We know you feel tech savvy standing at your son’s baseball game with a digital SLR around your neck and a high-def camcorder over your shoulder. But with the latest technology from Canon, the digital SLR is finally capable of shooting high-def videos worth your time and effort.
Ten years and seven iterations after releasing their game-changing 10D digital SLR, they've done it again with the 70D, a mid-range digital SLR for the photographic enthusiast who’s ready to shoot smooth videos right next to stunning stills. While its predecessors have been strictly evolutionary from one model to the next, the 70D's Dual Pixel on-sensor autofocusing system is revolutionary. Putting autofocus technology onto a digital sensor isn’t a new concept -- but Canon is the first company to put the technology onto every single pixel. What does this mean for you? The autofocus is seamlessly fluid when shooting videos and blazing fast stills.
Of course, there are umpteen GP100-worthy competitors for the 70D, but we specifically chose Canon's offering because it has the all of the accoutrements of a great DSLR. Canon loaded the 70D with an array of amenities: built-in wi-fi, a 20.2MP sensor, a 3-inch articulating touch screen, and 7 frames-per-second shooting, just to name a few. And did we mention that the 70D is compatible with over a hundred Canon lenses? It has all the bells and whistles you didn’t know you needed, and at twelve hundred bucks, this is a workhorse that you can afford. Lose the camcorder: the Canon 70D has everything you need.
Excellence, innovation, craftsmanship, and an unwavering desire to challenge expectations -- these are the constants that have captivated our attention since Gear Patrol's inception in 2007. This year we're proud to announce the next step in our role as a champion of quality in product design and execution: welcome to the GP100. Our inaugural product awards are dedicated to honoring the 100 best consumer products released during the calendar year by companies of all sizes and scope.
The GP100 is not a ranking or a contest. These selections represent the collective expertise of our entire editorial staff, who have scoured every corner of the vast product universe -- from automotive and electronics, to men's style essentials, home goods, spirits and outdoors -- to find the inspiring and the practical, the ground-breaking and the traditional, the priceless and the accessible. In short: products that define or defy their respective categories to better the life of the modern man.
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