Canon EOS 80D Review – Nailing the Right Stuff

The Canon 70D has already been in the market for almost three years, and it has been hailed as one of the more popular mid-range cameras from the company; now, the firm finally updates that with the Canon EOS 80D. It has improved video quality, more megapixels (which means higher resolution images), and even an enhanced auto-focusing system. It still retains the Dual Pixel CMOS AF System, but it doesn’t mean that shooting with it is just like its predecessor. Canon built in an improved tracking and speed regarding its AF System, and brought all of these to a relatively affordable camera for enthusiasts and even professionals.

Canon EOS 80D Review - Nailing the Right Stuff

The Canon EOS 80D is Fit for Enthusiasts, Amateurs, and Professionals

When comparing the 70D with the Canon EOS 80D in terms of design, there hasn’t been any dramatic changes. This is your standard all-black DSLR body style, and it does look every bit of a camera that Canon would make. For its dimensions, it measures in at 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1-inches, and it has a weight of approximately 26-ounces without a lens. Looking at its dimensions and its weight, it is nearly the same as its predecessor. Therefore, holding both DLSRs on your hands and you would be hard-pressed to notice any differences.

It still retains that nice feel and balance to it, even when you attach a particularly long lens to it. Speaking of lenses, the Canon 80D has an EF mount, which means that it accepts close to 100-lenses that are made for the EOS system. If you attach, say an 18-135-millimeter lens to it, you will feel the weight. However, it still feels quite comfortable as you won’t find yourself getting tired keeping it raised for quite a while.

It’s APS-C CMOS sensor has been boosted to 24.2-megapixels from the 70D’s 20.2. When looking at it in the real world, that’s not much of a difference. However, it does help with getting more image detail in shots. This helps especially if you want to enlarge your images for prints. Its burst rate (or continuous shooting) is rated at 7-frames-per-second, and its shutter speeds can go to a maximum of 1/8,000. ISO range has also been increased to a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 16,000 for taking stills.

What’s great about using the Canon EOS 80D is that you can use the full Automatic mode and you can still get pleasantly decent images. For many photographers, they would want to deem the Auto mode as a non-existent feature, but in the case of the 80D, it might even come in handy at times.


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