• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 80D advantages over Sony A7 III

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $1149 vs $2198
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 710 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

Sony A7 III 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
    ~ 5.93 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
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,730 vs 1,135 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.7 vs 13.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Newer
    9 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    945g vs 1270g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    163 vs 53 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.7 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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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Buy the Canon 80D

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).

  • New 24MP sensor offers excellent image quality; Outstanding high ISO performance and dynamic range; Improved JPEG colors; Improved build quality; Fast autofocus; Excellent 4K video; Very good battery life.

  • Buffer clearing can be slow even with fast UHS-II cards; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No losslessly compressed RAW option; Dedicated battery charger not included; Menus are still confusing; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon 80D
Canon T6s
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Sony A7 III
Canon T6s
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony A7 III
Nikon D7200
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 80D
Nikon D7500
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 III
Nikon D7500
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon Z6

Canon 80D
Nikon Z6
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon EOS R

Canon 80D
Canon EOS R
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 III
Canon EOS R
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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