Canon EOS 70D Review

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The EOS 70D changes the game with its Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which gives you a smooth and precise autofocus similar to what you would find in a high quality camcorder. Of course, the superb quality that one expects from an EOS cameras is delivered in this model which comes equipped with a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and a powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor.

The cutting edge nature of the EOS continues with its ability to shoot up to 7.0 frames per second in burst mode. It handles diverse lighting conditions well, with an ISO range of 100–12800 that is expandable to 25600. Additional features like the 19-point all cross-type AF system  and built-in wireless technology give top marks in any book.


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The Good

    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
    • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
    • Continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second
    • Light sensitivity at an ISO range of 100–12800 and expandable to 25600
    • 19-point all cross-type AF system

Built-in wireless technology

The Bad

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF has limits – continuous shooting does not allow tracking AF
  • Not the easiest WiFi to set up and disables movie mode when turned on
  • Battery runtime could be stepped up when using live view

The Consensus

Seasoned photographers will appreciate it better than newbies but the Canon EOS 70D is an excellent camera for either user. Photo and video control is amazing and though it will be a bit much for the beginner, the novice will certainly have loads to learn and do with the 70D. The 70D’s Dual Pixel AF is the best and though it can be improved, it is awesome the way it is.

Hardware and Design

The camera body only weighs 23.8 oz it is slightly heavier but that is because of the additional features packed into the 70D. It measures slightly larger as well but it is not at all bulky at 5.5 in (W) x 4.1 in (H)x 3.1 in (D). It is designed intuitively and the controls are all easy to get to with lots of grip surface.

Video and Image Modes

The 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor is capable of resolutions of:

5472 x 3648

Maximum shutter speed is at an outstanding 1/8000th of a second so you may find the very  little escapes the 70D. Lighting conditions are not an issue as well because of the ISO range it has – Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 with boost. Video can be captured at resolutions and frame rates at 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) and 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps).

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Made for the amateur photographer who has come around to become more than an amateur its versatility is at the leading edge. From selfies, portraits, action etc., this camera has the capability.

Battery Life, Wi-fi, and Other Features

The LP-E6 provides you with ample power for stills at around 800 -1000 shots but that is drastically cut down with Live View at only 220 – 230 shots. WiFi is built-in but it has minor issues.

Accessories and Mounts


  • EOS 70D (W) Body
  • Eyecup Eb (Not Shown)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Wide Strap EW-EOS 70D
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk & Software Instruction Manual CD
  • Camera Instruction Manual


As a beginner or a semi-pro photographer, there is much to be desired from the Canon EOS 70D and it will not disappoint.

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