• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sony RX1R 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,204 vs 1,135 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • 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

Canon 80D advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $1149 vs $3298*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 220 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 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    53 vs 24 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.7 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

  • 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 RX1

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 80D
Sony RX1
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
Canon 80D
Sony RX1R
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D7200

Sony RX1R II
Nikon D7200
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1R II
Leica Q
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 80D
Leica Q
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D7500

Sony RX1R II
Nikon D7500
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon 80D
Nikon D7500
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
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