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Review: Canon EOS 80D DSLR by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS 80D DSLR by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | May 2, 2016 | Canon Reviews

In case you missed it (I did), DPReview has completed their review of the recently released Canon EOS 80D. A very good upgrade from the EOS 70D which served Canon quite well. The new camera seems to refine the strengths of its predecessor and improve a lot of areas of weakness.

From DPReview:

But the D7200 and 80D are both starting to look a bit old fashioned compared to to the current crop of 4K-capable mirrorless APS-C cameras, like the Sony a6300. Of course, while the 80D may look completely inferior to the a6300 on paper, specs aren’t everything. In most ways the 80D feels like a more refined product both in terms of build and operation. It’s also much easier to use. It’s for these reasons I see the 80D as a potentially more appealing choice for enthusiasts. This is especially true if you are less concerned with specs and more concerned with getting the shot, without getting lost in menu options. On the other hand the Sony is much more capable when it comes to video (flat picture profile, zebra warnings), but only if you know how to use those features. Read the full review

The Canon EOS 80D is our favourite xxD camera since the EOS 40D.

Canon EOS 80D

Patent: CN-E 30-160mm t/2.8 LS

Patent: CN-E 30-160mm t/2.8 LS

By Canon Rumors | May 2, 2016 | Canon Patents

Canon has filed patent for a new Cinema EOS lens optical formula. This time we get a 30-160mm t/2.8 for Super35mm sized sensors.

Patent Publication No. 2016-57387

  • Published 2016.4.21
  • Filing date 2014.9.8
  • Zoom ratio 5.00
  • Focal length 32.00 100.00 160.00
  • F-number 2.70 2.70 3.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 24.82 8.42 5.28
  • Image height 14.80
  • Overall length of the lens 271.71
  • BF 45.83

With NAB having just come and gone, we don’t expect any imminent Cinema EOS announcements.

Live Again: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II $1699 (Reg $2099)

Live Again: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II $1699 (Reg $2099)

By Canon Rumors | April 29, 2016 | Ad Post

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) has the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II for $1699 (Reg $2099) via ebay. This deal likely won’t last long.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II $1699 (Reg $2099)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

Some Canon Production Affected by Japan Earthquakes

Some Canon Production Affected by Japan Earthquakes

By Canon Rumors | April 29, 2016 | Canon Business General

In a statement made to Amateur Photographer, Canon has confirmed that the Japanese earthquakes have had some effect on production. While no Canon factories were affected, third party parts suppliers have been.

Fortunately, there have been no serious injuries among Canon employees or their families in the region. None of the company’s buildings or facilities have incurred any significant damage and all Canon Group companies in the region are able to operate normally. However, production of some products has halted due to the impact on part supply companies and infrastructure. At the moment the impact to the business is minimal, the future situation is still being assessed.

We’re still unsure how much of an impact these issues are going to have on new products coming down the pipeline.