Canon EOS 80D Review [2021]

Canon EOS 80D Review

The perfect successor to 70D with a faster focus!

Canon has come up with a decent update to its most popular action capable camera EOS 70D in the form of Canon EOS 80D. This upgraded DSLR camera with flip screen is packed with the latest versions of company’s dual pixel CMOS sensor with a much faster on-sensor autofocus system along with certain other add on. Once you put your hands on this beast, you will notice that the camera comes with some significant improvements over 70D, including a much better Live View performance.

Pros

  • 45 point autofocus system
  • Vari- angle touch screen display
  • 7fps capture along with focus tracking control
  • Penta prism view finder
  • Smooth video autofocus
  • 1/8000-sec shutter along with 1/250-sec flash sync
  • WiFi with NFC

Cons

  • Absence of 4k video support
  • Just a single SD card slot
  • Automatic white balance isn’t that good

Canon EOS 80D Review

The Canon EOS 80D comes with a better photo quality and overall performance than its predecessor 70D, so we can certainly quote it as, worth the upgrade. Even though it’s a strong performer in the midrange SLR league, Canon EOS 80D got to face a lot of competition from other brands in this price range.

Canon EOS 80D Review
Canon EOS 80D Review

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Change the default settings to get the best shot!

There is no doubt about the fact that Canon EOS 80D dslr with flip screen captures some excellent shots, but you must either shoot it raw or change its default JPEG settings to get the best result. The automatic white balance is not good and it’s kind of similar to cameras like Nikon D7200 and other Canon versions. The Canon EOS 80D flip screen perfectly delivers in the day light but once again the white balance issue will come as a big constraint. Still it’s the cast which limits the low light photos to shift too much into the yellow zone.

Canon EOS 80D Fine Detail and ISO

Canon’s Auto Picture Style might push the saturation and contrast levels of shots but the best part of Canon EOS 80D comes as its new Fine Detail option which works quite tremendously at edge processing, whilst delivering excellent results which goes above par with using raw up to ISO 1600.If we compare it to other APS-C-sensor cameras, it delivers better sharpness on the thin lines. Even though there isn’t much of a dynamic range available to cover up beyond ISO 1600, you will certainly get tremendous results whilst processing raw through ISO 6400. Its Fine Detail mode delivers better shots compared to the 70D but falters in terms of the automatic white balance. Moreover, the upgraded version comes with a better and cleaner noise profile across ISO sensitivities. The Videos are almost at par with the 70D along with all the image and color settings but the Canon EOS 80D also supports 1080/60 unlike its predecessor.

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Canon EOS 80D review – ISO Source

Works faster in the live view mode!

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Canon EOS 80D reviews – live view mode

 

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Canon EOS 80D reviews – live view mode

One of the best things about the Canon EOS 80D is its Live View mode along with the faster autofocus which is now usable. Even though it’s not as fast as the other mirror less cameras, it still works fine than the 70D. Moreover, the swiftness stays intact with the other third party lenses, and not just Canon’s STM models. On the other side, the Servo AI focus, one of the Canon’s continuous autofocus, also puts through a decent performance whilst delivering adequate numbers of in-focus shots out of every burst and f/8.Even though there isn’t any big change in the continuous frame rate, the raw burst has increased up to 21 shots from 17. The continuous AF also functions smoothly whilst shooting the video. The Canon EOS 80D is quite good in the 9 point zone focus but just like the other cameras, it doesn’t come good at selecting the right focus points when you allow it to chose from a full range of 45 points.

Canon EOS 80D Live View Mode

One of the best things about the Canon EOS 80D is its Live View mode along with the faster autofocus which is now usable. Even though it’s not as fast as the other mirror less cameras, it still works fine than the 70D. Moreover, the swiftness stays intact with the other third party lenses, and not just Canon’s STM models. On the other side, the Servo AI focus, one of the Canon’s continuous autofocus, also puts through a decent performance whilst delivering adequate numbers of in-focus shots out of every burst and f/8.Even though there isn’t any big change in the continuous frame rate, the raw burst has increased up to 21 shots from 17.The continuous AF also functions smoothly whilst shooting the video. The Canon EOS 80D is quite good in the 9 point zone focus but just like the other cameras, it doesn’t comes good in selecting the right focus points when you allow it to chose from a full range of 45 points.

Efficiently designed, just like the 70D

The design of Canon EOS 80D is more or less same like the 70D with a slight bit of up gradation. The viewfinder is now upgraded to 100 percent coverage along with a headphone jack and a custom setting slot on the mode dial. Moreover, its latest shutter mechanism is quite softer and quieter which will get noticed at the first instance. It’s efficiently designed with a perfect grip and an optimized touch screen design for shooting videos. The camera also accommodates some of the latest features like Wi-Fi (with a decent remote-shooting app) and an in-camera HDR , but still falls short of offering some overwhelming effects. On the other sides, the interval shooting timer can surge up to 99 shots( if you want more, you got to turn it off manually) and even though it is also capable of shooting time-lapse movies, that’s limited to the HD resolution and only fixes the exposure and focus within the first frame.

Best deal on Canon EOS 80D

One of the newest features that you will notice in Canon EOS 80D is the HDR movie, which can combine multiple exposures for each frame whilst bringing more shadow details. However, the feature is only available when you are shooting in an automatic mode (Canon’s Basic zone) and that too at a higher compression rate. Even though it does have headphone and mic jacks, features like slow motion or clean HDMI out are absent. Even though the camera got its limitation in certain aspects, it’s surely the best and most perfect successor to the 70D. This Canon flip screen camera one of the best cameras for vlogging. Although it’s not on par with the other mirror less interchangeable-lens camera regarding speed, it delivers quite well with subjects in motion. Moreover, the overall improved performance of Canon EOS 80D will perfectly reverberate with the entire bunch of action-shooting enthusiasts who are interested in this class of DSLR.

 

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