Canon EOS 70D: Canon’s Newest DSLR Game Changer

The 70D isn’t called the game changer without merit, and you’ll quickly discover why. Intelligently engineered as a more refined replacement to the successful Canon EOS 60D, the 70D has a few new tricks up its sleeves. It is made for enthusiastic photographers, and comes with a variety of improvements that will create a buzz.  The legendary Canon EOS is all grown up…

The 70D improves from the 60D in many ways, a major one being within the sensor. It comes with the newest Dual Pixel CMOS sensor which is capable of capturing 20.2 MP images. The technology behind the sensor allows for a faster focusing during both Live View and video mode. 70D also has 19 cross-type AF points which is similar to the one present in the more expensive 7D.

Continuous Shoot, and Buttons…

The 60D has a continuous shooting speed of 5.3 fps but the 70D increases this further to 7 fps. At full resolution, you can capture up to 65 JPEG photos or 16 RAW images at any one time. Sensitivity on the other hand ranges between ISO 100 to ISO 12,800. There is also the option of expanding to ISO 25,600 but this will most probably be a last resort option for most photographers considering the amount of noise it generates.

The 3-inch LCD screen on the 70D does not come with touchscreen capabilities but what it lacks in that, Canon makes up in the physical controls. It has all the necessary dials and buttons for you to access the features with ease. In addition to that, the LCD screen is also the same with its predecessor, the 60D which is on an articulating joint. This will easily make the camera a favorite among videographers, because we all love shiny buttons, right?

More Bells and Whistles

As the 70D comes with a built-in Wi-Fi feature, controlling the camera wirelessly is possible via a mobile device such as an Android or an iOS smartphone. This is made possible through the EOS remote app created by Canon.

Another interesting feature present in the 70D is the built-in Speedlite transmitter. This gives the user wireless control of multiple Canon Speedlite EX flashguns. Besides that, there is also the multi-exposure and HDR mode that can combine three images into one with better range of colors. Creative filters are also available to those that wants to quickly edit their images. If you’d like to review the 60D features to compare for yourself, you can read an in-depth review here.

Our Take…

One of the tragedies of watching a photo fade is the way it sometimes seems to take the memory with it.  Can one really blame the photographer, the scene or the lens?  Depending on the equipment being employed for your picture taking needs, your trusty steed – and aperture speed – may be all that saves your photos.

At a price tag of $1,199 for the body only, it is a decent price for a great camera. It also comes at a same price range as the Nikon D7100. Sick to death of taking cliché or acute images to represent your photography portfolio? Rediscover today’s en vogue commercial photography through the eyes of more exemplary camera equipment.

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Roger Kowalewski is a freelance writer and gadget guru from Indiana. You can follow him on Google+.

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  1. Andrew says:

    You might want to revisit your facts/ The 3in LCD is in fact touchscreen. I actually own one and use it all the time.

  2. Peter says:

    “The 3-inch LCD screen on the 70D does not come with touchscreen capabilities”
    I think you will find that the 70d does in fact have touchscreen capability.

  3. Jose Roberto says:

    The only fail was the single card slot…

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