As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 80D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Canon EOS 80D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS 6D) and Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D5600)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.54x), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body and shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), is slightly larger (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,048 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7200 and EOS 80D

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 45

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$799 - $852 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Lighter: 555 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T6i and EOS 80D

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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
8 months newer
$620 - $647 (body only)
$629 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the D5600 and EOS 80D

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
similar age
$318 - $699 (body only)
$358 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 485 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and EOS 80D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
10 months older
$830 - $846 (body only)
$1,421 16-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (131×100×77 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 113 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the K-3 II and EOS 80D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 8.3 fps vs 7 fps
  • Weather sealed

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Lighter: 565 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T6s and EOS 80D

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D 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, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and is newer (february 2016 vs august 2010).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years older
$769 (body only)
$829 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years older
$1,058 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,699 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly thinner: 2.8" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 6D and EOS 80D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 730 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years older
$1,070 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,497 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and EOS 80D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,069.77 vs $999.00

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
1 year older
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Shoots significantly faster: 12 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 126 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the A77 II and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 647 g vs 730 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$699 (body only)
$796 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the EOS 80D)

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

common strengths of the 60D and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
6 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,160 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 7D and EOS 80D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3.1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a much longer battery life (960 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
similar age
$748 (body only)
$848 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 45
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
10 months newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,086 - $2,598 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Have touch screens

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
7 months newer
$690 - $929 (body only)
$1,049 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×89×61 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M5 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years older
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 417 g vs 730 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$447 - $448 (body only)
$489 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 285 g vs 730 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A6000 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
7 months newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,298 - $1,299 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 45
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a weather sealed body, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (960 shots vs 265 shots) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it is significantly larger (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs mid size (106×61×42 mm)), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.7"), is significantly heavier (730 g vs 319 g), is slightly more expensive ($999.00 vs $639.99) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
similar age
$649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 319 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 960 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and EOS 80D

  • Built-in flashes
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO