• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 80D advantages over Nikon Z6 II

  • Less expensive
    $935 vs $2597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Nikon Z6 II advantages over Canon 80D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    6 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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 is better in low-light).

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon 80D
Canon T6s
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $759
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon Z6 II
Canon T6s
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $759
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon D7200
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 80D
Nikon D7500
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon D7500
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon R6

Canon 80D
Canon R6
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z6 II
Canon R6
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon Z5

Canon 80D
Nikon Z5
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z5
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
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