Canon has announced the up-coming release of a new addition to its enthusiast DSLR cameras, the EOS 70D.


 Canon’s new EOS 70D DSLR camera, shown with the vari-angle monitor extended to face forward. The camera is fitted with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens that will be offered as one of the kit options. (Source: Canon.)

Notable as the first DSLR to introduce a new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 70D will replace the popular EOS 60D and be positioned between the EOS 700D and EOS 7D. The EOS 70D features a new 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon. It is paired with the 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-point all cross-type AF System, which enable continuous shooting of full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images using a UHS-I card.

Other features include a 7.7cm (3-inch) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen with 1,040k dot resolution and an ‘Intelligent’ viewfinder, with 98 per cent frame coverage and 0.95x magnification plus an electronic overlay that allows photographers to comfortably frame their images and visualise settings. The EOS 70D is the latest EOS model to feature integrated Wi-Fi and the Remote app (available for free from Google Play and the Apple App Store) enables the camera to be remotely controlled from a smart-phone or tablet.

Canon expects the EOS 70D to be available in Australia from early September 2013 with pricing set at dealer discretion.

A detailed FIRST LOOK at the EOS 70D can be found here.