Canon EOS 70D review: how does the new dual pixel CMOS AF sensor perform?

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday August 28 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Canon EOS 70D sensor performance | Canon EOS 70D vs 60D sensors: Incremental advance | Canon EOS 70D versus Nikon D7100 versus Sony SLT Alpha 77: not as competitive as it could be! | Conclusion

While the new dual pixel video AF system sounds promising, for stills photography the sensor in the Canon EOS 70D will perform very similarly to that the earlier EOS 60D (which was introduced in late 2010). That is slightly disappointing but there has been an improvement in pixel count (and likely resolution) and that’s not to say the other features and outright capability of the camera isn’t compelling, as it is.