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
70D has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 98% and a magnification ratio of 0.6x. 98% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
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 it also has a flash shoe to 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. Canon 70D also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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 (Wi-Fi)
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 70D to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon 70D is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 920 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 943 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 D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 70D vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 70D Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Canon 70D's User Manual here