It is great to have fond memories captured in photo frames and video CDs. Why call a professional to do the job when you can try out yourself with some of the high-end yet durable digital cameras? Canon EOS 70D is one such versatile camera that has the ability to work with a pro or an amateur photographer or a videographer. The digital piece is aided with the latest imaging processor and sensitive sensor to produce crisp and sharp images. However, does it also seamlessly produce sharp videos? Let’s find out how it successful churns out HD movies and the technologies that it has integrated in its system.
The EOS 70D uses the Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor. This not only allows the user to click clear pictures with a wide tonal range but also create crisp videos. The focusing is smooth and quick. So, even when focus is changing between multiple subjects in video streaming, the video is not blurred or distorted. The sensor supports focus racking as it keeps the focus of the subject constant. It works with the lens drive for sharp and crisp images. The touch of various imaging technologies, such as Touch AF and Live View results in high resolution images. The entire camera operations proceeds smoothly – giving rise to improved image quality. The sensor and processor work with superlative EF lenses to form a powerful ‘Digital Trinity’ that provides similar angle-of-view as that of a 35mm film cameras. The depth-of-field technology allows an option that can provide background blur perfect – a needed feature for close-up snaps and portraits. The noise level in the images is vastly reduced. The gizmo is compatible with ISO 25600 standard which allows breathtaking photos even in dark conditions. The Movie Servo AF ensures that the focus on the subject is kept even when the background changes. The result is simple: high quality and true-to-life colors are noticed. The sensor along with the imaging processor captures photos even in dark or semi-dark conditions. The noise is also reduced immensely in the photographs.
Eye-catching images can be captured using the viewfinder, 3-inch, varied-angle touch LCD screen, and uploading the same wirelessly through inbuilt Wi-Fi capabilities. The camera supports 19-point cross-type AF. It also offers f/2.8 dual cross-type autofocus. So, focusing is accurate even with moving objects. The single lens AF/AE camera is compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, and UHS-I cards. The images are processed through various picture style options – such as, Portrait, landscape, standard, and so on. The images are subjected to White Balance, image brightness, tone, and peripheral illumination management, as well as noise reduction. The viewfinder offers 0.95x magnification.
The digital camera from Canon is little broad-built. It measures (4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1) inches in dimension and has a weight of around 0.77kg. It weighs more and looks bulky than other digital cameras as it has a heavy penta-prism viewfinder. The ergonomically designed body has a mode dial, preview button, autofocus mode, ISO mode, drive mode, and metering pattern buttons. On the rear end of the camera there are Menu and Info buttons.
The sensitive sensor and other digital utilities make the camera perform well – not only with the images but also with the colors. Unlike other sensors which work on the signals after they’ve reached the image processor, the Canon’s CMOS sensor does this job prior to signals interacting with the processor. As a result, the images are sharp and power consumption is low. Multi-channel pathways used by the sensor have enhanced the response of the camera. The gizmo also has multiple layers of low-pass filters before light reaches the sensor. It helps to block false colors. Naturally, color combination is natural. The DIGIC processor ensures that images have a greater depth and detailing. The camera offers an impressive shutter speed of 1/8000 per second.
The Canon LP-E6 lithium-ion battery is rechargeable and included with the camera. It allows 920 shots with viewfinder shooting, 210 shots with Live View shooting, while movies can be recorded at 1 hour and 20 minutes.
At near about $1,000 or more, users can pick a high-end digital camera with unique properties as expected from a Canon product. However, experienced photographers may feel that cost is little pricey.
Buyers can visit the customer support sub-page in Canon website and check out manuals, troubleshooting tips, downloads, and more. The page also allows the user to register their product for after-sales service if necessary.
|Auto Focus Points||19||Sensor Size||APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)|
|Maximun Shutter Speed||1/8000||Shooting Speed||7fps|
|Maximum ISO||12800||Viewfinder Coverage||98|
|Shoots per battery||920||Build in Flash||Yes|
|Build in WIFI||Yes||Video Recording||Yes|
|Articulated LCD Screen||Yes||Live view mode||Yes|
|Memory Card Slot||1||Microphone||Yes|
|GPS Tagging Capability||Yes||Environmentally sealed||Yes|
|Weight||755g||Dimensions||139 mm x 104 mm x 79 mm|
|Date First Available||2015-06-25||Country Code||JP|
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