• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 80D advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    24 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon 80D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $899 vs $1149
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    58 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    484g vs 1270g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better RAW high ISO performance than predecessor; Improved buffer depth; Very fast AF; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent; f/8 AF support; 1080/60p video; Headphone jack; Very good battery life.

  • New kit lens isn't very sharp; No 4K video; No clean HDMI out; 29:59 minute video recording limit; Phase detect AF not as sensitive in low-light as expected (Dual Pixel AF better in low-light).

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon 80D
Canon T6s
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon EOS M50
Canon T6s
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Canon EOS M50
Nikon D7200
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon 80D
Canon EOS M5
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 77D

Canon 80D
Canon 77D
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
Canon EOS M50
Canon 77D
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon 80D
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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