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First Look at the Canon EOS 80D


Canon introduced today several new products including the new EOS 80D – mid range DSLR which will be the successor to the 70D. The company also introduced a new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and an interesting accessory for the lens – Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adaptor. Finally the company added a new advanced compact camera – the Canon PowerShot G7 X II.

The new EOS 80D

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On this article we shall focus primarily on the new EOS 80D although we have to say that we actually find the Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adaptor much more fascinating.

B&H also did a look at the EOS 80D and the new PowerShot G7X Mk II

Specs for the EOS 80D

  • A new 24MP CMOS Sensor (APS-C with Dual Pixel CMOS AF)
  • DIGIC6 Image Processor.
  • 7560 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor.
  • New AF system with 45 points (all points cross type). AF distance measuring point of maximum 27 points F8 and -3EV AF.
  • 3.0″ articulated touch screen.
  • Continuous shooting speed – 7fps (buffer – 77 JPEG/20 RAW).
  • Video: HD 1080p @ 60fps (with headphone and earphone jacks).
  • Viewfinder – 100% coverage.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Price: Canon EOS 80D body only – $1200.

A top view of the EOS 80D

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Besides the sensor it looks like Canon mostly worked on improving the AF system and metering as the rest of the camera seems very similar to the old EOS 70D.

Tony Northrup‘s preview of the EOS 80D (he actually mentions our recent video on the camera industry in 2015)

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