Significant enhancements in Auto Focus, ISO, and sensor technology enhances the EOS 80D’s capability to deliver captivating images and movie with high ease of use
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 April 2016 – Canon today launched the new EOS 80D, successor to the popular EOS 70D, together with the new EF-S18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens compatible with the newly developed Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1. The EOS 80D takes imaging quality to a new level with features such as an all-cross type 45-point AF system, DIGIC 6 image processor with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, and ISO speed expandable to 25,600.
“The EOS 70D was a huge success in the industry, leading with game-changing technologies such as the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Like its predecessor, the EOS 80D redefines imaging standards in its segment for photography enthusiasts,” said Jeffrey Kung, Assistant Director of Consumer Imaging and Information (CII), Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. “Superior all-round performance with a user-friendly design makes the EOS 80D the perfect companion with universal appeal to photographers of all levels passionate about taking their skills to the next level.”
Greater precision and control with the new AF system
The new EOS 80D boasts an all cross-type 45-point AF system, with f/8 support at 27 points. This is a significant leap from the previous all cross-type 19-point AF system available on the EOS 70D. Additionally, the AF area has also been widened both horizontally and vertically, enabling higher precision in tracking subjects in movement. With an increased minimum luminance to EV-3 at the centre AF, photographers can be confident of the EOS 80D performance even in low-light conditions.
With its 45-point AF system, users have greater versatility and control in situations where there are unpredictable subject movements by toggling between Single-point AF, large zone AF, or 45-point automatic selection.
The new EOS 80D also comes equipped with an intelligent viewfinder with approximately 100 percent coverage, a first in Canon’s mid-range DSLRs. The intelligent viewfinder enables users to easily view useful information such as AF areas, aspect ratio line, electronic level, flicker detection, et cetera. With the ability to check the image range in its entirety, photographers can focus on their desired picture composition without worrying about unintended objects at the edge of the image (common in DSLRs with a smaller viewfinder coverage area).
The EOS 80D is armed with an advanced AF system and a new mirror drive mechanism that reduces mirror bounce, in turn reducing vibration and shutter sound for faster and quieter continuous shooting at up to 7 fps. These capabilities make the DSLR the perfect companion for a wide variety of occasions, from action sports to events where silence is important, such as a theatrical performance.
Top notch image quality, smarter performance
Taking performance a notch up, the EOS 80D is equipped with a new 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor which renders higher resolutions images in sharp detail. Paired with the fast and powerful DIGIC 6 image processor, and ISO speeds of up to 16,000 (expandable to 25,600, or 12,800 for movies), users can obtain consistently high quality images under varying situations, including night photography, wildlife, sports, or indoor shots where using flash is not suitable.
The EOS 80D is armed with the new Canon EOS scene analysis system, capable of analysing AF, Auto White Balance, and Auto Exposure to determine the type of scene being composed and adjusting the optimum system settings for the desired image. The incorporation of the 7,560-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor in EOS Scene Analysis also addresses high frequency light flickers imperceptible to the human eye. For indoor shoots under artificial lighting, enabling the anti-flicker mode helps users with better control of their images to minimise irregular exposure and colours.
The new Colour Tracking AF feature intelligently seeks out AF points by detecting skin tone, thus placing priority on human subjects when it comes to focusing. This improves accuracy of auto exposure, bringing to focus the faces and expressions of subjects when taking portraits.
Brilliant movies with EOS Movie
With Canon’s advanced imaging technology, shooting vivid and expressive Full HD 60p movies is made incredibly simple on the EOS 80D, especially with its enhanced AF system. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, also available on Canon flagship DSLR, EOS 1D-X Mark II enables users to switch focus from a foreground subject to a background subject quickly and simply by touch focus on the vari-angle touch panel. With Movie Servo AF Custom Speed, users can achieve focus racking with adjustable AF speeds of 10 different steps, allowing videographers more flexibility for creativity when filming to achieve cinematographic effects.
When shooting in varying lighting conditions, the EOS 80D’s HDR movies feature enables users to manage scenes with high contrast in light while preserving the scene’s details even at full HD resolution. This is accomplished by shooting each frame in both standard exposure and underexposed. The underexposed version would retain all the details of the image. Combining both frames of the video will result in a video of optimum exposure with great clarity.
New Creative Filters have also been added to create new looks for videos. These filters include Dream, Memory, Miniature, Old Movies, and Dramatic B&W. With these filters, users can experiment and make fun short films to share with friends and family via the EOS 80D’s multitude of sharing capabilities.
New zoom lens and equipment stretches line of sight
Together with the EOS 80D, Canon has launched a new kit lens, the EF-S18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, along with additional optional accessories geared towards enhancing the usage experience for photographers. The new kit lens provides zoom range flexibility and is equipped with a new Nano ultrasonic motor (USM) to achieve high-speed, quiet, and smooth AF for shooting both stills and movies.
Coupled with the optional Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, movie shooting is enhanced with quick and quiet operation enabling users to achieve smooth and gradual zooms, controlled by operating the SLOW/ FAST switch and the zoom lever. Zoom speed can be adjusted to 10 levels of incremental speeds.
By connecting mobile devices to the Wi-Fi access point on the camera, users will be able to use the Canon Camera Connect app to remotely control the zoom with up to 15 incremental levels.
The Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 is also introduced as an optional accessory and enables users to capture better aural quality for their videos from a wider range. This accessory is compatible with the EOS 80D and any other EOS camera equipped with movie shooting functions and an external microphone jack.
The Canon EOS 80D is available now in Malaysia at the following recommended retail price (inclusive of 6% GST):
Canon EOS 80D (BODY) : RM4,899
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-55 IS STM): RM 5,499
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-135 IS USM): RM6,699
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-200IS): RM6,899
|Dimensions||Approx. 139 x 105.2 x 78.5mm|
|Weight||Approx. 650g (body only)|
|Image Sensor||24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor|
|Imaging Processor||DIGIC 6|
|ISO Speed||100-16,000 (expandable to 25,600)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||Approx. 7 fps|
|Maximum Video Quality||Full HD 60p|
|AF||45 cross-type AF points|
|LCD||3”(approx. 1.04 million dots) vari-angle touch panel|
EF-S18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
|Minimum focusing distance||0.39m|
|Lens Construction||16 elements in 12 groups|
|Filter Size Dimension||67mm|
|Dimensions (L x W)||Approx. 96.0mm x 77.4mm|
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1
|Directivity||Super directivity (SHOTGUN: Monaural)/Single directivity (90°/120°: stereo)|
|Sensitivity||-42 dB (SHOTGUN: 1 kHz, 0 dB=1 V/Pa)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 40.0 x 84.0 x 130.0 mm/1.57 x 3.31 x 5.12 in.|
|Battery||One button lithium cell battery CR2032|
|Weight||Approx. 110 g/3.88 oz. (main body only)|
Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1
|Dimensions||Approx. 83.5 x 36.5 x 73.5mm|
|Weight||Approx. 120g (main body only)|
|Powered by||4 AAA batteries|