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Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D

Portability
59
Imaging
76
Features
92
Overall
82
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
 
Canon EOS 80D front
Portability
59
Imaging
68
Features
92
Overall
77

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Key Specs

Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Push to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Announced June 2017
  • Old Model is Canon 6D
Canon 80D
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 16000 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 730g - 139 x 105 x 79mm
  • Released February 2016
  • Old Model is Canon 70D
  • Renewed by Canon 90D
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Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Overview

In this write-up, we will be matching up the Canon 6D MII and Canon 80D, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are built by Canon. The sensor resolution of the 6D MII (26MP) and the 80D (24MP) is pretty similar but the 6D MII (Full frame) and 80D (APS-C) possess totally different sensor size.

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The 6D MII was brought out 17 months after the 80D which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a concise summary of how the 6D MII scores versus the 80D in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Canon 80D

 6D MII 80D 
ReleasedJune 2017February 2016More modern by 17 months

Reasons to pick Canon 80D over the Canon 6D MII

 80D 6D MII 

Common features in the Canon 6D MII and Canon 80D

 6D MII 80D 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Screen resolution1040k1040kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to take into account its weight and size. The Canon 6D MII has outside measurements of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") having a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) while the Canon 80D has specifications of 139mm x 105mm x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1") with a weight of 730 grams (1.61 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon 6D MII and Canon 80D in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you use at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the 6D MII versus the 80D.

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 6D MII and 80D is 59 and 59 respectively.

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D top view buttons comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes simply by going over technical specs. The image below will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the 6D MII and 80D.

As you have seen, both the cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The 6D MII due to its bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Canon 6D MII will offer you greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The newer 6D MII is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D sensor size comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 6D MII Portrait photography features
Canon 80D Portrait photography features
85
focusing manually
amazing MP (26MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
80
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features face detection focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 6D MII Street photography factors
Canon 80D Street photography factors
77
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization
large sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
includes focus via touch
weather proof
very good ISO range (40,000)
69
screen articulates fully
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
has touch to focus
environment proof
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 6D MII as a Sports photography camera
Canon 80D as a Sports photography camera
88
has image stabilization
amazing MP (26 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
good battery life (1,200 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
76
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 6D MII Travel photography info
Canon 80D Travel photography info
78
good battery life (1,200 shots)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
includes focus via touch
amazing MP (26 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
77
environment proof
has touch to focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography information
Canon 80D Landscape photography information
86
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization
amazing MP (26MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (40,000)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
good battery life (1,200 CIPA)
76
has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proof
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 6D MII
Vlogging with Canon 80D
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has mic port
70
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone jack
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 6D MII vs Canon 80D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 6D MII and Canon 80D
 Canon EOS 6D Mark IICanon EOS 80D
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS 80D
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2017-06-29 2016-02-18
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 7 DIGIC 6
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 24mm 22.5 x 15mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 337.5mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6240 x 4160 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 40000 16000
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 45 45
Cross focus points 45 45
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses 250 326
Focal length multiplier 1 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.6x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 6.5 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash -
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 765g (1.69 lb) 730g (1.61 lb)
Dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") 139 x 105 x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 85 79
DXO Color Depth score 24.4 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 11.9 13.2
DXO Low light score 2862 1135
Other
Battery life 1200 pictures 960 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E6N LP-E6N
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $1,799 $1,199