The Canon 80D is an excellent mid-range DSLR, released in 2016. Its retail value is around $1000, which, for what this camera offers, is quite the bargain.
The body is well-built, light, but sturdy.
Canon 80D bundle features
The sensor is a 24-megapixel 1.6x APS-C crop sensor with a 45-point autofocusing system that is capable of shooting up to 7 frames per second. This gives this camera an edge against some of the full-frame models when it comes to wildlife photography.
The viewfinder has an approximate coverage of 100% and gives you helpful info regarding autofocus, exposure, flash status, and memory card information. The full coverage makes sure you won’t see anything around the edges that you didn’t account for while shooting.
The 80D bundle has only one SD slot, so you can’t record to two cards simultaneously for a backup. This can potentially have serious consequences if your memory card happens to fail while shooting a wedding for example.The battery life is sufficient for a whole lot – you get almost 1000 frames from a full charge.
Canon’s Dual Pixel on-sensor phase-detection autofocus sensor works well and provides smooth autofocus even in the dark.
As for the image quality, the 24 MP sensor offers high detail, crisp shots. For a DSLR of this class, its dynamic range and noise levels are acceptable. Anything over ISO 3200, however, starts to show a significant amount of noise.
The Canon 80D DSLR has a bright and sharp articulating screen, which is one of the features that makes it a good choice for shooting video. While it does not support 4K, the Full HD video and stable autofocus make for an OK video camera.
The Canon EOS 80D is an excellent all-around camera for photography enthusiasts, even professionals as a backup. It’s incredibly easy to use, has good controls and solid image quality. You can use the entire range of Canon 80D lenses, so the limit to what you can do with this DSLR is entirely up to you.