Canon EOS 80D specifications
Sensor APS-C format with 24.2 million effective pixels
Focal length conversion 1.6x
Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-1)
Viewfinder Optical covering 100%
Max video resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080)
ISO range 100-16,000, expandable to 25,600
Autofocus points 45, all cross-type
Max burst rate 7fps
Screen Three-inch 1,040,000-dot Clear View II TFT
Shutter speeds 30-1/8,000sec, Bulb
Weight 650g (body only)
Dimensions 139 x 105 x 79mm
Power Supply Lithium-ion LP-E6N (supplied)
We use Imatest and DxO Analyzer hardware and software to test cameras for their colour accuracy (colour error) signal to noise ratio (the amount of noise in the images) and dynamic range (their ability to capture detail in very bright and dark areas). We also pick three rival cameras to test them against.
While colours aren’t as saturated as in images from the Pentax K-3 II, the 80D’s shots are a little more saturated than is technically correct. Still, they make for attractive results.
On the whole, the Canon 80D’s images are a little cleaner than the 70D’s. It only drops slightly behind the Pentax K-3 II and Sony Alpha 77 II at the top sensitivity values.
Raw dynamic range
Canon has squeezed more dynamic range from the 80D than the 70D, indicating images have a better range of tones. However, the K-3 II achieves higher values.