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Canon EOS 70D
8.2 out of 10

Canon EOS 70D

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Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
Image Format
Approx. 22.5mm x 15.0mm (APS-C)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
CMOS Sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Pixel Unit
4.1 µm square
Total Pixels
Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Recording System
Recording Format
Complete with Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.30
Image Format
Still: JPEG: JPG, RAW: CR2 (Canon Raw 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
File Size
3:2 Aspect Ratio
Backup Recording
Not Available
File Numbering
The following three types of file numbering methods can be set:
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500° - 10,000°K)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)
Approx. 98% vertically and horizontally (with eye point approx. 22mm)
Approx. 0.95x / 27.9° (50mm lens at ∞, -1m-1 dpt)
Eye Point
Approx. 22mm (At -1m
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
Adjustable from approx. -3.0 to +1.0m
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF information
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
19-point cross-type AF
AF Working Range
Center AF Point: EV -0.5 to 18*
Focusing Modes
(1) Autofocus
AF Point Selection
(1) Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Indicated by translucent liquid crystal display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
AF Assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Creative Zone
ISO Speed Range
For Stills:
Exposure Compensation
(1) Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
(1) Auto AE lock
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.06 sec.
Built in Flash
Guide Number
Approx. 39.4 ft./12m (at ISO 100)
Flash Coverage
Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 27mm in 135 format)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
External Speedlite
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE lock
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
External Flash Settings
(1) External flash function setting
Drive System
Drive Modes
(1) Single shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps
Maximum Burst
Based on 8GB memory Card:
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
(1) AF operation with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, One-shot AF
Metering Modes
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Metering Range
EV 1-18 (with Dual Pixel CMOS AF at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)
Grid Display
Three grids provided:
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)
Video Shooting
File Format
File Size
Recording Size:
Frame Rates
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 25p / 24p (23.976)
Continuous Shooting Time
Based on 8GB Memory Card
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Exposure Control
(1) Program AE for movie shooting
Exposure Compensation
Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
LCD Monitor
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor with Touch Panel LCD (capacitive type)
Monitor Size
Wide 3.0-inch (Screen aspect ration of 3:2)
Approx. 1,040,000 dots
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
Adjustable to one of seven levels
Anti-smudge, anti-reflection coating
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Tilt Display
On LCD Monitor
Single image display
Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Brightness / RGB
Quick Control Function
When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:
Image Protection and Erase
Erase protection can be applied / canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images on the card
Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images in folder, erase all images on a card, or erase only unprotected images
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Complies to DPOF Version 1.1
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images
Not Provided
Custom Functions
23 Custom Functions settable with camera
Custom Controls
The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function: Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, Depth-of-field preview button, Lens AF Stop button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multi-controller
My Menu Registration
Up to six items from top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and PictBridge (Hi-Speed USB)
Video Out Terminal
HDMI Type C (Switches automatically to suit the resolution)
Power Source
Battery Pack LP-E6 x1
Number of Shots
Battery Life
(1) Camera Body Only, LP-E6 x1
Battery Check
Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON
Power Saving
Power turns off after the set time of non-operation elapses
Date/Time Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.15 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.5 x 4.1 x3.1 in.
Approx. 26.7 oz. / 755g (W Model: CIPA standard)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Release Date
First seen
21 June 2012