Canon is on the verge of announcing the EOS 80D DSLR camera and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens along with a power zoom adapter by the end of this week.
The rumors about upcoming Canon products have picked up some pace in recent times as the company is expected to reveal a bunch of devices soon. Sources are reporting that “soon” means by the end of this week, so we can expect to see the new cameras and lenses within a couple of days.
Some of the products that are coming have just been leaked on the web. The first Canon 80D photos have showed up along with accurate and detailed specifications. They are joined by images and info of an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and a power zoom adapter for videographers.
Canon 80D photos show up online ahead of this week’s announcement
In terms of looks, the EOS 80D resembles the EOS 70D. The cosmetic changes are minimal, while the buttons appear to be located in the same places, so 70D users will not have to readjust their workflow if they go for an 80D.
The specs list has suffered many changes, but this is natural, as the 70D has been launched almost three years ago. It was the first Dual Pixel CMOS AF DSLR and the new unit will also employ this technology.
This system will be joined by a 24.2-megapixel CMOS APS-C-sized image sensor with an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 16000. The autofocus drive consists of 45 points, all cross-type, with support for subject tracking in Live View mode.
Canon’s upcoming DSLR will shoot 7fps in continuous mode as well as 5fps in continuous mode with AF tracking enabled. Its optical viewfinder is said to offer a 100% coverage, while RGB and IR sensor has 7560 pixels.
Anti-flicker technology will be present in the camera and it should offer consistent exposure settings when shooting indoors with difficult lighting setups. There is no 4K video recording, as the maximum this camera can handle is full HD at up to 60fps.
A 3-inch articulated LCD touchscreen will be placed on the back. A pop-up flash is there, too, along with WiFi and NFC technologies. Users will be able to remotely control their DSLR via a smartphone.
Photographers will be able to choose from an array of creative filters and special modes, such as time-lapse photography and HDR. As expected, a secondary display will be placed on top of the camera. For the time being, there are details about its price and release date.
Canon to launch an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens with a power zoom adapter
The other products to be leaked are the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and its power zoom adapter. Canon has been talking about power zoom technology for a long time and it seems like it is finally doing something about it.
The xxD-series is decent in videography features, so the 80D might be offered in a bundle with this lens and accessory. The optic will offer built-in image stabilization technology and an Ultrasonic motor.
Their photos are available online now, meaning that the only things that we still need to find out are their availability details. The good thing is that the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and the power zoom adapter will also become official this week.
Remember to keep an eye on Camyx for the official Canon 80D photos and announcement event!