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Canon launch the EOS 80D to replace the well respected EOS 70D DSLR. This becomes their top 'Prosumer' APS-C DSLR if you count the 7D mkii as a 'Pro' camera. During 2014 the 70D was a top selling camera and for good reason but with the coming of the 7D mkii and 760D it got sandwiched out. On top of that Nikon the D7200 has edged it out on some build and focus specs. So the new 80D has its work cut out to re-establish its position and on first looks it stands a good chance of success.

Key Feature Updates
  • 24.2 Mpixel APS-C sensor up from 20.2 Mpixels
  • Faster Digic 6 processor up from Digic 5+
  • 45 point all cross-type AF system with mirror down
  • Native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 25,600
  • 27 focus points at f8, focus down to -3EV
  • New low impact shutter/ mirror mechanism
  • Built in Intervalometer
  • Full HD Video at 60fps and MP4 option
  • Headphone output for sound monitoring

The key features are listed above but will any current DSLR users be ticed to upgrade. Lets look at the key aspects in more detail to see what is on offer.