How to adjust Canon 80D interval timer

How to adjust Canon 80D interval timer

Canon 80D interval timer aids in taking shots every n second and is independent of the shutter speed. It actually measures the time that falls between the starts of the successive exposures.

Canon company has highly improved both of these systems for the Canon 80D. For instance, the Canon 80D flip screen camera has now a 45-point autofocus system, and all of them are cross-type, which means the camera now can find and follow objects around the frame more effectively. The Canon 80D also has a 7560-pixel RGB+IR (infrared) metering sensor to help to track subjects, and with the Canon 80D interval timer, you can take a series of single photographs at set interval time.

 

How to adjust interval timer of canon 80D for outdoor photography

STEP 1.

Select the interval timer of Canon 80D

Canon 80D interval timer settings - interval hours
Canon 80D interval timer settings – interval hours
Canon 80D interval timer settings - no. of shots
Canon 80D interval timer settings – no. of shots
Canon 80D interval timer settings - interval hours
Canon 80D interval timer settings – interval hours

 

To obtain the interval timer setting, go to the shooting menu and flip through until you find the interval timer. Please enable it to select the info button, then choose the number to set ( hours: minutes: seconds) and the desired number of shots to be taken.

STEP 2.

Set the time

Canon 80D interval timer settings - set the time
Canon 80D interval timer settings – set the time

Interval shots are settable from- 00:00:01 to 99:99:99.

The number of shots is settable. Also, it can take shots up to 01 to 99. If you set it to 00, the camera will keep shooting until you stop the timer.

You can still press the shutter button to take a picture like usual even after the interval timer starts.

Interval timer shooting can be used with WB bracketing, multiple exposures, HDR mode, and AEB.

Auto power off setting operates with the Canon 80D interval timer setting. As a result, the power will automatically turn on approximately 1 min before to take the shot.

If the shooting interval time is shorter than the shutter speed, the camera cannot take shots with a set interval. Hence, it will take fewer shots than the number is set in the interval timer mode.

If you are planning to use a flash with the interval timer, set the timer longer than flash’s recycling time. If the timer is shorter than the flash, it will not work.

When a shot is scheduled in the interval timer and at the same time if a shot is being taken or an image is being processed; the shot for that time will get skipped. Hence, the camera will take fewer shots.

 

STEP 3.

Use Multi-shot Noise reduction function

Canon 80D interval timer settings - multi-shot noise reduction
Canon 80D interval timer settings – multi-shot noise reduction

For some cameras like the Canon 80D, the Multi Shot Noise Reduction function is available, which makes processing more convenient and reduces noise alongside. When the function is activated, the camera takes four continuous shots at once, then reduces the noise automatically and aligns the positions before giving a single noiseless photograph. Using this function, the user can raise the ISO until the desired shutter speed is reached that does not lead to any shakiness. This gives the user the freedom to take handheld shots even during night time with a little noise.

The stunning successor of Canon 70D, the 80D was first released in 2016. While the Canon 70D uses an old 20-megapixel sensor, the 80D uses a new 24-megapixel sensor with DIGIC 6 image-processing engine and gives the users a native ISO range of 100-16,000 which can be expanded to ISO 25,600. Modern DSLRs have two autofocus system. One is used for Live view and video mode and the second when camera conventionally (i.e. in reflex mode) composes images in the viewfinder.

 With the help of Canon 80 D interval timer, you can click some stunning outdoor photographs.

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