Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body (Black)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body (Black)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body (Black)

  • 45-point all cross-type AF system* allows for superb autofocus when shooting with the optical viewfinder and focusing area selection modes.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage.
  • 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor helps provide impressive, high-resolution results.
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you shoot video with smooth, fast and accurate autofocus, and stills with instant and precise autofocus.

For next-level AF operation, the EOS 80D camera has a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system*. Excellent in dim light, it has improved low luminance performance to EV -3 and is compatible with most EF lenses (lenses with maximum apertures of f/8 or higher, and some lenses with extenders attached may operate at a maximum of 27 points). It also features 4 types of AF area selection modes useful for a number of different AF situations. These include user-selectable Single-point AF, Zone AF, where users can select from one of 9 predefined AF zones; Large Zone AF, where one of three zones can be selected; and 45-point AF auto selection, where the camera detects the AF point automatically. * The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and Dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.

List Price: $ 1,199.00

Price: $ 999.00

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    Chris Winter July 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm
    134 of 141 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great DSLR for pretty much everyone from beginners to pros!, March 25, 2016
    Chris Winter (Australia) –

    This review is from: Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) (Electronics)
    So let’s first take a look at the build quality and design of the Canon 80d. Now I’ve been testing the 80d out for a while now and felt comfortable using it pretty much straight away. That’s because the body itself isn’t changed that much from the old 70d, which his the camera I’ve used for 2 years or so. There are a few new things that have changed though. The buttons on the back of the camera are different and feel a lot easier to use. They’re a little bit more pronounced and this is nice.

    The grip itself is nice. It’s not a very heavy camera like the Canon 5d or 6d, but it’s also got enough weight on it to easily deal with a heavier lens like the Sigma 18-35mm that I also use. On the side of the camera you’ll also notice a new port, the headphone jack which is something I’ll talk about in a bit. But overall the build quality is fantastic, and to me is the sweet spot size for DSLR’s.

    – MENUS –
    Now when I first heard about the new Canon 80d, one thing I didn’t expect to change was the menu system. But it has. It’s now a little bit more compact and is using a new tabbed system rather than the old system. It’s taken me a little bit of time to get used to it but it does seem pretty easy. Fortunately it’s not too overloaded with options, especiaslly for beginners, but if you do put it in manual mode you do get a lot more options to play around wiht.

    – LCD SCREEN –
    Now one of the best features of the old Canon 70d was it’s touch screen and I’m pleased to say the Canon 80d is just as good.
    Because the Canon 80d has such fantastic autofocus, having the touch screen really makes things easy, especially if you want to do some nice focus pulls. I use this nearly overtime i make videos and it’s how I do those product focus pulls from time to time. Of course the 80d’s screen is also articulating and it’s something I couldn’t live without now. Being able to switch it around to any angel is great, especially for someone like me who films all my own videos.
    It’s also a pretty big lcd screen, especially compared to a smaller camera like the Sony A6300 and that’s something I like. It’s deinfitely one of the best LCD screens I’ve ever used.

    One thing that I’ve been incredibly impressed with on the new 80d is it’s autofocus performance. And to be fair I was a little bit sceptical at first. That’s because the Canon 70d’s dual pixel autofocus was so good. But Canon have seemed to have been able to make it quicker and a little bit more acurate. Especially using the LCD on the back.
    It’s incredibly snappy autofocus and when you pair it up with one of the dedicated Canon lenses it really is impressive. I’ve even used it with my Sigma lenses, and it’s pretty consistent across the board.

    -VIDEO –
    Now the Canon 70d was one of the most popular video cameras over the last 2 years and for good reason. It’s dual pixel autofocus system was by far the best around. But it was lacking a few things. Firstly it could only shoot 60 frames per second in 720p. Now I’m not a huge fan of filming in 60p, but i was impressed with it. If you want to see a test video I made in 60frames per second, click the link here to see.
    I didn’t really expect the dual pixel autofocus to be any better than the 70d but it is. Which is pretty incredible. Being able to quickly pull focus using the touch screen is great and the face tracking works pretty well. It does have problems every now and then if you are wearing a hat or sunglasses though. To be fair, the Canon 80d is still lagging a little bit behind in terms of resolution. There are a lot of cameras that have 4k now and it would have been nice to see it included, but I didn’t expect it to be fair.
    Although it is still only 1080p thought the video quality was nice and I’ll definitely be upgrading to the 80d from my 70d for my future videos.

    One of my favorite new additions to the Canon 80d is a little inclusion on the side here, a headphone jack. This is something so basic that has been missing from a lot of Canon DSLR’s for so long and it’s great to see it in. Being able to really monitor your audio is huge and it’s worth the upgrade in itself.
    If you’re going to be filming a lot, then the 80d is definitely going to worst the upgrade.

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    P.K. Frary July 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm
    70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful DSLR for general photography and YouTubers, March 27, 2016
    P.K. Frary (Space) –
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    At first glance, the 80D is a near twin of the 70D. However, it feels slightly lighter and the deep finger groove and textured grip rubber make it a little easier to hold on to. It has the same swiveling touchscreen as the 70D, albeit more smudge resistant. The most significant 80D improvements are on the inside: tweaked Movie Servo, 45-point AF, 100% coverage viewfinder and a new 24.2MP Dual Pixel sensor.

    VIEWFINDER is bright and clear and, with 100% coverage and .95x magnification, slightly improved over the 70D. The transmissive LCD display–transparent LCD over the focusing screen–displays icons, AF and metering patterns, grid and plain matte screens and an electronic level.

    CONTROLS: Buttons and wheels feel sturdy and may be used while looking through the viewfinder. There are no flash exposure compensation (FEC) or white balance (WB) buttons. However, most button functions can be customized, and FEC may be assigned to the SET button, allowing FEC while looking through the viewfinder. Exposure modes are set with a topside knurled dial: Creative Zone with manual and semi-auto modes and Basic Zone with assorted full auto modes. Two Custom (C) modes are included to save your favorite drive, exposure and image quality settings. If you’ve owned an EOS before, the interface will be familiar and you’ll barely need to crack the manual.

    The menu interface is less crowded than the 70D: five icons (reduced from the 70D’s fifteen) and organized by category. However, each menu has two to six submenus. A custom menu of favorite settings for quick access may be created.

    AUTOFOCUS: The 45-point cross type AF array is fast and covers more of the frame than the 70D’s 19-point array. It’s also more sure-footed in low light than the 70D. The 80D has the same AF modes as the 70D—single-point AF, zone AF and 45-point automatic selection AF—plus a fourth mode, large zone AF. I normally avoid the 45-point auto select mode but tried it and was surprised how much more “human aware” it is compared to the 70D. It’s still not smart enough to know if you prefer a rock or cloud in focus, but if a human enters the frame, it locks on them like glue.

    LiveView has a new AF mode: AI Servo. Tap the subject on the touchscreen, half-press the shutter button and it does a great job of tracking the subject across the screen. It’s perfect for low level shooting of moving critters or kids.

    IMAGES show pleasing detail, color and control of noise. I didn’t notice improvement over the 70D until I zoomed in and pulled down the shadow slider in DPP: a significant reduction in shadow noise at both low and high ISO. Thus, shadows may be brightened more in post than the 70D. The blue channel also has less noise than the 70D, so cleaner skies!

    VIDEO: HD video quality is excellent: fewer moire artifacts, cleaner in low light and smoother and more film-like compared to 70D files. I’m disappointed 4K HD wasn’t included. However, 1080P is fine for YouTube since audiences mainly watch on phone and notebook screens.

    Movie servo is faster than 70D servo and less prone to “hunting” in low light. Focus-pulls are a snap with the touch screen. Movie servo with face recognition works great, allowing me to both shoot and perform in video clips.

    WI-FI: Diddle settings, fire shutter, upload images and monitor LiveView and video on an iPhone/iPad, Droid or computer with Canon’s app. Wi-Fi eats batteries crazy fast, so carry spares. Video and LiveView are also available via wired USB or HDMI connection and is smoother and less battery draining.

    The 80D kit ships with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black) lens. It’s a nice optic and I wrote a detailed review on it here.

    FINAL BURB: The 80D is a nimble and capable instrument, and an impressive upgrade over the 70D in terms of AF, resolution and control of shadow noise. The bottom line is the many small improvements add up to an enjoyable experience and excellent images and videos.

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