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Canon EOS 80D vs 70D – Specifications Comparison


After almost 3 years of waiting, the Canon EOS 80D was announced. It replaces the 70D, the first model to introduce Dual Pixel AF technology, which has since then (2013) only gotten better with every new camera. There’s quite a few other improvements, so check out if it’s worth buying/upgrading.

Canon EOS 80DCanon EOS 70D
Sensor Size22.5 x 15mm22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor TypeAPS-CAPS-C
Image Resolution6000x40005472 x 3648
ISO Range100 - 25,600100 - 25,600
ProcessorDigic 6Digic 5+
AF Points4519
Burst Mode7fps7fps
LCD Size3.0" Articulating LCD3.0" Articulating LCD
Touch ScreenYesYes
LCD Resolution1,040,000 dots1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage100%98%
Viewfinder Magnification0.95x0.95x
Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprism
Shutter Speed Range1/8000 to 30 sec.1/8000 to 30 sec.
Exposure Compensation±5 EV±5 EV
Video Resolution1,920 x 1,080 (60fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (30fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (24fps)
1,280 x 720 (60fps)
1,280 x 720 (30ps)
1,920 x 1,080 (30fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (25fps)
1,920 x 1,080 (24fps)
1,280 x 720 (60fps)
1,280 x 720 (50ps)
Weight (inc. batteries)730g (1.61lbs)750g (1.66lbs)
Battery Life960 Shots (CIPA)920 Shots (CIPA)
Dimensions139 x 105 x 79 mm138 x 104 x 79 mm
Release Date20162013

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Advantages of Canon EOS 80D:

  • 4.2 more megapixels (both resolutions are great for large prints)
  • Maximum ISO remains the same, but the Native (best noise performance) went from 12,000 to 16,000!
  • 45 vs 19AF points, with all of them being cross type. This alone is worth the upgrade
  • Newer, improved sensor
  • Complete viewfinder coverage, what you see is what you get on the final image
  • Full HD video at 60fps instead of 30fps
  • 20g lighter, same dimensions, 50 shots longer battery
  • Improved Dual Pixel technology for faster and more accurate auto focusing

It doesn’t come with any ground breaking features, but sometimes that’s not necessary. The EOS 70D was an excellent camera, and the Canon EOS 80D is even better in every single department, especially in focus and video. Definitely worth buying, but you should also check out the Canon EOS 7D II vs 80D in case you’re not fully decided yet.

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