Canon EOS 70D review

Canon's most enthusiast-friendly APS-C SLR to date

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As part of our image quality testing for the Canon EOS 70D, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon 70D is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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Canon EOS 70D review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 18 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 100, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 400, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 800, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 70D review

ISO 12800, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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