Canon EOS 70D specs

By Phil Hall


Key Features

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor; 3-inch, 1040k-dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen; Canon EF-S lens mount; ISO 100 – 12,800 (expandable to 25,600); 1920 x 1080 HD video capture @ 30, 25 and 24fps
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £1,079.00
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital SLR
Camera type Digital SLR


September 6, 2013, 9:30 pm

Who ever even uses the "creative filters" anyway? Anyone who shoots RAW would have no need for them at all!


September 6, 2013, 10:15 pm



September 9, 2013, 9:12 am

What ISO are the sample photos in the gallery?


September 10, 2013, 7:20 am

See, now I'm in a quandary. I want to upgrade my ageing 7D, and was strongly tempted to pick up a 5DIII, but with the new live view AF features, the 70D is a compelling choice for video, and the pop-up flash, wi-fi and articulated screen give it a lot of flexibility. I only shoot in RAW, so obviously no interest in creative filters, but there are some features here that are very attractive indeed. Image quality, weather sealing and low light performance obviously won't touch the 5DIII with its full frame sensor, but I wonder if the 70D would be "good enough" to justify deferring my move up to full frame until the 5D Mk IV arrives (whenever that may be), inevitably bringing dual-pixel AF to the full frame range.

Don Carlson

September 16, 2013, 8:52 pm

Interested in Canon EOS 70D. Confused by your review comments in "Verdict."

Please explain:

“Canon EOS 70D
Throughout the lower end of the ISO range the EOS 70D manages to resolve more
detail than it's main competitor, the Nikon D7100, while even at higher ISO
settings it still delivers a good level of detail.”


“However, when it comes
to headline resolution – as well as some other elements of it's specification –
it is still behind the Nikon D7100.”


September 23, 2013, 12:35 pm

I own the 5D Mark III and cannot recommend it highly enough. I also own the 7D and am disappointed with it. It does not compare to the 5D. However, I shoot predominantly landscapes with a lot of wide angle shooting (14mm). If you want to photograph this type of thing I would recommend the full frame. However, if you are not into wide angle shooting then the 70D may be a better solution. It all depends on the type of photos you tend to take. If you shoot a lot of low light shots you will also want the 5D Mark III.


September 30, 2013, 7:18 am

Thanks MarLo. I shoot a lot of street scenes, handheld with available light, and the 5D Mk III's low light capabilities have been tempting me for some time. But it has to be a "do everything" for me - I want to be able to shoot wildlife, weddings, the whole lot. I'm not overly swayed by the price (happy to spend the extra for the 5DIII if it's the right body for me) but I am a little torn by the 70D's dualpixel live view for video, which I'm sure will hit the next gen of 5D, so the question is whether to hang on for that or bite now and accept that I'm going to feel the need to upgrade in a couple of years. Decisions, decisions...

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