Flash Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in .1 or .5 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
AV Recording
Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
File Size1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 480p (SD)
Frame Rate@ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure ControlAuto: Shutter Speed
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO SensitivityNot Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in .3 EV steps)
FocusAuto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Continuous Shooting Time1920 x 1080 (with 8GB memory card)
@ 30 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)
@ 25 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (385 MB / min.)
@ 24 fps IPB: 32 min. (235 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB / min.)
1280 x 720 (with 8GB memory card)
@ 60 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)
@ 50 fps IPB: 37 min. (205 MB / min.) / ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB / min.)
640 x 480 (with 8GB memory card)
@ 30 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
@ 25 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
Audio RecordingWith Video, Stereo, Via Optional External Mic
Performance
Continuous ShootingUp to 7 fps
Start-up Time0.15 Seconds
Shutter Lag0.065 Seconds
Self Timer10 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi CapableYes
Power
Battery1x LP-E6  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1800mAh
AC Power AdapterACK-E6 (Optional)
Operating/Storage TemperatureOperating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 – 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD)5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1″ / 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 mm
Weight1.66 lb / 755  g with battery and memory card