Canon Launches the 24.2MP EOS 80D
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.
The 3.2-inch LCD screen on the K-1 can be tilted in a variety of angles. (Source: imaging-resource.com)