Canon 70D summary
Canon 70D is Canon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally introduced on October of 2013. The camera features a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The 70D is placed #27 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over all #125 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon 70D history
The Canon 70D is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Canon 70D Gallery
You can view the 70D from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon 70D Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Canon 70D based on things which are generally regarded as essential in a digital camera.
Canon 70D Sensor features
The Canon 70D is run by the Digic 5+ processor chip. The spec of the sensor on the Canon 70D is 22.5mm x 15mm (APS-C). The 338 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. The ISO can be expanded digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW photos are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the 70D's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 70D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 70D dimensions
Canon 70D weighs in at 1.66 lbs (755g / 26.63 ounces) & the size of the camera is 139mm x 104mm x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 775g and the Canon 70D is similar compared with various rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a image of the Canon 70D besides a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the 70D.
Canon 70D Lens features
The 70D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses on the market today. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the 70D.
Canon 70D Connectivity
The 70D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and usually alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon 70D Video features
The highest possible video quality on the Canon 70D is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance for video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. While the body offers a mic port, it is missing a headphone port so you won't have the capability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Canon 70D Weather Sealing
Canon 70D provides weather proofing making it a great selection for use for rough climates. This can be especially valuable when you are uncertain about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.
Canon 70D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 70D features a 3 inch fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group shots if needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can adjust focus points and change settings with your finger. The 70D also has a builtin Top screen so you're able to instantly view your settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Canon 70D are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 98%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
Viewfinders can be really beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon 70D Shutter features
Canon 70D has the capability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon 70D Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon 70D features both in-built flash as well as external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Canon 70D Autofocus features
Canon 70D features both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detection which is helpful for portraits.
The Sensor features 19 focus points to select from. Canon 70D has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to change focus points. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon 70D boasts manual focus if needed for low light scenarios or you need more exact focus control.
Canon 70D Battery life
The battery life (LP-E6) for the Canon 70D is made to last for 920 shots as per the CIPA specifications which is on par with it's competition. The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 has got the best (2260) battery life for this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Canon 70D for different styles of photography
The following illustration gives a summary of the Canon 70D for different styles of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Canon 70D as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 70D has a score of 79 which is awesome, meaning that it is a great option for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and potential to use external lighting.
Canon 70D Street photography information
Having a very good rating of 69, the Canon 70D is a very decent pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon 70D Sports photography information
A above average sports photography rating of 75 indicates the Canon 70D is a very decent option for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 70D as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty critical when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon 70D gets a very good 69 as a travel camera which is a good option to take with you on your vacations.
Canon 70D as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 70D at it's very good grade of 70 for a landscape camera is a very decent fit among it's competitors.
Canon 70D as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon 70D is a good pick as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice rating of 69.
Canon 70D Alternatives
If you need replacements to the 70D, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the category of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart underneath offers you an overview of the 70D vs it's highest scoring rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.