Canon has launched a new mid-range DSLR called the EOS 70D. The highlight feature of this new camera is the 20.2 megapixel, APS-C CMOS sensor with dual-pixel CMOS AF technology, which is the first of its kind.
Unlike traditional cameras, the sensor on the 70D has not one but two photodiodes per pixel and uses the additional diode to perform on-chip phase detection auto-focus. This, along with the 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-point all cross-type AF System, helps in improving the auto-focus speed during still image capture and provides smoother and more reliable auto-focusing while recording videos.
Other features on the 7D include ISO 100-12800 range, 98 per cent frame coverage and 0.95x magnification for the viewfinder, 7fps burst mode in full resolution (up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images), 1080p video recording in 30, 25 and 24fps, 3.0-inch, 1040k fully articulated display with capacitive touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Canon EOS 70D will is priced at $1,199 / €1,099 (body-only) and $1,349 / €1,249 with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and $1549 / €1499 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.