Canon 80D Review | A DSLR With A Difference?

Earlier this year I looked to upgrade my traditional vlogging camera (the Canon G7X Mark II) to something slightly more professional. 

I wanted something that would support a Rode microphone for better audio, but was still tailored towards vlogging. Which is why I opted for the Canon 80D. 

  • 86%
    Features - 86%
  • 90%
    Design - 90%
  • 87%
    Auto Focus - 87%
  • 78%
    Value For Money - 78%


Unfortunatly I ended up returning my Canon 80D. It just didn't match up to my Canon G7X Mark II enough for the extra cost and weight to be worthwhile. That said if you're looking for a solid DSLR camera for shooting photographs this camera is one of the very best on the market at this price point.



Product Type: Digital camera – 1080p – SLR with Live View mode, movie recording

Sensor Resolution: 24.2 Megapixel

Face Detection: Yes

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Interfaces Provided: HDMI, USB 2.0
Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)

Connectivity Features: Remote control via mobile devices, remote live view
Camera Flash: Pop-up flash
Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec
Screen Resolution: 1,040,000 pixels
Display Form Factor: Rotating
Touch Screen: Yes
Display Features: Display brightness control
Microphone Operation Mode: Mono
Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 1 x HDMI output (19 pin mini HDMI Type C) 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x microphone (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) 1 x headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
Battery Type: Canon LP-E6N
Width: 13.9 cm
Depth: 7.85 cm
Height: 10.52 cm
Weight: 730 g


A typical DSLR design the Canon 80D comes with a rubber grip and interchangeable lenses. The design is almost identical to it’s predecessor the 70D. 

Canon 80D Review



The Canon 80D comes with a comprehensive autofocus system with 100% field of view optical viewfinder which works a treat with the vari-angle touchscreen!

Value For Money

From a vlogging perspective. This camera just isn’t enough of a big step up from the Canon G7X Mark II to warrant the extra cost, weight and dimensions.

That said, if you are looking for just a great all round DSLR to take fantastic photos on then this is going to be a highly suitable easy to use camera and I’d recommend it.


One Comment

  1. Alexis May 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’m in the market for a new camera. Thanks for sharing this.

Leave A Comment