The Canon EOS 80D is an enthusiast-level DSLR, and the successor to the 70D. It sports activities a brand new 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor which, just like the 70D, gives Canon’s Twin Pixel on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system. The 80D additionally positive aspects a brand new 45-point hybrid AF system with all the factors being cross-type. It is a step up from the 19-point AF system within the 70D, although not fairly on the similar stage because the 65-point protection supplied by the extra professionally-oriented 7D Mark II.
That includes a physique sealed towards mud and moisture, the 80D has a polycarbonate exterior and magnesium alloy chassis. It’s almost an identical in design to its predecessor, with the vast majority of controls accessible through the articulating rear touchscreen, in addition to through bodily management factors. Video is a serious a part of the 80D’s whole package deal. Whereas it can’t shoot 4K, it does supply 1080/60p seize and steady autofocus throughout video. A headphone socket has been added to go with its microphone port.
Canon EOS 80D key options:
- 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Twin Pixel AF
- 45-point AF system with all cross-type factors
- 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating touchscreen
- 1080/60p video seize
- 7 fps steady taking pictures with AF
- Climate-resistant physique
- 7560-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
- Wi-Fi + NFC
Different enhancements come within the type of a brand new mirror vibration management system (much like the 5DS and 7D Mark II), which ought to assist scale back the blur-inducing results of shutter shock. The 80D additionally positive aspects the identical 7560 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor discovered within the Insurgent T6s and T6i, a severe enchancment over the 63-zone twin layer sensor discovered within the 70D. This new sensor provides the digital camera a point of human topic consciousness for topic monitoring via the viewfinder. Nevertheless, not like the 7D Mark II, the 80D doesn’t have Canon’s ‘Clever Monitoring and Recognition’ (iTR) system, which makes use of the metering sensor together with distance data to topic monitor.
The brand new sensor
It is no secret that some Canon shooters have been annoyed as of late, as Sony’s sensor know-how marches forward by way of dynamic vary. Luckily, the 80D marks a big step ahead in Canon’s sensor improvement, providing significantly better DR than the 70D or 7D Mark II. However the brand new sensor is not attention-grabbing simply due to the photographs it might seize. Twin Pixel AF not solely permits for steady focus throughout video seize, however throughout nonetheless seize (in stay view mode) as properly. We first noticed this function within the Insurgent T6s and it’s thrilling to see it now making its means up Canon’s meals chain to enthusiast-level cameras.
In comparison with its siblings
|Canon EOS 80D||Canon EOS 7D Mark II||Canon EOS 70D||Canon EOS 6D|
|Sensor||24MP APS-C||20.2MP APS-C||20.2MP APS-C||20.2MP full-frame|
|ISO vary||100-16000 (expands to 25600)||100-16000|
(expands to 25600)
(expands to 25600)
(expands to 50-102800)
|AF (viewfinder)||45 all cross-type factors||65 all cross-type factors||19 all cross-type factors||11 level, heart level is cross-type|
|AF (Dwell view/video)||Twin pixel AF||Twin pixel AF||Twin pixel AF||Distinction Detect, Section Detect (in ‘Fast’ mode)|
|Clever Monitoring and Recognition||No||Sure||No||No|
|C-AF in stay view throughout nonetheless taking pictures||Sure||No||No||No|
|Burst price||7 fps||10 fps||7 fps||4.5 fps|
|LCD spec||3″ 1.04M-dot articulating contact LCD||3″ 1.04M-dot mounted LCD||3″ 1.04M-dot articulating contact LCD||3″ 1.04M-dot mounted LCD|
|Weight||730 g (1.61 lb)||910g (2.zero lb)||755g (1.7 lb)||770 g (1.70 lb)|
Apart from the 70D, the closest sibling to the 80D is the extra professionally-oriented Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It makes use of a barely decrease decision chip and gives much less dynamic vary than the 80D. Whereas the 2 share the identical primary video specs, the 7D Mark II is best geared up for quick motion, due to larger AF level protection, a devoted AF joystick and the inclusion of Canon iTR, in addition to a quicker taking pictures price. However, the 80D’s contact focus capabilities make it a extra interesting selection for video.
After all the complete body Canon 6D now falls into an identical value class to the each the 80D and 7D Mark II, making it worthy of consideration. Though it’s miles from new the 6D stays a stable and well-liked digital camera regardless of its comparatively simplistic AF system.
|The 80D proven with PZ-E1 Energy Zoom Adapter linked to the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM equipment zoom. This adapter permits for clean zooming at variable speeds.|
Together with the announcement of the 80D, Canon introduced the DM-E1 shotgun microphone (suitable with any digital camera that has a 1/8″ socket). Canon additionally introduced the PZ-E1 Energy Zoom Adapter. It may well clip onto the brand new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM equipment lens and management the zoom, with two velocity choices. The DM-E1 will promote for $250, whereas the PZ-E1 will run you $150. Sadly, we weren’t in a position to pay money for both new accent in time for this evaluate, however we’ll be updating our impressions as quickly as we are able to.
Pricing and availability
The Canon EOS 80D is on the market now for a body-only value of $1199/£999/€1199. Kitted with Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, the 80D will run you $1799. Kitted with the EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, the 80D will run $1349/£1089.