Canon rolls out fast-focusing EOS 800D to local market

The local office of Japanese tech giant Canon has announced the latest addition to its XXXD series — the Canon EOS 800D DSLR.

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A first for the entry-level Canon DSLRs, the 800D houses a Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a 24-2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF constantly tracks moving objects to capture videos and images taken during Live View.

Based on a research among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size image sensors with phase-difference detection AF, Canon also claims the EOS 800D as the world’s fastest AF focusing camera at the speed of 0.3 seconds during Live View.

The EOS 800D features two new modes: the Guided mode, and the Group Photo scene mode.

The Guided mode is complete with shooting tips, thorough explanations and graphics, to help beginners familiarize with the camera and enhance their understanding of the shooting modes. On the other hand, the Group Photo scene mode automatically adjusts the shutter speed and ISO speed to catch up with the f/8 to f/11 aperture, ensuring all subjects are in focus.

To give users the flexibility of capturing photos and videos from different angles, the EOS 800D uses a vari-angle LCD screen that can be tilted 180 degrees – a plus for videographers on a budget. The Full HD resolution at 60fps is supported by a Movie digital IS, a function that uses an internal gyro sensor to electronically compensate for camera shakes, even when using a lens without its own IS mechanism.

In addition, the 800D allows Wi-Fi NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Canon EOS 800D is priced at P43,498 (body only) and may come packaged with an 18-55 IS STM (P48,998) or 18-135 IS STM (P60,998), all payable up to six months without interest.

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