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Canon 70D DSLR Goes On Sale At

Minneapolis — Best Buy said Tuesday it is now selling Canon’s new advanced midrange EOS 70D DSLR through its e-commerce store.

 “We now have the Canon 70D available on, and all orders include free expedited shipping through Sept. 7,” the retailer said.

The store is offering the 70D in three different package SKUs:

• Canon EOS 70D DSLR (body only) for $1,199; model 8469B002, Best Buy SKU 8896099;

• Canon EOS 70D DSLR with 18-135 mm IS STM lens for $1,549; model 8469B016; Best Buy SKU 8896132; and

• Canon EOS 70D DSLR with 18-55mm IS STM lens for $1,349; model 8469B009; Best Buy SKU 8896105.

Canon is calling the 70D their “game-changing camera for serious photographers and semi-professionals,” in part because the camera features a newly advanced Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system that “unlocks the potential of Live View.”

The hybrid AF system allows capturing video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, with high image quality.

Other features include a 20.2-megapixel APS-C Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor; DIGIC 5+ image processor; ISO 100 to 12,800 standard, 25,600 expanded; 7 fps continuous shooting; silent shutter mode;   1080/30p video recording; stereo sound via external mic; 19-point AF system (all points cross-type); 63-zone iFCL metering system; 98 percent viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification; a fully articulated touchscreen, 1,040k-dot 3-inch ClearView II LCD viewscreen; SD card slot; built-in Wi-Fi; and built-in flash.