Canon has announced their new Canon 80D camera. Fans of the 2013 Canon 70D DSLR who are looking to upgrade will find the latest offering a natural progression. As will anybody looking to improve their DSLR photography skills.

The camera body of the new Canon 80D is reminiscent of the 70D with a familiarly comfortable feel and weight.  New Canon 80DBeneath the surface, there are significant upgrades to image quality. The new new Canon 80D carries with it a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor as well as a higher speed DIGIC6 image processor. Resulting images are therefore of a higher-resolution than have been previously experienced within the Canon enthusiast line of cameras.

Focus is improved too with the inclusion of an impressive 45-point cross-type AF system. Photographers using the new Canon 80D will benefit from the improved Intelligent viewfinder that accomplishes approximately 100%  viewfinder coverage.

Those interested in enthusiast level DSLRs with video recording capabilities will be pleased to learn that the 80D delivers big improvements from the 70D. It supports full HD 1080p video recording  New Canon 80Dat up to 30 frames per second in the MOV format with ALL-l compression, or 60 frames per second in MP4 format with IPB compression. The new Canon 80D DSLR also features an HDR movie mode that is will assist in improving highlight and shadow detail in high contrast environments.

Pre-orders for the Canon 80D camera have begun at Samy’s Camera stores and online. As with all new Canon cameras, demand is expected to high for the first shipments of the camera.  Follow these links to pre-order the Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR w/ EF-S 18-55MM Lens, Canon EOS 80D DSLR w/ EF-S 18-135mm Lens or Canon EOS 80D SLR Camera Body and make certain your name in near the top of the list when they arrive for shipping.

Canon EOS 80D Camera Highlights

  • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 45 Point Cross-Type AF System
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60fps
  • Digic 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Touchscreen Viewfinder
  • ISO 25600, up to 7fps Shooting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC

Available for shipping in March 2016 and will cost $1,199.00 for the body.