About the same

Physically, the 80D is relatively unchanged from the 70D, which means Canon missed the opportunity to fix some of the more annoying aspects of the design.

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Mode dial additions

One nice change is the addition of another custom-setting slot on the mode dial. Canon also added a special-effects mode.

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Unchanged controls

There are no changes here, but that's OK because the existing layout and works pretty well.

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Back buttons

The one small change Canon made here was to fix the Q and review buttons so that they're not so flat and hard to feel. However, I dislike the navigation rocker (circumscribing the Set button), which is very hard to press accurately, and that remains.

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NFC

Canon added NFC to supplement its Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Connectors

Canon did the most here. The 80D gets a headphone jack, so Canon moved the remote connector down below.

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Swap

Canon reversed the positions of the HDMI and USB connectors.

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New mic

With the 80D, Canon also announced a new directional mic.

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