Canon EOS 70D Specifications

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Specifications Canon EOS 70D
Megapixels20.2
Total Pixels20.9
Sensor Size22.5 x 15.0mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 3648
Pixel Size4.1µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.6
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)
Working RangeCentre AF point: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Other AF points: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
PredictiveYes, up to 8m
Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentC.Fn II-13
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:
1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.7% of viewfinder)
3) Spot metering (center, approx. 3.0% of viewfinder)
4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-6400), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Shutter Speed30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprism
CoverageApprox. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.95x
EyepointApprox. 22mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AElock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouch screen 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°
CoatingAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GN12 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync1/250sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYes
2nd Curtain SyncYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 7.0fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx. 40 images (JPEG), 15 images (RAW)
Shutter Lag65ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 98% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal, Small (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image SizeJPEG 3:2: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864x3648, (M) 3248x2432, (S1) 2432x1824, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472x3072, (M) 3648x2048, (S1) 2736x1536 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
Sound FilesN/A
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Custom Functions23 Custom Functions
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNo
Orientation SensorYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase single image, erase selected images, erase all images in folder, erase all images on a card, or erase only unprotected images
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMICEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EX
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwarePhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30min.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsAluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibre
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm)
CIPA Weight26.7 oz (755g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera CaseLeather case EH21-L
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
Compatible LensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E14  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with E3 type contact, Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2
 
Year Introduced2013
 
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