An interesting piece of news for all serious photographers, Canon has recently launched its newest DSLR, the Canon EOS 70D, a successor to the Canon 60D.

With innovative APS-C format sensor, this camera is designed with pixel count raised from 18 to 20.2 million.

Holding a 3-inch 1,040,000-dot vari-angle display, the EOS 70D boasts a touch-sensitive screen with adjustable settings. Users can easily scroll through images in review mode using the device’s touchscreen.

For a traditional touch, Canon 70D holds all button and dial controls balanced.

A new sensor-based autofocusing system, touted as Dual Pixel CMOS AF is also included in the 70D for quick focus and easy Live View and video modes.

Considering other features, Canon has included an upgraded version of standard phase detection autofocusing system with a dedicated sensor in the camera that’s used when images are in the viewfinder.

With 19 AF cross-type points, the EOS 70D also holds the Digic 5+ processor with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800 with an expansion value of ISO 25,600. Maximum continuous shooting rate of 7 frames per second (fps) in this camera is 1.7fps greater than the Canon 60D. This frame speed can be sustained for 16 full resolution raw files or 65 JPEG images. Other features include Wi-Fi connectivity.

Expected to go on sale by August end, the Canon EOS 70 D will cost £1,079.99 (around US$1,645 / AU$1,790) body only.

The kit package of the device will cost £1,199.99 (around US$1,830 / AU$1,990) with the 18-55mm STM lens and £1,399.99 (around US$2,135 / AU$2,315) with the 18-135mm STM lens.