LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 70D has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon 70D will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
70D has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 98% and a magnification ratio of 0.6x.
Canon 70D can shoot continuously at max speed of 7 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . 70D has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Canon 70D features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 19 focus points and 19 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
With Canon 70D, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 29.97,25,23.976 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 70D will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.70D has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 70D also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless connectivity feature, Canon 70D lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our 70D. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 70D is powered by LP-E6 battery which provides a shooting life of 920 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 877 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon Df with its 1400shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 70D vs Nikon Df or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
You can download Canon 70D's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Canon 70D is $789.00