Canon has dropped the curtain on the EOS 80D, a 24.2 megapixel camera with CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor.
The camera, available at the end of April, replaces the 70D in the Canon range and is built for enthusiasts looking to pick up a high-end entry-level DSLR.
It has a new 45 all cross-type point autofocus (AF) system, can shoot at up to 7 frames per second and capture full HD (1080p) video. No local pricing is available, as usual. In the US it is US$1199 ($!680) body only, and US$1799 ($2520) with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens announced concurrently.
‘The 80D provides some worthwhile improvements on its predecessor,’ writes Margaret Brown in her ‘First Look’ report over at the Photo Review website, ‘although they may not be enough to spur existing owners of 70D cameras to upgrade. It slots into the line-up just below the EOS 7D Mark II, which remains the ‘flagship’ model in Canon’s cropped-sensor range.
Click here to read Margaret’s ‘plain English’ report.
For the full 80D tech brochure click here.
Image sensor: 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS with 24.20 megapixels, 3:2 aspect ratio, low-pass filter.
Image processor: DIGIC 6
AF System/Points/Modes: 45 cross-type points (45 f5.6 cross-type points, 27 f8 points, f2.8 centre point, and f5.6 dual cross-type. AI Focus, one shot, AI Servo modes.
ISO sensitivity: 100-1600. Movie shooting: 100-12800
Video: Full HD including 60p
Metering sensor: 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability. Remote shooting via smartphone or tablet using Canon Camera Connect App
Weight: 730 grams (body only)