"The Canon EOS 80D sprints past the 70D"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
The Canon EOS 80D sprints past the 70D
It's been almost three years since the Canon EO70D debut.
And if you're ready to upgrade, the 80D is a definite improvement over its predecessor.
But if you liked your blue's blue and your red's red, you'll have to do some tweaking.
I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Canon EOS80D, a better version of the company's $1,200 enthusiast action shooting DSLR.
It's got much better live view performance.
While not as fast as a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, it's finally usable for subjects in not so fast motion.
The camera has a new 24.2 megapixel dual CMOS sensor.
It has a faster on chip autofocus system and delivers better accuracy during continuous shooting.
There's also a new fine detail picture style that makes a huge difference in photo quality.
The defaults just aren't very good but the fine detail settings bring the sharpness of the photos into line with competitors.
The one non-traditional DFLR capability is HDR movie, which like on Panasonic's cameras combines multiple exposures for each frame for better dynamic range.
And it does seem to bring out more shadow detail.
However it's only available while shooting in an automatic mode canon basics zone and it'll lower quality compression rate.
If you need filters that aren't that many.
And they're not as flexible as on mirrorless models and some just produce terrible results Plus, if you want in-body image stabilization for greater flexibility and lens choices, or just wat sharper 4k video, they're less expensive but still good mirror-less options.
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