Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Lens Compatibility: The Canon EOS 70D is
compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. This gives you a
wide range of lenses to choose from, from ultra-wide angle to super-telephoto
lenses. There are no lenses included in this "body only" kit.
Viewfinder: The EOS 70D features an eye-level, pentaprism
optical viewfinder with approximately 98% coverage. It has a built-in diopter so
you can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight with or without glasses. Separate dioptric adjustment viewfinder lenses (from +2 to -4), available from Canon, can
be installed on the camera, if desired. When using
the self-timer or remote control, the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap,
can be used to prevent light from entering the eyepiece.
Vari-angle Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 70D features a 3"
Vari-angle Touch Screen TFT
color Clear View LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you
to view and shoot real-time images. The monitor swivels out and rotates up to
270° for shooting at difficult angles. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing
coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from. The capacitive-type touch
screen is similar to today's popular mobile devices, and lets you use two-finger
touch gestures to zoom or change images.
Live View: The Live View Function enables you to shoot still
images or videos while viewing the image on the camera's LCD monitor. The Final
Image Simulation function lets you view the effects of the camera's settings on
the photo you are taking. You can check the color, white balance, lighting,
exposure, depth of field, and aspect ratio before you take the shot.
Dual Axis Electronic Level: The EOS 70D features a Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in
achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1°
increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
Depth-of-Field Preview: The aperture opening changes only at
the moment when the photo is taken. The aperture normally remains fully open as
you frame your shot, making the depth-of-field seem narrow. Pressing the
Depth-of-Field Preview button stops down the lens to the set aperture opening
and lets you check the depth-of-field before the shot.
Grid Display: The grid display superimposes vertical and
horizontal lines in the monitor during Live View to help you compose your
pictures. You can choose from Grid 1 which divides the monitor into 9
sections--3 vertical and 3 horizontal. Grid 2 divides the monitor into 24
sections--4 vertical and 6 horizontal.
20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 70D features a 20.2 Megapixel APS-C size (22.5 x 15.0mm) Dual Pixel CMOS sensor that captures a high level of resolution so it's easy to crop images
for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing
noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be
remarkably smooth. The image sensor has a 3:2 aspect ratio with 20.9-million total
pixels and 20.2-million effective pixels (5472 H x 3648 V).
Sensor Cleaning: The camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image
sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust
delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining
can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could
not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor:
The EOS 70D's DIGIC
5+ Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed, and saved with
remarkable speed. Using two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing
circuits, the camera can deliver continuous full resolution images at speeds of
up to 7.0 fps.
Recording Media: The EOS 70D records images onto SD, SDHC,
and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which
allow you to automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or
upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. No memory cards are
included with the camera.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratio. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In
addition, the camera can record video in the MOV format
(Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM). Audio is recorded in monaural
using the built-in microphone, or in stereo with an external stereo microphone
- JPEG: You can choose from the following JPEG image
sizes in each aspect ratio: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, or Small 3. For
each resolution, you can set the image compression to Fine or Normal (S2 and
S3 are Fine only).
- RAW Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be processed in the camera and saved as JPEG
images. You can choose
from the following RAW image sizes in each aspect ratio: RAW, mRAW, or sRAW. You can also record a Large/Fine JPEG image along with a
RAW, mRAW, or sRAW image simultaneously.
- MOV Format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM): The EOS
supports Full HD 1920 x 1080 (30p/25p/24p) and HD 1280 x 720 (60p/50p), and
SD 640 x 480
(30p). You can choose from two types of compression: IPB (compresses
multiple frames at a time) or All-I (compresses one frame at a time for
recording, making the movie more suitable for editing).
Note: Video recording is only available in Live View Mode using
the camera's LCD monitor.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 70D offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter
button completely, multiple shots will be taken continuously.
- High-Speed: maximum 7 shots per second
- Low-Speed: maximum 3 shots per second
- Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
- Silent Shooting: Shoots a single image or continuously (3 fps)
with less shooting sound
Note: The Canon EOS 70D is compatible with Canon IR
wireless remote controls (RC-1 or RC-5), so you can shoot remotely up to
approximately 16.4 feet.
AF System: The EOS 70D features a 19-point, cross-type Auto
Focus system. All 19 points can be selected automatically or manually. In
addition to single-point AF and 19-point automatic selection AF, you can
manually choose one of five zones for focusing: groups of four AF points at the
top, bottom, left, or right extremes, or a 9-point center focusing zone.
AF Modes: You can select the AF mode to suit the shooting
conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the most suitable AF mode is set
automatically. You can choose from the following AF modes:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the
camera focuses only once
- AI Servo AF: for
moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will
be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway
- AI Focus AF: switches
from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving
Manual Focus: When autofocus fails due to conditions or
lighting, you can focus manually by setting the switch on the lens to MF and
turning the focus ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.
AF Assist Beam: The
camera's built-in flash (or an attached external flash) will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during
auto-focusing in low-light situations. This AF-assist beam is
effective up to approximately 13.1 feet.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 70D offers multiple
shooting modes, which are selectable on the top-mounted Mode Dial. The modes are
divided into two zones (Creative Zone and Basic Zone), plus Custom Shooting Mode. To avoid
accidentally changing the shooting mode, the mode dial has a lock, requiring you
to hold down the lock-release button while you turn the dial. The Shooting Modes
are as follows:
- Creative Zone:
- Program AE: A general-purpose shooting mode; the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Bulb: When the Bulb setting is selected, the shutter stays open
as long as you hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you
release it. Bulb exposures can be used for night scenes, fireworks, or other
subjects requiring long exposures.
- Basic Zone:
- Scene Intelligent Auto: A fully automatic mode; the
camera analyzes the scene and sets the optimum settings automatically.
- Flash Off: This mode can be used in places where flash
photography is prohibited, such as museums. It can also be used for
capturing the ambience of a scene, such as candlelight scenes.
- Creative Auto: The Creative Auto mode enables you to easily
change the picture's brightness, depth of field, and color tone; while the
camera automatically adjusts the exposure.
- Special Scene: The camera lets you choose an appropriate scene
setting, and will automatically set the camera to the scene. You can choose
from Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night
Scene, and HDR Backlight Control.
- Custom Shooting Mode: You can register the
current camera settings, including the shooting mode, AF operation, menu
settings, etc., for easy recall.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, however,
the viewfinder and LCD can only display the setting up to +/-3 stops.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. If the Drive Mode is
set to Single Shot, you will have to press the shutter button three times. If
set to Continuous shooting, the three bracketed shots will be taken
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
63-Zone Metering Sensor:
The EOS 70D features a 63-zone metering sensor with the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 7.7%
of the frame at the center
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 3%
of the frame at the center
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene
ISO Speed: You can set the ISO speed to suit the ambient
light level. The ISO speed can be set automatically between ISO 100 and ISO
12800 in 1/3-stop increments, depending upon the shooting mode. For more
control, you can manually set the ISO speed between ISO 100 and ISO 12800,
or expand it to an equivalent of ISO 25600.
Built-in Flash: The
Canon EOS 70D digital SLR camera features a built-in flash, which will pop
up and fire automatically in Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, you
can pop up the flash manually when you wish to use the flash. When Red-eye
Reduction is applied, a pre-flash will prevent the red-eye effect for most
photos. Flash Exposure Compensation allows you to make the flash exposure darker
or brighter +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
External Flash: You can mount an external flash unit to the
camera's hot shoe. The camera is
compatible with Canon's external EX-series Speedlites (sold separately). The
camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites
having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to
Auto Lighting Optimizer: If an image comes out dark or the contrast is
low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG
images, the correction is done when the image is captured.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
- Standard: Image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp.
- Portrait: For nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone.
- Landscape: Vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image.
- Neutral: Natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC).
- Faithful: When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied. recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: For black and white images; you can adjust the
filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red,
- User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions,
color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a
bright day, color temperature: 5200 K.
- Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature:
- Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K.
- Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K.
- White Fluorescent
Light: Eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K.
- Flash Use:
A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites,
color temperature: 6000 K.
Enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
- Other WB Settings:
- Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
- White Balance Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
- White Balance Auto Bracketing: With just one
shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded
simultaneously. Based on the current white balance mode's standard color
temperature, the white balance setting can be changed from 0 to +/-3 stops
in whole-stop increments.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of
an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right
side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent
camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Optional GPS: The optional GP-E2 mounts to the camera's hot
shoe, and can record longitude, latitude, and altitude data from overhead
satellites for imprinting into your photos. Its logging function can track
movement at set intervals, while the GPS data can set the camera's clock to the
precise local time. This data lets you see on a map the exact route you
traveled, and the exact location and time you took each picture or movie.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system
supports 26 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Wireless Functions: The EOS 70D's wireless LAN functions let you
perform a range of tasks wirelessly:
- Transfer Images Between Cameras: You can transfer still images
and movies shot with this camera to another Canon camera with built-in
wireless LAN functions. The camera can be connected to only one camera at a
- Connect to a Smartphone: Connecting to a smartphone lets you use
the phone to view, manage, and receive images stored in the camera. The EOS
Remote app, available from the App Store or Google Play, must be downloaded
to the phone.
- Print Images to a Wi-Fi Printer: You can directly print images by
connecting the camera with a wireless LAN-compatible printer supporting
PictBridge (DPS over IP). Up to 3 printers can be registered to the camera.
- Operate the Camera Remotely: You can remotely operate the camera
from your computer using the supplied EOS Utility software via a wireless
LAN. Available functions include: downloading images, changing camera
settings, remote shooting, upload background music (for slide shows), and
upload images to web services.
- Send Images to a Web Service: To wirelessly send images to Web
services requires membership to Canon iMage Gateway (free of charge). Once
you are a member, you can publish photos to online albums, send
photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or attach images to email.
- View Images Using a Media Player: Images on the camera's memory
card can be viewed on a TV via a wireless LAN. This function requires a DLNA-compatible
TV, game console, smartphone, or other media player.
Compatibility: The Canon EOS Remote app, required for
connecting the camera to a smartphone, is compatible with iOS version 5.0 or
later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later.
Play, Edit, and Print
Image Display: When playing back single images, you can
choose from several formats. The LCD can display the image with basic
information, shooting information display, histogram, or no information.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view four or nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10
or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens by date, folder, movies,
stills, or rating.
Zoom Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Touch Screen Playback: With the touch-sensitive LCD panel,
you can browse images with a swiping motion with one finger. In the index
display, you can skip to the next or previous screen with an up or down swipe of
your finger. Swiping the monitor with two fingers lets you jump through images
by the increment set in the Jump Playback menu. A pinching motion with two
fingers lets you switch from single image to 4-image or 9-image index display.
Spreading your two fingers apart on the screen lets you magnify the image, and
scroll around the image by dragging your finger. Tapping the "return" icon will
return to the single image display.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills, or Rating. The Slide Show
setup menu lets you set the display time (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 sec), repeat
mode, transition effect (slide in 1, slide in 2, fade 1, fade 2, or fade 3), and
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
Video/HDMI Outputs: You can playback your images or movies
on a TV by connecting the camera via an optional HDMI cable. For connecting to a non-HDTV, the optional AVC-DC400ST stereo AV
cable is needed.
Creative Filters: There are numerous Creative Filters that
can be applied to images and saved as a new image: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus,
Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and
Printing Effects: The camera allows you to choose from
the following Printing Effects:
- On: image will be printed according to the printer's standard
- Off: no automatic correction will be performed
- Vivid: image will be printed with higher saturation to produce
more vivid blues and greens
- NR: image noise is reduced before printing
- B/W: prints in black-and-white with true blacks
- B/W Cool: prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks
- B/W Warm: prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks
- Natural: prints the image in the actual colors and contrast
- Natural M: printing characteristics are the same as the "Natural"
setting, however this setting enable finer printing adjustments
- Default: printing will differ depending on the printer
Brightness: The image brightness can be adjusted within the camera
Red-Eye Correction: The red eye phenomenon will be corrected
within the camera before printing.
Trimming: You can crop an image and print only the trimmed portion
as if the image was recomposed. You can also edit out the first and last
scenes of a movie in 1-second increments.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
Direct Print Function: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect
the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can
make prints directly from the camera without connecting a
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
Power Options: The EOS 70D operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh). The battery can be charged in the
supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The performance
specs for a fully charged LP-E6 battery pack are as
|Conditions ||Viewfinder Shooting || LCD Shooting |
|No Flash ||50% Flash ||Live View |
|Live View |
|At 73°F |
|1300 ||920 ||230 ||210 |
|At 32°F |
|1200 ||850 ||210 ||200 |
Optional BG-E14 Battery Grip: You can use two LP-E6
Lithium-Ion batteries or six AA batteries in the optional BG-E14 battery grip
(280BGE14). Using the BG-E14 on the camera, the battery capacity is as follows:
|Viewfinder Shooting ||Dual LP-E6 Battery Packs ||Six "AA" Alkaline Batteries |
|Conditions ||No Flash ||50% Flash ||No Flash ||50% Flash |
|At 73°F (23°C) ||2600 ||1840 ||490 ||320 |
|At 32°F (0°C) ||2400 ||1700 ||90 ||50 |
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC
adapter kit, you can operate the camera on common household power.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 minutes.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 70D comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.28.2, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional 3.13 (Windows/Macintosh):
The Digital Photo Professional software (DPP) is a high-performance RAW
image processing, viewing and editing software for Canon EOS Digital
cameras. You can view, edit, process, and print RAW images at high-speed.
You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images. This
software supports RAW, JPEG and TIFF images.
- ImageBrowser EX Ver.1.1 (Windows/Macintosh): ImageBrowser
EX is the easy, user-friendly options
for viewing and editing of JPEG image files. It has a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of
single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for
printing without using a separate image-editing program. processing, and printing.
- EOS Utility Ver.2.13 (Windows/Macintosh): With the
camera connected to a computer, EOS Utility
enables you to transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the
computer. You can also use this software to set various camera settings and
shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera. You can also copy
background music tracks, such as EOS Sample music (also on the software
disc), to the card.
- PhotoStitch (Windows (Ver.3.1)/Macintosh (Ver.3.2)): PhotoStitch merges images
together vertically or horizontally to make large panoramic images.
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.13 (Windows/Macintosh): Picture Style Editor lets you edit Picture Styles and create and
save original Picture Style files. This software is aimed at advanced users
who are experienced in processing images.
Operating Systems: The EOS 70D software is compatible with
the following Operating Systems:
- Digital Photo Professional: Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3), Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8
- EOS Utililty: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
(SP2), Windows XP (SP3), Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7, 10.8
- Picture Style Editor: Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3), Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8