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Canon Announces the new Canon EOS 70D

Canon recently announced their new Canon EOS 70D to their extensive list of DSLR and digital cameras family tree. When it was announced, I was pretty excited and reading through the posts on DPReview about the Canon EOS 70D. The Canon EOS 70D has some pretty awesome features added into it, making it a really good semi-professional DSLR camera suitable for both amateurs and professionals. I was once the owner of the Canon EOS 30D, a great workhorse DSLR that gave its heart and soul out to me when I used it for four wonderful years. Therefore, I have great trust in the double digit Canon EOS DSLR series like the Canon EOS 70D.

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Some of the key features of the Canon EOS 70D that impressed me are

- 19 point cross-type AF System

- 7 fps

- Instant sharing and remote control withWi-Fi

Just imagine that you are a sports photographer or a photojournalist that needs the speed and connectivity to transmit your photographs to your agency, office, client or your own blog/FB page. You have a good advantage here!

Here are some quick technical specifications for the Canon EOS 70D (information from DPReview)

  • 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System and 7 fps shooting
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Instant sharing and remote control with Wi-Fi
  • ISO 12800 (H:25600)
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm ClearView II LCD touch screen
  • Intelligent viewfinder
  • Full-HD movies
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Canon’s latest CanonEOS 70D, a Wi-Fi enabled DSLR embedded with a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor. The first model in the EOS series to showcase the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, a phase-difference autofocus (AF) technology, the EOS 70D achieves  approximately 30% faster  focusing speeds and delivers improved Movie Servo AF tracking during Live View shooting.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology – A New Era in Movie Making
Put simply, this new technology replicates how the human eye behaves. When switching between various AF points or areas, the EOS 70D delivers smoother and more natural transitions during the focusing process, making it an ideal DSLR for both stills (in One-shot AF) and videos.
For in-depth details of this technology please refer to the accompanying technology press release and technology video at http://vimeo.com/canonsingapore/af

Introducing the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology from Canon Singapore on Vimeo.

Powerful Performance in a Compact Form
The camera features excellent low-light capabilities with an ISO speed range from 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600). The EOS 70D is capable of an impressive continuous shooting speed of 7 frames per second (up to approximately 40 images in JPEG Large/Fine image quality in one single burst). Users can also look forward to fast and accurate focusing at all times, with the 19-point all cross type AF (f/2.8 dual cross-type at center) system with a wide AF area coverage that provides support for a variety of image compositions.
Remote Shooting via Wi-Fi
The new EOS 70D has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and supports the sharing of images and videos easily and directly onto social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
Price and availability
The new EOS 70D will be available end of August at authorised Canon dealers. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Information and images above courtesy of Canon Singapore.

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