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Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D  a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This game-changing technology allows the EOS 70D to capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, complete with the superb image quality that is a hallmark of EOS cameras.
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Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera


Meet the New Game-Changer.

Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D  a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This game-changing technology allows the EOS 70D to capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, complete with the superb image quality that is a hallmark of EOS cameras. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture, enabling you to fully benefit from the freedom of angle allowed by the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Compositional options are now nearly limitless with the two real-world choices of Live View and viewfinder shooting. To further empower the photographer, Canon engineers spent months ensuring that the cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS 70D is compatible with 103 Canon EF lenses, greatly expanding creative possibilities. Built-in wireless technology and the EOS Remote app* further enhance shooting versatility, as well as enable easy sharing. Brilliant image quality is provided by the EOS 70D's 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, a first for an EOS camera with an APS-C sized sensor. A powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 10012800 (H: 25600) that allows shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Stunning photos can be accomplished using the remarkable 19-point all cross-type AF system with a high precision dual cross f/2.8 center point, and advanced display options available on the Intelligent Viewfinder supply exceptional control. In-camera imaging features like HDR, HDR Backlight Control, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene, and Creative Filters available in real time help turn even simple images into spectacular photos. Elevating the possibilities of creative expression to extraordinary new heights, the powerful EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF places the ability to capture both amazing stills and video right in your hands.

The Next Generation in Live View AF.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The EOS 70D features Canons all-new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a revolutionary leap forward in speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This game-changing technology will forever change what is possible with a DSLR camera.

Shoot Video Like a Camcorder
The benefits of the groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF are clearly evident in video shooting, where bringing scenes and subjects into focus is a critical element of the final composition. On the EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure focus is achieved naturally and precisely, even when switching between subjects. And, combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked  once the EOS 70D locks focus, it doesnt let go. Plus, with the shallow depth-of-field afforded by EOS optics, your video gains a cinematic ambience.

Compositional Freedom, Quick and Accurate Live View Focus
For stills, Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes Live View AF precise and faster than ever, freeing the photographer to take advantage of the freedom of angle afforded by the cameras Vari-angle LCD monitor. Whether capturing images of athletes on the field or kids in the park  with a tripod or handheld and operated from a number of angles and positions  crisp focus can be obtained nearly instantly across a wide shooting area, especially useful for those spontaneous or fleeting shots. And, when composing and shooting in Live View mode, the image, exposure and chosen effects can be previewed before shooting, ensuring better accuracy, increased comfort, and more control from the start.

Compatible with 103 Canon EF Lenses
103 Canon EF lenses are able to fully realize the benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Compatible lenses greatly expand creative and compositional possibilities so users can enjoy a wide range of endeavors made possible through various lenses whether shooting still images or video.

Sophisticated Wireless System.

The simplicity and convenience of wireless technology, built-in

The new EOS 70D incorporates cutting edge wireless technology right into its compact design. The cameras exposure settings, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO, focus, and shutter can be operated wirelessly using an iOS or Android smartphone* with the free Canon EOS Remote app**. Using a smartphone with the EOS Remote app** installed, you can shoot remotely from a distance, even in Live View mode, for those difficult-to-capture shots; you can also review images on the EOS 70D without having to take it out of the bag, and easily transfer and save images directly from the camera to a smartphone. Full DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility means easy sharing between the EOS 70D and other DLNA products, like HDTVs, smartphones and more. Still images can even be transferred between two wireless-enabled Canon cameras over a Local Area Network (LAN). Images and video can be uploaded instantly to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# for easy sharing on social networking sites, and photos can even be printed on a wireless PictBridge certified printer without the need for a PC. Remarkably, the EOS 70D has all of these wireless features without the need for any additional accessories; theyre built right in!

Amazing Capture and Processing Power.

20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor

Offering the highest pixel count of any APS-C sized sensor in EOS history, the EOS 70D cameras 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor records a massive 5472 x 3648 pixels, perfect for even the biggest enlargements and offering enough resolution for significant cropping while maintaining the detail and essence of the particular scene. 14-bit signal processing ensures excellent tonal gradation and a wide ISO range of 10012800 (H: 25600) ensures excellent image capture even in dim lighting situations. The EOS 70D cameras image sensor combines with Canons powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for improved data processing speeds, greater noise reduction, and even real-time compensation for chromatic aberration.

14-bit A/D conversion
With 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the EOS 70D captures and records images with remarkable gradations and detail in subtle tones and colors, resulting in more realistic and detailed images. By recording up to 16,384 colors per channel, the EOS 70D ensures that the fine detail found in subjects like foliage, sky and water are preserved and recorded with a tremendous level of accuracy, ensuring gorgeous results.

ISO 10012800 and expandable to 25600 in H mode
Thanks to its DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, the EOS 70D features an expanded ISO range of ISO 10012800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. The EOS 70D, with the DIGIC 5+ Image Processors remarkable noise-reduction technology, performs brilliantly in low-light shooting. Used with one of Canons EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer, the EOS 70D can record beautiful images even when light sources are scarce.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
For a whole new level of performance, the EOS 70D uses a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor improves data processing performance and features algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on. The stunning results speak for themselves.

The Speed You Need.

High speed continuous shooting up to 7.0 fps

Capable of shooting up to 7.0 fps during continuous shooting, the EOS 70D is a perfect camera for quick action. Canons remarkable shutter, combined with speedy, sophisticated electronics, ensures instant response and performance. A rapidly occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in perfect clarity.

True HD Performance in Your Hands.

EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF and 3-10x Digital Zoom at Full HD resolution

The EOS 70D captures HD video with an impressive level of sophistication, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR camera. It offers both All-I (UHS-I memory card is required) and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of time coding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), which is useful for multi-camera shoots. It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities; the EOS 70D has an internal stereo microphone for enhanced audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled, while a built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS 70D is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug. The EOS 70D also boasts the advanced Movie Digital Zoom, allowing you to magnify the center of the image by approximately 3x10x when Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is set.

The EOS 70D features Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. Combined with the cameras Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, even fast subjects remain crisply in focus. Autofocus is smooth and continuous, and quiet when recording video using one of Canons STM lenses. The revolutionary performance of Canons Dual Pixel CMOS AF System, the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, and the pleasing depth-of-field provided by the EOS 70Ds optics make it possible to accomplish stunning, cinematic video capture, easily.

Movie Recording Size Total Recording Time (Approx. min.) File Size
(Approx. MB/min.)
8GB Card 16GB Card
1920 x 1080 30 fps IPB 32 64 235
All-I 11 22 685
25 fps IPB 32 64 235
All-I 11 22 685
24 fps IPB 32 64 235
All-I 11 22 685
1280 x 720 60 fps IPB 37 74 205
All-I 12 25 610
50 fps IPB 37 74 205
All-I 12 25 610
640 x 480 30 fps IPB 97 194 78
25 fps IPB 97 194 78

Video Snapshot
With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS 70D can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights album. With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the cameras HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the cameras shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can be reordered or deleted.

Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls.

Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF

The EOS 70D comes with a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II for shooting videos and stills at a variety of angles, high or low, with up to 180° of rotation. Using capacitive technology similar to todays popular mobile devices, this screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger touch gestures can be used for zooming or changing images. Menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip using Touch AF. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million dots), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a solid construction between the monitors resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCDs surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.

Fast, Accurate, Phenomenal AF.

19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point)

The EOS 70D has a high-performance AF system thats ready for anything. The camera features 19 high precision cross-type AF sensors, all of which can be selected automatically or manually. With cross-type AF points placed throughout a wide area, the EOS 70Ds AF system ensures amazing compositional flexibility whether shooting vertically or horizontally, and is superbly equipped to track the subject, even if movements are erratic or unpredictable. And with its high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point, the EOS 70D delivers a whole new level of focus accuracy when shooting with lenses of f/2.8 or faster. The EOS 70D cameras AF modes can be customized to suit the situation, helping ensure reliable focus.

Sophisticated Composition, Simply.

Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view

The EOS 70D cameras Intelligent Viewfinder offers a sharp, bright, approximately 98% field of view with an approximate magnification of 0.95x, a viewing angle of 27.9° and a 22mm eyepoint. Featuring a new coating that reduces reflections and new construction that improves response in cold environments, the EOS 70Ds Intelligent Viewfinder makes it simple to adjust and confirm settings without the risk of missing a beat. The Intelligent Viewfinder uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image: it displays AF mode, AF points, electronic level, grid, alerts informing when white balance is being corrected and when Spot metering is enabled, and much more. With the EOS 70Ds Intelligent Viewfinder, unlike with other cameras, the photographer has the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera. The ability to effectively erase all shooting data and turn it back on with the touch of a button gives the photographer the opportunity to concentrate simply on looking and composing the photograph without distraction, a great advantage in numerous shooting situations.

Amazing Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

With its High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the EOS 70D can merge three images of varying exposure in-camera and save them as one final image, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail with stunning tonal range. Adjustable to cover a range of ±3 stops, HDR recording truly expands the parameters of the light and dark detail a camera can actually record, surprising viewers with the range of tones a photograph can accurately recreate.

Multiple Exposure Control
The EOS 70D offers a Multiple Exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers two different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive or average. Multiple exposure shots from 2 to 9 are stored as one final image and can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes. A RAW image previously captured by the EOS 70D (3:2 aspect ratio only) can be used as a starting point, and cumulative results can be observed and corrected in real time on the cameras LCD screen.

Handheld Night Scene mode
Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously difficult without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS 70Ds Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.

HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS 70D cameras HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too darkly. By automatically shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.

Seven Creative Filters that can be displayed in real time
To add to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS 70D, the camera has seven different Creative Filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect. Each effect can be applied in three different levels (low, standard and strong), and easily previewed on the LCD panel in Live View. Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, its easy to try several effects on the same shot during post-process.

Complex Functions Made Simple.

Scene Intelligent Auto mode

The EOS 70D features Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which incorporates a number of Canon technologies to deliver the best possible exposure. Joining Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod, and then chooses the exposure and enhancements that bring out the best in any scene or situation.

More Features for Increased Versatility.

Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses

The EOS 70D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses and including the STM series optimized for video shooting. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like Canons Optical Image Stabilizer help to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light; STM lenses even feature a stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video. With an array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS 70D camera.

Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS 70D camera features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the cameras sensor and the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor do. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the cameras traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.

Lens Aberration Correction
The EOS 70D features lens correction tools that compensate for lens characteristics that can affect overall image quality. The EOS 70D cameras Peripheral Illumination Correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image according to the characteristics of the lens being used. It even has correction data for a number of popular lenses stored in its memory. With the chromatic aberration correction tool, distracting color fringing can be corrected at the time of shooting.

Feature Guide
To help explain the specific function of features found on the EOS 70D, the Feature Guide displays a simple description helpful in determining the applicability for the situation at hand. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected  a lifesaver when trying to determine the best mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the cameras menu.

GPS Compatible
With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS 70D can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function, perfect for photographers on the go. An electric compass records the cameras orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.

Image Rating
To help organize images recorded to the cameras storage, the EOS 70D makes it simple to rate individual images from one star to five. Therefore, image browsing, printing and slide shows can be based upon those ratings.

Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
The EOS 70D uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC, and is even compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the cameras compact design.


Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash

Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards and Eye-Fi cards (Built-in wireless LAN cannot be used simultaneously with Eye-Fi cards).

Image Format
Approx. 22.5mm x 15.0mm (APS-C)

Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

CMOS Sensor

Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels

Pixel Unit
4.1 µm square

Total Pixels
Approx. 19.0 megapixels

Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

  • Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.

  • Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking approx. 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking approx. 5 sec.).
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
  • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.

  • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
(3) Manual cleaning

Recording System

Recording Format
Complete with Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.30

Image Format
Still: JPEG: JPG, RAW: CR2 (Canon Raw 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)

File Size

3:2 Aspect Ratio

Large: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648);

Medium: Approx. 8.9 Megapixels (3648 x 2432);
Small 1: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824);
Small 2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280);
Small 3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648);
mRAW: Approx. 11.2 Megapixels (4104 x 2736);
sRAW: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)

4:3 Aspect Ratio
Large: Approx. 17.7 Megapixels (4864 x 3648);
Medium: Approx. 7.9 Megapixels (3248 x 2432);
Small 1: Approx. 4.4 Megapixels (2432 x 1824);
Small 2: Approx. 2.2 Megapixels (1696 x 1280);
Small 3: Approx. 0.31 Megapixels (640 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 17.7 Megapixels (4864 x 3648);
mRAW: Approx. 10.0 Megapixels (3648 x 2736);
sRAW: Approx. 4.4 Megapixels (2432 x 1824)

16:9 Aspect Ratio
Large: Approx. 16.8 Megapixels (5472 x 3072);
Medium: Approx. 7.5 Megapixels (3648 x 2048);
Small 1: Approx. 4.2 Megapixels (2736 x 1536);
Small 2: Approx. 2.1 Megapixels (1920 x 1080);
Small 3: Approx. 0.29 Megapixels (720 x 408)
RAW: Approx. 16.8 Megapixels (5472 x 3072);
mRAW: Approx. 9.5 Megapixels (4104 x 2310);
sRAW: Approx. 4.2 Megapixels (2736 x 1536)

1:1 Aspect Ratio
Large: Approx. 13.3 Megapixels (3648 x 3648);
Medium: Approx. 5.9 Megapixels (2432 x 2432);
Small 1: Approx. 3.3 Megapixels (1824 x 1824);
Small 2: Approx. 1.6 Megapixels (1280 x 1280);
Small 3: Approx. 0.23 Megapixels (480 x 480)

RAW: Approx. 13.3 Megapixels (3648 x 3648);
mRAW: Approx. 7.5 Megapixels (2736 x 2736);
sRAW: Approx. 3.3 Megapixels (1824 x 1824)

Backup Recording
Not Available

File Numbering
The following three types of file numbering methods can be set:

(1) Continuous numbering

* The numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera's card.

(2) Auto reset

* When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image on the card.

(3) Manual reset

* Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.

Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

* In Basic Zone modes, "Auto" is set automatically.

* In Creative Zone modes, you can select or set the Picture Style.

* Default settings for [User Defined 1-3] are [Auto].

White Balance

Auto, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500° - 10,000°K)

Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation

  • Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels

  • Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels

  • * Correction based on the current WB mode's color temperature.

    Color Temperature Information Transmission


    Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)

    Approx. 98% vertically and horizontally (with eye point approx. 22mm)

    Approx. 0.95x / 27.9° (50mm lens at , -1m-1 dpt)

    Eye Point
    Approx. 22mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)

    Dioptric Adjustment Correction
    Adjustable from approx. -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (dpt)

    Focusing Screen

    Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)

    Viewfinder Information

    • AF information

    • AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
    • Exposure information

    • Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning
    • Flash information

    • Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light
    • Image information

    • Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card information
    • Composition information

    • Grid, electronic level
    • Alert symbol

    Depth Of Field Preview
    Enabled with depth-of-field preview button


    TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

    AF Points
    19-point cross-type AF

    All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6.

    Center AF point is cross-type at f/2.8.

    AF Working Range
    Center AF Point: EV -0.5 to 18*

    Other AF Points: EV 0 to EV 18*

    * At room temperature and ISO 100, based on Canon's testing standards

    Focusing Modes
    (1) Autofocus

    • One-Shot AF
    • Predictive AI Servo AF
    • AI Focus AF

    *Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF

    (2) Manual focus

    AF Point Selection
    (1) Manual selection

    (2) Auto selection

    *Automatically set in Basic Zone modes.

    Selected AF Point Display
    Indicated by translucent liquid crystal display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.

    AF Assist Beam
    Intermittent firing of built-in flash

    Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft. / 4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft. / 3.5m at periphery

    * With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.

    * Compatible with AF assist-beam (intermittent firing) of 320EX, 270EX II and 270EX flashes.

    Exposure Control

    Metering Modes

    TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:

    1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
    2. Partial metering (center, approx. 7.7% of viewfinder)
    3. Spot metering (center, approx. 3.0% of viewfinder)
    4. Center-weighted average metering

    Metering Range
    EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)

    Exposure Control Systems

    Creative Zone
    (1) Program AE (shiftable)
    (2) Shutter-priority AE
    (3) Aperture-priority AE
    (4) Manual exposure
    (5) Bulb
    (6) Custom shooting mode

    Basic zone
    (1) Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE / non-shiftable)
    (2) Flash OFF
    (3) Creative Auto
    (4) Special Scene

    1) Portrait
    2) Landscape
    3) Close-up
    4) Sports
    5) Night Portrait
    6) Handheld Night Scene
    7) HDR Backlight Control

    ISO Speed Range

    For Stills:
    Manual setting range of ISO 100-12800, expansion to ISO 25600 equivalent

    Shooting Mode

    ISO Settings

    Auto, Flash OFF, Creative Auto

    ISO 100-6400

    Scene Modes

    Portrait, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, HDR Backlight Control mode

    ISO 100-6400


    ISO 100-1600

    Handheld Night Scene

    ISO 100-12800

    P, Tv, Av, M

    ISO 100-12800*1


    ISO 400*1

    With flash

    ISO 400*1, 2, 3, 4

    *1: Depends on the minimum and maximum of Auto ISO setting.
    *2: If shooting in bright light results in overexposure, the ISO speed can be set as low as ISO 100.
    *3: Auto, Night Portrait and Handheld Night Scene are excluded.
    *4: If you use bounce flash with an external Speedlite in the Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports or P modes, the ISO speed is set automatically within ISO 400-1600.

    Exposure Compensation

    (1) Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
    (2) AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    * Manual exposure compensation and AEB can be set in combination.
    * AEB is set in the following sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure. If AEB is used with the self-timer, three continuous shots will be taken regardless of the current drive mode.
    * Number of bracketed shots: 2, 3, 5 or 7 settable with C.Fn.

    AE Lock
    (1) Auto AE lock

    * In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

    (2) Manual AE lock

    * Enabled with the AE lock button (Press again to update.) in all metering modes.


    Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

    Shutter Speeds
    1/8000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

    Shutter Release
    Soft-touch electromagnetic release

    Self Timer
    10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

    Shutter Lag Time
    (1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.06 sec.

    * About 0.1 sec. in case of silent shooting.

    (2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.14 sec.

    * About 0.18 sec. in case of silent shooting.
    * Time lag with the aperture stopped down by 3.5 stops or less (Excludes AF operation time).

    Built in Flash

    Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

    Guide Number
    Approx. 39.4 ft./12m (at ISO 100)

    Flash Coverage
    Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 27mm in 135 format)

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    External Speedlite

    Flash Metering
    E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE lock

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    FE Lock

    External Flash Settings
    (1) External flash function setting

    * Flash firing, E-TTL II auto flash system, flash mode, wireless master, zoom, sync setting, flash exposure compensation, FEB, and clear setting.

    * With the 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT, radio wireless transmission control is possible.

    (2) External flash C.Fn setting

    * The actual setting options for (1) and (2) will differ depending on the Speedlite used.

    Drive System

    Drive Modes
    (1) Single shooting

    (2) High-speed continuous shooting

    (3) Low-speed continuous shooting

    (4) Silent single shooting

    (5) Silent continuous shooting

    (6) 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control

    (7) 2-sec. self-timer/Remote control

    Continuous Shooting Speed
    High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps

    * At 1/500 sec. or faster shutter speed, and at the maximum aperture (varies depending on the lens)

    Low-speed continuous shooting: Max approx. 3.0 fps.

    Silent continuous shooting: Max approx. 3.0 fps.

    Maximum Burst

    Based on 8GB memory Card:
    JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 40 Shots
    RAW: Approx. 15 Shots
    RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: 8 Shots

    Based on 8GB UHS-I memory card:
    JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 Shots
    RAW: Approx. 16 Shots
    RAW + JPEG Large/Fine: 8 Shots
    * Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style).
    * At ISO 12800, maximum burst will greatly decrease due to internal processing.

    Live View Functions

    Shooting Modes
    Still photo shooting and video shooting


    (1) AF operation with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, One-shot AF

    1. Face Detection plus Tracking AF
    2. FlexiZone - Multi
    3. * 31 zones
      * AF at the touched zone
    4. FlexiZone - Single

    (2) TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF operation, One-shot AF

    1. Manual selection: Single point AF
    2. Manual selection: Zone AF
    3. Auto selection: 19-point AF
    4. * Automatically set in Basic Zone modes

    (3) Manual focus

      * Manual focusing by enlarging images by approx. 5 to 10 times

    Metering Modes
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
    (1) Evaluative metering (315 zones)

    (2) Partial metering (approx. 10.3% of Live View screen)

    (3) Spot metering (approx. 2.6% of Live View screen)

    (4) Center-weighted average metering
    * AE lock possible. The active metering time can be changed.

    Metering Range
    EV 1-18 (with Dual Pixel CMOS AF at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)

    Grid Display
    Three grids provided:
    (1) Grid 1: 3 vertical and 3 horizontal lines

    (2) Grid 2: 6 vertical and 4 horizontal lines

    (3) Grid 3: 3 vertical and 3 horizontal lines + diagonal

    Exposure Simulation

    Silent Shooting
    Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)

    Video Shooting

    File Format

    Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    * Variable (average) bit rate

    Audio: Linear PCM

    *Meta information is embedded in the MOV file (no separate THM file)

    File Size
    Recording Size:

    [Full HD]

    1920 x 1080 (30 fps/25fps/24fps):

    235 MB/min. with IPB compression

    685 MB/min. with All-I compression


    1280 x 720 (60 fps/50 fps):

    205 MB/min. with IPB compression

    610 MB/min. with All-I compression


    640 x 480 (30 fps/25 fps):

    78 MB/min. with IPB compression

    * If the file size exceed 4GB, a new file will be automatically created.
    ** See following section for actual frame rates.

    Frame Rates
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 25p / 24p (23.976)

    1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p

    640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p

    Continuous Shooting Time
    Based on 8GB Memory Card

    [1920 x 1080]

    30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps:

    32 min. with IPB compression

    11 min. with All-I compression

    [1280 x 720]

    60 fps / 50 fps:

    37 min. with IPB compression

    12 min. with All-I compression

    [640 x 480]

    30 fps / 25 fps:

    97 min. with IPB or All-I compression

    * The maximum recording time is limited to 29 min. 59 sec.
    ** See Frame Rates section for actual frame rates

    Dual Pixel CMOS AF

    (1) One-shot AF

    (2) Servo AF

    (3) Manual Focus
    *Magnify the image by approx. 5x or approx. 10x and focus manually.

    AF using AF point selection:

    1. Face Detection plus Tracking AF
    2. FlexiZone - Multi
    3. * 31 zones
      * AF at the touched zone
    4. FlexiZone - Single

    Exposure Control
    (1) Program AE for movie shooting

      * In Basic Zone modes, P, Av, and Tv modes
      * Shutter speed 1/30 - 1/4000 sec. (Signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.
    (2) Manual exposure
      * Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

    Exposure Compensation

    Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)

    * For movies, exposure compensation will not be applied beyond ±3 stops even if the exposure compensation has been set beyond ±3 stops.

    * For still photo shooting, the exposure compensation can be set and applied up to ±5 stops.

    LCD Monitor

    TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor with Touch Panel LCD (capacitive type)

    Monitor Size
    Wide 3.0-inch (Screen aspect ration of 3:2)
    7.7cm diagonal (6.37cm wide, 4.25cm high)

    Approx. 1,040,000 dots

    Approx. 100%

    Brightness Control
    Adjustable to one of seven levels

    Anti-smudge, anti-reflection coating

    Interface Languages
    25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

    Tilt Display

    On LCD Monitor

    • Single image display
      • Single image, basic information, detailed information, histogram
    • Index display
      • 4-image index, 9-image index
    • Jump display
      • 1/10/100 images, by date, by folder, movies only, stills only, by rating


    Highlight Alert
    With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink

    Brightness / RGB

    Quick Control Function


    When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:
    * The settable functions depend on the shooting mode.

    1. Viewfinder shooting:
    2. Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation/ AEB, flash exposure compensation, Picture Style, White balance, White balance correction/White balance bracketing, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Metering mode, AF operation, Drive mode/Self-timer, image-recording quality, Flash firings, Ambience-based shots, Light/scene-based shots, Special scene modes, and wireless LAN connection.
    3. Live View shooting:
    4. Scene Setting, AF method, Drive mode, Metering mode, Image-recording quality, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Creative Filters, Flash firing, Ambience-based shots, Light/scene-based shots, and Background blurring/sharpening.
    5. Movie shooting:
    6. AF Method, Drive mode, Movie-recording size, Digital zoom, White Balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Video Snapshot.
    When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:
    1. During still photo playback:
    2. Image protect, image rotate, rating, Creative Filters, resize, Cropping, and image jump with Main Dial
    3. During movie playback:
    4. Image protect, rating, and image jump with Main Dial

    Image Protection and Erase

    Erase protection can be applied / canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images on the card

    Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images in folder, erase all images on a card, or erase only unprotected images

    Direct Printing

    Compatible Printers
    PictBridge-compatible printers

    Printable Images
    RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System

    * Movies cannot be printed.

    DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

    Complies to DPOF Version 1.1

    Direct Image Transfer

    Compatible Images
    Not Provided


    Custom Functions
    23 Custom Functions settable with camera

    Custom Controls
    The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function: Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, Depth-of-field preview button, Lens AF Stop button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multi-controller

    My Menu Registration
    Up to six items from top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered


    USB Terminal

  • For personal computer communication and PictBridge (Hi-Speed USB)

  • Audio (stereo)/video (NTSC/PAL) output

  • To connect a GP-E2 GPS Receiver

  • * When connected via interface cable, GP-E2 cannot be used with Wi-Fi® functions simultaneously.

    *When GP-E2 is connected via hot shoe, Wi-Fi® functions and GP-E2 can be used simultaneously.

    * PC communication and direct printing cannot be performed when Wi-Fi® functions are used.

    Video Out Terminal
    HDMI Type C (Switches automatically to suit the resolution)

    Video output: 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p

    *Switches automatically to 1, 2, 3, or 4 to suit the TV

    Power Source

    Battery Pack LP-E6 x1

    *With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, AC power is possible.

    *With Battery Grip BG-E14, it is possible to use two Battery Pack LP-E6 units.

    Number of Shots

    Temperature Shooting Conditions
    AE 100% 50% use of built-in flash
    At 73° F/23° C approx. 1000 approx. 800
    At 32° F/0° C approx. 900 approx. 750
    Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C approx. 230 approx. 220
    Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C approx. 220 approx. 210

    Battery Life

    (1) Camera Body Only, LP-E6 x1

    Shooting Method


    Possible Shots (Approx.)

    AE 100%

    AE 50%, FA 50%

    Viewfinder Shooting

    73°F / 23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    Live View Shooting

    73°F / 23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    (2) Using Battery Grip BG-E14

    Shooting Method

    Power Source


    Possible Shots (Approx.)

    AE 100%

    AE 50%, FA 50%



    LP-E6 x1

    Same as (1)

    LP-E6 x2

    73°F /23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    Size-AA/LR6 Alkaline Batteries

    73°F / 23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    Live View Shooting

    LP-E6 x1

    Same as (1)

    LP-E6 x2

    73°F / 23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    Size-AA/LR6 Alkaline Batteries

    73°F / 23°C



    32°F / 0°C



    Battery Check
    Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON

    Battery level indicated in 6 levels.

    Power Saving
    Power turns off after the set time of non-operation elapses

    *[Auto power off] settable to 1 min., 2 min., 4 min., 8 min., 15 min., 30 min., or disable

    Date/Time Battery
    Built-in secondary battery

    It is not replaceable by the user. It recharges when LP-E6 is loaded or when the AC adapter is connected. Without any recharging, the backup battery can maintain the date/time for approx. 3 months. The backup battery taxes approx. 8 hours to be fully recharged.

    Start-up Time
    Approx. 0.15 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

    Dimensions and Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Approx. 5.5 x 4.1 x3.1 in.

    Approx. 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm

    Approx. 26.7 oz. / 755g (W Model: CIPA standard)
    Approx. 23.8 oz. / 675g (W Model: Body only)

    Operating Environment

    Working Temperature Range

    Working Humidity Range
    85% or less

    SKU: cn-8469b002

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