The 80D will be announced VERY soon – Digicame has the spec list and I believe it to be 100% correct

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  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (more than the 20MP from the 7D Mark II)
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • 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 – 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.

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80D Dial
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80D looks to add Custom 1 AND Custom 2 to the dial along with filters (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.

Note: It is interesting to me that we are getting the 80D without a single firmware update to the 70D.  So different from almost all the rest of the manufacturers that release at least some additional modest functionality via firmware.

What do you think of these specs? Enough to warrant an upgrade from a 70D? How about T5i or even T6i/T6s owners?

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  1. I currently own the Canon 70D, and from the rumored specs of the 80D, it doesn’t make sense to me to upgrade from the 70D to the 80D. The additional focusing points are nice but nothing that makes me want to get the newer model. I would rather spend the cash for the 80D on better glass or save it and wait for a 6D Mark ii or a 5D Mark iv

    • For 70D owners I agree – small improvements and money is better spent on glass or waiting for the next model or going full frame.

  2. I just did a simple test with my 7dm2 24mm 2.8 and my Sony a6000 kit lens … I’ll keep it simple, the Sony blew it away with the kit lens. The only thing the Canon might do a little better is render skin tones..

  3. Canon is losing the Video Boom era.. I personally know die hard Canon shooters switch to Sony this past year…

  4. I’m excited for this because I plan to upgrade from a 60D to a 70D(need the touch screen autofocus), which means the price will drop a little bit.

  5. I love my 70D and actually I like the upgrades the 80D has they seem to be geared towards stills photography which is what I use my camera for. A lot of people won’t be happy that it doesn’t have 4k but I could care less I don’t have a 4k screen and I only shoot video on occasion. What I’m hoping is that it’s compatible with the grip from the 70D which I think it will based on the photos.

  6. The benefit of this camera (and the D7200) over the a6300 is the native use of the excellent (and reasonable priced) sigma 18-35 f1.8 and the tamron 70-200 f2.8. The Sony camp doesn’t have anything comparable, and using adapters will just cost you speed and accuracy.

    • It is a good point that the Can/Nik camps have loads more lenses to choose from. Though there is some thought that the new a6300 will focus very well with adapters. But even without that, many, many people that buy these entry level DSLRs rarely move beyond the kit lens and maybe a prime and for them he a6300 is likely a better purchase.

  7. Well, if they finally gave a solution for the faulty focus sensor, it would be a nice upgrade, but I don’t know if it wouldn’t be wise to just go for a 7dmk2 or enter the full frame world.

    • Depends on what you shoot- Wildlife and action? Go for the 80D, 7D Mark II. Weddings, Events, Landscapes? Full Frame can be helpful.

  8. A bit disappointed i thought canon could do better, i was a canon shooter for a while now i use olympus and really happy with the system

  9. We’ll see how good it is…

    Really need to handle better 1600 and 3200 ISO situations. If it really does then might worth it.

    if not, will skip this one for the 90D.

  10. Not upgrading from my 70D – I’ll be waiting for the successor to the 7D mk. II provided it has BOTH wifi and vari-angle touch screen.
    Only thing really interesting thing for me in the 80D would be the 45 cross-type AF points for shooting wild life.

  11. I invested pretty heavily into the canon system with my 70D, and to be honest, I have been frustrated with Canon ever since due to issues with focus and other stuff. this is not an upgrade I would do – for me the next step is to add a full frame, and to be honest, I am not sure it will be a Canon ,and may in fact be a Nikon or one of the better mirror-less systems coming out.

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