Amateur photographers wanting to up their game should check out Canon’s new EOS 70D DSLR. This versatile snapper is the first to feature Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) technology, making life easier for budding movie directors wanting to keep moving objects in sharp focus or create professional-looking pull-focus effects on the fly.
The AF system for stills includes 19 cross-type AF points spread across the frame, providing high-speed, accurate results – ideal for tracking sports and wildlife subjects as they move within the frame. And, thanks to its new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor, you can capture full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second, with up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images in a single burst.
In-camera HDR removes the challenges of shooting in tricky, high-contrast situations, merging three exposures into one that captures more detail in both the shadow and highlight areas.
Multiple-exposure mode lets you shoot and combine up to nine exposures into a single image. An integrated Speedlite transmitter makes using an off-camera flash a breeze. Plus, built-in Wi-Fi means you can control the camera and share images remotely. Price: about R14 000 (body only). Contact Canon on 012 675 4900 or visit www.canon.co.za