Canon EOS 70D review

Canon's enthusiast-friendly DSLR still cuts it

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Editor's Choice

The EOS Canon 70D is a well-built and capable camera that produces excellent results with plenty of detail - especially in raw files.

Although you need to take care in high-contrast conditions, in many situations the 63-zone Evaluative metering system does a great job, delivering a perfectly exposed subject. The camera's images also have natural colours with pleasant saturation and contrast, but as ever, if it's not to your taste you can tweak the camera's settings to deliver what you want.

EOS 80D

Combining the usual array of physical controls with a touchscreen makes the Canon 70D quick and easy to use. While some photographers remain skeptical about the benefits of a touchscreen, we would urge them to try one of the modern systems, because they are far more responsive than some of the first touchscreens that appeared on compact cameras.

Canon has produced a very well rounded camera for enthusiast photographers. It has all the specifications that we expect, along with a few modern niceties in a body that feels well made and comfortable in the hand.

Even now, it should be seen as a decent alternative to the Nikon D7100 and D7200, and if you're on a budget, a good alternative to the EOS 80D. All things considered, the Canon EOS 70D is a desirable camera that is capable of producing superb results.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I)
Brand NameCanon
DurabilityWater Resistant, Dust Resistant
FeaturesNoise Reduction, External Flash Shoe, Time Lapse Function, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)755 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size22.50 mm x 15 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height104.3 mm
Width139 mm
Depth78.5 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model70D
Product NameEOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8469B024AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing InformationCanon EOS 70D
Capture the moment at seven frames per second

Capture the moment in stunning stills and Full-HD movies with the high performance EOS 70D, featuring 7fps full resolution shooting, an advanced 19-point AF system and Canon's unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
Package Contents
  • EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
  • Eyecup Eb
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Wide Strap EW-70D
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6E
  • AC Cable (with E-Type plug) 1m
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Limited Warranty1 Year