The 70D is creating a buzz because of its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which decreases the amount of time the camera takes to focus, as well as full HD and Movie Servo auto-focus for tracking moving objects while taking video. Basically, you should be able to use this DSLR much like you would a camcorder, zooming in and out while focusing quickly (using phase detection).
The camera comes in around $1,200 USD packing a 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5+ processor. ISO ranges from 100 – 12800 (with expansion to 25,600), and 19-point AF system with 7fps continuous shooting mode. The camera is also equipped with WIFI for those of you who like to send your photos straight from your camera to Facebook for all your clamoring friends waiting impatiently for your photography.
This camera will easily find a home with enthusiasts who are getting started and would like a versatile camera that can do video and photography well without breaking the bank. This would make a great camera for families looking for a camera work horse that can do a little of everything.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth review once the camera hits the market sometime later this year. Hit the “follow” link on the bottom right of your screen to receive weekly photography tips, gear reviews, and inspiration regularly.