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Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit

24.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-135mm zoom lens, Rode® VideoMic GO™, and 32GB memory card

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Overview

Our take on the Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit

Your vision brought to life

Whether you're an experienced videographer or you're just getting started, the Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit gives you the tools you need to turn your creative visions into reality with stunning picture and sound quality. Canon's ultra-quiet fast-focusing USM (ultrasonic motor) 18-135mm image-stabilizing zoom lens gives you shake-free videos under all kinds of shooting conditions. The lens's wide maximum aperture allows for shallow depth of field, for videos with a cinematic feel. The included Rode shotgun microphone adds high-quality sound without weighing down the camera. This directional mic attenuates sounds from the sides so whatever it's pointed at sounds closer to the camera, even when you're working with a lot of ambient noise.

Canon EOS 80D

The Canon EOS 80D has a rotating touchscreen for creative composition from different angles.

Add some finesse to your movies

Canon's PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter provides electronic zoom control for the included 18-135mm zoom lens, letting you zoom more smoothly, silently, and consistently when shooting video. The adapter's integrated locking mechanism provides a secure connection to the side of the lens. Dedicated switches let you change speed and zoom mode settings so you can execute your creative vision to the letter. When shooting with the 80D you can even control the adapter remotely with your compatible mobile device through Canon's Camera Connect app.

Live view for stills and video

You can frame still shots using the viewfinder, or switch to live view mode to use the 80D's bright, fully articulated LCD touchscreen. You'll have the information you need, and the control too, as the touchscreen offers a great way to interact with the camera. And with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, live view is even more versatile and dependable.

When you shoot video, you're usually following some sort of action. For a long time, videographers dreamed of the same dependable focus performance that still photographers enjoy, but autofocus for video was less than ideal. All of that has changed in the past couple of years, so it's easier than ever to achieve quick focus and keep it locked on your subject.

Canon's next-generation autofocus system

The EOS 80D's advanced autofocus system offers exceptional subject tracking that makes it perfect for video capture. Each pixel on the camera's 20-megapixel sensor surface has two photodiodes instead of one, gathering light from opposite ends of the lens's projected image. When the image processor detects differences in phase between the two signals, focus can be adjusted almost instantly. While this "phase-detection" concept isn't new, the ability to have most of the pixels on your image sensor involved in the calculation is.

Other top features from Canon

Preset scene modes and cool features like Video Snapshot make the Canon 80D a versatile documenter of any kind of fun. The DIGIC 6 image processor is more than up for the challenge of fast continuous high-resolution shots, maxing out at a cool 7 frames per second, which you can use to create interpretive stop-motion videos. Onboard creative image processing filters are previewable in real-time on the live-view LCD screen. And a handy on-screen feature guide will advise you step-by-step while you're selecting potential shooting modes.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.2-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (22.5 x 15 mm)
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 29-216mm)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus provides exceptionally fast and accurate autofocus performance while using live view or shooting video
  • Movie Servo AF provides smooth tracking of moving objects while shooting video
  • high-def movie mode with sound (up to 1080p at 60 frames per second)
  • All-I and IPB compression schemes are available so you can pivot from higher quality to more efficient storage depending on need
  • stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera shutter
  • Video Snapshot mode can capture 2, 4, or 8 second video clips and combine them into one video file as a "highlight reel" of your day
  • high-res vari-angle 3" tilt-and-swivel LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 dots) allows you to control camera settings with intuitive two-finger touch gestures
  • pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
  • built-in Wi-Fi® allows easy file sharing and remote control from smart devices
  • NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
  • speedy DIGIC 6 image processor provides exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light sensitivity
  • 45-point autofocus system with all cross-type sensors for rapid, precise and flexible autofocusing
    • 4 AF area selection modes for different shooting situations (user-selectable Single-point AF, Zone AF, Large Zone AF, and 45-point AF auto selection
  • continuous shooting mode: 7 frames per second
  • built-in flash with flash exposure compensation
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800
  • shooting modes: auto (stills and movie), creative auto, program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual (stills and movie), bulb, custom setting
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
  • top JPEG resolutions (pixels): 5,472 x 3,648 (3:2), 4,864 x 3,648 (4:3), 5,472 x 3,072 (16:9), 3,648 x 3,648 (1:1)
  • movie formats: up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, H.264 compression in a .MOV wrapper, linear PCM audio compression
  • accepts optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • audio/video output (NTSC/PAL, stereo)
  • mini HDMI (Type C) output (cable not included)
  • external stereo microphone input jack
  • 5-1/2"W x 4-3/16"H x 3-1/8"D (without lens)
  • weight (with battery): 25.75 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Rode VideoMic GO shotgun microphone
  • SanDisk 32GB SD card
  • rechargeable LP-E6N lithium ion battery
  • LC-E6 battery charger
  • adjustable wide neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap and eyecup
  • manual
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • EOS 80D (W) Digital SLR camera body (with attached R-F-3 body cap)
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens (with attached rear lens cap and E-67II front lens cap)
  • LP-E6N Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1865mAh 14Wh) with plastic terminal cover
  • LC-E6 battery charger (DC output: 8.4V 1.2A)
  • Adjustable neck strap (with attached eyepiece cover)
  • Basic Instruction Manual (English)
  • Basic Instruction Manual (Spanish)
  • Warranty card
  • Flash Classroom booklet
  • Do More With Macro booklet
  • Try My Photo promo card
  • Manual errors sheet
  • PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • Terminal cover (installed)
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • Storage case
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card
  • Eyecup Eb
  • RØDE Videomic GO On-camera Shotgun Microphone
  • 7" Coiled dual mono output cable
  • Quick Start Guide (microphone)
  • SanDisk Ultra 32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory card

Camera feels great and takes nice photos. The package is a great value.

Todd, Danvers, MA

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Features and Specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
GPS-enabled Optional GP-E2
Lens 35mm Equivalent 29-216mm
Optical Zoom 7.5x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 67mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.2
Image Stabilization With included lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-5/8
Height (inches) 4-1/4
Depth (inches) 3-5/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 25.75
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Recording Features
Supplied Lens
Wi-Fi Functions
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Battery Information
Software

Recording Features

Bundle Overview: This Canon EOS 80D Video Creators kit includes the EOS 80D DSLR camera body, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens, the RØDE Videomic GO On-camera Shotgun Microphone, the PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter, and a SanDisk Class 10 32 GB SDHC memory card.

Lens Compatibility: The EOS 80D has the Canon EF mount, and is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. This gives you a wide range of lenses to choose from, from ultra-wide angle to super-telephoto lenses. This kit includes the Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM zoom lens.

Note: When you use EF lenses, which are designed for full frame cameras, the focal length on the EOS 80D will be 1.6 times the focal length indicated on the lens.

Viewfinder: The EOS 80D features an eye-level pentaprism optical viewfinder with approximately 100% coverage (for 3:2 aspect ratio) and the Eyecup Eb. It has a built-in -3.0 - +1.0 diopter, so you can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight with or without glasses. When using the self-timer or remote control, the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, can be used to prevent light from entering through the eyepiece.

Vari-angle Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 80D features a 3" Vari-angle Touch Screen TFT color Clear View LCD II monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot real-time images. The monitor swivels out and rotates up to 270° for shooting at difficult angles. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from. The capacitive-type touch feature lets you operate the camera with tap and drag actions for setting menu functions and controlling playback operations. During Live View Shooting, the touch screen lets you select AF points, and take a picture with the Touch Shutter function.

Live View: The Live View Function enables you to shoot still images or videos while viewing the image on the camera's LCD monitor. The Final Image Simulation function lets you view the effects of the camera's settings on the photo you are taking. You can check the color, white balance, lighting, exposure, depth of field, and aspect ratio before you take the shot.

Electronic Level: The EOS 80D features an Electronic Level display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots. It displays the horizontal tilt in 5° increments to make sure your photos are level. The forward/backward tilt is not displayed.

Depth-of-Field Preview: The aperture opening changes only at the moment when the photo is taken. The aperture normally remains fully open as you frame your shot, making the depth-of-field seem narrow. Pressing the Depth-of-Field Preview button stops down the lens to the set aperture opening and lets you check the depth-of-field before the shot.

Grid Display: The grid display superimposes vertical and horizontal lines in the monitor during Live View to help you compose your pictures. You can choose from Grid 1 which divides the monitor into 9 sections--3 vertical and 3 horizontal. Grid 2 divides the monitor into 24 sections--4 vertical and 6 horizontal. A 3x3+diagonal grid is also available.

24.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: The EOS 80D features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor that captures a high level of resolution so it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. The image sensor has a 3:2 aspect ratio with 25.8-million total pixels.

Sensor Cleaning: The camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.

Note: Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower.

DIGIC 6 Image Processor: The EOS 80D's DIGIC 6 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed, and saved with remarkable speed. Using two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, the camera can deliver continuous full resolution images at speeds of up to 7.0 fps.

Recording Media: The EOS 80D records images onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I cards. UHS Speed Class 3 cards are recommended if you plan to edit the movies you shoot. SD Speed Class 10 cards should be used for recording MOV format movies. For MP4 recording, SD Speed Class 6 or 4 cards can be used. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which allow you to automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.

Note: A SanDisk 32GB SDHC Class 10 memory card is included in this special Video Creators Kit.

Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW (14-bit) formats in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratio. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In addition, the camera can record video in the MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM) or MP4 format (with AAC audio). Audio is recorded in stereo using the built-in microphone, or with an external stereo microphone, such as the included RØDE VideoMic GO On-camera Shotgun Microphone.

  • JPEG: You can choose from the following JPEG image sizes in each aspect ratio: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, or Small 3. For each resolution, you can set the image compression to Fine or Normal (S2 and S3 are Fine only).
    • 3:2: L 6000x4000; M 3984x2656; S1 2976x1984; S2 1920x1280; S3 720x480
    • 4:3: L 5328x4000; M 3552x2664; S1 2656x1992; S2 1696x1280; S3 640x480
    • 16:9: L 6000x3368; M 3984x2240; S1 2976x1680; S2 1920x1080; S3 720x408
    • 1:1: L 4000x4000; M 2656x2656; S1 1984x1984; S2 1280x1280; S3 480x480
  • RAW Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor without further processing. The data is converted to digital data and recorded onto the card as is. RAW images can be processed in the camera and saved as JPEG images. You can choose from the following RAW image sizes in each aspect ratio: RAW, mRAW, or sRAW. You can also record a Large/Fine JPEG image along with a RAW, mRAW, or sRAW image simultaneously.
  • MOV Format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM): The camera records Full HD 1920 x 1080 (30p/25p/24p) with All-I compression (compresses one frame at a time for recording, making the movie more suitable for editing).
  • MP4 Format (Audio: AAC): You can record in Full HD 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p), and HD 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25p). You can choose from two types of compression: IPB Standard (compresses multiple frames at a time) or IPB Light (records the movie at a bit rate slower than IPB Standard, resulting in smaller file size, and compatibility with larger range of playback systems).
Note: Video recording is only available in Live View Mode using the camera's LCD monitor.

Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 80D offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.

  • Single Shooting: When you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken.
  • Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter button completely, multiple shots will be taken continuously.
    • High-Speed: maximum 7 shots per second
    • Low-Speed: maximum 3 shots per second
  • Self-Timer: The camera will record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button or using an optional remote controller.
  • Silent Shooting: Shoots a single image or continuously (3 fps) with less shooting sound
Note: The Canon EOS 80D is compatible with Canon IR wireless remote controls (RC-6, RC-1, or RC-5), so you can shoot remotely up to approximately 16.4 feet.

Interval Timer Shooting: The camera can be set to automatically record a series of single shots at a set interval. You can set the interval between shots between one second (00:00:01) and nearly 100 hours (99:59:59). The number of shots to be taken can be set between 1 and 99, or to 00 to keep shooting until you stop the timer. You can combine interval timer shooting with other functions, such as AEB, WB bracketing, multiple exposures, and HDR mode. Use of a tripod is highly recommended.

AF System: The EOS 80D features a 45-point, all cross-type Auto Focus system. All 45 points can be selected automatically or manually. In addition to single-point AF and 45-point automatic selection AF, you can manually choose one of nine zones for focusing (Zone AF), or groups of AF points at the left, center, or right (Large Zone AF).

AF Modes: You can select the AF mode to suit the shooting conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the most suitable AF mode is set automatically. You can choose from the following AF modes:

  • One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once
  • AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway
  • AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving

Manual Focus: When autofocus fails due to conditions or lighting, you can focus manually by setting the switch on the lens to MF and turning the focus ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.

AF Assist Beam: The camera's built-in flash (or an attached external flash) will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during auto-focusing in low-light situations. This AF-assist beam is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet (4 meters).

Shooting Modes: The EOS 80D offers multiple shooting modes, which are selectable on the top-mounted Mode Dial. The modes are divided into two zones (Creative Zone and Basic Zone), plus Custom Shooting Mode. To avoid accidentally changing the shooting mode, the mode dial has a lock, requiring you to hold down the lock-release button while you turn the dial. The Shooting Modes are as follows:

  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE: A general-purpose shooting mode; the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
    • Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject.
    • Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness.
    • Manual Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired.
    • Bulb: When the Bulb setting is selected, the shutter stays open as long as you hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you release it. Bulb exposures can be used for night scenes, fireworks, or other subjects requiring long exposures.
  • Basic Zone:
    • Scene Intelligent Auto: A fully automatic mode; the camera analyzes the scene and sets the optimum settings automatically. It adjusts the focus automatically by detecting whether the subject is still or moving.
    • Flash Off: This mode can be used in places where flash photography is prohibited, such as museums. It can also be used for capturing the ambience of a scene, such as candlelight scenes.
    • Creative Auto: The Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture's brightness, depth of field, and color tone; while the camera automatically adjusts the exposure.
    • Special Scene: The camera lets you choose an appropriate scene setting, and will automatically set the camera to the scene. You can choose from Food, Kids, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, and Sports.
    • Creative Filters: There are numerous Creative Filters that can be applied to images and saved as a new image: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Water Painting Effect, HDR Art Standard, HDR Art Vivid, HDR Art Bold, and HDR Art embossed.
  • Custom Shooting Mode: You can register the current camera settings, including the shooting mode, AF operation, menu settings, etc., for easy recall. There are 2 Mode Dial positions: C1 and C2.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments, however, the viewfinder and LCD can only display the setting up to +/-3 stops.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. If the Drive Mode is set to Single Shot, you will have to press the shutter button three times. If set to Continuous shooting, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously.

AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

63-Zone Metering Sensor: The EOS 80D features 63-zone TTL open-aperture metering using 7560-pixel RGB, plus IR metering sensor. The following metering modes are available:

  • Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
  • Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.0% of the frame at the center
  • Spot Metering: For metering a specific part of the subject, uses approximately 3.8% of the frame at the center
  • Center-weighted Average Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

ISO Speed: You can set the ISO speed to suit the ambient light level. The ISO speed can be set automatically between ISO 100 and ISO 16000 in 1/3-stop increments, depending upon the shooting mode. For more control, you can manually set the ISO speed between ISO 100 and ISO 12800, or expand it to an equivalent of ISO 25600.

Built-in Flash: The Canon EOS 80D digital SLR camera features a built-in flash, which will pop up and fire automatically in Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, you can pop up the flash manually when you wish to use the flash. When Red-eye Reduction is applied, a pre-flash will prevent the red-eye effect for most photos. Flash Exposure Compensation allows you to make the flash exposure darker or brighter +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.

External Flash: You can mount an external flash unit to the camera's hot shoe. The camera is compatible with Canon's EX-series Speedlites (sold separately). The camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to fire.

Auto Lighting Optimizer: If an image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured.

Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:

  • Auto: The color tone is adjusted automatically to suit the scene, especially blue skies, greenery, and sunsets.
  • Standard: Image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp.
  • Portrait: For nice skin tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted to change skin tone.
  • Landscape: Vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image.
  • Fine Detail: Suited for detailed outline and fine texture description of the subject.
  • Neutral: Natural colors and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC).
  • Faithful: When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no sharpness applied. recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC).
  • Monochrome: For black and white images; you can adjust the filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red, or Green.
  • User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions. You can select Ambience Priority or White Priority. color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
  • Daylight: For recording outdoors on a bright day, color temperature: 5200 K.
  • Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature: 7000 K.
  • Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color temperature: 6000 K.
  • Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K.
  • White Fluorescent Light: Eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K.
  • Flash Use: A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites, color temperature: automatically set.
  • Custom: Enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K.
  • Other WB Settings:
    • Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
    • White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
    • White Balance Auto Bracketing: With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the current white balance mode's standard color temperature, the white balance setting can be changed up to +/-3 stops in whole-stop increments.

Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.

Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.

Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.

Optional GPS: The optional GP-E2 mounts to the camera's hot shoe, and can record longitude, latitude, and altitude data from overhead satellites for imprinting into your photos. Its logging function can track movement at set intervals, while the GPS data can set the camera's clock to the precise local time. This data lets you see on a map the exact route you traveled, and the exact location and time you took each picture or movie.

Shotgun Microphone: Included in this Video Creators kit is the RØDE VideoMic GO On-camera Shotgun Microphone. The mic mounts to the accessory shoe of the camera and plugs into the 3.5mm mic input with the supplied cable. The mic receives power from the camera, and the signal is transferred to the camera through the cable. The microphone features the Rycote Lyre shock mount to isolate the mic from bumps and vibrations.

Multi-Language: The camera's menus system supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.

Supplied Lens

Standard Zoom Design: The focal range of the Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM standard zoom lens gives you versatile wide-angle to telephoto shooting options. It features a focal length range equivalent to 29-216mm in the 35mm film format.

Optical Image Stabilizer (IS): The lens features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since the Optical Image Stabilizer system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. The Stabilizer switch is located on the barrel of the lens.

Nano USM: The EF-S 18-135mm IS USM lens features Canon's new Nano USM AF system, combining a Ring USM (ultrasonic motor) and an STM (stepping motor) for near-silent video and high-speed auto focusing. The tiny chip-shaped ultrasonic motor delivers smooth, precise auto focusing, plus allows full time manual focusing when using One-Shot AF.

Faster Auto Focusing: The new Nano USM motor focuses approximately 4.3 times faster at the telephoto end (135mm) and 2.5 times faster at the wide end (18mm) when using the viewfinder, compared to the previous model (EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM).

Power Zoom Adapter: The EF-S 18-135mm IS USM lens is compatible with Canon's new PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter (included), which allows you to control the zooming electronically. The PZ-E1 features adjustable zoom speeds, a locking mechanism, and can be controlled by remote control. The adapter is ideal for enhancing your camera's video capabilities by providing smooth and near-silent powered zooming. Electrical contacts are provided on the barrel of the EF-S 18-135 IS USM lens for connecting to the adapter.

Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To shoot in Auto Focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF." The Auto Focus adjustment is gear-driven by a DC monitor. To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch to "MF," and focus by turning the focusing ring. The AF/MF switch is located on the barrel of the lens.

Optional Accessories: The lens has a 67mm filter thread diameter for optional filters and lens hoods. The following accessories are sold separately:

  • Lens Hood: The optional EW-73D hood can keep unwanted light out of the lens and also protects the front of the lens from rain, snow, and dust.
  • Extension Tubes: The optional EF12 II (1.2x) and EF25 II (2.5x) extension tubes can be added for magnified shots.
  • Filters: You can add an optional 67mm UV protector filter or a 67mm Circular Polarizer filter to this lens. In addition, with the use of an optional gelatin filter holder, you can add various gelatin filters for creating special effects.
  • Case: The LP1116 case helps protect the lens when it's not in use.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 18-135mm (29-216mm in 35mm film format)
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 74º 20' - 11º 30'
    • Vertical: 45º 30' - 6º 20'
    • Horizontal: 64º 30' - 9º 30'
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.39 m/1.28'
  • Magnification: 0.28x (at 135mm)
  • Filter Diameter: 67 mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 3.059", Length=4.102" (w/o caps), 4.771" (w/caps)
  • Weight: 18.2 ounces

Wi-Fi Functions

Wireless Functions: The EOS 80D's wireless LAN functions let you perform a range of tasks wirelessly:

  • Connect to a Smartphone: Connecting to a smartphone lets you use the phone or tablet to view, manage, and receive images stored in the camera. The Canon Camera Connect app, available from the App Store or Google Play, must be downloaded to the device.
  • Transfer Images Between Cameras: You can transfer still images and movies shot with this camera to another Canon camera with built-in wireless LAN functions. The camera can be connected to only one camera at a time.
  • Save Images to Canon Connect Station: The CS100 Connect Station is a wireless hub that lets you store your photos and videos on the 1 TB hard drive. You can also connect the camera to the CS100 via USB cable, if desired.
  • Print Images to a Wi-Fi Printer: You can directly print images by connecting the camera with a wireless LAN-compatible printer supporting PictBridge (DPS over IP). Up to 3 printers can be registered to the camera.
  • Operate the Camera Remotely: You can remotely operate the camera from your computer using the downloadable EOS Utility software via a wireless LAN. Available functions include: downloading images, changing camera settings, remote shooting, upload background music (for slide shows), and upload images to web services.
  • Send Images to a Web Service: To wirelessly send images to Web services requires membership to Canon iMage Gateway (free of charge). Once you are a member, you can publish photos to online albums, send photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or attach images to email.
  • View Images Using a Media Player: Images on the camera's memory card can be viewed on a TV via a wireless LAN. This function requires a DLNA-compatible TV, game console, smartphone, or other media player.

Compatibility: The Canon Camera Connect app, required for connecting the camera to a smartphone, is compatible with iOS version 7.0 or later and Android devices version 4.0 and up.

Play, Edit, and Print Functions

Image Display: When playing back single images, you can choose from several formats. The LCD can display the image with basic information, shooting information display, histogram, or no information. When Shooting Information screen is displayed, you can change the information that is shown: Detailed information, Lens aberration correction, Color space/Noise Reduction, Picture Style Information 1 and 2, White balance, and Lens/Histogram.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3), 36 (6x6), or 100 (10x10) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens by date, folder, movies, stills, or rating.

Zoom Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.

Touch Screen Playback: With the touch-sensitive LCD panel, you can browse images with a swiping motion with one finger. In the index display, you can skip to the next or previous screen with an up or down swipe of your finger. Swiping the monitor with two fingers lets you jump through images by the increment set in the Jump Playback menu. A pinching motion with two fingers lets you switch from single image to 4-image or 9-image index display. Spreading your two fingers apart on the screen lets you magnify the image, and scroll around the image by dragging your finger. Tapping the "return" icon will return to the single image display.

Movie Playback: When playing back movies the camera features the following operations: Play, Slow Motion, First Frame, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Last Frame, Background Music, Edit, Playback Time, Volume, and Menu.

Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.

Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.

Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills, or Rating. The Slide Show setup menu lets you set the display time (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 sec), repeat mode, transition effect (slide in 1, slide in 2, fade 1, fade 2, or fade 3), and background music.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased accidentally.

Video/HDMI Outputs: You can playback your images or movies on a TV by connecting the camera via an optional HDMI cable (Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable required).

DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

Battery Information

Power Options: The EOS 80D operates on the supplied LP-E6N Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh).  The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The performance specs for a fully charged LP-E6N battery pack are as follows:

Conditions Viewfinder Shooting  LCD Shooting Movie Shooting Time
No Flash 50% Flash 50% Flash
At 73°F
(23°C)
1390 shots 960 shots 300 shots 1 hr 50 min
At 32°F
(0°C)
1250 shots 860 shots 270 shots 1 hr 40 min

Optional BG-E14 Battery Grip: You can use two LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries or six AA batteries in the optional BG-E14 battery grip. Using the BG-E14 on the camera, the battery capacity is as follows:

Viewfinder Shooting Dual LP-E6 Battery Packs Six "AA" Alkaline Batteries
Conditions No Flash 50% Flash No Flash 50% Flash
At 73°F (23°C) 2780 shots 1920 shots 560 shots 400 shots
At 32°F (0°C) 2500 shots 1720 shots --- ---

Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC adapter kit, you can operate the camera on common household power.

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.

Software

Software: The EOS 80D does not include bundled software in the box. The following software applications are available for download from the Canon website for use with EOS Digital cameras:

  • Digital Photo Professional (Windows/Mac): The Digital Photo Professional software (DPP) is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for Canon EOS Digital cameras. You can view, edit, process, and print RAW images at high-speed. You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images. This software supports RAW, JPEG and TIFF images.
  • EOS Utility (Windows/Mac): With the camera connected to a computer, EOS Utility enables you to transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use this software to set various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera. You can also copy background music tracks, such as EOS Sample music, to the card.
  • Picture Style Editor (Windows/Mac): Picture Style Editor lets you edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in processing images.

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