Late April will see the release of Canon’s latest DSLR, the EOS 80D, which replaces the EOS 70D in the company’s cropped sensor line-up.


 The new EOS 80D camera fitted with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)

Designed for photo enthusiasts, the EOS 80D features a new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor. Its autofocusing system is also new and features 45 all cross-type sensor points, which are individually selectable or can be grouped into areas to provide fast and accurate AF for a wide variety of subjects. The 80D has a native sensitivity of ISO 100 to ISO 16,000, which is expandable to ISO 25,600. The 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor measures both visible light and invisible infra-red to deliver accurate exposures. Flicker Detection ensures consistent exposures when shooting under flickering artificial lights.

The new camera provides greater flexibility when shooting movie clips, with Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology providing fast and accurate focusing for Live View recording. Both AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity are easily adjustable to suit different styles of movies. An outline of the key features of the EOS 80D and a table comparing the new camera with its predecessor can be found in our First Look article.
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