LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 80D has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon 80D will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
80D has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.6x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 80D can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
80D has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon 80D features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 45 focus points and 45 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Canon 80D also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 80D, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 80D will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Canon 90D
which features 4K video recording.
80D has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 80D also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Canon 80D a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon 80D features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11/b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, 80D can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our 80D. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect 80D to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon 80D is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 960 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 910 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 80D vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 80D Features Compared to Main Competitors