In the world of DSLR cameras, it can be hard to designate one from the other these days. Most consumers aren’t sure what functions they want or that will be best for their needs. With the new 70D by Canon, this is answered pretty clearly – video. This camera could be the answer to what many indie filmmakers have wanted for a while. An all new Deal Pixel CMOS AF system allows the new camera body to function much like an actual camcorder. Precise select-able focus along with smooth transitions while recording live. The new system also allows full control over the aperture and iso during video recording. The system also makes shooting regular photos from live view mode snappy and accurate. To go along with the new AF system, Canon has also added a new sensor as well. It features 20.2MP at 14bits with an iso rating from 100-12,800. Here is a quick rundown of the key features of the camera:
- 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
- 19 point cross-type AF System and 7 fps shooting
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Instant sharing and remote control with Wi-Fi
- ISO 12800 (H:25600)
- Vari-angle 7.7cm ClearView II LCD touch screen
- Intelligent viewfinder
- Full-HD movies
The camera is expected to launch in September with a price tag of $1199 for the body only.
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