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Introduction - Canon 80D Experience Manual

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Canon 80D Experience

1. INTRODUCTION

The introduction of the Canon EOS 80D brings about several important updates to its
highly competent predecessor, the EOS 70D. Many of the camera's essential
specifications have been improved, including the addition of Canon's new 45 point
Viewfinder autofocus system, a 24.2 megapixel sensor, an improved 7560-pixel
RGB+IR metering sensor, and built-in Wi-Fi with Near Field Connection (NFC). Plus the
80D boasts a fast 7 frames per second continuous shooting speed, Digic 6 processor,
Touch Screen Monitor, and several improvements to its HD video capabilities including
the 1080 at 60p/50p frame size and rates, a headphone jack, and more precise control
of autofocusing during video recording.
Figure 1 - Detail of the Canon EOS 80D.
The customizable 45 point Viewfinder autofocus system, with all cross-type points
spread widely across the Viewfinder, will allow you to focus exactly where you desire
without necessarily having to lock focus and recompose. And when tracking moving
subjects with AI Servo Autofocus Mode, the 45 AF Points will allow you to more
successfully retain focus on a wide variety of different types of subjects during sports,
action, and wildlife shooting. The four AF Area Selection Modes, ranging from a Single-
Point, to a Zone or Large Zone of several points, to all 45 points, will enable you to more
easily keep subjects of different sizes and motions located at the active focus points.
The camera's Custom Controls menu will allow you to assign numerous different
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