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Capture the moment at seven frames per second
Capture the moment in stunning stills and Full-HD movies with the high performance EOS 70D, featuring 7fps full resolution shooting, an advanced 19-point AF system and Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
The high performance EOS 70D combines a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor to deliver 14-bit images that are packed with detail and clarity. Colours are reproduced accurately whilst tonal gradation is subtle and natural.
Capturing superb shots of fast paced action like sports or wildlife is easy with 7fps full resolution continuous shooting and a high performance 19 cross-type point AF System, which provides high precision, responsiveness and accuracy to capture the moment with high image quality.
The EOS 70D is the first camera to feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, enabling fast and smooth autofocus tracking whilst shooting movies. Each pixel features two photo diodes that can be read independently during autofocus or together to capture the image.
The EOS 70D delivers stunning Full-HD (1080p) video with fast accurate autofocus thanks to Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Explore your creativity with stereo sound, full manual control and selectable frame rates.
Shoot remotely from alternative viewpoints: connect and control your EOS 70D using your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Images can be reviewed and transferred wirelessly and instantly shared with family and friends.
When light levels fall, the EOS 70D keeps performing. It offers an ISO range of up to 12800 – expandable to 25600 – so you can capture superb handheld shots in low light without using flash.
Use the intuitive touch controls to shoot from unique or awkward angles with a 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Vari-angle ClearView II LCD capacitive touch screen, which features 1,040,000 dots for high resolution playback. Switch to Live View mode to capture the best angle and to help compose your shot.
Enjoy a larger, more magnified field of view using the intelligent viewfinder which offers 98% coverage, relaxed viewing with a 22mm eyepoint and displays useful shooting information and an electronic level to help you capture the best shot.
Preserve detail in both highlights and shadows with the EOS 70D’s high dynamic range (HDR) feature, and create composite images with its multiple-exposure facility. Enhance your stills with a range of Creative filters such as Toy camera effect or Miniature.
The EOS 70D is compatible with Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites so you can progress your photographic skills with additional lenses and flashes.
|Type||22.5mm x 15.0mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.20 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 20.90 megapixels|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Focal Length||Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens|
|Type||TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor|
|AF System/ Points||19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)¹|
|AF Working Range||EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)|
|AF Modes||AI Focus |
|AF Point Selection||Automatic selection: 19 point AF |
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
|Selected AF Point Display||Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen|
|Predictive AF||Yes, up to 8m¹|
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.|
|AF Assist Beam||Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite|
|Manual Focus||Selected on lens|
|AF Microadjustment||C.Fn II-13 |
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
|Metering Modes||TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC |
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 7.7% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.0% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
|Metering Range||EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)|
|AE Lock||Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved. |
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
|Exposure Compensation||+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).|
|AEB||2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments|
|ISO Sensitivity*||Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) |
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
|Type||Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter|
|Speed||30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)|
|Type||Auto white balance with the imaging sensor|
|Settings||AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White |
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
|Custom White Balance||Yes, 1 setting can be registered|
|WB Bracketing||+/-3 levels in single level increments |
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 98%|
|Eyepoint||Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)|
|Dioptre Correction||-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)|
|Focusing Screen||Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)|
|Mirror||Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)|
|Viewfinder Information||AF information: AF points, focus confirmation¹, AF area selection mode |
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
|Depth of Field Preview||Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.|
|Eyepiece Shutter||On strap|
|Type||Vari angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots|
|Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)||Approx 170°|
|Coating||Anti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge|
|Brightness Adjustment||Adjustable to one of seven levels|
|Display Options||(1) Quick Control Screen |
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
|Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)||12|
|Built-in Flash Coverage||up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)|
|Built-in Flash Recycle Time||Approx. 3 seconds|
|Modes||Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter|
|Red-Eye Reduction||Yes - with red-eye reduction lamp|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments|
|Flash Exposure Bracketing||Yes, with compatible External Flash|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|HotShoe/ PC Terminal||Yes/ No|
|External Flash Compatibility||E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support|
|External Flash Control||via camera menu screen|
|Modes||Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom|
|Picture Styles||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)|
|Colour Space||sRGB and Adobe RGB|
|Image Processing||Highlight Tone Priority |
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination and Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting|
|Continuous Shooting||Max. Approx. 7fps. (speed maintained for up to 65 images (JPEG)¹³(with UHS-I card), 16 images (RAW))²³|
|Type||Electronic viewfinder with image sensor|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)|
|Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Focusing||Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen) |
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
|Metering||Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor. |
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
|Display Options||Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios|
|Still Image Type||JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), |
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
|RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording||Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.|
|Image Size||JPEG 3:2: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480 |
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864x3648, (M) 3248x2432, (S1) 2432x1824, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472x3072, (M) 3648x2048, (S1) 2736x1536, (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3648x3648, (M) 2432x2432, (S1) 1824x1824, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
|Movie Type||MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)|
|Movie Size||1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame |
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
|Movie Length||Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)|
|Folders||New folders can be manually created and selected|
|File Numbering||(1) Consecutive numbering |
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
|Custom Functions||23 Custom Functions|
|Metadata Tag||User copyright information (can be set in camera) |
Image rating (0-5 stars)
|LCD Panel / Illumination||Yes / Yes|
|Water/ Dust Resistance||Yes (equal to EOS-1N)|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||1.5x - 10x|
|Display Formats||(1) Single image with information (2 levels) |
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
|Slide Show||Image selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills |
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
|Histogram||Brightness: Yes |
|Image Erase/Protection||Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images |
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
|Menu Categories||(1) Shooting menu (x6) |
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
|Menu Languages||25 Languages |
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user.|
|Other||Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|Type||SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 8 / 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional|
|Other||PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings|
|Battery Life||Approx. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹ |
Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
|Battery Indicator||6 levels + percentage|
|Power Saving||Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6|
|Body Materials||Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibre|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm|
|Weight (Body Only)||Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)|
|Viewfinder||Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C|
|Case||Leather case EH21-L|
|Wireless File Transmitter||Built in|
|Lenses||All EF and EF-S lenses|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)|
|Remote Controller/ Switch||Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6|
|Other||Hand Strap E2, GP-E2|
|AF System/ Points||¹ Peripheral Cross type AF points will not function as a cross type AF points with the following lenses: EF 35-80mm f4-5.6 (II/III/USM), EF35-105mm f4.5-5.6 (USM). EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 (II)|
|Predictive AF||¹ with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph|
|Magnification||¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
³ Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
|Battery Life||¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated|
|Viewfinder Information||¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses|
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
A highly portable pancake lens that’s ideal for travel and street photography. Its advanced optical design ensures great image quality, while a large f/2.8 maximum aperture allows hand-held low-light shooting. STM focusing delivers smooth, near-silent AF when capturing movies.
Flash photography is about so much more than shooting in the dark. It's about taking creative control of the light you use, and making it work for you.
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.
Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
A comfortable alternative to a neck strap, allowing you to hold your EOS camera securely.
Look through your EOS viewfinder from above, making it easier to shoot from low-down viewpoints.
Extends the viewfinder eyepiece away from the camera body, making shooting more comfortable when wearing spectacles.