Canon 70D is now official!
Canon has officially announced the successor to the 60D, the Canon EOS 70D. It follows the same build and features as the older 60D but with additional features like a dual-pixel CMOS sensor.
The Canon 70D sits between the older 7D and the 60D but Canon introduced the dual-pixel CMOS in order to capture better video at faster focus times. It’s actually almost the same body size and design as the 60D.
Canon EOS 70D specs:
20.2MP APS-C Dual-Pixel CMOS AF sensor
IGIC 5+ Image Processor
7fps continuous shot
ISO 100-12800 (25600 expanded)
19-point AF system
1080p video @ 30fps
3.2″ touch-sensitive ClearView II LCD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
This sample promotional video from canon shows a lot of recording tricks and capabilities of the camera:
Looks like Canon is focusing on video recording rather than still picture quality of the 70D.
The Canon 70D will retail for $1,199 for the body only or $1,349 with the 18-55 STM lens, or $1,549 with the 18-135 STM lens. No word on pricing and release date for the Philippines yet.