canon_eos_80d_7A couple of days ago, we reported on leaked specs and photos of the upcoming Canon EOS 80D. As we suspected, the leaked photos and specs indicated that the camera was due for a launch and sure enough Canon has obliged. The company has recently announced the Canon EOS 80D alongside the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II.

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So what can we expect from the EOS 80D? For those who are getting serious about photography but don’t see the need to go all in with a top of the line Canon EOS 1D X Mark II or a Nikon D5, then maybe the Canon EOS 80D might be the camera for you. Based on the specs, it certainly looks like Canon has included a ton of features and hardware that more serious photographers can appreciate.

For starters, it seems that the camera will pack a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor. It will also feature a 45-point cross-type AF system, a DIGIC 6 image processing engine, improved dual pixel CMOS AF, Full HD video capture at 60fps, a 3-inch touchscreen display, built-in WiFi, and NFC, just to name a few.

Along with the camera, Canon has also announced a new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. The lens will be bundled with camera with a price tag of $1,799. Alternatively the lens can be bought by itself for $599.99, while the camera body-only will be sold at $1,199, all of which are expected to be available in March 2016.

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