Canon EOS 7D mkII vs Canon EOS 80D Camera Comparison
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is Canon’s flagship APS-C camera while the Canon EOS 80D is their top consumer/prosumer model. But how do these models stack up against each other? Continue reading my Canon EOS 7D mkII vs Canon EOS 80D comparison to see how they compare.
Side by Side
Here are the 2 cameras side-by side. These images are approximately to scale when compared to each other:
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Advantages
Better Build quality
the Canon EOS 7D Mark II features a more robust build quality than the EOS 80D. You can see this in the weight difference. The 7D weighs .39 pounds more than the EOS 80D.
Faster Burst Rate
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II can shoot at 10 frames per second while the EOS 80D shoots at 7 frames per second.
Dual Card Slots
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II features a compact flash and an SD card slot, while the EOS 80D only offers a single SD card slot.
The 7D Mark II includes a built in GPS which can be great for travel photoraphy. The EOS 80D is compatible with the optional GPS unit that mounts in the camera’s hot shoe.
More AF points
The 7D Mark II has 65 autofocus points compared to the EOS 80D’s 45 point autofocus system. All points are cross sensitive in both cameras.
Canon EOS 80D Advantages
Smaller and lighter
the Canon EOS 80D is smaller than the 7D Mark II but mostly in the camera body width. Height and depth are very close. Additionally the EOS 80D weighs almost a half pound less than the EOS 7D Mark II (0.39 lbs).
One feature I really like on the EOS 80D is the articulated LCD screen. But my favorite part of the articulated LCD is the ability to close the screen to protect it when the camera is not in use.
The EOs 80D screen is also a touch screen making changing camera settings or cinematic focus pulls a breeze.
The Canon EOS 80D uses an all new 24 megapixel sensor for increased resolution. It is also an improvement over the 20mp chip found in the 70D and 7D Mark II in terms of dynamic range and high ISO quality.
The final decision will really come down to the type of photography you do the most. If you are a hard core sports or wildlife photographer then the EOS 7D Mark II is the better choice. However, if general photography is more your style then the 80D is an excellent option and with the $600 you save over the 7D Mark II you can get better lenses, flash or other accessories.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Overall User Rating
4.68 out of 5
based on 694 user reviews online.
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Canon EOS 80D Overall User Rating
4.67 out of 5
based on 353 user reviews online.
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|Spec||Canon EOS 7D Mark II||Canon EOS 80D|
|Sensor Size||APS-C (1.6x)||APS-C (1.6x)|
|Body Construction||Magnesium Alloy||Magnesium Alloy|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.||5.47 x 4.14 x 3.09 in.|
|Weight||2 lbs.||1.61 lbs.|
|Memory Card||CompactFlash & SD/SDHC/SDXC||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Dual Command Wheels||Yes||Yes|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes||Yes|
|Burst Rate||10 fps||7 fps|
|LCD Size||3 in.||3 in.|
|LCD Resolution||1,040,000 pixels||1,040,000 pixels|
|Articulated LCD Screen||No Articulation||Tilt & Swivel|
|Remote Shutter Release||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)|
|AF Points||65 (All Cross Type)||45 (all cross type)|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 second||30 second|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 seconds||1/8000 seconds|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250 second||second|
|Built In Flash||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless TTL Flash||Yes||Yes|
|Video Specs||@ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps @ 640 x 480: 30 fps||1920 x 1080 @ 60fps|
|Built In Mic||Stereo||Stereo|