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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Canon EOS-7D Mark II vs EOS-80D Comparison

Canon EOS-7D Mark II vs. EOS-80D camera comparison

I have just returned from my Southern Africa wildlife photo shoot testing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera. You can follow my travels on Twitter and Facebook. Beginning to get back to my daily routine, processing the photos and keeping my readers up to date on the latest photography news.

Many of you know I have picked the Canon EOS-7D as the best value APS-C camera for sports and wildlife photography, four years in a row after its announcement in 2009. The EOS-7D Mark II was announced in September 2014 and the EOS-80D in February 2016. I have taken both EOS-7Ds on many wildlife photo shoots around the globe. You can read my review on the EOS-7D Mark II, see my equipment bag and works on

Essentially, for me the EOS-7D Mark II is the clear choice for those who is willing to pay a bit more and use the camera primarily for action photography, like sports and wildlife. The EOS-80D is a very good, all round camera for everyday use and occasional action photography. Below is a video from DigitalRev comparing the EOS-7D Mark II and EOS-80D cameras, with its usual bit of levity thrown in. 

The big differences between the EOS-7D Mark II and EOS-80D are the following :

  • Dual vs. Single DIGIC 6 processor
  • 65 vs. 45 cross-type AF points
  • None vs. Touchscreen AF in Live View
  • 10 vs. 7 fps burst rate
  • 1090 JPEG, 31 RAW vs. 110 JPEG, 25 RAW  
  • 200,000 vs. 100,000 cycle shutter rating
  • 960 vs. 670 shots rated on LP-E6N battery
  • Dual (CF + SD) vs. Single (SD) card slot
  • USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0
  • Built-in GPS + Compass vs. None

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