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Canon Announces New 70D Delivery Date


Canon EOS 70D

You may remember back on July 3, Canon announced their latest, the EOS 70D  which sports a camcorder like autofocus via its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor, and it does so using EF lenses.  Although B&H and others were taking preorders, the ship date was ambiguous.  Today Canon says they will be shipping pre-orders 9/23/2013, (estimated).

Since the announcement, some new test footage of the camera has surfaced, and here’s a round up of some of those videos.  

If you have the privalage of having the 70D early, please let me know by email at 

Incase you missed it, here is a quick rundown of the specs:

Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards and Eye-Fi cards (Built-in wireless LAN cannot be used simultaneously with Eye-Fi cards).

Image Format
Approx. 22.5mm x 15.0mm (APS-C)

Compatible Lenses 
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount

Image Sensor
CMOS Sensor

Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels

Image Format 
Still: JPEG: JPG, RAW: CR2 (Canon Raw 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)

(1) AF operation with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, One-shot AF

    1. Face Detection plus Tracking AF
    2. FlexiZone – Multi

* 31 zones

    * AF at the touched zone
  • FlexiZone – Single

(2) TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF operation, One-shot AF

    1. Manual selection: Single point AF
    2. Manual selection: Zone AF
    3. Auto selection: 19-point AF

* Automatically set in Basic Zone modes

(3) Manual focus

    * Manual focusing by enlarging images by approx. 5 to 10 times

Video Shooting

File Format 
MOV:  Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

[Full HD]
1920 x 1080 (30 fps/25fps/24fps):
235 MB/min. with IPB compression
685 MB/min. with All-I compression

1280 x 720 (60 fps/50 fps):
205 MB/min. with IPB compression
610 MB/min. with All-I compression

640 x 480 (30 fps/25 fps):
78 MB/min. with IPB compression
* If the file size exceed 4GB, a new file will be automatically created.
** See following section for actual frame rates.

Frame Rates 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 25p / 24p (23.976)
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p

Continuous Shooting Time
Based on 8GB Memory Card
[1920 x 1080]
30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps:
32 min. with IPB compression
11 min. with All-I compression

[1280 x 720]
60 fps / 50 fps:
37 min. with IPB compression
12 min. with All-I compression

[640 x 480]
30 fps / 25 fps:
97 min. with IPB or All-I compression

* The maximum recording time is limited to 29 min. 59 sec.
** See Frame Rates section for actual frame rates