Canon EOS 80D and EF-S 18-135mm IS UMS officially announced, pre-orders available

Canon EOS 80D And EF-S 18-135mm IS UMS Officially Announced, Pre-orders Available

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Now it is official. Canon announced the Canon EOS 80D and the EF-S EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5,6 IS USM to the world. The EOS 80D will ship in March 2016, pre-orders are available.

Canon EOS 80D $1,199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM $1,349: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-135mm IS USM $1,799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $599.99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

 

Canon Australia has a nice overview page for the EOS 80D. Canon press release (German text here):

Share Your Passion Through Images Using The New EOS 80D DSLR Camera And EF-S 18-135mm Nano USM Lens

Designed to Help Unleash the Creative Potential in Us All, New Imaging Technology Will Help You Shoot & Share Amazing Images and Video

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Artists looking to turn their passion into popular online videos or to show the world their unique perspective through social networks now have a new tool available to them that helps them tear down creative barriers and produce dynamic visual content for both still and video. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR camera, featuring an new 45-point AF system1, 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for crisp images with fine detail. For the budding videographer or online video star, the camera features Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (DAF) technology coupled with an intuitive touchscreen capability for easy focusing when shooting video.

Canon is also introducing a new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. The lens is also compatible with Canon’s new Power Zoom Adapter for smooth cinematic ‘pulls’ when changing focal length on a subject, and responsive adjustments at the push of a button for stills or video.

Updated features in Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera include: 

  • New 45-point all cross-type AF system
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Newly Developed 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 image processor for enhanced image quality
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF for smooth, fast and accurate autofocus with video and stills
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2 and NFCTM2 capability for easy transfer of images and movies to compatible mobile devices
  • 1080/60p Full HD video to capture brilliant results in MP4 format for easy movie sharing on select social networking sites
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II monitor enables flexible positioning and clear viewing even outdoors

“In today’s world, where everyone is a photographer or videographer, we at Canon are looking to provide the tools and features that help creative-minded people stand out from the pack and get noticed. The right technology cannot make someone creative, but it will help bring a creative vision to life,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The right combination of camera and lens helps those with a vision stand out and be recognized. We look forward to seeing what this new generation of passionate artists will create with these new tools.”

New AF System and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The 45-point all cross-type viewfinder AF system in the new Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera, compared to 19-points in the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera, is now wider both horizontally and vertically for easier compositions with off-center subjects. Low light AF performance has been improved all the way down to EV-3 at the center point to achieve sharp results even in extreme low-light situations. The camera’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) Servo AF II autofocusing system utilizes color tracking with a 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor that automatically detects skin tone and colors to enhance tracking sensitivity, even with moving subjects that are rapidly changing pace or direction. Enhancing the ease-of-use of the new AF system is the Canon EOS 80D’s new Intelligent Viewfinder which features approximately 100% viewfinder coverage. The full coverage helps prevent photographers from missing objects that are in the corners of the scene, which can reduce the need to crop images later on.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs a new Canon CMOS sensor with which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both still imaging and phase-detection AF simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance during Live View and video shooting. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the Canon EOS 80D camera features enhanced tracking sensitivity and is compatible with the full line of Canon EF Series lenses, including the new Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM standard zoom lens.

High-Quality Still and Video Image Performance 
Featuring a new 24.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Canon’s superb DIGIC 6 Image Processor, as well as an improved still image ISO range of 100–16000 (Video ISO range 100–12800, both expandable to 25600), the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera is capable of producing sharp, detailed images and videos even in low-light conditions. High-speed continuous shooting up to seven frames per second (fps) combined with the 45-point all cross-type AF allows photographers to capture fast moving subjects easily and accurately, while the camera’s Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers optimized photos and offers outstanding scene detection for amazing results even when shooting in low light. HDR mode provides creative filter effects, such as natural, art standard, art bold, art vivid and art embossed. For added convenience, the Canon EOS 80D camera features Anti-Flicker shooting, similar to that found in the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera. Anti-Flicker shooting produces consistently high-quality results even when shooting in areas with fluorescent lighting or other flickering light sources by detecting the flicker cycle of the light source and shooting when brightness is near its peak.

When users select the EOS Movie mode, the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video up to 60 fps, compared to 30 fps in the Canon EOS 70D, in MP4 format and in either ALL-I or IPB compression modes with optional embedded time code. For expanded creativity the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera features HDR movie and Time-Lapse movie modes and Movie creative filters like fantasy, old movie, memory, dramatic monochrome and miniature. Movie Servo AF custom settings allow users to speed up or slow down focusing speeds, enhancing creativity and artistic expression. For added flexibility, the Canon EOS 80D digital SLR camera also features a built-in headphone jack, a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment, and an additional stereo microphone jack.

News Lens, Power Zoom Adapter, and Directional Stereo Microphone Enhance Video Quality
In addition to the new Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., is also introducing the Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, a newly designed lens with a premium exterior design that will serve as the kit lens for the new Canon EOS 80D camera. This the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM, a new type of focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet movie AF, and improved AF speeds up to 4.3x (Tele) and 2.5x (Wide) faster than the previous model. The Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization. A new lens hood, the EW-73D, is included with the new lens.

To further enhance the ease-of-use when shootings movies with a Canon DLSR or Cinema EOS cameras, Canon is introducing the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, specifically constructed to be compatible with the design of the new Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. The Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 is the world’s first detachable zoom adapter that provides silent and smooth zoom and can adjusted incrementally to 10 different levels of zoom speed3. Additionally, the PZ-E1 can be controlled remotely using the Canon Camera Connect app4.

In addition to the new lens and power zoom adapter, Canon is introducing the first Canon-branded external microphone for the EOS system, the Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1. This new accessory microphone will help improve sound quality while shooting video, allowing users to rotate the direction of the microphone up and down from 90 to 120 degrees depending on the shooting situation. The DM-E1’s durable shock mount construction helps to reduce camera operation noise and lens drive sounds and is built to withstand the rigors of a variety of shooting situations. Featuring a frequency response range of 50Hz to 16kHz, the DM-E1 comes with a wind screen to help limit peripheral sound from wind and other outside factors, allowing shooters to utilize the microphone in a broad amount of shooting situations. Featuring a built-in power supply from a single “button-type” lithium cell battery, the DM-E1 also has a power indicator lamp allowing users to easily check its battery level.

Availability
The Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR camera and EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens are currently scheduled to be available in March 2016 for an estimated retail price of $1,199.00 for the body only, $1,799.00 with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens and $599.99 for the lens only.

The Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 and Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 are currently scheduled to be available in June 2016, for estimated retail prices of $149.99 and $249.99 respectively.

For more information visit,  www.usa.canon.com/eos.

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM detailed specs and images leaked [CW5]

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Detailed specs of the upcoming Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens leaked over the web. Some interesting points: it appears the new 18-135mm has an AF motor that for still images is 4.3 times faster than on the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The new USM motor is named “nano USM”. Moreover, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM can be used with the also upcoming “Canon Power Zoom” adapter (in the pictures).

  • Lens construction: 12 group 16 sheets (. One UD lens one aspherical lens)
  • Aperture blades: 7 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Shortest photographing distance: 0.39m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.28 times
  • AF motor: Nano USM
  • Have full-time manual focus
  • The effect of camera shake correction is four stages
  • Mode of the camera shake correction: Mode 1 / Mode 2 / Dynamic IS (Auto)
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Total length: 96mm
  • Maximum diameter: 77.4mm
  • Weight: 515g

Stay tuned for more to come soon…

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More detailed Canon EOS 80D specs and new image leaked

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A list of detailed specs of the upcoming Canon EOS 80D leaked over the web, and they look damn good:

  • New 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, new miniaturization process
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • DIGIC6
  • ISO 100-16000 (extension 25600)
  • 7560 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • AF 45 points (all points cross type). AF distance measuring point of maximum 27 points f/8 correspondence. -3EV Correspondence
  • Four AF area selection modes, including a new “L zone AF”
  • Continuous shooting 7 frames / sec. 3 frames / second at the silent continuous shooting mode
  • Burst  77 JPEG, 20 in RAW
  • Continuous shooting in live view mode 5 frames / sec. (AF tracking)
  • New mirror vibration control system to keep the mirror shock (MVCS)
  • Finder is 100% field of view, magnification 0.95 times
  • Shutter 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro 1/250 sec
  • 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Built-in flash (guide number 12)
  • Electronic Level
  • A new Picture Style “fine detail”
  • 10 kinds of scene mode
  • Anti-flicker
  • Video is full HD 60fps. AF tracking
  • HDR movie
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Five types of movies Creative Filters
  • Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
  • Durability of the shutter is 100,000 times
  • USB terminal, HDMI terminal, microphone jack, headphone jack, remote control terminal
  • Improved weather sealing
  • Battery LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • Start-up time is 0.16 seconds
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 enables remote shooting using the power zoom function in combination with IS USM and the power zoom adapter PZ-E1
  • Size 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm
  • Weight 730g (650g body only)

The Canon EOS 80D might be announced officially on February 18. Stay tuned…

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