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Canon EOS 80D and 18-135mm Zoom Lens, PowerShot SX720 Camera Available for Preorder Now at Adorama

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is now taking preorders for the just-announced Canon EOS 80D and the new all-in-one zoom lens, the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, which is designed for Canon APS-C sensor-based DSLRs, as well as the new Canon PowerShot SX720. Also new to Canon's compact camera lineup is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, which will be announced for preorder soon.

Adorama Exclusive: expert Daniel Norton explores the Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
The successor to Canon's popular 70D, the EOS 80D boasts sensor resolution bumped up to 24MP and an ISO range of 100-16,000 (topping out at 12,800 in video mode). The camera can record up to 60p full HD videos in MP4 format.

Canon EOS 80D Key Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor-based
  • 45-point all cross-type AF system
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Full HD 60p MP4 video
  • ISO range 100-16,000, expandable to 25,600
  • 7460-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor-based
  • 7fps burst rate

In a first look at the Canon EOS 80D on the Adorama Learning Center, expert Mason Resnick says, "Canon claims the dual-pixel autofocus system, which made its first appearance in the 70D, has been tweaked and improved. The number of autofocus points has been dramatically increased, from 19 to 45, all of which are cross-type sensors. A 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor enables color tracking to accurately detect skin color."

The 80D's eye-level, mirror-reflex viewfinder offers 100% coverage, while its 3-inch LCD monitor flips out for high and low-angle live view shooting. As with its predecessor, the 80D can capture up to 7fps burst rate. A number of Creative Filters are available, along with HDR Movie and time-lapse movie recording.

The Canon EOS 80D offers both Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity, and it is fully compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100 as well as with Android mobile devices.

The Canon EOS 80D will be available from Adorama for $1,199 body only. It will also be offered in kits with either the Canon 18-55mm STM lens or the 18-135mm IS USM lens. Pre-orders are being accepted now.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Along with the 80D, Canon announced a new all-in-one zoom lens, the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, which is designed for Canon APS-C sensor-based DSLRs.

Specs:

  • f/3.5-5.6
  • 4-stop image stabilization
  • Minimum focus: 0.39 meters
  • 7-blade circular aperture
  • 12 groups in 16 elements
  • 1 UD element, 1 aspherical element
  • Full time manual focus available
  • Nano USM motor

Mason Resnick says, "The new Ultrasonic Motor is claimed to be super-fast, achieving 4.3 times the speed of the previous incarnation of this lens. It is also said to be quiet and smooth, a benefit when shooting videos."

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens will be available from Adorama for $599.99.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
The SX720 is Canon's travel-friendly compact camera with a long-range zoom of 40x - up from its predecessor's 30x zoom. The camera offers the same 20.3MP CMOS sensor as the SX710, paired with a Digic 6 image processor, and features a 3-inch LCD monitor with 922k dot resolution. It offers Zoom Framing Assist, which automatically zooms to track and maintain focus on a moving subject, zooming in quickly to get the shot. The SX720 also offers Story Highlights, which automatically compiles images and videos from a specified day into a mini highlight reel, complete with music and effects.

The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, and is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS will be available from Adorama for $379.99.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
The latest innovation from Canon's enthusiast-oriented G lineup, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II features a next-generation Digic 7 image processor, which is said to deliver improved image quality in low light. Also new to this compact digital camera is a boost in the burst rate, from 6.5 to 8fps. The camera can shoot time-lapse movies in user-controlled intervals to create short clips, while the Panning feature locks onto the main subject and adjusts the shutter speed for increased background blur.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be available from Adorama for $699.99. Pre-ordering will be announced soon.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS 80D will be available from Adorama for $1,199 body only. It will also be offered in kits with either the Canon 18-55mm STM lens or the 18-135mm IS USM lens. Pre-orders are being accepted now.

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens will be available from Adorama for $599.99.

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS will be available from Adorama for $379.99.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be available from Adorama for $699.99. Pre-ordering will be announced soon.

For press inquiries, please contact Canon's public relations department directly at pr@cusa.canon.com or visit the Canon press page.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store -- it's one of the world's largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV. 

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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