Canon launches the EOS 850D: an all-round and advanced DSLR camera

Capturing detailed images with a 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel sensor and 4K movie capability, this new addition is ideal for all-round photographers

Yesterday Canon Europe announced the launch of the Canon EOS 850D, a lightweight, versatile and connected DSLR camera, powered by Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor.

The camera’s ASP-C sensor delivers an improved level of depth-of-field control, resulting in sharper images and softened backgrounds. The sensor also produces high resolution pictures without compromising on low-light performance; helpful for shooting indoor portraits. Users can attach any EF or EF-S lens, add a Speedlite flash for creative lighting, or plug in an external mic via the 3.5mm jack.

Inherited from Canon's professional range, the EOS 850D is equipped with an intelligent tracking (iTR) AF, made possible by the 220,000 Pixel RGB+IE metering sensor. By exchanging high-resolution automatic exposure data with the AF sensor, the iTR AF provides speedy responsiveness and accuracy, ideal for sport and wildlife photography. This technology makes automatic face tracking through the optical viewfinder possible. The ergonomic design features top and rear dials for dual control of both shutter speed and aperture.

Capturing the moment

The precise eye detect AF in live view creates natural looking portraits with detailed eyes. Also capable of 7fps continuous shooting, the camera accurately tracks subjects on the move. To give photographers the flexibility to capture from challenging viewpoints, the camera features a Vari-Angle touchscreen which can be positioned at almost any angle.

The AF tracking on the EOS 850D is high-speed and accurate due to the 45 point all cross-type AF sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, while face detection is more reliable for improved exposure judgement when people are in the frame.


The connectivity options offer enthusiasts more ways to share their work and greater security when capturing. With 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, photographers can connect the EOS 850D to their iOS or Android device through the Canon Camera Connect app, to edit and share high-quality images.

With this integration photographers can easily edit using DPP Express for iPad for a full RAW workflow on the move. The auto image sync also provides worry-free back up of both stills and movies to the users’ computer with image transfer utility 2, so shots are never lost.

The Canon EOS 850D is available to pre-order from Canon’s online store and will go on sale from April 2020, with the RSP OF £819.99/€989.99.

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