Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF
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See the revolutionary benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in action by watching three short films: "Handmade," directed by Keiya Ando; "Tips of Our Fingers," directed by Sam Stephens and Charles Whitcher; and "Road Surf," directed by Hayato Ando. All films were shot exclusively with the EOS 70D DSLR camera and Canon EF lenses. Then watch "making of" videos that show how the EOS 70D was used to create each film, as well as a video explaining how this innovative autofocus system is accomplished on a Canon CMOS sensor.


    As you watch "Handmade," note the smooth and precise focus transitions, and a natural focus acquisition similar to how your own eye sees things. Also, be sure to pay attention to subjects lacking distinct color contrast, like the white chefs' uniforms or the beige dough. Such subjects generally prove difficult for autofocus systems using contrast AF, but with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses the more sophisticated phase-difference detection AF method, crisp focus of these subjects is no problem.

  • In this video you'll see and hear how Dual Pixel CMOS AF allowed cinematographer Nobuyuki Yanagibashi to artistically and creatively use the EOS 70D camera to realize his vision.

  • Watch "Handmade" and see exactly which Canon EF lenses were used in each scene.


    In "Tips of Our Fingers," look for the cinematic focus transitions that are so natural and smooth, you're practically looking at the world through Lia's eyes. And where it normally can be difficult to achieve autofocus in situations such as low light or nighttime shoots, Dual Pixel CMOS AF easily helps capture even subjects in motion with precise focus.

  • See how the EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables creative shooting and focus acquisition perfect for this film's narrative. And discover which Canon EF lenses were used in capturing the various scenes.


    In "Road Surf," notice how superb the subject tracking is, even when subjects are moving at fast speeds. Then take note of the extremely smooth focus transitions from one subject to the next, all with a natural look that's hard to accomplish in manual mode. Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure that once focus is locked, the EOS 70D doesn't let it go.

  • This video explains the advantages Dual Pixel CMOS AF brings to video recording, and shows how they were implemented in "Road Surf."


Learn how the revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables phase-difference detection autofocus right on the CMOS image sensor – a first for any EOS camera!

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