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Canon EOS 80D Review

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Designed for the Enthusiast

Canon EOS 80D comes in the wake of the introduction of the keenly anticipated 1DX Mark to the EOS roster. This means that the firm is turning their attention right back to the enthusiast market. The 80D follows the EOS 70D and as such is a natural upgrade to a superior double-digit line.

Summary

With all round improvements on the 70D, the Canon EOS 80D is ready to continue Canon’s EOS double-digit tradition, something that considerably appeals to the enthusiasts.

Our Score:
Pros
• Sensor 24MP APS-C CMOS and Dual Pixel AF
• AF system 45 point
• Video capture 1080/60p
• Weather-resistant body
• RGB-IR Metering Sensor 7560-pixel
Cons
• No image stabilization

Canon EOS 80D Design and Features

Two and a half years has passed since the release of the EOS 70D, and with this newest addition, Canon has made some important changes. The body is created from the same polycarbonate resin and aluminum, and topped with conductive fiber and glass like the 70D. On the front, there is the enlarged pentaprism, as well as the built-in microphone holes, while at the back there is a somewhat bigger thumb grip, making it a little more comfortable to use.

Sensor

The most important change made in the Canon EOS 80D is in the sensor technology. Now, there is a fresh 24.2 MP CMOS sensor, and used along with the latest DIGIC 6 image processor, it offers an ISO in the range of 100 to16, 000. If necessary, it is possible to extend this to ISO 25,600. This new processor also comes with a few other fine features, seen clearly in the buffer depth of 80D. In fact the 80D manages 25 raw files and 110 JPEGs while the 70D could record only 16 raw files and 65 JPEGs. As to the silent shooting mode, enthusiasts are able snap pictures at 3fps, and 5fps in Live View.

Auto Focus

Continuing the tradition of its predecessor 70D, the Canon EOS 80D comes with Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus technology. With the aid of a couple of photodiodes, it detects the difference in the amount light reaching each diode. Thus the 80D can do the on-sensor phase detection while using Live View or shooting HD videos. To render this a lot more effective, the firm, for the first time, has given its users the capacity to refine the sensitivity and pace of AF tracking, entailing the some added control. Thanks to its 45 cross-type points AF points as well as with a wide working range of -3EV to18EV, the 80D should to perform well in conditions of low light.

Display

The Canon EOS 80D comes with an indicator that displays camera levels right in the viewfinder, so that skewed horizons are avoided in captured images, an ever handy feature when outdoors. The viewfinder provides 100 percent coverage for the frame with its 0.95x magnification. Users can even sit beneath the VF with its 3”display featuring 1,040k-dot resolution. This display remains touch-sensitive, as also hinged at its side, and as such it is possible to swivel and tilt it to shoot in various shooting angles.

Connectivity

The 80D also comes with built-in NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, thus enabling user to control 89D from smartphone or table by means of the Canon Camera Connect app. As to videographers, it lets them shoot 1920×1060 full HD movies at a maximum of 60fps for around 1 minute.

Official Website: Canon

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