New Canon mid-range DSLR EOS 80D released with 24.2MP sensor for $1199
A new mid-range DSLR from Canon was released yesterday - the EOS 80D as a new successor to the EOS 70D with some improved features such as the 24.2MP sensor, the AF system, image processing engine, WiFi and NFC add-ons, a 7560 RGB + infrared metering system and a broadder ISO range of 100-16000 (expandable to 51200). It will start in the USA first with $1199 (around RM5072, body only), and also a bundle set with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for $1799 (around RM7611).
Speaking of the new lens, it is the first to feature a new Nano Ultra-Sonic Motor focusing system for truly silent and quick focusing. The super zoom lens has a built-in new optic that can go up to 2.5x faster on the wide end (18mm) and 4.3x faster when fully extended to 135mm focal length. Shake reduction is refined as well in the underlying glass, which should provide up to 4-stops. The lens itself cost $599 (around RM2531).
On the other hand, the EOS 80D does not feature the 4K video recording capability. But videographers can now quickly tune their lens zoom in with two modes – slow mode and fast mode; the slow mode can limit the motion to 9.5 to 14 seconds, whereas the fast mode can go up to 2.4 seconds. What's more, the broaden ISO range for video recording can go up to 12800 (expandable to 25600).
We are not sure when it will arrive in Malaysia, but we will let you know once we do. If you want to learn more about the DSLR, visit their official website to check it out.