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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incase you missed it, here is a quick rundown of the specs:
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).
Approx. 22.5mm x 15.0mm (APS-C)
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Canon EF mount
Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels
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
* 31 zones
(2) TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF operation, One-shot AF
* Automatically set in Basic Zone modes
(3) Manual focus
MOV: Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
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.
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