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Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500

Portability
59
Imaging
68
Features
92
Overall
77
Canon EOS 80D front
 
Nikon D7500 front
Portability
60
Imaging
67
Features
92
Overall
77

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Key Specs

Canon 80D
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • 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
  • Announced February 2016
  • Replaced the Canon 70D
  • Later Model is Canon 90D
Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 720g - 136 x 104 x 73mm
  • Revealed April 2017
  • Older Model is Nikon D7200
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Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Overview

Here is a comprehensive overview of the Canon 80D and Nikon D7500, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. The resolution of the 80D (24MP) and the D7500 (21MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 80D was released 13 months before the D7500 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the 80D scores versus the D7500 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 80D over the Nikon D7500

 80D D7500 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k922kCrisper screen (+118k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Canon 80D

 D7500 80D 
RevealedApril 2017February 2016Fresher by 13 months
Screen size3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon 80D and Nikon D7500

 80D D7500 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon 80D features outside measurements of 139mm x 105mm x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1") with a weight of 730 grams (1.61 lbs) whilst the Nikon D7500 has dimensions of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") having a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the 80D versus the D7500.

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 80D and D7500 is 59 and 60 respectively.

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 top view buttons comparison

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing simply by looking at specifications. The photograph below might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the 80D and D7500.

To sum up, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon 80D to resolve more detail as a result of its extra 3MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older 80D is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 sensor size comparison

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 80D Portrait photography details
Nikon D7500 Portrait photography details
80
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
80
manual focus
good MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon 80D
Street photography with Nikon D7500
69
fully articulated screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports focus by touch
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
76
tilting screen
built in image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
includes focus by touch
weather proof
great ISO range (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 80D as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D7500 as a Sports photography camera
76
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
environment proofing
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
83
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization
good MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 80D as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D7500 as a Travel photography camera
77
environment proofing
supports focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
70
weather proof
has bluetooth
includes focus by touch
good MP (21MP)
built-in flash
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 80D Landscape photography features
Nikon D7500 Landscape photography features
76
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
82
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
built in image stabilization
good MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
great ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
weather proof
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Vlogging Comparison

Canon 80D Vlogging details
Nikon D7500 Vlogging details
70
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
has face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic jack
does not have image stabilization
35
touch screen
built in image stabilization
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic support
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Canon 80D vs Nikon D7500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 80D and Nikon D7500
 Canon EOS 80DNikon D7500
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS 80D Nikon D7500
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2016-02-18 2017-04-12
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 6 Expeed 5
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.5 x 15mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 337.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 21 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
Max native ISO 16000 51200
Max boosted ISO 25600 1640000
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 45 51
Cross focus points 45 15
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Amount of lenses 326 309
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.63x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 730 gr (1.61 pounds) 720 gr (1.59 pounds)
Physical dimensions 139 x 105 x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1") 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 79 86
DXO Color Depth score 23.6 24.3
DXO Dynamic range score 13.2 14.0
DXO Low light score 1135 1483
Other
Battery life 960 photographs 950 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E6N EN-EL15a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $1,199 $1,247