Canon EOS 70D video AF test: how well does the new sensor-based AF perform

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday September 17 2013

Sensor Insight
Introduction | Autofocus for video | Canon EOS 70D VS Sony SLT A77: Video Comparison | Canon EOS 70D VS Sony SLT A77: Shooting Time Lag | Conclusion | Videos around the web

Our friends and colleagues at DPReview have performed real word tests with a Canon EOS 70D preproduction sample.

Note the great stability during focus (with particular attention to the video 3, 4 and 5 regarding the tracking test).

Imaging resource has made an similarly informative comparison between the EOS 70D vs D7100 vs Canon SL1.

In the video, the tracking mode behaves pretty well in comparison with the other models on test.

Another insightful (albeit unscientific) clip was performed by You Tube user marconilanna, which rather cleverly shows the different behavior between STM and USM lenses when used for video.

Petapixel produced an Canon EOS 70D overview based on marcolinna’s clip.

A review and tests performed by Optyczne