Dual Pixel AF

Canon C100

Canon is making an upgrade to the EOS C100 cinema camera that will support the awesome Dual Pixel AF feature that was introduced in the Canon 70D. The upgrade should be available in February 2014 for $500, and requires sending your EOS C100 to a Canon service center.

You can find out more about this upgrade here on Canon’s website.

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Canon 70D Hands-On

The more I use the Canon 70D to shoot video with full-time AF, the more impressed I am with what Canon has done with its Dual Pixel AF technology. I recently took the 70D in to my CrossFit box for an evening to capture some photos and decided to try some video with it as well.

I basically treated the 70D more like a camcorder instead of how I would normally handle a HDSLR. As it turns out, the 70D does quite well and holds focus about like you would expect a camcorder to. I used the 70D paired with the 18-135mm STM kit lens (the STM focus is for real). Shot with manual exposure and full-time AF.

Watch the short video below. [click to continue…]

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Canon 70D Hands-On

I just got my hands on the Canon 70D and wanted to share a few thoughts about the new camera. This will be short and sweet as it really is a “brief hands-on” look at it. [click to continue…]

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Canon 70D Front LCD

Every now and then a camera manufacture delivers one of those “wow” features that really moves a product line forward. The more and more I see from the Dual Pixel AF in the new Canon 70D, the more I am impressed.  [click to continue…]

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Canon 70D Top

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. [click to continue…]

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