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Canon Engineers Discuss EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology

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The Canon Digital Learning Center published an interview with the engineers that are behind the Canon EOS 70′s new and groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus system.

Along with the interviews are short videos about the EOS 70D’s introduction and its AF capabilities. Also included are behind the scenes videos that explain how the short film “Handmade” was created with the camera and the various lenses used during production.

See here for the simple version of how Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus works. See also test videos showing the AF performance of the new Dual Pixel AF technology from Canon.

Canon Engineers Discuss EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology

The interview with the Canon engineers is 8 pages long and can be downloaded as a PDF file. The PDF file can be downloaded here (scroll down the page, the link to the PDF is at the bottom).

This is not just a new technology. It is a revolution that will significantly expand the possibilities of DSLR cameras.

  • “The correct way to take photos is by looking through an optical viewfinder and shooting”
  • “Live View is a subsidiary function, inferior to the optical viewfinder”
  • “The DSLR’s movie mode is so difficult, as to be usable only by a professional”


Canon EOS 70D is an APS-C camera with a brand-new 20.2MP “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” sensor and features 19-point AF module from the EOS 7D for viewfinder shooting, touchscreen control via its fully articulated 3″ LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi. You can see the full preview for EOS 70D here.

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Price

The new Canon EOS 70D digital SLR camera body only price is $1,199.00. The Canon EOS 70D is available to buy from the camera stores below. The EOS 70D starts shipping from September, 2013.  Where to buy Canon EOS 70D.

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera body only – $1199 – Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm Lens – $1349 – Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 70D with 18-135mm – $1549 – Adorama | Amazon