As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 80D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. 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 prosumer size (124×99×76 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
$789 - $997 (body only)
$1,025 - $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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
8 months newer
$569 - $647 (body only)
$614 - $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 T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$399 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No weather sealing
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5300 and EOS 80D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 45

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years older
$449 - $649 (body only)
$537 - $599 18-55mm lens

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

  • Lighter: 580 g vs 730 g

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

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

common strengths of the T5i and EOS 80D

  • 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
  • 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 21 MP), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 171 lenses) and is newer (february 2016 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years older
$799 (body only)
$899 - $999 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
$990 - $1,899 (body only)
$1,399 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
$1,039 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,469 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

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

  • 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

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: $1,038.98 vs $949.00

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,370 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.59x
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and EOS 80D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 730 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
7 years older
$3,799 (body only)
$4,499 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

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

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

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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 730 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$1,999 - $2,349 (body only)
$2,599 - $2,995 24-105mm 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
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses

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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (139×105×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"
  • Light weight: 950 g vs 730 g

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 doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has slightly fewer focus points (45 vs 425), is significantly larger (professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs mid size (120×67×53 mm)) and is thicker (3.1" vs 2.1").

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
similar age
$794 - $798 (body only)
$898 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
  • No touch screen

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

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
7 months newer
$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
  • No weather sealing

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 Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
7 months newer
$1,298 (body only)
$1,398 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
2 years older
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,467 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lighter: 560 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.64x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year older
$1,098 (body only)
$1,298 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)
  • Thinner: 2.4" vs 3.1"
  • Lighter: 599 g vs 730 g

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

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

common strengths of the 7 II and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$440 - $498 (body only)
$598 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)
  • More focus points: 179 vs 45
  • Much lighter: 285 g vs 730 g

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
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and EOS 80D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.59x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

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 (125×102×122 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Canon XC10

Canon XC10
10 months older
$2,509

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • No built-in flash
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the XC10 and EOS 80D

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,030k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the EOS 80D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the EOS 80D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 960 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and EOS 80D

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS