Canon EOS 80D announced

A versatile APS-C DSLR, the Canon EOS 80D offers fast continuous shooting and a comprehensive, responsive AF system

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

 

Equipped with a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, the Canon EOS 80D is primed to deliver crisp and accurate exposures.

It has a sensitivity range of ISO 100-16,000, and a Flicker Detection function to provide consistent exposure even under inconsistent lighting.

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

 

The 7 fps continuous shooting mode and the 45-point all-cross-type AF system should make the EOS 80D a good choice for action shooters, with Canon promising a high degree of focusing accuracy.

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

A sample image taken with the Canon EOS 80D

 

On the rear of the EOS 80D there’s an Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and settings overlay, while the large 7.7cm vari-angle LCD touch screen can be used to compose and shoot action with live view, using continuous autofocus.

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

 

The EOS 80D also shoots Full HD 60p movies with a choice of frame rates for slow motion, with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system providing a reliable way of tracking moving subjects. Videographers can also create special effects in-camera, with additional modes including Timelapse Movie, HDR and Creative Filters.

Remote shooting is possible via NFC and Wi-fi connectivity – simply get the Camera Connect app onto your smartphone or tablet and you’re good to go. You can even shoot from your Mac or PC via EOS Utility software.

 

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

 

Also announced today is the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, a versatile wide-angle zoom that’s well-suited for travel.

Nano USM technology allows the lens to focus smoothly and quietly, making it well-suited for movies as well as stills. Canon’s 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera-shake for steady handheld results in low light, and features a panning mode for tracking moving subjects.

For movies, there’s also Dynamic Image Stabilizer, which counteracts extreme movements as well as camera-shake, allowing for smoother footage when shooting handheld.

The optical design of the lens features ultra-low-dispersion and aspherical lens elements with Super Spectra coating, to reduce flare and ghosting.

 

PZ-E1

 

Canon EOS 80D announced

 

Available as an optional extra for the lens is the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, which provides smooth, slider-based, fingertip zoom control when shooting movies.

Powered by AAA batteries, the PZ-E1 can also be wirelessly controlled via Wi-fi using the Canon Camera Connect app. It also offers several different zoom speeds for different types of shot transition.

 

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