• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 35mm 849.7mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon 80D advantages over Sony A7R IV

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $949 vs $3498*
    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 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 670 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7R IV 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    61.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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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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 A7R IV
Sony A77 II
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T6s

Canon 80D
Canon T6s
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Sony A7R IV
Canon T6s
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

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 A7R IV
Nikon D7200
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon 80D
Sony A7R III
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R III
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Canon 80D
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $996
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7R IV
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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