Canon has recently launched their latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS 800D. It’s designed for beginners who are looking into superior image quality and mobility.
Canon dubs the EOS 800D as the world’s fastest AF focusing camera with a speed of 0.3 seconds during live view. This is achieved by a Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor, a first for an entry-level DSLR, that can constantly track moving objects to capture videos and images.
The EOS 800D has two new modes perfect for beginners: Guided mode and Group Photo scene mode. Guided Mode provides graphical shooting tips, and explanations to help beginners familiarize with the camera and enhance their understanding of shooting modes. Group Photo scene mode on the other hand, automatically adjusts the shutter speed and ISO to catch up with the f/8 to f/11 aperture, ensuring all subjects are in focus.
The camera is also designed with beginner-friendly features such as a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen that can be tilted 180 degrees – a plus for videographers and vloggers on a budget, and a touchscreen interface that makes it easy for budding photographers to navigate the functionalities of the camera.
Other features include the new Digic 7 image processor, which is said to offer improved image and audio quality, a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, full-HD video recording capability at 60 frames per second, and 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.
For connectivity, the EOS 800D is equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC, and low energy Bluetooth, which is able to maintain constant connection to a smartphone so you can get the best shots for your Instagram.
The Canon EOS 800D is now available in the Philippines and is priced at PhP43,498 (body only) and may come packaged with an 18-55 IS STM (P48,998) or 18-135 IS STM (PhP60,998), all payable up to six months without interest.