Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 134 expert reviews, the Canon Canon EOS80D DSLR Camera placed 11th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
1,141 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
We really like the Canon EOS 80D as a runner-up option. DxOMark measured its dynamic range as a bit below that of our top pick, so it can’t display as wide a range of highlights and shadows in a single image
- New York Times Wirecutter
The Canon EOS 80D is fast, and if you play with the settings can produce excellent photo and video quality.
- CNET
May 19, 2016 | Full review
The 80D provides a quick route to the most commonly used features and allows a good degree of customisation
- Tech Radar
May 23, 2019 | Full review
For midrange DSLRs, though, the Canon EOS 80D is the best under $1,500, as it captures excellent photos and video, and with both mic and headphone jacks, will be more of an asset to aspiring videographers
- Tom's Guide
August 2, 2016 | Full review
The 80D is considered an enthusiasts’ DSLR, thanks to its 1/8,000th of a second shutter speed and quick burst rate (7 fps).
- Digital Trends
5-point autofocus system. 7fps capture with focus tracking.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
What experts didn't like
It can’t display as wide a range of highlights and shadows in a single image.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The automatic white balance isn't very good, and it doesn't have a terribly broad set of features.
- CNET
May 19, 2016 | Full review
The downside to an advanced autofocus system is that it's complex and getting the best from it takes some input from the photographer.
- Tech Radar
May 23, 2019 | Full review
Having only a single card slot
- Tom's Guide
August 2, 2016 | Full review
Autofocusing tends to be an issue in cameras, as it isn’t fast and smooth enough
- Digital Trends
4K video support. Single SD card slot.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia

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. Merging power, precision and operability, the EOS 80D is a dynamic SLR camera for anyone ready to realize their creative vision.

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