The Canon T70 was introduced as a modern camera, one of the first with computerized controls, metering pattern options and push-button controls.
Its low price and extensive feature options made it a favorite with photojournalists and advanced amateurs. It is a lightweight, motorized camera that offered conveniences that most professional cameras of the time did not have. Today the T70 exists as an excellent body choice for using the vast array of manual focus Canon FD lenses on the market. This camera was superceded by the T90 - which was the last full-featured FD-mount Canon camera.
The T70 was a major step forward offering extreme ease of use and a multitude of features. A large external LCD display shows essential information and the camera runs on just two "AA" sized alkaline batteries (NIMH,NiCads are okay too). This camera includes a Canon 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 FD lens.
Multi-mode, easy-to-use camera body compatible with Canon FD-mount manual focus lenses
Program AE, Shutter Priority AE and Manual exposure control
Built-in automatic film advance and rewind
Choice of center-weighted average or selective light metering
Large easy to read, external LCD display panel
In the Box
Canon T70 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera with 35-70 f/3.5-4.5 FD Lens
Center-weighted average or selective (almost spot) available
Exp. Metering Range
EV 1 to 19 with f/1.4 lens at ISO 100
None - original optional dedicated flash unit was the 277T or 299T (This camera is NOT capable of TTL flash metering)
1/1000-2 seconds, Bulb, flash sync 1/90 second and lower
Manual Set 12-1600
Automatic advance and rewind
Standard matte with split image and microprism ring
Optional - standard setting is -1
Yes - 10 second delay
Yes - optional Canon Remote Switch 60T3
4-Point LED: "P" Lights up steadily when camera is in the program mode and exposure is correct. Flashes at 2Hz to give camera shake warning. * lights to indicate AE-Lock. The flash symbol lights when the (Canon 277T) flash is fully charged. "M" flashes at 4Hz to indicate manual setting.
2 digital display: Indicates aperture setting in Shutter Priority AE and Program AE. Indicates shutter setting in Stopped-down AE (High shutter speeds are abbreviated). Display flashes at 8Hz to indicate over and under exposure. Display flashes at 2Hz when safety shift is operating during shutter priority AE
(2) "AA" size alkaline batteries (rechargable NiCad batteries can also be used)
5 15/16 X 3 1/2 X 1 7/8" (151 x 89.2 x 48.4mm) WHD
1 lb 10.8 oz (760g) with Canon 35-70/3.5-4.5 FD lens