These Demo Videos of Canon 70D’s Dual Pixel AF are Impressive

by on July 6, 2013

in Canon

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It looks like Canon has finally developed a live view and video AF system for its DSLRs that will be useful with the new Canon 70D. These embedded demo videos come from the Polish site Optyczne. They show off the new 70D’s Dual Pixel AF system with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens.

Check out all the short videos of the AF tests below.

First up is using the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in single AF test.

Next is the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in servo AF mode.

Next up is the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens in single AF mode.

Finally, we have the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens in servo AF mode.

Impressive all the way around – particularly compared to what Canon delivered in prior generation DSLRs.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a 70D to try it out for myself. Even more so though, I can’t wait to see this system implemented in the next Canon EOS M mirrorless camera.

[via PetaPixel]



{ 1 comment }

1 Gare July 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Definitely much improved, but still much too slow compared to the nearly instant auto-focus speed of the Sony SLTs. Not trying to be negative, I’m just disappointed because I’ve seriously been considering a return to Canon so I don’t j]have the light loss of the Sony. IMHO, this won’t handle the fast action pics/videos I normally take.

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