Guess what: it’s available for pre-order from Amazon, B&H Photo, and Adorama. We’re waiting for a review unit.
The rumors have been around for a while, and today the cat is finally out of the bag. Canon is announcing their brand new refresh to the Canon 60D–and of course it is called the 70D. The new camera boasts a couple of major improvements such as a slightly larger sensor (but still a 1.6x crop) to accomodate to the 20.2 MP on it, phase detection at every single pixel which translates to awesome focusing in video mode, 7fps shooting, and Micro Adjustment. The latter was a big faux pas of many people that wanted to upgrade to the 60D but didn’t.
The phase detection autofocus comes from Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology, which is explained in a graph after the jump.
The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for the body alone and $1349.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or $1549.00 bundled with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Also available will be a new Battery Grip BG-E14 that accepts up to two LP-E6 battery packs or a set of six AA batteries for an estimated retail price of $270.00.
Be sure to check out our first impressions of the new camera as well.