Canon has just officially unveiled the latest contender in the brutally tough DSLR weight-class, the EOS 70D. This Mid-Range DSLR packs a mean Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focusing system that offers video recording quality approaching the level of detail you’d expect from a camcorder thanks to its built-in phase detection. There’s a demo of the AF capability after the click, but Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system works by drastically decreasing the time it takes to focus even on quickly moving objects, which is required for seamless recording (if you’re in the film biz, you know it basically needs no further explanation of its importance than that). The 70D also has a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ processor as well as support for a 1031 EF lens models and ISO ranges from 100 to 12,8000 with expansion up to 25,600. Wi-Fi connectivity is also integrated for image transfer to mobile devices as well as the ability to control the camera via the EOS Remote App, giving users control of shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. Long story short? The new Canon EOS 70D will have you snapping, filming, and sharing outstanding-quality images in no time. Learn more after the click and look for it next month at retailers for $1,199.