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Canon 70D rumors: release date and price information

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Canon 70D rumors: release date and price information

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
Canon 70D may not feature a swivel LCD like its sibling. All EOS 70D information may be revealed on April 23, when the release date is rumored to be.

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.

Sources say that the Canon 70D price will stand at $1,199 for body-only. The camera which is getting replaced, the EOS 60D, is currently available for $661.84 at Amazon.

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.

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