Canon EOS 70D First Independent Auto-Focus Test Videos

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Canon EOS 70D body only – $1199 – Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev
Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm lens – $1349 – Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev
Canon EOS 70D with 18-135mm lens – $1549 – Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev

Polish site Optyzcne (translated, source: FA) published (along with their review) what I think are the first non Canon produced, real world tests of the Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus system of the new Canon EOS 70D. They used the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon EF 100mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM lenses with different settings (see titles of the videos).

So far I have to say that I am fairly impressed with the high ISO performance of the EOS 70D sensor, see the crop I extracted from a ISO 3200 sample pic. The EOS 70D is the new leader of the pack in Canon’s APS-C line-up. That poses an interesting question: does a successor of the EOS 7D still have a reason to exist? In other terms: what features must the 7D Mark II have to top the EOS 70D? And what about the EOS 8D that showed up as a placeholder on Russian online seller More to follow.

Canon 70D + 18-135mm Single AF

Canon 70D + 18-135mm Servo AF

Canon 70D + EF 100mm F2.8L IS Single AF

Canon 70D + EF 100mm F2.8L IS Servo AF