• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon 80D advantages over Sony A6100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 420 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 75 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A6100 advantages over Canon 80D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $748 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    59 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    1 month vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    512g vs 1270g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 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

  • 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
  • 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 is better in low-light).

The Competition

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 80D
Sony A77 II
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6100
Sony A77 II
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Sony A6100
Nikon D7200
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 80D
Nikon D7500
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Sony A6100
Nikon D7500
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon 80D
Canon EOS M50
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A6100
Canon EOS M50
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon 80D
Sony A6400
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A6100
Sony A6400
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
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