Canon is about to announce the new 70D. It will feature a 22 megapixel cropped sensor, Wifi, a touch screen, Dual Pixel CMOS (faster) AF, and a Digic 5+ processor. It will retail in the US for around $1200 body, $1350 with 18-55mm STM kit lens. It’s supposedly going to autofocus 5 times faster in live view. That will be good, I’ve used Canon’s across the the board and all of them are stupid slow to take a picture when using live view. I used to own the Canon 60D and I really loved it. I wanted to keep it as a 2nd camera, but sold it for a down payment on my 5Dmk3.
The 60D was a terrific prosumer camera, solid at both photos and video. I miss the articulating screen, which my 5Dmk3 doesn’t have. Those shooting video without an articulating screen are forced to pick up a field monitor, such as the Sony CLM-V55 that I bought and like.
So if you’re wanting a DSLR without the not-so-pro Rebel stamp on it, the 70D’s specs will put it at the top of the crop-sensor Canons to buy. Unless you’re a sports shooter, then the 1 extra frame-per-second of the 7D keeps that camera atop its niche (barely).
I’m looking forward to more reading, reviews and comparison videos, all worth checking out upon release of this new DSLR.
Canon EOS 70D Specifications
- 20.2mp CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5+
- 19pt AF System (All Cross Type)
- Built-in WiFi
- 3″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
- ISO 12,800 Maximum
- Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
- Full HD Video
- Multiexposure Mode
- LP-E6 Battery
- Announcement on July 2, 2013