Canon’s New APS-C Sensor Specs Leaked

Update: This camera has been officially announced.

The specs for the new Canon APS-C sensor have finally been leaked. It's going to be used for the first time in the new EOS 70D that will be announced on July 2nd. 

The specs are pretty generic for this 70D and it's really hard to know what you're looking at without seeing real world numbers and comparisons. But they go something like this.

Canon 70D Leaked Specs

  • 20.2mp CMOS Sensor
  • Digic 5+
  • 19 point AF System
  • 7fps
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 3" Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • MAX ISO 12,800
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
  • HD Video
  • HDR
  • Multiexposure Mode
  • LP-E6 Battery

We're looking at an improvement in pixel density. From 18-20mp which is cool. It allows this sensor to have the effective resolution of 35mm film or close to it at least. Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus is also new. It should autofocus 5 times faster when in live view. I'm not really sure what Multiexposure Mode is. I'm wondering if it has to do with HDR in video. It seems many high end cameras have been doing this lately and you can even do it with the Magic Lantern firmware hack. That's pretty much it. Not to impressive. I'd like to see what the Dynamic Range is on this sensor and its falloff along with its low light ability.

We should expect to see this sensor trickle down into the rest of Canon's APS-C lineup, including the new 7Dmkii and the EOS-M. The improved autofocus speed seems to be geared more towards the mirrorless camera systems so it should drastically help out the next gen EOS-M. It looks like Canon is perhaps taking their mirrorless camera system a bit more serious after all. 


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