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More detailed Canon EOS 80D specs and new image leaked

EOS 80D

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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Still Live: Canon EOS 70D deal – $699 (refurbished, reg. $999)

Still Live: Canon EOS 70D Deal – $699 (refurbished, Reg. $999)

The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon EOS 70D on sale at $699.99. Compare to $999. Full 1 year warranty included.

Don’t forget to check the Canon Store’s refurbished gear listing, excellent deals can be found.

Canon EOS 70D product description after the break.

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Canon Powershot G7X Mark II and Powershot SX720 HS images leaked [CW5]

Powershot G7X Mark II

Powershot G7X Mark II

Powershot G7X Mark II

Powershot G7X Mark II

Images of the upcoming Canon Powershot G7X Mark II and Powershot SX720 HS leaked over the web.

Powershot G7X Mark II specs 

  • 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC7 processor
  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8
  • Image Stabilizer (IS) equipped. 
  • 9 aperture blades 
  • Control ring mounted
  • Continuous shooting up to 8 frames/sec (even JPEG even RAW)
  • 3.0 inches 1.04 million dot tilting LCD monitor
  • Touch panel
  • Display tilts 180 degrees upward, 45 degrees below
  • Full HD video
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Wi-FI built-in
  • NFC
  • Picture Styles
  • In camera RAW development

Powershot SX720 HS specs 

  • 20.3 MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC6
  • 40 times optical zoom
  • Image Stabilizer (IS)
  • Wi-Fi built-in
  • NFC
  • Full HD video
  • 3.0 inches 922,000-dot LCD monitor
Powershot SX720 HS

Powershot SX720 HS

Powershot SX720 HS

Powershot SX720 HS

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