• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Nikon D4S
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Predecessor: Canon 60D
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Successor: Canon 80D
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General
Model Number: 70D D4S
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1550.00 $6499.95
Street Price: $999.00 $5,999.00
Date Available: 2013-09-15 2014-03-06
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,233 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
47.8 oz (1,356 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(139 x 104 x 79 mm)
6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 157 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm) 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.11 microns 7.31 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 68 89
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5 24.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.6 13.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 926 3,074
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)
4928 x 3280 (16.2 MP, 3:2),
3696 x 2456 (9.1 MP, 3:2),
2464 x 1640 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 2720 (11.1 MP, Other),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
3200 x 2128 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1592 (3.8 MP, Other),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 3280 (13.4 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4),
2048 x 1640 (3.4 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, small size availble (12-bit uncompressed only); TIFF (RGB)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.7 10.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 216mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm  
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 67.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 3-10x available during movie recording only  
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 Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
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 SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px) 921,600 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 46.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12800 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600 Auto, 100 - 25,600, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 409,600 in Hi-4
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), color temperature (2500 K-10000 K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone (dual layer) Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (7.7%), Spot (3.0%) 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (75% given to 8, 12, 15 or 20mm circle), Spot (4mm) centered on selected focus area
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) None
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
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 n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO 518 Hot Shoe; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / XQD
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:   UDMA7 compliant
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, small size availble (12-bit uncompressed only); TIFF (RGB)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi Optional wired, wireless
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Jack Type-C mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Audio input (stereo 3.5mm jack with power), Audio output (stereo 3.5mm jack), Peripheral connector for WT-5A/WT-4A
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.33 0.36
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 0.33
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.7 10.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 65 200
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 10.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 14 78
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 10.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 43
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.08 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.65 seconds 0.91 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.059 seconds 0.239 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075 seconds 0.044 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.16 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.059 seconds 0.043 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 OVF: Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.288s Live View: Full AF lag = 0.914s Prefocused = 0.239s
Startup Time: 0.7 seconds 0.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 920 shots 3020 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary EN-EL18A
Usable Battery Types: LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18A 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,) Nikon ViewNX 2 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. New 16MP sensor with improved high ISO performance, EXPEED 4 processor, 11fps burst mode with AE/AF, improved AF, up to 1920x1080p60 video, new small RAW size option (2464 x 1640, 12-bit), improved battery life, built-in GbE LAN (1000Base-T), uncompressed 1080p60 HDMI output.