The 80D also gains a new 45-point hybrid AF system with all of the points being cross-type.
This is a step up from the 19-point AF system in the 70D, though not quite at the same level as the 65-point coverage offered by the more professionally-oriented 7D Mark II.
A headphone socket has been added to compliment its microphone port.
Other improvements come in the form of a new mirror vibration control system (similar to the 5DS and 7D Mark II), which should help reduce the blur-inducing effects of shutter shock.
But the new sensor isn't interesting just because of the pictures it can capture.Unfortunately, we weren't able to get hold of either new accessory in time for this review, but we'll be updating our impressions as soon as we can.The Canon EOS 80D is available now for a body-only price of 99/£999/€1199.However, unlike the 7D Mark II, the 80D does not have Canon's 'Intelligent Tracking and Recognition' (i TR) system, which uses the metering sensor along with distance info to subject track.It's no secret that some Canon shooters have been frustrated as of late, as Sony's sensor technology marches ahead in terms of dynamic range.
Along with the announcement of the 80D, Canon announced the DM-E1 shotgun microphone (compatible with any camera that has a 1/8" socket). It can clip onto the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens and control the zoom, with two speed options.