The 70D’s successor, the Canon EOS 80D, is a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) aimed for enthusiasts. It has a brand-new 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that, much like the sensor found in the 70D, is equipped with Canon’s Dual Pixel on-sensor phase-detection AF technology. In addition, the 80D receives a brand new 45-point hybrid autofocus system, with every single point being of the cross-type variety. This is an improvement over the autofocus system found in the 70D, which only had 19 points, but it is not quite on par with the 65-point coverage found in the 7D Mark II, which is geared more toward professional photographers.
Canon EOS 80D Price in USA
The outside of the 80D is made of polycarbonate, while its chassis is made of magnesium alloy. The body of the device is hermetically sealed against dust and moisture. The bulk of the controls may be accessed by the articulating touchscreen located on the back of the device, in addition to the physical control points. The design is almost comparable to that of its predecessor. Video is a significant component of the whole package that comes with the 80D. Although it is not capable of shooting in 4K, it can capture video in 1080p at 60 frames per second and maintains focusing continuously even when recording. Along with its microphone connector, it also includes a headphone jack that was recently added.
Other enhancements include a new mirror vibration management system, which, in a manner analogous to that of the 5DS and 7D Mark II, will hopefully assist in mitigating the effects of shutter shock, which may cause images to become blurry. When compared to the 63-zone dual layer sensor found in the 70D, the new 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor featured in the 80D represents a significant upgrade. This new sensor is also available in the Rebel T6s and T6i. Because of this improved sensor, the camera now has a limited understanding of human subjects, which enables it to follow subjects more accurately through the viewfinder. However, in contrast to the 7D Mark II, the 80D does not contain Canon’s “Intelligent Tracking and Recognition” (iTR) system. This is a feature that allows the camera to follow subjects by using information from the metering sensor as well as distance information.
Canon EOS 80D Specifications
|MSRP||$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/18-135 lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||26 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-16000 (expands to 25600)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Canon 14-bit CRW)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||45|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManualBulb|
|Scene modes||FoodKidsCandlelightNight PortraitHandheld Night SceneHDR Backlight ControlPortraitLandscapeClose-upSports|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleHigh speed continuousLow speed continuousSilent single shootingSilent continuous shooting10/2 sec self-timer/remote ctrl|
|Continuous drive||7.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)|
|Videography notes||Choice of ALL-I or IPB codecs|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11/b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (Wired, wireless, or via smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||960|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)|
|Dimensions||139 x 105 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.13 x 3.11″)|
The Canon 80D is designed with user friendliness in mind. It has dual pixel autofocus, which enables continuous focus during video as well as still image recording, and it has the greatest dynamic range of any APS-C Canon camera that has been released to date. When using live view mode, the articulating touchscreen comes in very helpful. And despite the fact that the camera’s picture quality and video resolution are lower than those of the competitors, the 80D is still an excellent option for aficionados.
- In general, it is fairly simple to use.
- Dual Pixel AF enables a quick and accurate continuous autofocus even when shooting in real view.
- Continuous AF while movie capturing is good
- Increased dynamic range in comparison to its predecessor
- Every single one of the 45 AF points is a cross-type.
- -3 EV sensitivity at the center of the AF point
- Microphone and jack for headphones/earbuds
- Body that is well-designed, resistant to the elements, and has superb ergonomics
- LCD display with articulating touchscreen
- A successful use of Auto ISO
- 7 frames per second in its burst pace.
- Long life of the battery
- Wi-Fi + NFC
- The dynamic range is significantly lower than that of the competitors.
- There is no clear HDMI output or 4K video.
- No zebras to measure exposure
- When shooting via the viewfinder, subject tracking is quite difficult to do correctly.
- The 45-point Auto Selection option has default settings that are not very obvious.
- It's difficult to understand how to use the FlexiZone-Multi live view focus mode.
- The Canon Connect app is difficult to use and has a restricted range of shooting possibilities.
- When the multi-controller is assigned to the AF point selection, it might be difficult to access it.