Summary Canon 70D

Prices Price
Body only
$799 - $899
With 18-55mm lens
$889 - $1,019
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 1
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 22.5x15mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,040k dots
Help 20 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Canon 70D vs other recent DSLRs

Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Autofocus Autofocuses shooting video Help
Phase detection
Lens availability More lenses available Help
220 lenses
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Canon 70D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
75 ms shutter lag
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Size Quite small Help
Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
Weight Light Help
755 g
Popularity Very popular Help
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The Canon 70D vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Announced Old Help
March 2013
Thickness Thick Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
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The Canon 70D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
926 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.5 bits
Screen size Small screen Help
Startup delay Longer startup delay Help
700 ms startup delay
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.6 EV
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
20 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help




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Chris G (0:31 PM, August 25, 2015)
They require any camera with a built in flash for the flash to be used for at least 50% of the shots taken on the battery test, so that is why there would be a discrepancy with what you saw
Avatar for Higbe33 Higbe33 (1:44 PM, May 23, 2015)
I've had a 70D since it was released and love the camera.
Frank C. (2:18 PM, January 30, 2015)
in comparisons with other DSLRs, the battery is said to be able to take about 920 shots on 1 battery. I just got back from shooting my buddy's rugby team's practice yesterday, my shutter count is 796 and i still have 78% battery (yes, a regular canon brand LP-E6) so clearly that stat is WAY off.
Avatar for Tarek Saad Tarek Saad (6:06 PM, September 14, 2014)
why this camera is considered Pro DSLR while Nikon D7100 is considered Entry Level DSLR ?
DUMBNOCHECKREPORTS (1:35 PM, July 22, 2014)
Avatar for Brian C. Rosal Brian C. Rosal (2:20 AM, March 23, 2014)
I have a 70D and it is really an excellent camera.. I have tested it in most of my videos and it works well it can manage to give you a less noisy video in ISO 5000 in low light. I was a Nikon before in photos... now in 70D it can produce quality images...but depending on the type of lens you are using, example i was using 18-200mm lens and getting sharp images in 100-200mm point is a bit hard to achieve,, but with prime lenses it gives you cool results.

my sample video using 70D
Avatar for Soangkearith Ty Soangkearith Ty (7:22 AM, March 14, 2014)
Thinking and want to know more about 70D. Anyone could recommend me which website to learn about this 70D.
Jacques (4:30 PM, October 15, 2013)
Follow this link for an explanation on this camera's autofocus system.
Jacques (4:25 PM, October 15, 2013)
Your statement about the autofocus is completely wrong. This camera probably has the most advanced phase detection autofocus for fast focusing in video mode available today.
tracy webb (6:55 AM, July 07, 2013)
The t5i noise is not that bad but with the new sensor on the 70D will be a big success : )
Avatar for Quazi Ahmed Hussain Quazi Ahmed Hussain (6:58 AM, March 30, 2013)
Small sensor with enormous megapixels will definitely produce unacceptable noise.
Avatar for Wasi Zaman Wasi Zaman (7:18 PM, March 24, 2013)
Waiting for the full fill details about 70D...
Please give proper details as soon as possible...