Canon 80D Gallery Images: Real-world photos from Canon’s latest multimedia DSLR


posted Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 3:10 PM EDT


After a battery of tests, I was finally able to snag the new Canon 80D from our testing lab and spend some quality time out shooting real-world images with this updated APS-C DSLR. In terms of its imaging pipeline, the new 80D sports not only a new, higher-resolution 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, but also a faster DIGIC 6 image processor. Boasting better resolving power than the earlier 20MP 70D, the new Canon 80D is now better suited to take on a number of competing cameras in the enthusiast market, such as the Nikon D7200 and new Sony A6300.

Included alongside the new camera, Canon's also produced a new 18-135mm IS kit lens. This versatile zoom lens features a healthy range of focal lengths, making it a great choice for general-purpose photography, especially if you only want to carry around a single lens. The variable f/3.5-5.6 aperture range is the same as the earlier EF-S 18-135mm lenses, but this new models sports an all-new "Nano USM" autofocusing system that blends the focusing speed of Canon's traditional USM or DC motor lenses while having smooth and quiet focusing for video similar to an STM-based lens. According to Canon, the driving speed of the focusing lens is up to 4.3x faster at telephoto and 2.5x faster at wide angle than the previous 18-135mm STM lens. So far, all of the real-world gallery images from the Canon 80D have been shot using the new 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM lens.

But enough jabbering, I hear you say. How do the images look? Well, first check out a few resized shots below (click on each image to see the corresponding full-res version), but head over to our Canon 80D Gallery Page for all the latest real-world photos, including both unedited, straight-from-camera JPEGs and RAW files. Happy browsing!

18mm, f/4.5, 1/320s, ISO 100
18mm, f/5, 1/50s, ISO 100
18mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 100
79mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 320
29mm, f/4.5, 1/800s, ISO 100
18mm, f/13, 1/200s, ISO 100, +0.3EV

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