Canon has now updated its prosumer DSLR-series with the Canon EOS 80D. The new camera offers a new and stunning 24.2MP APS-C sensor and a 45-point all cross-type AF module. Furthermore, the new model includes an updated Dual Pixel AF for live view still and video recording. Connectivity options are, as expected, Wi-Fi and NFC.
It is claimed that the new AF module can focus in low light conditions all the way down to -3EV at the center point. That’s pretty impressive and a huge improvement from the 70D’s 19-point system. Another noteworthy feature is the Dual Pixel AF, which offers continuous focus and all the pixels are now able to perform phase detection focus while the camera is being used for still imaging. If you are going to use this camera for video recording, then you can enjoy a maximum of 1080p resolution at 60FPS.
The Canon EOS 80D includes a DIGIC 6 processor and provides a native ISO-range in stills from 100 to 16.000. This range is expandable all the way up to 25.600. Like the Canon EOS 70D, the burst shooting is capped at 7 FPS. Furthermore, the EOS 80D is equipped with an optical viewfinder with 100 percent coverage plus a fully 3-inch touchscreen of LCD type.
The DSLR camera is available right now at Amazon.com with a retail price of $1199 for the body or $1349 for a kit with the body and a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization STM Lens.
|Optical Sensor Resolution||24MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Video||Yes (up to 1080p 60FPS)|