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Ian Carter, popularly known as iDubbbz, is a YouTube personality known for his Kickstarter crap videos. Here is the camera he uses.

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera

Neistat is a huge Canon fan. Late 2016 he upgraded his camera from a Canon 70D to an 80D.

Features

45-point all cross-type Auto Focus system: this camera features a 45-point all cross-type AF which makes it great in dim light and can work with most EF lenses. It has four AF area selection modes such as single point AF, zone AF, large zone AF and 45-point AF auto-selection. The single point and zone AF modes entail selecting one from 9 predefined zones while large zone entails selecting one from three zones.

Intelligent viewfinder: the 100% viewfinder enables the photographer can access the settings easily and that he can have the object on sight for instant capturing. This viewfinder displays AF points, AF mode, a grid display, a horizontal electronic level among other options. These options can be hidden from display in case the photographer simply wants to view an object uninterrupted.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor: this feature helps the photographer capture high resolution images and capture high ISO speeds of 16000 for still photographs expendable to 25600 and a speed of 12800 for movies expendable to 16000 or 25600.

Built-in WI-FI: the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus and shutter can be operated wirelessly from a compatible iOS or Android device. This is done using the free Canon connect app. Once you have installed the app in your device, you can remotely control the camera from a distance. This is a great option for difficult shots. With this app, you can look through the images without taking the camera out the bag and save them on your smartphone. You can also share images from the camera to DLNA devices such as HDTVs or to smartphones. Via LAN images can also be shared between two Canon cameras. Other cool things you can do wirelessly are printing and social network sharing.

Enhanced dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus: this feature allows for fast and smooth live viewing and movie shooting. This technology ensures fast, accurate AF with no loss in the quality of the image with increased coverage to 80% of the image plane. It also allows easy and natural switching between objects. With the help of Movie Servo AF, subject movement is captured smoothly and precisely.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication): with the Canon Connect Station CS100, you can easily transfer images and videos to a compatible Android device.

Full HD 60p: this feature allows the camera to capture high quality and high definition movies that can be easily shared in MP4 format.

3-inch touchscreen LCD II monitor: this feature allows the camera to capture movies and still photos at different angles. This camera has 2700 of vertical rotation and 1750 of horizontal rotation. This makes it perfect for making movies that require the capture of subjects at different angles. The LCD screen is smudge-resistant. Options such as zoom, image changing and menu settings can be accessed using touch AF.

7560 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor: this feature allows accurate exposure and has a color tracking mechanism that senses precise skin color and AF.

Digic 6 image processor: the processor helps in providing high quality images and processing speeds in images and videos. High light sensitivity ensures high resolution and reduced noise while shooting in a dark environment at ISO 12800. The camera also has distortion correction capabilities.

Anti-flicker abilities: the camera notifies the photographer of flicker on the viewfinder. The Anti-flicker shooting option captures images in peak light to compensate for flickering light.

Durable shutter: this camera features a powerful mechanical shatter that has electronically controlled speeds of up to 7 fps. The shatter is tested up to 100,000 cycles making the camera reliable and predictable when capturing each frame.

7.0 FPS shooting: the camera can shoot up to 7.0 fps making it an excellent camera for fast action.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Improved menu system
  • Awesome LCD screen
  • Incredible AF performance
  • Has a headphone jack

Cons

  • No 4k video recording

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the comparison between the 80D and 7DII? Which one should I purchase?

A: The 7DII is somehow cleaner at high ISO compared to the 80D. On the other hand, the 80D has a higher dynamic range at base ISO which makes it the best choice when it comes to pushing shadows. The 7DII is great for sports shooting while the 80D is an excellent choice for everything else.

Q: Does the 80D come with a charger and battery?

A: Yes. It comes with one charger and one battery.

Q: Is the touchscreen as good as the 70D camera?

A: Yes. The touchscreen is excellent.

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I have used this camera for about three weeks now. The battery lasts long for after taking about 1300 photos. The camera’s meter is relatively accurate and battery takes two hours to charge. I found that the AF is great even in dim light. It is fast and works well with different lenses.

The camera also has a bright viewfinder with a range of options for composition. I also love the fact that the camera has a more post processing latitude.

The camera felt good in my hand with all the buttons in the right places. My best feature was the LCD screen which is smudge resistant and can be rotated.

Overall, this is a great camera that is worth every penny. I recommend it.