Korean site Dicahub (translated) had the chance to test a pre-production model of the Canon EOS 70D. They provide two videos where they tested the Dual Pixel CMOS AF of the EOS 70D. The video above is interesting: see how the EOS 70D keeps the focus on the subject running towards the camera. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF really works great, it is impressive. Sample shots are also available (click here). They also posted a size comparison between the Canon Rebel SL1 and the Canon EOS 70D. More video and sample pics after the break.
New Canon big megapixel rumor. While in the past 45-50MP were rumored, now word is Canon has a 75MP DSLR out in the wild undergoing testing. The camera should have the same form factor as the EOS-1D X. No much specs have leaked, except that the camera will have a higher frame rate than the EOS-1D X, that the rear LCD is very high resolution. The camera may be announced in 2013, but will be released not before 2014.
Although this is the first time I hear about this, it is not implausible. Canon tested (and had) high res sensors in the past. The question is if such a sensor, i.e. a 75MP sensor, will go into production and be featured in a camera. I take the possibility of the announcement with a grain of salt.
Thanks to Thierry for having investigated this. It appears as if the release date for the Canon EOS 70D isn’t clearly defined so far. Online seller report different dates for the release.
In France, online resellers FNAC and Boulanger still reports the 28th of August as release date, while Pixmania has the 8th of November as a candidate release date. Amazon France now has the 25th of October as release date.
To see my EOS 70D coverage click here.
Sigma 18-35mm preorders available at Amazon (click here).
Learningcameras reviewed Sigma’s biggest achievement (so far): The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens, the first zoom lens for APS-C cameras to deliver constant f/1.8 over the zoom range. I featured many reviews here on CW, all praise the outstanding performance of this lens. Learningcameras review isn’t different. More after the break.