Canon 70D being the successor to the four-year-old 60D is the new Prosumer digital SLR camera. The Canon 70D offers a number of special features. Some of these features include a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, an innovative Dual pixel CMOS AF mechanism, which gives fast and quiet focusing both in Video shooting and Live view. Canon 70D has a 3-inch vary-angle LCD touch screen, IPB codec, 1080 pixels full HD video of up to 30 fps, which has optimal embedded time code and a full manual control.
Having measurements of 139.0×104.3×78.5mm, Canon 70D happens to be even tinnier than the Canon 60D. This makes this model more convenient to carry around due to its mobility factor, with less weight but more performance. On the front deep handgrip, there is a textured area and around the thumb-rest area at the rear of the 70D, which makes this camera suitable to everyone who either has huge or small sized hands. The canon 70D continues to use the metallic chassis covered with plastic outer as it had been implemented on the cheaper Canon 700D. This makes the 70D to be weather proofed and convenient for travelling purposes.
One feature that makes cameras fun to use is the adjustment factor. Most novices will want to use automatic adjustment features while the experienced photographers will find it awkward using the automatic adjustment. The experienced photographers prefer manual adjust to automatic adjustment. A common feature in the SLRs is the fact that they are usually adjusted using a combination of buttons and a single control wheel, which happens to favor novices. On the other hand, Canon 70D comes with two control wheels. The first control wheel is situated on the top of the handgrip and the other at the rear of the camera. The rear control wheel is a characteristic of all high-end Canon EOS cameras.
On the quick control dial, the Canon 70D has a four-way conventional controller while most SLRs have the joystick. This makes the 70D more convenient for highly experienced photographers and attracts most of the 700D consumers, who find the 70D fun to use. One substantial advantage to the quick control dial is that it has a lock switch, which is positioned directly below the quick control dial and helps to prevent any accidental changes to your settings.
70D also has a handy dedicated Q button at the back of the Camera, which is used to open the Quick Control screen. The LCD helps you to set your camera on various parameters depending on the shooting mode you opt to use. The four-way controller and the touch screen, which makes it possible for round motion, enable this various options.
Canon 70D comes with a very good documentation, which helps beginners and experienced photographers to familiarize themselves with the camera. The documentation comes with a detailed manual, which entails everything that you need to know about the camera. However, Canon have come to an agreement to cut their costs by only including the manual on the supplied CD-ROM, which might not be of great use when you are using the camera during shooting.