• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot G16
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Predecessor: Canon 60D
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Successor: Canon 80D
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General
Model Number: 70D G16
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1550.00 $499.99
Street Price: $926.50 $499.00
Date Available: 2013-09-15 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,233 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
12.5 oz (355 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(139 x 104 x 79 mm)
4.3 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(109 x 76 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 12.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.11 microns 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 68 54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5 21.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.6 11.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 926 230
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3468 x 2432 (8.4 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3248 x 2432 (7.9 MP, Other),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3072 (16.8 MP, 16:9),
3468 x 2048 (7.1 MP, Other),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2432 x 2432 (5.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 3000 (7.2 MP, Other),
1696 x 2112 (3.6 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.7 12.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (120p/​30p)
320x240 (240p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S n/a
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 216mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm 6.1 - 30.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele) f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0; plus 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: 67.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a Via optional lens adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 3-10x available during movie recording only Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 19-points, all cross-type AF points, center dual cross-type point for f/2.8; Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.95x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px) 922,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12800 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 250 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone (dual layer) Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (7.7%), Spot (3.0%) Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), No Flash, Custom User Setting, High Dynamic Range, Multiple Exposure, Creative Filters (Art Bold, Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera and Miniature) SCN: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range (Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid), Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent; GN= 12m (39.4 ft.) at ISO 100, works out to about 11.2 feet at f/3.5 and 7 feet at f/5.6 Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.5m (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot-Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi Optional RS-60E3 remote cable switch
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Jack Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type C) HDMI, wired remote terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 1.05
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.33 1.27
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.32 1.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.7 12.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 65 5
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 1.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 14 39
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 1.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 37
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.08 seconds 0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.27 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.65 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.059 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075 seconds 0.265 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.16 seconds 0.68 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.059 seconds 0.066 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Auto Selection AF lag = 0.093s LV: "Quick Mode"(Phase Detect) Single-point AF lag = 0.506s FlexiZone AF, Single-point AF lag = 0.652s Prefocused lag = 0.059s  
Startup Time: 0.7 seconds 1.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.2 seconds 2.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots 360 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 920 shots 770 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,) Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 20.2-megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor, Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system for Live View and movie modes, Full HD 1080p videos at up to 30fps in ALL-I or IPB, DIGIC 5+ image processor, 7fps burst mode, built-in Wi-Fi. Revised sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, upgraded 60p Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi.