there’s never a good time to buy a digital camera, isn’t it? just when we are still ogling over the world’s smallest DSLR camera, the Rebel SL1, Canon has out another new shutterbug’s toy, the EOS 70D DSLR camera. set to replace the EOS 60D, the 70D sports a newly-developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology that utilizes the pixels on the sensor to capture the image, as well as to execute the phase-difference auto-focus. apparently, this result in up to 30 percent speed improvement (as compared to other EOS cameras, of course) in auto-focus during Live View and movie shooting. also packed into this imaging device is a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor, matched to the DIGIC 5+ image processor.
other features include sensitivity of up to 12,800 (but expendable to 25,600), 7 fps shooting speed, 19-point all cross-type AF, a “Vari-angle” 3″ touchscreen LCD monitor (multitouch capable, no less), built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level control and attenuator function, and built-in WiFi which can work in conjunction with the free EOS Remote app (available from AppStore and Google Play Store) to wirelessly transfer stills and footages to connected smart devices. speaking of wireless connectivity, the EOS 70D is also capable of connecting to computers, DLNA devices, WiFi Certified Canon cameras, as well as wireless PictBridge compatible printers. as for the app, it also allow for remote adjustment of aperture, shutter speed and ISO from the user’s smartphone.
the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera is expected to be available in September 2013 for around $1,199 for body-only, and will also be offered with a couple of bundles, including one with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $1,349 and $1,549 for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens bundle.