Canon 80D vs. 7D Mark II – Which One to Get

Kai puts the new Canon 80D ( against the not-so-new Canon 7D Mark II (



The 7D Mark II is now almost 2 years old, which means that Canon can still milk the teats of the 7D cash cow for a couple more years, thus forget about an update any time soon. Since then, we’ve seen the release of the 80D, and it’s really quite good, but which one should you buy? 80D or 7D Mark II?

Main Features:

Canon EOS 80D

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

DIGIC 6 Image Processor

3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen

Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps

45-Point All Cross-Type AF System

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting

Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC

RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor


Canon 7D Mark II

20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor

3.0 inch (1040k) Clear View II LCD monitor

10 fps continuous shooting

ISO 100-16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200)

65-point AF system with iTR AF

Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

60p Full HD movies

Magnesium Alloy Body Construction

Built-In GPS Receiver & Digital Compass