Canon EOS 70D


Although Canon is well-known for its camera chops, the company’s become a serious powerhouse among amateur filmmakers. Building on the popularity of its excellent video-recording DSLRs is the new EOS 70D. Designed for video shooters first, the 20.2-megapixel 70D is the successor to the EOS 60D, but with one killer feature: seamless autofocusing during video recording.

To achieve what you see in the video below, Canon packed what it calls a “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” into the EOS 70D, a sensor with 40.3 million photodiodes. What does that mean? According to Canon, the extra photodiodes should help make autofocusing during video recording as smooth as pro video cameras, and extremely fast, too.

Keeping up with the times, Canon’s also thrown in NFC and Wi-Fi for good measure.

Other note-worthy specs on the EOS 70D:

  • 98% viewfinder frame coverage (0.95x magnification)
  • 3-inch swiveling LCD touchscreen (1.04 million dots)
  • Digic 5+ image processor
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in image and video filters

Expect to see the new 70D hit store shelves in September.

Price: $1,199 (body), $1,349 (with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens), $1,549 (with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens)
Source: Canon