The EOS 70D is a middle range SLR for the photographer. It appears to be a good upgrade for the EOS 60D. Canon claims that this new camera is the first of its type that has a good autofocus for both video and shooting. It has a lot of the features that many of Canon’s SLRS have, which includes the autofocus sensor that the EOS 7D has. It also has the touch screen that the EOS 700D has in addition to the same Wi Fi that the EOS 6D has. The EOS 7D’s exterior has a new sensor that is totally different. It has 20.2 MP resolution, but it utilizes a dual design that makes it possible for each pixel to have two different photodiodes that will face both left and right. Basically, it has an autofocus that can give a live view and a movie mode.
From the release day of the EOS 60D (Read Review on Amazon) – August, 26th of 2010 a while has passed. A long interval of time that let a long line of Canon fans in stand-by. Those looking for a compact device, but also with something more than the entry level SLR did not want to invest enough money to purchase a EOS 5D Mark II (now 5D Mark III), or on the new, less expensive EOS 6D.
From the 60D, the new EOS 70D inherits the spirit: a robust digital SLR, yet compact in size (this device measures 139 x 104 x 79mm), with a convenient weight (755 grams including battery), even if it’s not normally used for professional work, which if used for that purpose it wouldn’t be bad at, it still offers an affordable price.
The following we will do a comparison about Canon EOS 60D vs 70D:
Canon EOS 60d vs 70D Specs Comparison:
|Canon EOS 60D||Canon EOS 70D|
|Screen||Fully articulated||Fully-articulated touchscreen|
|LCD Size / Resolution||3.0"/1,040,000 pixels||3.0"/1,040,000 pixels|
|Sensor Size||22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor||APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)|
|Effective pixels||18 megapixels||20.2 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||19 million||20.9 megapixels|
|Processor||DIGIC 4+||Digic 5+|
|Flash X-Sync||1/250 sec||1/250 sec|
|Viewfinder coverage||96 %||98 %|
|Maximum Shutter Speed:||1/8000 sec||1/8000 sec|
|ISO||ISO 100-6400 (12800 with boost)||ISO 100-12800 25600 with boost)|
|Burst Depth||58 JPEGs / 16 RAW||65 JPEG / 16 RAW|
|AF in live view||Contrast detection||Phase detection|
|Cross-type focus points||9||19|
|Shoots Speed||5.3 fps||7 fps|
|In-camera HDR Mode||No||Yes|
|Silent Shutter mode||No||Yes|
|AF microadjustment||No||Yes(can be set individually for up to 40 lenses, remembered by lens serial number)|
|External flash||Wireles flash support||Built-in flash works as wireless commander|
|Battery life (CIPA rating)||1100 shots||920 shots|
|Real User Reviews on Amazon:||Reviews on Amazon||Reviews on Amazon|
Canon EOS 60D vs 70D Body Design:
The EOS 60D has been replaced by the 70D in this range, but it basically has the same design and build. But the 70D is not as big as the 60D and has updated controls. The following is going to look at each model in a little bit more detail.
When you are looking at both of these cameras from the front, they look the same. But the 70D is slimmer than the 60D. Also, the 60D is not as narrow as the 70D. You will also notice that the 70D no longer has a front facing microphone like the 60D did. The 70D now has a stereo microphone on the top.
The 70D and 60D look almost alike from the back also. The 70D basically has the same build. The 70D now has the upgraded live view and additional mode that the 60D had. It also possesses an actual switch that can lock the back dial and make it impossible for you to operate the camera by accident. This model has all of the same buttons, but you probably won’t use them in the same manner.
From the top, the 70D is basically a good upgrade. It has a simple mode dial and can constantly rotate instead of offering hard end stops. It also has a new expansion button close to the shutter release. Other than this, the other controls have not changed.
Canon EOS 60D vs 70D Performance:
New of 20.2 megapixels sensor APS-C CMOS
After the sensor of 18 megapixels which has been widely used in both the DSLR camera for EOS consumer (Canon T3i, T4i, T5i and Sl1) and the semi-professional reflex camera Canon 60D. After all the expectancy, Canon 70D finally does its debut, presented today in Milan, featuring the new sensor APS-C CMOS of 20.2 megapixels.
Not just any sensor, but a super sensor, according to Canon being able to become the point of reference among the ones we have seen up to today in APS-C format.
Canon EOS 60D vs 70D – Dual-pixel sensor
Denominated “Dual Pixel CMOS AF”, The EOS 70D is the first dslr camera to use this technology. The new sensor offers significantly improved performance in Live View and with videos it allows you to obtain professional pull focus effects. The technology uses advanced CMOS architecture which employs two photodiodes mounted inside each pixel that can be read independently to achieve autofocus or altogether to elaborate the images. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF works on 80% of the total area of the Live View.
Better Processor (DIGIC 4 vs DIGIC 5+)
When it comes to speed, the DIGIC 5+ has speed that is approximately three times as fast as DIGIC 5, and more than 17 times as fast as the DIGIC4. Based upon quality, the processor can calculate more via pixel to pixel. This can be done right then. This means that you will have more chances to look at each picture and make changes before it goes to the memory card. The extra power constantly increases the frame rate and cancels out more sounds by using signal processing. On the flip side, the 60D only had a burst speed of 5.3 pictures a second, which is 7fps in the 70D.
Better AF system:
The old EOS 60D auto focus system when shooting with the viewfinder just boasts 9 cross type AF points while the new 70D boasts with 19 cross type AF points, which are scattered on the frame and displayable in the viewfinder. The AF system is customizable, to allow photographers to adapt it to the subject they are photographing. The AF points can be used individually, in small groups, or to cover a wide area for the less unpredictable subjects. A button specially assigned for the selection of the AF area, conveniently located next to the shutter button allows rapidly moving from one mode to another, without having to take your eye of the photographic device.
The maximum shutter speed of 70D goes up to 7 frames per second (65 JPEG or 16 RAW images- a card UHS-I is needed to reach the maximum duration of the burst) – is able to please most. And the 60D just has a 5.3 fps Shoots Speed.
Thanks to the new auto focus Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the mode Servo AF chases the subject when in motion or even when the frame is recomposed, ensuring that the subject is always in focus. As alternative, it is possible to select different areas of focus on more than 80% of the frame by simply touching the touchscreen, also when recording to ensure crisp, clear shots in all circumstances.
Touch Screen and Viewfinder.
On the back of the EOS 70D there’s a ¨Clear View II Vari-Angle¨ 3inch LCD display (resolution of 1.40 million pixels), rotating, and with touchscreen. That will let you focus and take pictures without having to touch the top of the controls. Also, you can change the settings by using a prod instead of pressing the buttons on the rear plate controls.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 98% and a magnification of 0.95x, and the 60D just features a fully articulated screen and Viewfinder has a coverage of 96% and the same magnification of 0.95x.
This new 70D offers a range of sensitivity which standard ISO range covers 100-12800, with ISO 25600 as an expanded option and the 60D standard ISO tops out at 6,400, with an extended 12,800 mode.
On the video mode, you can record in full HD 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976, or 60 and 50fps in 720p).
WIFI and NFC
This particular camera also has a WLAN module. The one before it depended on the WiFi memory card. Now you can pass along photos straight from the camera via App. It also has a 3 inch folding screen, which was also seen in previous models.
The 70D has NFC, which the 60D did not. Basically this means that the camera can communicate with and send pictures from other devices that are also NFC compatible, but Wi Fi is present.
There’s a built-in stereo microphone. The presence of an audio input allows the use of an external microphone. The full control of the settings such as ISO opening and sensitivity is possible in manual mode.
Creativity: HDR and Multiple Exposures
EOS 70D has a variety of creative modalities. The HDR in-camera function eliminates the difficulties of shooting in troubling situations with high contrasts, blending three exposures in one to capture more details in the areas whether in light or shadow. With Multiple Exposure mode, the photographer can shoot and combine up to nine exposures into a single image, or use a range of creative filters to change instantaneously the style and appearance of the shooting. The integrated Speedlight wireless transmitter provides in-room and wireless control of multiple Canon Speedlite EX units.
The autonomy guaranteed by the LP-E6 rechargeable battery is of about 920 shoots per charge, and the 60d has better battery life, which can goes up to 1100 shoots per charge.
The 70D is a pretty good upgrade from the 60D. Even though the cameras appear to be the same on the outside, the 70D is close to the EOS 7D. The AF and metering sensors have not changed. It can shoot in the same manner with the 7fps. It also has many of the same features that were not retained when the camera went from the 50D to the 60D. All of these things will make this one of the best all around cameras in this range.
Real Review is important:
Besides the specs difference, the real reivews from users is very improtant for us to choose a camera! I suggest you read the Real reviews about the 60d or 70d on Amazon: