The Canon 80D has now been officially announced– The leaked specs were extremely accurate – there is additional information to suggest that the dual pixel AF system has been improved and the kit lens is now upgraded to IS USM, no longer STM- read more below. How does the 80D compare to the 70D and T6s? Watch the video below and visit 80D vs 70D vs T6s/T6i for more info.
Preorder Available from B&H Photo Expected at the End of March.
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (more than the 20MP from the 7D Mark II)
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- IMPROVED Dual pixel CMOS AF – noted as significantly better than 70D
- Continuous shooting 7 frames / sec – Live view 5 frames / sec. (AF tracking)
- AF 45 points (all points cross type) 7D mark II has 65 Cross type. 70D has 19.
- 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor
- ISO 100-16000
- flickerless shooting (adopted from the 7D Mark II) – this enables more consistent exposures in gym/arena lighting
- Finder is 100% field of view – up from 98% with the 70D
- 3 inches vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor.- The same as 70D
- 1080p 60 fps – Up from 30fps with the 70D and on par with 7D Mark II
- Time-lapse movie & additional creative filters for video – Something Canon finally started adding with the 5DS series.
- Wi-Fi, NFC – remote shooting by smartphone – I doubt this will include video start and stop- probably only photo remote control as you can do now with 70D.
Dial of the 70D compared to the 80D – really the only exterior difference I can find other than the viewfinder upgrade.
80D looks to add Custom 1 AND Custom 2 to the dial along with filters for video (possibly) (between SCN and C2)
These look like decent upgrades – nothing ground breaking and compared to other options, like the newly announced a6300, this looks like Canon is still behind the curve but if you have a rebel, and a few canon lenses this does represent a decent upgrade and a solid hybrid camera – video and photo capable.
The 80D will be bundled with a NEW 18-135 lens – no longer STM – But USM with a new designation of NANO USM. I suspect this allows for the continued smooth and silent focusing that STM provided but with additional speed to support the faster AF system in live view/dual pixel AF
What do you think of these specs? Enough to warrant an upgrade from a 70D? How about T5i or even T6i/T6s owners?
The battery grip offered on the page is the same as the 70D- as we suspected the body is identical and use of the 70D battery grip is possible.
Preorder Available from B&H Photo Expected at the end of March.
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