Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 80D

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Canon EOS 60D and the Canon EOS 80D, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Canon EOS 60D was introduced in November 2010 and Canon EOS 80D was introduced in February 2016. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Canon EOS 60D Highlights

      • 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 6,400 Native ISO
      • 9 Focus Points (9 Cross-type)
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
      • 5.3 fps Continuous Shooting
      • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
      • 30 min Video Recording Limit
      • Built-in Flash
      • Wheather Sealed Body

      Canon EOS 80D Highlights

      • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 16,000 Native ISO
      • 45 Focus Points (45 Cross-type)
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
      • 7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
      • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
      • 30 min Video Recording Limit
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi
      • Wheather Sealed Body

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D.

      PROS

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      •   Video Capture
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Long Battery Life - 1100 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Orientation Sensor

      CONS

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      •   Sensor Resolution - 18.0 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.3 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 66
      •   Weight - 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   16,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 7.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   DxO Overall Score - 79
      •   Weight - 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 960 shots

      Advantage of Canon EOS 60D

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS 60D over Canon EOS 80D.

      Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 80D
      Lower Min Metering 0 EV vs +1 EV
      Longer Battery Life 1100 shots vs 960 shots

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      Advantage of Canon EOS 80D

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS 80D over Canon EOS 60D.

      Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 80D
      Higher Sensor Resolution 18.0 Megapixel vs 24.2 Megapixel
      Higher Native ISO 6,400 vs 16,000
      Higher Boosted ISO 12,800 vs 25,600
      More Powerful Processor DIGIC 4 vs DIGIC 6
      Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3456 vs 6000 x 4000
      Timelapse Recording vs
      Lower Min AF Detection -0.5 EV vs -3 EV
      More Focus Points 9 vs 45
      More Cross-type Focus Points 9 vs 45
      Touch-to-Focus vs
      Center Autofocus vs
      Tracking Autofocus vs
      Touch Screen vs
      Higher Viewfinder Coverage 96% vs 100%
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting 5.3 fps vs 7.0 fps
      Average Metering vs
      Higher DxO Low Light ISO 813 vs 1135
      Higher DxO Color Depth 22.2 vs 23.6
      Higher DxO Dynamic Range 11.5 vs 13.2
      Higher DxO Overall Score 66 vs 79
      Built-in Microphone Mono vs Stereo
      Headphone Output vs
      Built-In Wi-Fi Eye-Fi Connection possible vs
      Lighter 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz) vs 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 80D
        Video Capture
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Screen TypeFully ArticulatedFully Articulated
        High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain)1/8000 sec1/8000 sec
        Built-in Flash
        HDMI Output Mini Mini
        Environmental Sealing
        Orientation Sensor
      WEAKNESSES Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 80D
        No Image Stabilization
        Low Video Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
        Low Video Recording Limit30 min30 min
        No Built-in GPS
        No Built-In Bluetooth

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D have 3.0" Fully Articulated screens with 1,040k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes cameras selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting. Canon EOS 80D also features touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality (available only on Canon EOS 80D) allowing users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording.

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      Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D with Fully Articulated screen


      Viewfinder

      Cameras have built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinders. Canon EOS 60D has 96% coverage with 0.95x (0.59x 35mm equivalent) magnification and Canon EOS 80D has 100% coverage with 0.95x (0.59x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

      Sensor

      Canon EOS 60D features a 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 332.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 6,400 and expands to 100 - 12,800 in boosted mode. Canon EOS 80D features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.5 x 15 mm and a total area of 225 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 16,000 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


      Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how different sensors compare with each other:

      Sensor size chart
      Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
      Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
      Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
      Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
      Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

      Photography Features

      Canon EOS 60D is equipped with DIGIC 4 processor and can take pictures up to 5184 x 3456 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolution like 5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480 with 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 aspect ratios. Canon EOS 80D is equipped with DIGIC 6 processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Canon EF/EF-S lens mount. Due to their APS-C sensor their crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is equal to 1.6x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.6.


      No Image Stabilization

      The cameras do not have image stabilization. On Canon EOS 60D it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS 80D nothing can be done. On Canon EOS 80D it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS 60D nothing can be done.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi on Canon EOS 80D

      Canon EOS 80D has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
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      NFC on Canon EOS 80D

      Canon EOS 80D has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


      USB Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) inputs for data transfer. Canon EOS 60D has a Mini HDMI and Canon EOS 80D has a Mini HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Canon EOS 60D comes with LP-E6 battery pack with battery life of 1100 shots and Canon EOS 80D comes with LP-E6N battery pack with battery life of 960 shots.


      External Storage Slots

      Canon EOS 60D has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot. Canon EOS 80D has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) card slot.

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Canon EOS 80D has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec on Canon EOS 60D, and up to 1/8000 sec on Canon EOS 80D. Canon EOS 60D can shoot continuously up to 5.3 fps. Canon EOS 80D can shoot continuously up to 7.0 fps.


      Focusing

      Both cameras have Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EOS 60D having 9 (9 cross-type) focusing points and from -0.5 to +18 EV detection range and with Canon EOS 80D having 45 (45 cross-type) focusing points and from -3 to +18 EV detection range. and Canon EOS 60D having from -0.5 to +18 EV detection range and Canon EOS 80D having from -3 to +18 EV detection range.


      Exposure

      Exposure meterings of Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D range from 0 to +20 EV and +1 to +20 EV respectively and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS 60D and exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS 80D.


      Flash

      Cameras have built-in flash with maximum range of 13.00 m on Canon EOS 60D and 12.00 m at ISO 100 on Canon EOS 80D. They also accept external flash which can be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec on both cameras.

      Physical Parameters

      Canon EOS 60D body has dimensions of 145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11") and Canon EOS 80D body has dimensions of 139 x 105 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.13 x 3.11"). Canon EOS 60D weighs 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz) and Canon EOS 80D weighs 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz).

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      145 mm

      106 mm

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      139 mm

      105 mm

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      79 mm

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      Size comparisons of Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D

      Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      80
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      GOOD
      84
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      AVERAGE
      67
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.3 fps
      •   Long Battery Life - 1100 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      74
      •   16,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 7.0 fps
      •   Battery Life - 960 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Wildlife Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      AVERAGE
      62
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.3 fps
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Long Battery Life - 1100 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      71
      •   16,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 7.0 fps
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Battery Life - 960 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Portrait Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      78
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      84
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Street Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      82
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)

      Travel Photography

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      81
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
      •   Long Battery Life - 1100 shots
      GOOD
      82
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 960 shots

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 80D and give them scores of 70 and 76 out of 100 recpectively. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      OVERALL
      70
      OVERALL
      76

      Sensor

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      AVERAGE
      68
      •   Sensor Resolution - 18.0 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   6,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 66
      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   16,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   DxO Overall Score - 79

      Photo

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      AVERAGE
      68
      •   Timelapse Recording
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.3 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      GOOD
      72
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 7.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Video

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      BAD
      16
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Low Video Recording Limit
      BAD
      32
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Low Video Recording Limit

      Focusing

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      81
      •   -0.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   9 Focus Points
      •   9 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   -3 EV Min AF Detection
      •   45 Focus Points
      •   45 Cross-type Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      83
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      EXCELLENT
      90
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot

      Connectivity

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      75
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      90
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   No Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Canon EOS 60D

      Canon EOS 80D

      GOOD
      71
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
      •   Long Battery Life - 1100 shots
      GOOD
      70
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 730 g (1.61 lb / 25.75 oz)
      •   Battery Life - 960 shots


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