Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF
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Shoot Video Like a Camcorder

Live View autofocus powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF is phenomenally accurate and nearly instantaneous. And, with the freedom of angle inherent to a Vari-angle monitor, you can comfortably and conveniently shoot more subjects, from more angles and vantage points, as the situation dictates – confident in the camera's ability to provide outstanding focus. Such advanced autofocus capabilities via an LCD monitor establish Live View like never before as an excellent complement to traditional viewfinder shooting.


The incredible autofocus capabilities of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, combined with the exceptional compositional latitude afforded by an LCD monitor, enables uncompromised, dynamic shooting. High angles, low angles, handheld shooting with the camera extended – these are just some of the myriad creative options available when your eye does not have to be pressed to the viewfinder. Plus, with the ability to preview Creative Filters in real time, you're assured of more artistic control from the start.

With autofocus possible on 80% of the image plane, vertically and horizontally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers phase detection AF on a larger area of the frame than any EOS camera, easily controlled with Multi-point AF and Single-point AF. For photographing fleeting events and haphazardly moving subjects, Continuous AF frequently updates focus, so when that once-in-a-lifetime shot presents itself, you'll have the fastest, most accurate focus ready.

Because an optical viewfinder transmits actual conditions to the photographer, it is often difficult to compose a shot in low-light situations. By using an LCD monitor though, even poorly lit subjects appear in good visibility. And Dual Pixel CMOS AF allows you to capture them with phenomenal results.