Canon EOS 80D By Spencer Cox 20 CommentsLast Updated On January 31, 2021«1. Overview and Specifications2. Build Quality and Handling3. Autofocus4. Image Quality5. Comparisons6. Summary7. User Comments»Table of ContentsOverview and SpecificationsBuild Quality and HandlingAutofocusImage QualityComparisonsSummaryUser Comments
Very good and honest review..
Now in 2019 i can find a 6d full frame camera at the same price of an 80d (both slightly used)
I own a 5d mark iv and looking for a 2nd body to have as backup…
I am doing events photography using iso 800 most of the time with oncamera speedlight flash
I think i prefer the features and the 80d and the newer 24mp sensor but i dont know if it will have too much noise at iso 800-1000 range?
Thanks for an excellent review of the 80D. I am currently a Canon EOS 40D user and have been using it since 2007. My main interest is in Aviation and in particular Airshow photography. I have been considering the 80D as an upgrade but have been reading alot about the focusing system on it in terms of fast moving objects. Obviously both will be an improvement on the 40D but struggling to decide which to go for.
I like the 80D in terms of the wireless capability to an iPhone etc and also the price but wondering if I should add additional cash and go for a 7D MK II? Concerned that both 80D and 7D may have new versions coming out so holding in for a bit but any thoughts or advice much appreciated. Also like the video capabilities of the 80D and the viewing screen.
Welcome any comments or thoughts please ?
Can you tell me which Canon DSLR cameras allow to remote shoot with preview on phone/tablet and also transfer images to tablet using Canon Camera Connect App
I’m VERY dissapointed with new video format, my main use is to record concerts where audio is more important than image quality, with older canon models there even was the option to record sound only.
The only way to record uncompressed audio is to use the huge size ALL-I MOV, and all other options use compressed AAC audio.
What’s worst, it’s impossible to have high quality audio and 60fps or HDR. Canon 70D was a lot better in this aspect and it even had 640×480 option for low mem emergencies.
Thanks for the good review. Looking to update my camera, canon 7d. Looking at the canon 80d or the canon 6d mark ii. Part of the reason I have been looking at full frame I bought several L lens over the last few years thinking I would, but now I have second thoughts. I take mostly nature/landscape and some general photography. Wondering if you did a review on the 6d mark ii, seen more bad reviews than good. Thanks BC
Thanks for the nice review. I am in market for a DSLR and the 80D is a strong contender. I have also considered the D7500. As you mentioned in your review, all the comparable DSLRs are excellent cameras. So it seems to me a major factor to consider is the quality of the available lenses as the lens has as much or more impact on image quality as the camera body. I prefer to use the camera mfr lenses rather than 3rd party. My impression is Canon offers a better selection of aps-c lenses than Nikon. And for that reason I would lean towards Canon. I would be interested in your comments regarding lenses.
With reference to autofocus with moving objects, I wonder if the reviewer tried changing the relevant settings within the custom functions? Here you can change :
AF point auto switching
AI servo 1st image priority
AI servo 2nd image priority
By changing these to suit the type of object movement involved, the a/f performance can be greatly improved, to allow for example for faster or more erratic movement, or other objects passing between the camera and target. It takes a while to work these out, but once you have the optimal settings for a particular situation, you can save them as one of the custom settings. Essentially, you can reproduce the Case settings that are found on the “professional” models, and more.
While this is a reasonably fair review, it does read a little like a Nikon user reviewing a Canon camera and not being totally familiar with it. As a long time Canon user (since film days) it would take me a very long time and a lot of use to feel that I understood any Nikon model thoroughly enough to review it.
Good questions, and yes, I did change the relevant custom function settings and attempt to get them to track fast subjects as well as possible. I can only report my personal experiences after doing so, and I haven’t used the 80D nearly as long as I’ve used various Nikon cameras – 2 months for the 80D, and several years for Nikon. That said, I don’t believe I am the only reviewer online who noted the 80D’s difficulties in auto zone mode, so take it as you will.
Totally agree with this review especially in terms of the solid overall quality; albeit not quite up to Nikon levels of stills performance and ergonomics; with the main advantage over Nikon being fast and quiet video with dual-pixel AF. I will always have a soft-spot for the Canon Faithful JPEG colours, but you can get quite close with Nikon’s Neutral setting and a few tweaks.
Nice review. I think Canon’s DSLRs are understated quite a bit. I have compared M3 and M6 with Nikon D7100, Fuji X-A3 and Pentax K3 and I don’t see hige difference at high ISO. In fact, I find Canon colors more accurate at high ISOs. I haven’t tried D7200 and D7500 though.
Tilting screen, touch controls, DualPixel AF are great and I don’t see any other rival matching this (other than Panasonic maybe).
I didn’t know the OVF-AF was so behind Nikon’s 51 point system. Huh. I’d still recommend this to friends over a Nikon due to the dual pixel system and how similar that can make this to what they’re familiar with in point and shoots or smart phones. I’m curious to see what their 90D and 7D III come out with in the next couple years.