As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 80D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, boutiques, mirrorless, super zooms and compacts. The Canon EOS 80D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS R) 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), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), is significantly larger (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs prosumer size (126×93×74 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
$709 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 18-140mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly 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
  • Shoots slower: 6 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the D7200 and EOS 80D

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 45

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
8 months newer
$560 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $647 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Has a built-in focus motor

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.59x
  • No weather sealing

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 T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$785 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T6i and EOS 80D

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

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70
3 months newer
$595 - $688 (body only)
$672 - $715 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×93×74 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 45
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the K-70 and EOS 80D

  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years older
$549 (body only)
$539 - $1,335 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 45

common strengths of the T5i and EOS 80D

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

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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T6s and EOS 80D

  • Very 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 165 lenses) and is newer (february 2016 vs march 2013).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 30.1 MP), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Canon EOS 70D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 19 vs 45

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
$999 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,412 - $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
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.1"

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

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and EOS 80D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $999.00 vs $788.00
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 730 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years older
$1,269 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,415 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a GPS

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

  • 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 EOS 80D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,173.19 vs $788.00
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,500 (body only)
$2,300 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 6 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and EOS 80D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
1 year older
$2,172 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,272 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS R (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 50.3 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS R (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5DS R and EOS 80D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
6 months newer
$2,278 - $2,799 (body only)
$2,592 - $3,699 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and EOS 80D

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (960 shots vs 330 shots), has interchangeable lenses, is significantly less expensive ($788.00 vs $3,278.79), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 45.4 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 9 fps).

Canon EOS R

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2 years newer
$2,199 - $2,299

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 45
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 960 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS R and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 960 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z7

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2 years newer
$3,279 - $3,397

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 24 MP
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 960 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Z7 and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 UHD @ 30fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.70x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 60 fps) and has slightly fewer focus points (45 vs 425).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 960 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and EOS 80D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Popularity: 168 vs 221

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
similar age
$747 - $748 (body only)
$811 - $848 16-50mm lens

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 45
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

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

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 960 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and EOS 80D

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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year older
$898 (body only)
$998 - $1,339 28-70mm lens

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

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)

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

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the 7 II and EOS 80D

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
7 months newer
$1,180 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,999 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and EOS 80D

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS M6

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1 year newer
$450 - $479 (body only)
$482 - $599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M6 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (112×68×45 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 730 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M6 (vs the EOS 80D)

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

common strengths of the EOS M6 and EOS 80D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $418.59 vs $788.00

Sony a7 III

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2 years newer
$1,898 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 45
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.78x vs 0.59x

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 710 shots vs 960 shots

common strengths of the a7 III and EOS 80D

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 960 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is slightly smaller (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 12 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it significantly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
5 years older
$498 - $595

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 960 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and EOS 80D

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 960 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon XC10

Canon XC10
10 months older
$2,268

Significant advantages of the XC10 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XC10 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 24 MP
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the XC10 and EOS 80D

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS 80D compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 115k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 7.1 MP) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 400 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 30 fps), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (730 g vs 185 g) and is slightly more expensive ($788.00 vs $506.82).

GoPro Hero6 Black

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1 year newer
$507

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and EOS 80D

  • Have touch screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Canon PowerShot SD550

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 185 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD550 and EOS 80D

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentaprism