Unboxing the Best YouTube Camera – Canon 80D

The Canon EOS 80D was announced February 18, 2016 and released to market by May 2016. So this DSLR has been around for a year and three months.

The Canon EOS 80D is fast, and if you play with the settings can produce excellent photo and video quality, this DSLR was launched in Nigeria a few months back and this is my unboxing and first look at the camera.

The 80D gets a new version of the Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS sensor with a faster on-sensor autofocus system, plus some minor additions. It has some notable improvements over the 70D, including much better Live View performance.

In my opinion this is the best camera for YouTube video shoots and production. All-round in its usage, the 80D is nothing short of the absolute definition of ‘Versatility’

It sports a very rugged build and sits right at the middle between the high end professional DSLRs and the mid range DSLRs.

IN THE BOX

In the box, the Canon 80D comes with a Kit Lens (The Canon 18 – 55MM IS STM Lens), an LP/6 battery, a battery charger and a camera strap.

The camera is targeted to entry mid level professional photographers or those who are looking to go professional but don’t have the funds to buy a professional grade DSLR.

PROS

Very good image quality; Better RAW high ISO performance than predecessor; Improved buffer depth; Very fast AF; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent; f/8 AF support; 1080/60p video; Headphone jack; Very good battery life.

CONS

New kit lens isn’t very sharp; No 4K video; No clean HDMI out; 29:59 minute video recording limit; Phase detect AF not as sensitive in low-light as expected (Dual Pixel AF better in low-light).

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

  • Depth: 3.1 in
  • Sensor Resolution: 24.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Total Pixels: 25800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 24200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size: 15.0 x 22.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor: 1.6
  • Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
  • Sensor Features: EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Image Processor: DIGIC 6
  • System: TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 45
  • AE/AF Control: FlexiZone, Predictive AI Servo AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Digital Video Format: H.264, MOV
  • Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided: HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer: Canon

CAMERA FLASH

  • Type: pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 12
  • Red Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing, wireless off-camera control

EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE

  • Light Sensitivity: ISO 100-16000, ISO 25600, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering: center-weighted, evaluative, partial (6%), spot (3.8%)
  • Exposure Metering Zones: 63
  • Exposure Modes: aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs:
    backlight correction HDR, candle, close-up, food, handheld night shot, kids, landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode
  • Special Effects: Fisheye, Grainy B&W, HDR Art, Miniature, Soft Focus, Toy camera, Water painting
  • White Balance: automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets: cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (white), shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed: 1/250 sec
  • Exposure Range: EV 1-20 (ISO 100)

ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS

  • Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 113 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 0 – 85%

LENS SYSTEM

  • Lens Included: body only

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Color Category
    black

VIEWFINDER

  • Viewfinder Type: fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Type: Optical – fixed eye-level pentaprism

MEMORY / STORAGE

  • Image Storage
    RAW 6000 x 4000
    RAW 4500 x 3000
    RAW 3000 x 2000
    JPEG 6000 x 4000
    JPEG 5328 x 4000
    JPEG 6000 x 3368
    JPEG 2976 x 1984
    JPEG 2956 x 1992
    JPEG 2976 x 1680
    JPEG 1920 x 1280
    JPEG 1696 x 1280
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 720 x 480
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 720 x 408
    JPEG 4000 x 4000
    JPEG 2656 x 2656
    JPEG 1984 x 1984
    JPEG 1280 x 1280
    JPEG 480 x 480
  • Video Capture
    MOV – 1920 x 1080 p – 30 fps
    MOV – 1920 x 1080 p – 24 fps
    H.264 – 1920 x 1080 p – 60 fps
    H.264 – 1920 x 1080 p – 30 fps
    H.264 – 1920 x 1080 p – 24 fps
    H.264 – 1280 x 720 p – 60 fps
    H.264 – 1280 x 720 p – 30 fps

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Self-Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal: hot shoe
  • Features:
    AE lock, AF lock, Video Snapshot mode, auto power save, cropping an image, depth-of-field preview button, highlight point display, histogram display, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, Dust Delete Data system, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, Scene Intelligent Auto technology, Time-Lapse recording

SHUTTER

  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec
  • X-sync Speed: 1/250 sec

MICROPHONE

  • Microphone Operation Mode: mono

BATTERY

  • Technology: lithium ion
  • Battery Life Details:
    Photo shooting – 1390 shots (at 23 °C (LCD Monitor off))
    Photo shooting – 1250 shots (at 0 °C (LCD Monitor off))
    Photo shooting – 340 shots (at 23 °C (Live View mode))
    Photo shooting – 310 shots (at 0 °C (Live View mode))
    Photo shooting
  • Battery Type: Canon LP-E6N
  • Details: 1 x Canon LP-E6N Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

HEADER

  • Brand: Canon
  • Product Line: Canon EOS
  • Model: 80D
  • Packaged Quantity: 1

VIDEO INPUT

  • Type: digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type: SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality: Live View mode, movie recording
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second, 7 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity: ISO 100-16000, ISO 25600, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max): 25600
  • Digital Video Format: H.264, MOV
  • Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rate (Max Resolution): 60 fps
  • High-Definition Video Support: 1080p
  • Interfaces Provided: HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor: DIGIC 6
  • Special Effects: Fisheye, Grainy B&W, HDR Art, Miniature, Soft Focus, Toy camera, Water painting
  • HDR Mode: HDR Movie mode
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Flash Terminal: hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer: optical
  • Lens Mounting Type: Canon EF
  • Features:
    AE lock, AF lock, Video Snapshot mode, auto power save, cropping an image, depth-of-field preview button, highlight point display, histogram display, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, Dust Delete Data system, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, Scene Intelligent Auto technology, Time-Lapse recording

EXPOSURE PARAMETERS

  • Exposure Metering: center-weighted, evaluative, partial (6%), spot (3.8%)
  • Exposure Metering Zones: 63
  • Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes: aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs: backlight correction HDR, candle, close-up, food, handheld night shot, kids, landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode

EXPOSURE RANGE

  • Light Metering Range: EV 1-20
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100

WHITE BALANCE

  • White Balance: automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets: cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (white), shade, tungsten light

AUTO FOCUS

  • System: TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 45
  • AE/AF Control: FlexiZone, Predictive AI Servo AF, Subject-tracking AF

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Width: 5.5 in
  • Height: 4.1 in
  • Weight: 22.93 oz

OPTICAL SENSOR

  • Sensor Resolution: 24.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size: 15.0 x 22.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric): 15.0 x 22.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor: 1.6
  • Total Pixels: 25800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 24200000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
  • Sensor Features: EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

CAMERA DISPLAY

  • Type: LCD display
  • Display Form Factor: rotating
  • Diagonal Size: 3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric): 7.7 cm
  • Display Format: 1,040,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Features: display brightness control

CAMERA MEMORY

  • Memory Card Slot: SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wireless Interface: NFC (Near Field Communication), Wireless LAN
  • Sensors: digital level meter
  • Connectivity Features: DLNA, remote control via mobile devices, remote live view
  • Computer Connectivity:  Mac, Windows
  • Print Standard: DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

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2 Thoughts to “Unboxing the Best YouTube Camera – Canon 80D”

  1. E. Markson

    What’s the price for this?

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