Canon DSLR EOS 80D

Last updated date: April 18, 2019

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This model is a worthwhile upgrade from the Canon EOS 70D. It is a top-performing intermediate level camera. For the higher price, it includes a range of valuable feature. The new weather sealing protects against the elements. It also offers longer battery life, faster bursts and a quicker top shutter speed for action shots. In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Canon Canon DSLR EOS 80D placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
475 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Continuous AF during movie capture is excellent.
- DP Review
Fast Dual Pixel on-sensor phase detection autofocus for videos and live view.
- Photography Life
The footage we shot looked very nice. Colors appear accurate and there’s plenty of detail.
- Popular Photography
Excellent autofocus in video capture.
- Expert Reviews - UK
If you’re stepping up from a beginner Canon DSLR, the 80D gives you weather sealing to protect against dust and rain, plus longer battery life, faster bursts, and a quicker top shutter speed for capturing action.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Canon has created an excellent camera that makes a worthwhile upgrade from the 70D.
- Digital Camera World
What experts didn't like
Subject tracking when shooting through the viewfinder is easily confused.
- DP Review
High ISO performance is about a stop behind Nikon/Sony sensors.
- Photography Life
Sometimes overexposes high-contrast scenes in JPEG mode.
- Expert Reviews - UK

From The Manufacturer

Whether raising your game to SLR level photography or having fun with a feature-rich, versatile SLR you can use pretty much anywhere, the EOS 80D camera is your answer. It features an impressive 45-point all cross-type AF system that provides high-speed, highly precise AF in virtually any kind of light. In dim lighting, it has improved low luminance performance to EV -3 and is compatible with most EF lenses (lenses with maximum apertures of f/8 or higher, and some lenses with extenders attached may operate at a maximum of 27 points). It also features 4 types of AF area selection modes useful for a number of different AF situations. To help ensure photographers don't miss their shot, an Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% coverage provides a clear view and comprehensive image data. Approximately 100% coverage means there’s virtually no guesswork when it comes to composition, and with all settings available at a glance, the Intelligent Viewfinder helps photographers keep their eye on their subject, so the image can be captured at the right instant. The powerful 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Live View shooting enhance the EOS 80D's performance across the board. Complementing the EOS 80D's advanced operation are built-in wireless connectivity and Full HD 60p movies that can be saved as MP4s for easy sharing.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
2. Canon DSLR EOS 80D
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Canon EOS 70D DSLR
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Canon EOS 77D DSLR Bundle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
5. Canon EOS REBEL T7i
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
9. Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless DSLR
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5

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