Number of Possible Still Image Shots and the Maximum Movie Shooting Time (Battery Life) (EOS 70D)

Article ID: ART143035 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


Number of Possible Still Image Shots and the Maximum Movie Shooting Time (Battery Life) (EOS 70D)


The number of possible still image shots

TemperatureWith viewfinder shootingWith Live View shooting
No Flash50% Flash UseNo Flash50% Flash Use
Room temperature (23C / 73F)Approx. 1300 shotsApprox. 920 shotsApprox. 230 shotsApprox. 210 shots
Low temperatures (0C / 32F)Approx. 1200 shotsApprox. 850 shotsApprox. 210 shotsApprox. 200 shots

  • The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
  • The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following
-Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
-Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
-Using the lens Image Stabilizer.-Using the LCD monitor often.
  • The number of possible shots may decrease depending on the actual
shooting conditions.
  • The lens operation is powered by the cameras battery. Depending on
the lens used, the number of possible shots may be lower.
  • With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6, continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. 50 min. at room temperature (23C / 73F).

The maximum possible movie shooting time

TemperatureTotal Recording Time
Room temperature (23C / 73F)Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
Low temperatures (0C / 32F)Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6.

When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card with a fast reading/ writing speed.
Compression MethodCard
IPB6 MB/sec. or faster
ALL-I (I-only)20 MB/sec. or faster

  • If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card with a slow reading speed, the movie may not play back properly.
  • If you want to shoot still photos while shooting a movie, you will need an even faster card.
  • To check the cards reading/writing speed, refer to the card manufacturers Web site.
  • Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting without interruption. During movie shooting, approx. 30 sec. before the movie reaches the 4 GB file size, the elapsed shooting time or time code displayed in the movie-shooting image will start blinking. If you keep shooting until the movie file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be created automatically and the elapsed shooting time or time code will stop blinking. When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file individually. Movie files cannot play back consecutively automatically. After the movie playback ends, select the next movie to be played.
  • The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by pressing the < > button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)

Use of Genuine Canon Accessories Is Recommended
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.
Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.

Number of Recordable Still Photos and Total Movie Recording Time on Memory Cards (EOS 70D)



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