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Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 80D

5.5 in
4.11 in
Canon EOS 70D Digital Camera
Canon EOS 70D
54.72 in
4.14 in
Canon EOS 80D Digital Camera
Canon EOS 80D
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Sensor type
CMOS
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CMOS
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Image sensor format
APS-C
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APS-C
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Sensor size
0.89 in
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0.88 in
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Sensor photo detectors
21.0 Mpx
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26.0 Mpx
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Effective pixels
20.0 Mpx
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24.0 Mpx
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Image ratio w:h
3:2
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  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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Max resolution
  • 5472
  • 3648
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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Other resolutions
  • 3468x2432
  • 2736x1824
  • 1920x1280
  • 720x480
  • 4864x3648
  • 3248x2432
  • 2432x1824
  • 1696x1280
  • 640x480
  • 5472x3072
  • 3468x2048
  • 2736x1536
  • 1920x1080
  • 720x408
  • 3648x3648
  • 2432x2432
  • 1824x1824
  • 1280x1280
  • 480x480
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Processor
DIGIC 5+
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DIGIC 6
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Image

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ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
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  • 100
  • 16000
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ISO Auto
yes
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yes
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ISO minimum
100
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100
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ISO maximum
12800
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25600
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Boosted ISO maximum
25600
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25600
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Maximum image resolution
  • 5472
  • 3648
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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White balance presets
6
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6
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White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Fluorescent
  • Halogen
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
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  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
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Custom white balance
yes
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yes
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Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
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  • JPG
  • RAW
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Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Vivid
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Black&White
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Image stabilizer
no
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yes
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Image stabilization type
No
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No
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Supported aspect ratios
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
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Uncompressed format
RAW
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RAW
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HDR
yes
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yes
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AEB/HDR support
yes
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yes
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Optics and focus

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Lens mount
Canon EF
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  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
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Optical zoom
10.0 x
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3.0 x
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Digital zoom
10.0 x
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10.0 x
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Magnification (Crop factor)
1.6 x
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1.6 x
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Maximum aperture
22
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3.5
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AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Flash
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Flash
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Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
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Auto/Manual
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Contrast autofocus
yes
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yes
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Brightness adjustment
yes
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yes
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Autofocus in recording mode
yes
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yes
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Focal length multiplier
1.6x
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1.6x
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Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
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  • AI Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
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Auto Focus (AF) lock
yes
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yes
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Manual focus
yes
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yes
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Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Auto
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  • Auto
  • Manual
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Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yes
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yes
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Number of focus points
19
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45
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Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
19
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45
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Image stabiliser
Lens based only
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Lens based only
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Filter diameter
2.28 in
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2.64 in
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Phase detection autofocus
yes
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yes
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Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
45
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Screen and viewfinder

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Screen size
3.03 in
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3.0 in
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Articulated LCD
yes
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yes
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Screen technology
LCD
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LCD TFT
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Display aspect ratio
3:2
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3:2
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Screen dots
1040000
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1040000
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Touch screen
yes
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no
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Field of view
100.0 %
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100.0 %
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Live view
yes
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yes
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Viewfinder
Electronic
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Optical
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Viewfinder coverage
98.0 %
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100.0 %
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Viewfinder magnification
0.95 x
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0.95 x
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Dioptre correction
yes
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yes
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Diopter adjustment (D-D)
3 - 1
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3 - 1
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Eye relief
0.87 in
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0.87 in
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Separate info display
yes
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yes
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Flip-out screen
yes
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yes
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Second display
no
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no
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Photography features

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Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Program
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  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Shutter priority
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Camera shutter type
Mechanical
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Electronic
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Minimum shutter speed
30.0 s
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30.0 s
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Maximum shutter speed
1.0 s
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1.0 s
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Shutter priority
yes
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yes
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Aperture priority
yes
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yes
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Manual exposure mode
yes
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yes
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Number of exposures
2
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2
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Exposure compensation plus
5
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5
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Exposure compensation minus
-5
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-5
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Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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Auto exposure lock
yes
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yes
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AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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N/A
Continuous shooting
yes
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yes
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Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
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  • 2
  • 10
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Histogram
yes
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yes
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AE frames
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
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N/A
WB Bracketing
Yes
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N/A
Subject / scene modes
yes
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yes
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Flash sync speed
1/250s
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1/250s
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Built-in flash
yes
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yes
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Flash range
12
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12
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Flash modes
  • Flash OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
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Auto
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External flash connection
Hot shoe
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Hot shoe
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External flash
yes
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yes
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Continuous drive
7.0 fps
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7.0 fps
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Scene modes
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Landscape
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  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
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Self-timer
yes
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yes
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Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
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  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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Manual settings
yes
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yes
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Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
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  • 2
  • 10
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Speed (JPEG)
7.0 fps
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7.0 fps
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Speed (RAW)
7.0 fps
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7.0 fps
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Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 3.0±EV
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0.3 - 3.0±EV
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Videography features

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Maximum resolution
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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HD type
HD
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Full HD
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Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
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  • MOV
  • MP4
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Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
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  • NTSC
  • PAL
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Camera playback
Slide show
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  • Movie
  • Single image
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Video recording limit
80.0 min.
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N/A
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
60.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Motion JPEG frame rate
60.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yes
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yes
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Microphone type
Stereo
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Stereo
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Built-in speakers
yes
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N/A
Speaker type
Mono
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Mono
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Voice recording
yes
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N/A
Audio system
Stereo
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Mono
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Supported audio file formats
LPCM
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LPCM
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Wind filter
yes
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N/A
Noise reduction
yes
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N/A

Design

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Body type
SLR
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SLR
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Body material
  • Aluminium
  • Polycarbonate
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  • Fiberglass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Resin
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Colour of product
Black
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Black
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Anti-dust system
yes
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yes
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Environmentally sealed
yes
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yes
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Dimensions

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Weight
14.36 oz
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22.93 oz
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Width
5.5 in
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54.72 in
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Height
4.11 in
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4.14 in
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Depth
3.09 in
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3.09 in
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Storage

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Compatible memory cards
  • Eye-Fi
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Dual memory card slots
yes
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N/A
Memory slots
1
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1
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Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
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  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
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Power

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Power source type
Battery
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Battery
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Battery life (CIPA)
920
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1390
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Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
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Lithium-Ion
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Battery capacity
1800.0 mAh
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1900.0 mAh
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Battery level indicator
yes
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yes
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Battery voltage
7.4 V
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N/A
Number of batteries supported
1
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1
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AC adapter included
yes
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N/A
Start-up time
N/A
16.0 ms
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Connectivity

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HDMI
yes
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yes
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HDMI ports quantity
1
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N/A
HDMI connector type
Mini
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Mini
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USB connector type
Mini-USB B
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N/A
USB version
1.0
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2.0
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Microphone port
yes
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yes
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Wireless
Built-In
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Built-In
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Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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DC-in jack
yes
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N/A
Remote control
yes
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yes
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Smartphone remote support
yes
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N/A
PictBridge
yes
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yes
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NFC
no
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yes
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth
no
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no
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Firewire
no
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no
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USB port
N/A
yes
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Headphone port
N/A
yes
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Other features

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Timelapse recording
yes
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yes
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GPS
no
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no
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Orientation sensor
yes
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yes
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Electronic compass
yes
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N/A
Energy Star certified
no
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N/A
Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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Multi
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Tripod mounting supported
yes
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N/A
Image editing modes
Resizing
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N/A
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
N/A
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
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