Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera officially announced

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Canon officially announced the EOS 70D DSLR camera ($1199 for body only, $1349 for 18-55mm kit and $1549 for 18-135mm kit). There is also a new BG-E14 battery grip ($199.95). Some sample images taken with the 70D can be found here and here. Detailed 70D features, specifications and previews after the break:


• Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus; lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills from a variety of angles with the freedom provided by the Vari-angle LCD; and provides amazing autofocus power with 103 Compatible Canon EF lenses when shooting photos or video.

• Built-in wireless technology allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, share your images with wireless-enabled Canon cameras, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android™ smartphone with the free download of the EOS Remote app. Use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a wireless PictBridge certified printer.

• 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for exceptional image quality and processing speed.

• High speed continuous shooting up to 7.0 fps allows you to capture quick action.

• EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for improved continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment with attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded movie shooting options.

• Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors in sunlight.

• 19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point) with a wide area array for exceptional autofocus performance and greater compositional freedom when shooting with the viewfinder.

• Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view, and Multi-Aspect ratio in Live View broadens your choices in composition.

• Expand your creativity with advanced in-camera imaging features like High Dynamic Range, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight Control, along with seven Creative Filters that can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting.

• Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night.

The Next Generation in Live View AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The EOS 70D features Canon’s all-new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a revolutionary leap forward in speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This game-changing technology will forever change what is possible with a DSLR camera.

Shoot Video Like a Camcorder

The benefits of the groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF are clearly evident in video shooting, where bringing scenes and subjects into focus is a critical element of the final composition. On the EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure focus is achieved naturally and precisely, even when switching between subjects. And, combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked – once the EOS 70D locks focus, it doesn’t let go. Plus, with the shallow depth-of-field afforded by EOS optics, your video gains a cinematic ambience.

Compositional Freedom, Quick and Accurate Live View Focus

For stills, Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes Live View AF precise and faster than ever, freeing the photographer to take advantage of the freedom of angle afforded by the camera’s Vari-angle LCD monitor. Whether capturing images of athletes on the field or kids in the park – with a tripod or handheld and operated from a number of angles and positions – crisp focus can be obtained nearly instantly across a wide shooting area, especially useful for those spontaneous or fleeting shots. And, when composing and shooting in Live View mode, the image, exposure and chosen effects can be previewed before shooting, ensuring better accuracy, increased comfort, and more control from the start.

Compatible with 103 Canon EF Lenses

103 Canon EF lenses are able to fully realize the benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Compatible lenses greatly expand creative and compositional possibilities so users can enjoy a wide range of endeavors made possible through various lenses whether shooting still images or video.

The Genius of Pixel Based AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a cutting-edge Canon technology, made possible by a sophisticated redesigning of the CMOS sensor. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel, but the CMOS sensor on the EOS 70D has two photodiodes per pixel, enabling each pixel on the sensor to both perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light – a first for EOS cameras. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily on the camera. This unique AF system enables autofocus on 80% of the image plane, vertically and horizontally, and helps ensure virtually no loss in image quality.

Sophisticated Wireless System.

The simplicity and convenience of wireless technology, built-in

The new EOS 70D incorporates cutting edge wireless technology right into its compact design. The camera’s exposure settings, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO, focus, and shutter can be operated wirelessly using an iOS or Android smartphone with the free Canon EOS Remote app. Using a smartphone with the EOS Remote app installed, you can shoot remotely from a distance, even in Live View mode, for those difficult-to-capture shots; you can also review images on the EOS 70D without having to take it out of the bag, and easily transfer and save images directly from the camera to a smartphone. Full DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility means easy sharing between the EOS 70D and other DLNA products, like HDTVs, smartphones and more. Still images can even be transferred between two wireless-enabled Canon cameras over a Local Area Network (LAN). Images and video can be uploaded instantly to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# for easy sharing on social networking sites, and photos can even be printed on a wireless PictBridge certified printer without the need for a PC. Remarkably, the EOS 70D has all of these wireless features without the need for any additional accessories; they’re built right in!

Amazing Capture and Processing Power

20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor

Offering the highest pixel count of any APS-C sized sensor in EOS history, the EOS 70D camera’s 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor records a massive 5472 x 3648 pixels, perfect for even the biggest enlargements and offering enough resolution for significant cropping while maintaining the detail and essence of the particular scene. 14-bit signal processing ensures excellent tonal gradation and a wide ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) ensures excellent image capture even in dim lighting situations. The EOS 70D camera’s image sensor combines with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for improved data processing speeds, greater noise reduction, and even real-time compensation for chromatic aberration.

14-bit A/D conversion

With 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the EOS 70D captures and records images with remarkable gradations and detail in subtle tones and colors, resulting in more realistic and detailed images. By recording up to 16,384 colors per channel, the EOS 70D ensures that the fine detail found in subjects like foliage, sky and water are preserved and recorded with a tremendous level of accuracy, ensuring gorgeous results.

ISO 100–12800 and expandable to 25600 in H mode

Thanks to its DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, the EOS 70D features an expanded ISO range of ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. The EOS 70D, with the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor’s remarkable noise-reduction technology, performs brilliantly in low-light shooting. Used with one of Canon’s EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer, the EOS 70D can record beautiful images even when light sources are scarce.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

For a whole new level of performance, the EOS 70D uses a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor improves data processing performance and features algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on. The stunning results speak for themselves.

The Speed You Need

High speed continuous shooting up to 7.0 fps

Capable of shooting up to 7.0 fps during continuous shooting, the EOS 70D is a perfect camera for quick action. Canon’s remarkable shutter, combined with speedy, sophisticated electronics, ensures instant response and performance. A rapidly occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in perfect clarity.

True HD Performance in Your Hands

EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF and 3–10x Digital Zoom at Full HD resolution

The EOS 70D captures HD video with an impressive level of sophistication, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR camera. It offers both All-I (UHS-I memory card is required) and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of time coding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), which is useful for multi-camera shoots. It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities; the EOS 70D has an internal stereo microphone for enhanced audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled, while a built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS 70D is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug. The EOS 70D also boasts the advanced Movie Digital Zoom, allowing you to magnify the center of the image by approximately 3x–10x when Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is set.

The EOS 70D features Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. Combined with the camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, even fast subjects remain crisply in focus. Autofocus is smooth and continuous, and quiet when recording video using one of Canon’s STM lenses. The revolutionary performance of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF System, the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, and the pleasing depth-of-field provided by the EOS 70D’s optics make it possible to accomplish stunning, cinematic video capture, easily.

Video Snapshot

With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS 70D can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights “album.” With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera’s HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera’s shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can be reordered or deleted.

Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls

Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF

The EOS 70D comes with a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II for shooting videos and stills at a variety of angles, high or low, with up to 180° of rotation. Using capacitive technology similar to today’s popular mobile devices, this screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger touch gestures can be used for zooming or changing images. Menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip using Touch AF. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million dots), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a solid construction between the monitor’s resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCD’s surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.

Fast, Accurate, Phenomenal AF

19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point)

The EOS 70D has a high-performance AF system that’s ready for anything. The camera features 19 high precision cross-type AF sensors, all of which can be selected automatically or manually. With cross-type AF points placed throughout a wide area, the EOS 70D’s AF system ensures amazing compositional flexibility whether shooting vertically or horizontally, and is superbly equipped to track the subject, even if movements are erratic or unpredictable. And with its high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point, the EOS 70D delivers a whole new level of focus accuracy when shooting with lenses of f/2.8 or faster. The EOS 70D camera’s AF modes can be customized to suit the situation, helping ensure reliable focus.

Sophisticated Composition, Simply

Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view

The EOS 70D camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder offers a sharp, bright, approximately 98% field of view with an approximate magnification of 0.95x, a viewing angle of 27.9° and a 22mm eyepoint. Featuring a new coating that reduces reflections and new construction that improves response in cold environments, the EOS 70D’s Intelligent Viewfinder makes it simple to adjust and confirm settings without the risk of missing a beat. The Intelligent Viewfinder uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image: it displays AF mode, AF points, electronic level, grid, alerts informing when white balance is being corrected and when Spot metering is enabled, and much more. With the EOS 70D’s Intelligent Viewfinder, unlike with other cameras, the photographer has the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera. The ability to effectively erase all shooting data and turn it back on with the touch of a button gives the photographer the opportunity to concentrate simply on looking and composing the photograph without distraction, a great advantage in numerous shooting situations.

Amazing Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

With its High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the EOS 70D can merge three images of varying exposure in-camera and save them as one final image, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail with stunning tonal range. Adjustable to cover a range of ±3 stops, HDR recording truly expands the parameters of the light and dark detail a camera can actually record, surprising viewers with the range of tones a photograph can accurately recreate.

Multiple Exposure Control

The EOS 70D offers a Multiple Exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers two different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive or average. Multiple exposure shots from 2 to 9 are stored as one final image and can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes. A RAW image previously captured by the EOS 70D (3:2 aspect ratio only) can be used as a starting point, and cumulative results can be observed and corrected in real time on the camera's LCD screen.

Handheld Night Scene mode

Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously difficult without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS 70D’s Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.

HDR Backlight Control mode

The EOS 70D camera’s HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too darkly. By automatically shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.

Seven Creative Filters that can be displayed in real time

To add to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS 70D, the camera has seven different Creative Filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect. Each effect can be applied in three different levels (low, standard and strong), and easily previewed on the LCD panel in Live View. Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, it's easy to try several effects on the same shot during post-process.

Complex Functions Made Simple

Scene Intelligent Auto mode

The EOS 70D features Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which incorporates a number of Canon technologies to deliver the best possible exposure. Joining Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod, and then chooses the exposure and enhancements that bring out the best in any scene or situation.

More Features for Increased Versatility

Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses

The EOS 70D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses and including the STM series optimized for video shooting. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer help to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light; STM lenses even feature a stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video. With an array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS 70D camera.

Multi Shot Noise Reduction

To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS 70D camera features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera’s sensor and the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor do. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the camera’s traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.

Lens Aberration Correction

The EOS 70D features lens correction tools that compensate for lens characteristics that can affect overall image quality. The EOS 70D camera’s Peripheral Illumination Correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image according to the characteristics of the lens being used. It even has correction data for a number of popular lenses stored in its memory. With the chromatic aberration correction tool, distracting color fringing can be corrected at the time of shooting.

Feature Guide

To help explain the specific function of features found on the EOS 70D, the Feature Guide displays a simple description helpful in determining the applicability for the situation at hand. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected – a lifesaver when trying to determine the best mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the camera’s menu.

GPS Compatible

With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS 70D can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function, perfect for photographers on the go. An electric compass records the camera’s orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.

Image Rating

To help organize images recorded to the camera’s storage, the EOS 70D makes it simple to rate individual images from one star to five. Therefore, image browsing, printing and slide shows can be based upon those ratings.

Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards

The EOS 70D uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC, and is even compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the camera’s compact design.

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  • paul

    The Nikon D7100 already trumps this in almost every way. Canon can’t make up for it with Wi-Fi and GPS. It’s like D600 vs. 6D all over again.

    • FourString

      19 cross type to 9 cross type. Derp harder.

      • Robert

        The 7100 has 51 AF points and 15 cross type, not 9.

        • a4

          yep, but all 15 packed in the middle of the frame, doesn’t make much sense to me… (I personally hate this design, knowing how poor the autofocus is with outer AF points on the D7000)

          • MJr

            They say true creative photographers only shoot things happening in the middle.

        • FourString

          ah, right. i mixed cam4500 (51 pts, 15 cross) up with cam3500 (39 pts, 9 cross)

    • Lan

      I am a D7100 user. One thing that jumps at me is the 7fps of 70D. It looks like Canon put steroids into 60D and the fantastic 7D and produced 70D. I converted to Nikon user after being a Canon shooter but I am no Nikon fanboy and I see a lot of plus points that the 70D has on D7100.

      • Robert

        As a D7100 user I have to say that the 70D is definitely in the same league as the 7100. It just has a different focus: If you shoot video a lot, the 70D looks better for the job while the 7100 still has an edge at some points. As I don’t shoot video and rarely use > 4FPS photos, the 70D doesn’t make me want to sell my 7100 but I can see that for other use cases the 70D looks way better.
        Lets wait and see how the image quality compares!

    • Jon

      Obviously you’ve already used the 70D and are able to comment on its performance.

      Please, tell us more.

    • MJr


  • Anonymous Coward

    How long before they put this new PDAF sensor into the EOS-M and make the EOS-M what it should have been at launch?

    • Anonymous Coward

      And an EVF.

    • Marco –

      Just get a samsung nx300 if you want on sensor pdaf in a small mirrorless body 🙂

      • MJr

        Not the same, and NEX-5R has it too.

        • Marco –

          Hehe, not the same indeed: much better 🙂

          • MJr

            The pdaf type is unlike any other camera so far. Nobody knows how good it is, but it ain’t worse.

          • Can’t say for sure if not worse right away. Maybe at a photosite-level it might not be as good as the others because each photosite is actually made up of two and there are bound to be overheads. But there’s a lot of them too.

          • MJr

            Far as i know, ‘regular’ on-sensor phase detection pixels are split one way or another as well, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to detect any distance at all no ? Aren’t those pyramid shaped or something ? Anyway, 20.2 million of these new ones should be able to do some damage if they join forces.

          • In the standard on sensor pdaf the photosites are masked.

  • malchick743

    So, yet another super x00D… again!??
    No thx…

    BTW it remains to be seen who the new AF system will fare……

  • Genkakuzai

    Curious on how Canons sensor technology, especially for APS-C sensors, has developed since their last sensor, which honestly hasn’t been impressive for 5-6 years. Also curious on how good the new AF is.

  • Toby

    Comparing the D7100 to the 70D

    51 AF points vs. 19 AF points.
    24MP sensor vs. 20MP sensor
    Dual SD card slot vs. Single SD card slot

    • AM

      And, how does that translate into better photographs?

    • preston

      Only thing there that would matter to me in the dual slots vs. single slot. The feeling of security and comfort that immediately backing up your shots gives me is priceless. Couldn’t care less about having an extra 9% of linear resolution (virtually the same). And so far it sounds like the 70D autofocus system has lots of benefits over the D7100’s. The live view focusing clearly is better if it has fast touch screen focus that is available over 80% of the screen.

    • MJr

      15 cross-type vs. 19 cross-type.

    • FourString

      why are you comparing total AF points to cross-type AF points? it’s 15 cross-type to 19 cross-type.

    • Clint

      24 vs 20 Mp is basically irrelevant.

  • D4ve

    Guess I missed the game changing points. Sounds like a wonderful gadget though. I’m sure those videographers looking to get into still photography wil be impressed.

  • tollis

    The Pixel Based AF is similar to the hybrid af on samsung nx300. Also the pixel count of the sensor is similar. Is canon using the samsung sensor??

    • Zos Xavius

      doubtful. canon has long used their own sensors.

    • It’s not similar at all. Samsung’s hybrid AF is similar to Canon’s older hybrid AF (on the T4i and T5i). This is an entirely new design where every single pixel on the sensor is also a PDAF sensor. No one else has this tech right now.

  • Marco –

    The pixel based af is very similar to what samsung implemented in its nx300. Also the pixel count is similar (except for the 1.6 crop factor of the canon sensors vs the 1.5 of samsung nx). Perhaps canon has developed the sensor in partnership with samsung?

    • So you think 80% of 20 million is 105?

    • 12.8 million and 105 are not the same number.

      • Marco –

        I don’t follow you. I was talking about the sensor. 20.3Mp for samsung, 20.2 for this canon. Since the canon uses smaller than standard aps-c, then it can be the same tech from samsung. Just my personal idea.

        • How is the samsung pixel-based AF similar to what’s in the 70D?

  • Nacho

    not sealed, 98% field of view…. NEXT!!!!!

    • preston

      I understand the gripe with not being sealed, but you really think 98% viewfinder is that big of a deal? That means 99% of the horizontal picture and 99% of the vertical picture is visible.

      • Nacho

        maybe not, but it is a matter of principles. and both show the low level of the model construction

        • Clint

          Overvalued?? I paid more than this for my 20D back in the day…..and it wasn’t half the camera the 70D is. That said… can pick up a great, used 5D2 for $1200.

          • Nacho

            other times jajaja.

            for that price you can buy the D7100 and K-5 II (or k-5 original) with much better construccuin which is what has much cost to the manufacturer.

            anyway fingers crossed that this sensor give us a pleasant surprise

        • ROFL… small sensor AND “high level”?

          • Nacho

            aps-c is not a small sensor, there are larger (FF) but that does not mean that a camera aps-c has to be of low quality and less even if in the same price range there is something better. which is the obcesion also a larger sensor, there aps-c that are at the height of some FF

          • By your logic people should also ask for “high end” mobile phone cameras LOL

            Also what on earth are you saying by “APS-C that are at the height of some FF”?

          • Nacho

            high image quality

            not saying that there should only hi-end cameras (never said that), but it is obvious that the same segment of cameras have to compete on price and features for this price if we can have a much better built body is a stupidity buy the one that is most plastic. that’s the problem with canon fanboy

      • johnny

        100% field of view is important for serious composition, like landscape or product photography. Without 100% field of view, you may see unwanted stuff in the final picture. (Of course, you can still crop it, but that adds one more step in p.p. flow)

    • Clint

      I agree with you about viewfinder coverage…very important top those of us who sweat composition and refuse to crop. That said…Live-view gives you 100% coverage….

  • george

    The autofocus specification of only -0.5, is pitiful at best. What is the point of ISO over 10,000 if the camera can not focus. My 5D-2 was worthless in low light, while my 6D is amazing (-3 ev autofocus low range)

    I would have bought this, if the range was as good as my 6D in the low light focus department (i am shooting many events with lower light situations and most people wearing black)

    • The 5D2 was fine… it just expected the user to be more than a point and shooter. I’ve shot with it inside clubs with crazy and changing artificial light and the shots came out fine. You just need to know how to use it.

      • george

        After 50,000 shots, I think I know how to use it, please note my primary workhorse lens is a 24-105 f4. The 6D low light focus is infinitely better than that the 5D2. The image results from the 5D 1&2 were fine, but over all, the 6D runs circles around both.

        You are probably using a faster lens, which would account for your better low light focus results (using the 135-f2 lens, the 5D2 significantly fewer focus problem situations).

        The point being, as cameras progress, all of the specifications should improve as best they can when there is probably not much of a cost differential (a better responding center cross point should not be that much of a manufacturing expense).

        Also note, the 6D (using the center point (-3ev sensitivity)) will focus even when it is almost too dark to see the subject.

        • This is about your comment that said the “5D 2 was worthless in low light”. It is not.

          Also, forget 50000 shots. There are photographers who shoot a lifetime and never really learn how to push a camera to its limits.

          Your use of a lens like a 24-105 for low light is pretty consistent with that… The problem is exactly as I predicted. Putting a point and shoot lens doesn’t let you use your camera like a point and shoot.

          I think what you should have said was that the 6D is more fool-proofed than the 5D2. I think we can all agree on that 🙂

  • Dpablo Ricasso unfiltered

    Peepin’ D pixels as I type this. Looks like the same * but on a newer day. It looks like it can resolve a lot of line pairs but the colors still suck and the highlight and shadow detail doesn’t exist. But hey, they idiot proofed the focus and gave it 7 frames per second so it should be a hit with the colorblind…

  • scott800

    I’m very excited about this cameras auto focus for video applications! I’m far too invested in Nikon glass and bodies, but maybe we will see this type of technology in the next Nikon iteration: d400, d800F, d5300 or something. I really wish Nikon offer a swivel LCD on higher end models too, it’s much easier to shoot films with minimal gear with the flip-out

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