Dual Pixel AF technology
Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides swift AF performance when shooting in Live View mode and smooth accurate focus for Full HD movies.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes it easy for users to take their next step with movies, enabling them to keep moving subjects in sharp focus and create professional-looking pull-focus effects.
The technology uses advanced CMOS architecture, allowing two photodiodes to be mounted within each pixel, both of which can be read independently to achieve autofocus, or together for image capture, with maximum image quality at all times.
An advanced AF system for stills includes 45 cross-type AF points spread across the frame, providing high-speed, accurate AF – ideal for tracking sports and wildlife subjects as they move within the frame.
The AF system is customisable, allowing photographers to adapt to the subject they are shooting.
AF points can be used individually, together in small groups, or as a wide active area for more unpredictable subjects. A dedicated AF area selection button, positioned conveniently next to the shutter release, enables quick switching between modes, without having to take the camera away from the eye.
Canon image quality
The EOS 80D features a new 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon.
Paired with the 14-bit DIGIC 6 processor and 45-point all cross-type AF System, the EOS 80D captures incredible, full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW images.
Additionally, a native ISO range of 100-16000enables photographers to shoot in lower light conditions and use faster shutter speeds while retaining high image quality.
The EOS 80D’s powerful specifications are packed into an expertly-engineered weatherproof body designed for comfort and fast operation. The Intelligent Viewfinder, with 100 per cent frame coverage and 0.95x magnification, allows photographers to comfortably frame their images and visualise settings via the
Conveniently-placed controls provide instant access to the most frequently used settings, such as ISO, AF mode selection and metering, so users can quickly change settings and concentrate on capturing the moment.
A 3.0” Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen with a sharp 1,040k dot resolution is ideal for video shooting, or composing images from unusual and creative angles. The screen is a capacitive type, which supports a series of multi-touch gestures including swiping and pinch-zooming – perfect
for navigating menus, amending settings or flicking through images.
Clever connectivity for easy control and instant sharing
The EOS 80D is the latest EOS model to feature integrated Wi-Fi & NFC, providing the freedom to remotely control the camera, as well as share images. Using Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity, users can connect to the EOS
Remote app (available for free from Google Play and the Apple App Store) and control a wide range of image settings, including ISO and exposure, as well as focus and release the shutter.
Photographers can also remotely use Live View mode, as well as review and rate their images.
Instant creativity unleashed
The EOS 80D features a host of creative modes to make capturing unique images easy. In-camera HDR removes the challenges of shooting in tricky, high-contrast situations, merging three exposures into one that captures more detail in both the shadow and highlight areas. With multiple-exposure
mode, photographers can shoot and combine up to nine exposures into a single image.
The EOS 80D also includes a range of Creative Filters to instantly change the style and look of images.
Experimenting with creative off-camera flash is easy, thanks to the Integrated Speedlite transmitter, which provides in-camera control of multiple Canon Speedlite EX flash units.
Creative Full HD Movies
Alongside beautiful stills, the EOS 80D allows photographers to create high-quality movies with ease.
Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution video can be captured at 60fps, and a range of compression options for post editing and sharing.
Thanks to new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Movie Servo AF mode tracks subjects as they move, or even as shots are recomposed, ensuring they are always in focus. Alternatively, users can select different focus areas over 80 per cent of the frame simply by tapping the touch-screen, even when recording – ensuring that movies stay sharp and clear if a subject moves or the user changes the composition of a shot.
Videographers can also enjoy stereo sound using the internal microphone, or enhance audio with the in-built external microphone input terminal