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 typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor size0.89 in0.88 in
Sensor photo detectors21.0 Mpx26.0 Mpx
Effective pixels20.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:21:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Max resolution5472.0 px6000.0 px
Other resolutions3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480, 5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
N/A
ProcessorDIGIC 5+DIGIC 6

Image

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
ISO100, 25600100, 16000
ISO Autoyesyes
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum1280025600
Boosted ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution5472.0 px6000.0 px
White balance presets66
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Halogen, Shade, TungstenAuto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formatsJPG, RAWJPG, RAW
Photo effectsBlack&White, VividBlack&White
Image stabilizernoyes
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Supported aspect ratios1:1, 3:2, 16:91:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Lens mountCanon EFCanon EF, Canon EF-S
Optical zoom10.0 x3.0 x
Digital zoom10.0 x10.0 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.6 x1.6 x
Maximum aperture223.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)FlashFlash
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.6x1.6x
AutofocusFace detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto FocusAI Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionAutoAuto, Manual
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points1945
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)1945
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter2.28 in2.64 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
45

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Screen size3.03 in3.0 in
Articulated LCDyesyes
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Display aspect ratio3:23:2
Screen dots10400001040000
Touch screenyesno
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderElectronicOptical
Viewfinder coverage98.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.95 x0.95 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)3 - 13 - 1
Eye relief0.87 in0.87 in
Separate info displayyesyes
Flip-out screenyesyes
Second displaynono

Photography features

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Shooting modesAperture priority, Auto, Manual, ProgramAperture priority, Auto, Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeMechanicalElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures22
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/21/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2
N/A
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay2, 102, 10
Histogramyesyes
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
N/A
WB Bracketing
Yes
N/A
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/250s1/250s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modesFlash OFF, Redeye ReductionAuto
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive7.0 fps7.0 fps
Scene modes
Close-up , Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Landscape
Night portrait, Portrait, Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot, PartialMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options2, 102, 10
Speed (JPEG)7.0 fps7.0 fps
Speed (RAW)7.0 fps7.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Maximum resolution1920.0 px1920.0 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 10801280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD typeHDFull HD
Supported video file formatsH.264, MOV, MPEG-4MOV, MP4
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PALNTSC, PAL
Camera playbackSlide showMovie, Single image
Video recording limit80.0 min.
N/A
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280x7201920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Built-in speakersyes
N/A
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyes
N/A
Audio systemStereoMono
Supported audio file formatsLPCMLPCM
Wind filteryes
N/A
Noise reductionyes
N/A

Design

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialAluminium, PolycarbonateFiberglass, Polycarbonate, Resin
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesyes

Dimensions

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Weight14.36 oz22.93 oz
Width5.5 in54.72 in
Height4.11 in4.14 in
Depth3.09 in3.09 in

Storage

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Compatible memory cardsEye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual memory card slotsyes
N/A
Memory slots11
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW

Power

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)9201390
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity1800.0 mAh1900.0 mAh
Battery level indicatoryesyes
Battery voltage7.4 V
N/A
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyes
N/A
Start-up time
N/A
16.0 ms

Connectivity

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
HDMIyesyes
HDMI ports quantity1
N/A
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB connector typeMini-USB B
N/A
USB version1.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InBuilt-In
Supported WiFi typesIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
DC-in jackyes
N/A
Remote controlyesyes
Smartphone remote supportyes
N/A
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnoyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Bluetoothnono
Firewirenono
USB port
N/A
yes
Headphone port
N/A
yes

Other features

Canon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 80DCanon EOS 80D
Timelapse recordingyesyes
GPSnono
Orientation sensoryesyes
Electronic compassyes
N/A
Energy Star certifiedno
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
Multi
Tripod mounting supportedyes
N/A
Image editing modesResizing
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