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Could The Canon EOS 70D Auto-Focus Be The Best of Its Class?

More and more photography sites are testing the Canon EOS 70D, having a particularly sharp eye on its auto-focus performance. The EOS 70D’s Dual Pixel AF performance is so good that dpreview says it outperforms conventional AF.

Photography Bay tested the EOS 70D’s AF and compared it with Sony A77‘s, they are:

[…] very impressed with the 70D’s AF functionality. It may be the best AF out there among cameras with larger sensors. This includes the Sony A77 and mirrorless cameras that [they have] used to date. While the A77 is fast and accurate, the autofocus can be a little too “jumpy” at times when shooting video. The 70D moves slow and more natural (like a camcorder) so that the AF isn’t as jarring as it sometimes is with the A77

The video above was made by them. And I totally agree when they say that “the 70D is looking like it’s the best APS-C camera that Canon has released since the 7D“. Well, yes, it is. :)

For a tecnical introduction to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF have a look at this article by CPN. In the past DxOMark also compared the EOS 70D AF with the Sony A77.

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  • Williams

    What’s up with the out of shape guy on the left not lifting his kettle bell to his brow.
    He need to hit his diet to.
    Weak burpees.
    Guy on right is doing the exercises correctly.

    Make your rounds and finish them off right.

    Auto focus on camera is decent. However no one is talking about the poor auto iris.
    It is really bad.
    Canon should work on that next.


    • Dave

      I bet the “out of shape” guy could still kick your ass.

  • Garypen

    Hans and Franz!

  • Williams

    Dave, I might have come off as critical however if you would like to go some rounds with a Seal fit WOD I will be up for that.

    • Dave

      Yes I’m sure a super fit navy seal hangs out on Canon rumor websites.
      More like a delusional fat 40 year old loser.

  • Williams

    Late response for Dave. I would like to let you know for the record I am not a Navy Seal.
    I have nothing but the most respect for a Navy Seal.
    I am a Personal Trainer. I like the SealFit Workouts.
    Yes, I am over 40.
    I would like to post a picture of the last exercise I did today.
    I would like the Moderator to contact me so I can post a picture of my shoulder workout.

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