Canon EOS 70D

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 22.5 x 15 mm
  • 20 megapixels
  • 5472;3648 px
  • Canon EF-S;Canon EF
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Center;Selective single-point;Tracking;Single;Continuous;Touch;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
  • yes
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Canon EOS 70D Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-C
Sensor size22.5 x 15 mm
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Effective pixels20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Max resolution5472, 3648
Other resolutions3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480, 5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
ProcessorDIGIC 5+


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum12800
Boosted ISO maximum25600
White balance presets6
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW
Built-in HDR function
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountCanon EF-S, Canon EF
Magnification (Crop factor)1.6 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Flash
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Contrast Detect , Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points19
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)19
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Screen size3 in
Screen dots1040000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage98 %
Viewfinder magnification0.95 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures2
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe, PC terminal
Built-in flash
Flash range472.44 in
External flash
Continuous drive7.0 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Flash modesAuto, Redeye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10
Speed (JPEG)7 fps
Speed (RAW)7 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Supported file formatsH.264
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280x720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60 fps
Video recording


Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.66 lb
Width5.47 in
Height4.09 in
Length3.11 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC


Battery Life (CIPA)920
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Canon EOS 70D Online reviews

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