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More “Wishmors” floating around (EOS 80D)

More “Wishmors” Floating Around (EOS 80D)
The Canon EOS 70D. It's too early for reliable rumors about its replacement.

I am so much flooded with Canon rumors that I decided to create the concept of Wishmor, a wishful rumor. It’s never been so hard with everything related to Canon rumors.

The latest wishmor I got concerns the Canon EOS 80D. If the three years interval of EOS xxD announcements holds on, then the EOS 80D will be announced towards the end of Summer 2016. The Canon EOS 70D was announced in Summer 2013. That’s to say that it is impossible to have detailed specifications lists so early. It’s still a year to go, keep the salt ready. This spec list was sent to me via email but I guess it showed up in some forum before. Here it is:

  • 80D is already being tested by selected photographers around the world.
  • Announcement: December 2015
  • 24 megapixels, that’s a new sensor not the same as other 24mp EOS bodies
  • ADC now on the sensor itself, expect much cleaner fine detail
  • 80D’s ISO 6400 is like 70D’s ISO 3200
  • DR at ISO 100 improved 21% compared to 70D
  • Single DIGIC 6 (not 6+)
  • It has DPAF, same as 70D.
  • Much more richer colour tones because of new Colour Filter Array (CFA) engineered with germanium microstructures, it also allows more photons on the sensor which helps the ISO performance
  • Canon claims 8.1 fps but I feel it’s more like 7.5 fps, maybe will be improved in the final product
  • Buffer will be less than 70D. That was a trade-off to keep the cost low.
  • No 4K but has 1080 60fps, it still does line-skipping
  • Both Wifi and GPS, also NFC
  • A new more sturdy swivel screen hing design. Canon also readies a full-frame camera with swivel LCD.
  • Single UHS-II SD slot
  • Astrophotography version of 80D will also be released, expected three months after 80D release
  • Appears to have a new software system but it’s much slower than the old menus, camera feels sluggish, maybe this will be fixed in the final product (the firmware supplied to tester photographers is version 0.7.2, this probably means the programmers still work on it)
  • There will be a new strap design

Fits well into the concept of wishmor. What do you think…?

  • Rick

    Interesting rumor.. there’s alot of detail that you wouldn’t have expected from a wishmore.. usually those look like someone else’s camera specs..

    Certainly some novel ideas / concepts and details you don’t normally see like a strengthened hinge over the 70D.

    • canonwatch

      I am getting a lot of rumors these days. It’s getting difficult to distinguish the real stuff from the fake rumors or wishmores.
      I also thought tje spec list is interesting. But it’s a year to go so I hardly can believe this is real

      • Rick

        well, to be fair.. there USED to be just 18 months in between the XXD series release (20d,30d,40d,50d), it went to 2 years with the 60D (Aug 2008-10), and then nearly three years for the 70D.

        however how much of that stumble was earthquake related?

        Myself – I’m rather surprised we haven’t seen an 80D out yet.

        I was expecting three years to be an anomaly of needing to get dual pixel AF working and a slide of schedules due to earthquake recovery.

        the earthquake had significant damage to canon’s EF lens manufacturing, optics R&D, lithography R&D and lithography manufacturing areas, flourite elements, you name it – hard to judge just how much that upset timelines.

        At least that was my pet theory ;)

    • canonwatch

      And has there ever been an announcement in December?

      • Rick

        the EOS-M2 was the only camera announced in december from my recollection.

        October is usually it.. but .. if canon was trying something different, as long as they had it on store shelves the next day .. who knows..

        it’s doable .. but sniffs at being unlikely unless there’s one massive pre-ship globally to have it ready to to right after the announcement.

  • peevee


    Canon claims 8.1 fps but I feel it’s more like 7.5 fps, maybe will be improved in the final product
    Buffer will be less than 70D. That was a trade-off to keep the cost low.
    No 4K but has 1080 60fps, it still does line-skipping

    Appears to have a new software system but it’s much slower than the
    old menus, camera feels sluggish, maybe this will be fixed in the final
    product (the firmware supplied to tester photographers is version 0.7.2,
    this probably means the programmers still work on it)”

    Does not sound like a wishlist at all, maybe these details were deliberately added so it would not.

    BTW, if firmware is still at 0.7.2, that means 2016 release is of high probability. Totally new codebase takes a lot of time to debug.

    • Rick

      DryOS is a HAL abstracted OS .. it wouldn’t have to be an entirely new codebase. however someone else was also claiming that the new 6D was running android.

      would make sense why the person thought it was slow :p

      andriod 5.1 just CRAWLS on anything less than a pocket super computer.

  • Wade Marks

    The 70D is a fantastic camera, my wife loves it, and I’m guessing this kind of mid range offering is one that is very important to Canon commercially…kind of a sweet spot in terms of price, features, size for the market. My assumption would be that Canon made a lot of sales and profit from the 70D.

    So it’s very important, IMHO, that Canon make the followup camera another really amazing piece of equipment. I’m guessing that would mean even improved AF, better sensor, even faster operation, even faster, more responsive touchscreen, etc.

    BTW, I hope that by now all camera vendors realize that their cameras have to operate very quickly to make it in today’s world…and I’m not just talking AF, shutter release, etc..I’m talking everything, including just operating through the menus. People today are conditioned by their smartphones which are supercomputers in the pocket. Look at the new iPhone. People do not stand for laggy operation these days.

    • frankthefreak

      Re quick operation: Get the joystick and bigger control wheel back please. 60/70d is just too fiddly.

      • Mr. Low Notes

        Yeah the control wheel shrank some from the 60D to the 70D. How ever it turns easier and quiter. Both wheels do. BTW, I own both cameras.

  • Mr. Low Notes

    I hope the the new Rebel T6s isn’t replacing the xxD line.

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