SEMI-PRO­FES­SIONAL SHOOTER

Canon Launches the 24.2MP EOS 80D

HWM (Malaysia) - - APERTURE -

Canon re­cently launched the pro­sumer-ori­ented EOS 80D, which will serve as the suc­ces­sor to the EOS 70D that was launched back in 2013. The EOS 80D has plenty of im­pres­sive spec­i­fi­ca­tions go­ing for it, in­clud­ing a 24.2MP APC-C CMOS sen­sor, a DIGIC 6 im­age pro­ces­sor, a 45-point all crosstype aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem, a Dual Pixel CMOS aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem, a high-speed con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing speed of up to 7 fps, 100-per­cent viewfinder cov­er­age, an ISO sen­si­tiv­ity range of ISO 100 to 16,000 (ex­pand­able to 25,600), and a fully-ar­tic­u­lat­ing, 3-inch Clear View LCD II touch­screen.

Of course, the EOS 80D also comes with the usual crea­ture com­forts as well, such as Wi-Fi and NFC com­pat­i­bil­ity, which will al­low you to wire­lessly trans­fer your pho­tos to a mo­bile de­vice. If you’re a big fan of videog­ra­phy, you should be glad to know that the EOS 80D is ca­pa­ble of record­ing 1080/60p videos – a much wel­comed step up from the 1080/30p video record­ing abil­ity of the EOS 70D. Record­ing and shoot­ing fast-mov­ing sub­jects with the EOS 80D should be a noth­ing but a breeze, as its in­te­grated AI Servo AF II sys­tem uti­lizes a 7,560-pixel RGB+IR me­ter­ing sen­sor to de­tect skin tones and col­ors to help im­prove its track­ing sen­si­tiv­ity.

While we don’t have the lo­cal pric­ing of the EOS 80D just yet, if it’s any in­di­ca­tion, the cam­era body is cur­rently re­tail­ing for US$1,199 (ap­prox. RM5,029) over in the U.S. Pur­chas­ing it to­gether with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will bring up the price to US$1,599 (ap­prox. RM6,715) in­stead. It’s safe to say that you can ex­pect the EOS 80D to ar­rive on our shores in the near fu­ture.

MARCH 2016

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The 3.2-inch LCD screen on the K-1 can be tilted in a va­ri­ety of an­gles. (Source: imag­ing-re­source.com)

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