Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera Review

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Highlights Of the Canon EOS 80D

  • Useful Intelligent View Finder Feature.
  • Comes with a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor .
  • Able to shoot up to 7.0 fps when shooting continuously.
  • AF points and AF mode Displayed.
  • Full HD 60p.
  • DiG!C6 Image Processor.
  • Anti-Flicker.

Canon EOS 80D Specs.

  • SD speed class compatibility.
  • Approx. 22.5mm x 15.0mm (APS-C) Image Format
  • Built-in flash

Pros

  • Rear buttons facilitate the tactile manipulation.
  • Remarkable low light performance.
  • Auto focus improve the number of focus points.
  • Simple menu layout.
  • The 100% viewfinder means that the picture that is taken is accurate when comparing with the view.

Cons

  • Lack of 4k.
  • It is not the cheapest in its range.

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera Review Introduction

Like its predecessor the EOS 70D, the canon EOS 80D is intended to be used for persons that have a strong attraction for photography, but there are not yet at a professional level. One of the upgrades that this model presents comparing to the 70D, is that comes with the new 45-point hybrid system in which the points are cross-type, which even though it is not at professional standard, it is a big step comparing with previous models. Another feature that was not in previous releases is the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor that shows the dual pixel on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system from Canon.

As it is usual in the products from the company, the body is sealed to prevent the bad effects from moisture and dirt. This is achieved by using high quality materials like the magnesium alloy that is used in the chassis and the polycarbonate that conform its exterior.

Video-Unboxing The Canon EOS 80D

EOS 80D Review In Detail

Intelligent Viewfinder

The Intelligent Viewfinder is a feature that makes the pictures and the composition more similar, making the users to capture the image in a way that correspond almost 100 % to the composition that the photographer had in mind. The great advantage of the feature is that with the settings at first view the user can be absolutely concentrated in the image, without worries that some parts of the composition could be not included in the final result.

The grid display of the Intelligent Viewfinder show several pieces of information that with the horizontal electric level and AF mode and AF points make the focus accurate and reliable. All of this can be easily concealed in case that the user wants to use manual focus or only watching images without the distraction of the displayed parameters.

Canon EOS 80D Intelligent Viewfinder Sight

45-point all cross-type AF system Of the Cannon EOS 80D DSLR

With the EOS 80D, Canon improved to a wider area of 45- point thanks to the AF system, and also enhanced the low performance to a considerable EV-3.

The AF area selection modes have reached to 4 kinds which can be used depending on the situation.

These are; The Large Zone AF that makes possible to select one of 3 zones, the single point AF, the zone AF where 9 predefined zones can be chosen and finally the auto selection AF with 45 points which makes able the camera to detect the points automatically.

EOS 80D Built in WiFi Feature

The wireless technology that comes with the Canon EOS 80D allows developing several online activities using the brand “Camera Connect application”. Some examples are: manage the shutter speed, the exposure settings of the camera, focus, ISO, save or transfer images directly to your mobile device. All of this, only using any compatible iOS or Android mobile device. The capability also facilitates the shoot of images remotely and even make possible to check your images when the camera is inside the camera bag.

Using the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) the EOS 80D can share files with HDTVs, mobile devices and any other DLNA product. Beyond that, images can be transferred easily using a LAN network between 2 Canon Cameras with the only condition that both are enabled to use in wireless mode.

The Camera also has between its wirelesses built in features the ability to print photos on a wireless PictBridge-certified printer, avoiding the necessity to use a computer device.

Also the “CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#” can be used to share videos and images in social media only by uploading them instantly to it.

Vide0-Canon EOS 80D  Dual Pixel CMOS AF Guide

The Smoothness AF of the Canon EOS 80D DSLR ‘s  movie and live performance is guaranteed by the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system which improve the speed and the softness of the tracking in the hardest shooting conditions.

The great singularity of the feature is that the technology in contrary of several less developed features, places 2 photodiodes per pixel, instead of one, making possible that the phase-difference detection focus is performed in both pixels helping to a quick autofocus without be afraid of losing quality.

What Is The  24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor Of The Canon EOS 80D?

 

The 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor helps you to shoot HR pictures, and also comes with the individual pixels refined feature, that allow a remarkable ISO velocity of 16000, that can be expanded up to 25600 when capturing still images and for movies 12800 which can be extended to 16000 and 25600.

The camera’s sensor comes with extraordinary sensitivity and HR, and is designed to function with its DIGIC 6 image processor that allows using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF when the user wants to operates Live View while shooting HD HDR or HD fps videos.

 

Using The Creative Filters, Time-lapse Movie, And The HDR Movie Of The EOS 80D

The Canon EOS 80D comes with a series of High Dynamic Range (HDR) which give you and array of shadow detail and highlight for extracted images that allows you to manage contrast when using lighting.

For example with the Time-elapse movie capability the camera can take pictures at certain intervals and put them together in a motion picture. This feature is often used in natural developments in the nature, changes in the landscape or even sky clouds evolution. This capability not only allows you to save a great deal of time, but also let you release jobs that have professional level avoiding the use of a PC.

Beyond that the Canon EOS 80D gives you the chance of using the HDR mode that has been designed to allow to grab 2 HD movie frames, one underexposed and the other one at regular exposure that in a quick sequence of up to 60 fps can be joined to create a playback that can reach up to 30 fps.

Also this mode comes with several effects like: Art Bold, Natural, Art Standard, Art Vivid, And finally Art Embossed.

Finally the creative alternatives are completed with a variety of creative filters including: Fisheye Effect, Water Painting Effect, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, and Art Bold Effect.

Video- Time-Lapse Of The Canon EOS 80D

EOS 80D DSLR Camera Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II

The Canon EOS 80D’s Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II allows to shoot stills and videos at an array of angles with rotations showing up to 175° for horizontal and 270° for vertical. One of the greatest values of the LCD that comes with the EOS 80D is that no matter if you are shooting images manually or are using a tripod, the performance of the camera when using different angles is awesome, specially to capture family moments, nature developments, and many images that require a great deal of  creativity.

The touch panel that appears in the screen is mostly intuitive, and the swap of images or use of the zoom feature is easily applied by the 2 fingers touch technique.

Auto focus is accessible by the touch of a fingertip, and the 1.04million dots fine detail accessibility is singularly useful when reviewing or composing photo shoots.

The clarity of the images that appear on the screen is guaranteed by a coating that is especially designed to prevent manipulation marks which can make the sight of the screen distorted.

Canon EOS 80D Shutter durability

The reliability of the EOS shutter mechanism is assured by the test that was completed by triggering the shuttering the outstanding number of 100000 times. The speeds that the system can develop can go from 1/8000 to 30 sec. to up to 7 fps.  With its silent mode, the shutter can be used up to 3 fps, and also displays high speed that is helped by its enhanced mirror drive and limited vibration results.

As we seen in our Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera Review, the camera is high quality and  as a team after  tried it thoroughly, we consider it a great value for the money and think that the majority of the people will be happy with their acquisition.

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