The new Canon EOS 80D is the logical evolution of the popular model series for the ambitious photographer. The new APS-C DSLR convinces with improved sensor and optimized autofocus. To make the most of your new camera’s potential, this book is for you. Many tips on the exposure programs , the right focus, the ideal white balance or the targeted use of lightning support you to skilfully highlight your favorite motifs or capture them in the video.
EOS 80D IN BODY-CHECK: PRACTICAL PHOTO FEATURES
1) Lockable mode dial: The wheel can be locked. So it is not unintentional to a recording program change. Here is also the creative assistant (CA).
2) Built-in flash: Under the hood is the small fill flash with Guide Number 12, 1/250 sec. Sync speed and a flash exposure compensation of ± 3 stops.
3) Accessory Shoe: In combination with a Canon EX Speedlite pin-up flash, you can control, adjust, and trigger a wireless multi-flash system, such as for portrait photography in the photo studio.
4) Illuminated display: Anyone who photographs in the twilight is happy about the illuminated screen. Thus, before triggering, image parameters such as focus type, ISO level and exposure compensation can be checked.
Lightning fast autofocus
On the metal bayonet of the EOS 80D, the optics allow us to focus on triggering within only 0.09 seconds. Without previously tapping the shutter, subjects will focus in 0.31 seconds when looking through the viewfinder. Alternatively, use the LiveView mode via the rotating and swiveling 3-inch touch display (the same size and resolution as the EOS 70D), triggering the DSLR in 0.56 seconds. A likewise quick value. Videographers are also pleased that the EOS 80D in combination with the EF-S 18-135mm in video mode brings a quiet and continuous focus tracking (dual pixel AF). Filmed but only in a maximum of 1920×1060 pixels at up to 60 frames per second (previously 30p). Ultra HD (4K) recordings are not supported. This feature is still reserved for the EOS-1D X Mark II.
Whether it’s a street scene, a still life or a night shot, the EOS 80D’s 24 megapixel sensor cuts a fine figure in virtually any situation.
Thus, our pictures in daylight – photographed in low ISO levels by hand – characterized by a high level of detail and, above all, a great color reproduction. The latter is provided by the powerful automatic white balance (AWB), which incidentally offers two modes: an AWB with the priority on the ambient light – for more atmospheric photos – and an AWB with the Prio White. This ensures the most accurate representation of whites in the image. Handy for color critical shots like repro.
In the twilight and darkness convinced the EOS80D with their relatively low noise performance to ISO1600. For example, the picture below was taken with ISO 4000. Higher levels lead to an increase in fine-grained picture noise, which becomes disturbing from ISO 6400 onwards. Nevertheless, the APS-C sensor delivers a consistently better performance than the chip of the previous model – despite increased resolution from 20 to 24 megapixels. Here it shows that Canon has screwed with success on the imaging performance and the noise behavior.
Is the upgrade worth it?
For enthusiastic photographers, it pays to buy the EOS 80D, but 70D photographers do not necessarily have to change. Unless they want to enjoy the much more powerful autofocus system.
The 80D is a fantastic camera for those who want to get more out of their shots and outgrow the entry-level segment slowly but surely. In the APS-C segment of Canon there is – with the exception of the 7D Mark II – currently no better camera. Especially for travel bloggers and non-professionals with ambitions, it is the right choice. However, if your focus is primarily on action and sports photography and speed is what counts, I would advise you to use the 7D Markk II. For all other cases, the 80D is a great all-rounder, where you will have a lot of fun for a long time and are also well equipped, especially on the road and outdoors.