The Canon EOS 80D has just leaked out in full, which means we can probably expect the official announcement within the next few days.
As expected, the 80D is more of an incremental and evolutionary upgrade from the Canon 70D, which we are accustomed to seeing in this model line. Key features include a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, along with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 45 AF points, all of which are cross-type AF points.
Canon EOS 80D Key Features
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (based on Canon Rebel T6s sensor?)
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Continuous Shooting 7 fps
- Continuous Shooting with Live View 5 fps (AF tracking)
- 45 AF points (all points cross-type)
- 7560 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
- ISO range: 100-16,000
- Flickerless Shooting
- Viewfinder has 100% field of view
- 3″ vari-angle LCD monitor, touchscreen
- 1080/60p Video
- Time-lapse movie
- Creative Filters
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC
- Remote Shooting by Smartphone
Alongside the Canon 80D, we are also getting a new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and some kind of new video adapter for this lens.
The new EF-S 18-135mm lens has an 8-point interface on the bottom of the lens that sits in the adapter and gives you power zoom control for what seems like more of a traditional camcorder feel.
Note geared section on the bottom of the lens for the new adapter to drive the zoom ring with. It looks like the lens will lock into place using the two holes on each side of the contact points and turning the lever on the adapter to secure it in place.
Stay tuned. We should know something official soon.