The rumor mill has revealed more Canon 70D information, including specs, release date, and price details.
Canon is working on a new DSLR. The Japan-based company is rumored to hold a product launch event on April 23, when it will finally unveil the Canon 70D camera, as a direct replacement for the EOS 60D.
Canon 70D rumors include release date and price information
The Canon EOS 70D specs list will include an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, which can also be found in the recently-announced Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D.
However, sources say that the 70D will not be powered by the DIGIC 6 processor, as the 60D replacement will run on the DIGIC 5 processing engine.
The Canon 70D rumors continue with a 3.2-inch fixed LCD touchscreen, built-in WiFi and GPS, SD card slot, and a continuous shooting mode of 6.5 frames per second.
Canon EOS 70D compared to its predecessor, EOS 60D, and its Nikon counterparts
The camera will come packed in a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy construction and will be a little bigger than the EOS 60D.
Canon 60D is competing against the Nikon D7000. Although this one has already been replaced, it can still be found at Amazon for a price of $896.95. Currently, Canon has an advantage over Nikon, when it comes down to pricing-only.
As stated above, the D7000 has been substituted with a newer model earlier this year. The Nikon D7100 is an APS-C DSLR without an anti-aliasing filter, which can be purchased at Amazon for $1,196.95. Nikon’s shooter will be a direct competitor to the Canon 70D.
If the rumors are true, then the two rivals will be available within the same price range, with a minor advantage for Nikon. It is worth mentioning that pricing depends on retailer, as Amazon is offering a $3 discount for the D7100.
Canon 70D release date may be April 23 and it may come bundled with a new lens
Nevertheless, the full details will become official on April 23, the purported Canon 70D release date.
The Canon EOS 70D rumors do not end here. There is a lot of gossip talk surrounding a new lens, which should be unveil at the same event. However, there are no details regarding its specs or retail price.