TOKYO, March 14, 2016—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today the launch in Japan of the EOS Kiss X80, a new entry-level digital SLR camera with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC that offers easy-to-use operation enabling users to take high-quality photos and movies. The camera embodies the EOS-series concepts of ease-of-use, high speed and high image quality.
Supporting Wi-Fi and NFC, the new EOS Kiss X80 from Canon enables easy on-the-spot wireless connectivity for transferring images to such devices as smartphones and tablets for convenient sharing on social networking sites. Furthermore, by linking to Canon’s photo and movie storage Connect Station CS100 (sold separately), the distinctly high-image-quality photos and videos that the Kiss X80 make possible can be easily saved, managed and screened. The camera also realizes remote shooting through the use of a smartphone or tablet device.
Equipped with an approximately 18-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor, the EOS Kiss X80 achieves high image quality and high sensitivity befitting the EOS series. As well as a quick setting mode, the mode dial features a basic zone mode that includes nine different shooting scene settings, such as Portrait, Landscape and the new Food. Additionally, the camera is loaded with a function guide that novice users can reference while shooting to explore various functions and test their effectiveness for any given situation. Utilizing these functions, first-time digital SLR users can enjoy taking high-quality pictures and videos.
The EOS Kiss X80’s viewfinder features approximately 95% coverage with approximately 0.8 times magnification and is equipped with a grip that provides excellent holding performance, allowing stable handling when looking through the viewfinder while contributing to reduced camera shake.
The Canon EOS Kiss X80 will go on sale in Japan on April 14, 2016 at an open price. Canon has set initial production at 120,000 units per month. The EOS Kiss X80 will also be made available in a lens kit package bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II.