As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 8000D is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, super zooms and pro digicams. The Canon EOS 8000D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Kiss X8i and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)) and Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D5300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 8000D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.54x), has a slightly shorter battery life (440 shots vs 960 shots) and has slightly fewer focus points (19 vs 39).

Canon Kiss X8i

Canon Kiss X8i
similar age
$1,441 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the X8i (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X8i (vs the 8000D)

  • None found

common strengths of the X8i and 8000D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the 8000D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the 8000D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and 8000D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 8000D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 8000D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 8000D)

  • Heavier: 730 g vs 565 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 8000D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 8000D)

  • Smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 8000D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the T5i and 8000D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 8000D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and 8000D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 8000D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital), has a touch screen, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a slightly longer battery life (440 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (19 vs 325).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 8000D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)
  • Thinner: 2.3" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 8000D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 8000D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a7 II

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similar age
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the 8000D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the a7 II and 8000D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.51x
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and 8000D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $749.88
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
1 year newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the X-T2 and 8000D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $939.00 vs $749.88

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
4 years older
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and 8000D

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a6400

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3 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the a6400 and 8000D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $749.88

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 8000D compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (february 2015 vs august 2010) and is slightly lighter (565 g vs 850 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6.5 fps) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 8000D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 70D and 8000D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 8000D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 6D and 8000D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $749.88
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 565 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.51x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly heavier: 850 g vs 565 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 8000D

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.51x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and 8000D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $749.88
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 565 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Many more focus points: 65 vs 19
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.51x

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 8000D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $949.00 vs $749.88
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 60D and 8000D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 8000D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (132×111×78 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (february 2015 vs february 2016), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($749.88 vs $339.00).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the 8000D)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and 8000D

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 440 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 8000D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 8000D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and 8000D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 440 shots
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 565 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 8000D compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, much larger viewfinder (0.51x vs 0.22x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (132×111×78 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 16 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), is older (february 2015 vs february 2016) and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.6").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
4 months newer
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the 8000D)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 16 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the 8000D)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 440 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and 8000D

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • Smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Professional size (132×111×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 8000D)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 440 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and 8000D

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP