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:

Canon EOS 7M Mark II vs Canon EOS 80D Front view
Side by side when comparing the height of the 2 cameras there is not much difference overall. The 7D Mark II is slightly taller than the EOS 80D (4.4 vs 4.14 inches respectively)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 80D Front view
When comparing the width of the 2 cameras you can see that the 7D Mark II is quite a bit wider than the EOS 80D. (5.9 vs 5.47 inches). The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a very large Depth of Field Preview button just to the lower left of the lens mount. The Canon EOS 80D still has a depth of field preview button, but it is significantly smaller and mounted on the side of the lens mount instead of next to it.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 80D Top view
From the Top there is not much difference in the camera depth. Both cameras are remarkably close with the Canon EOS 7D mark II a mere 0.01 inches deeper than the EOS 80D. However, here you can see one of the bigger differences in controls. The EOS 7D Mark II offers a lot more direct controls since the top buttons over the LCD offer 2 functions while the buttons on the top of the EOS 80D only offer 1 function each.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Pricing*

  • Canon EOS 7D II Body Only - $1799
  • Canon EOS 7D II w/ EF-S 18-135mm STM Lens - $2199

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Canon EOS 80D Pricing*

  • Canon EOS 80D Body Only - $1199.99
  • Canon EOS 80D w/ Ef-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $1399.99
  • Canon EOS 80D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $1799.99

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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.

Built-in GPS

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).

Articulated LCD

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.

Higher resolution

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)
Megapixels 20.2 24
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.
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Memory Card CompactFlash & SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dual Command Wheels Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100 100
ISO Range 100-51,200 100-25,600
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
Touchscreen No Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Remote Shutter Release Wired & Wireless (InfraRed) Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Optional
AF Points 65 (All Cross Type) 45 (all cross type)
AF Sensitivity -3ev -3ev
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
Mic In Yes Yes
Headphone Out Yes Yes
Built In Mic Stereo Stereo