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Canon 80D vs Canon 6D

Canon 80D vs Canon 6D imageWhich camera should you buy ? Canon 80D or Canon 6D ?, Well we have done a detailed specification comparison review with High ISO test, to fine out the best camera for you.

Features/ Models Canon 80D Canon 6D
Megapixel 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor 20.2 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Low pass filter No No
Image processor DIGIC6 Digic 5+
Image Stabilization No No
AF system 45 points (all points cross type) 11 Point AF
ISO 100-16000 Standard and 100-25600 Expandable 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Shutter Min/ mix 30   -1/8000 30 sec- 1/4000 sec
Continuous shooting speed 7fps 4.5
Video Full HD 60fps Full HD 30fps
Display 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot  LCD Display
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting Built-In Wi-Fi
Environmentally sealed Yes No
Dimensions 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Weight 730g  770 g

Sensor size difference:

Sensor size comparisonAs you can see the sensor size of Canon fullframe camera vs Canon APS-C camera, large sensor will gather more light compared to the APS-C sensor resulting more details and better nosie performance.

Advance AF system inside the Canon 80D camera: Canon 80D  features advance AF system compared to Canon 6D camera.

The Canon 80D uses Dual AF system – 1. Phase AF module inside the camera and 2. Dual pixel CMOS AF sensor. The Canon 80D uses Dual pixel CMOS AF Sensor and Phase AF Module with 45 Point AF (all cross type), on the other side we have Canon 6D and it features 11 Point AF system only.

The other major difference is the use of Hybrid CMOS AF sensor inside the Canon 80D camera and with the help of the Hybrid Sensor the camera can do Blazing fast AF while shooting in live-view mode or Video mode. However, since the camera uses traditional contrast detect sensor the camera uses contrast AF system while shooting in live-view or video mode.

Fast Continuous shooting speed featured by Canon 80D camera, while having more resolution and the Canon 80D features fast continuous shooting speed compared to Canon 6D camera.

Canon 80D vs Canon 6D back image

Canon 80D offers vari-angle LCD screen, Canon 6D features fixed LCD display.

Better Video mode in Canon 80D camera: Canon 80D camera features Full HD  video recording @ 60 frames per second on the other hand the Canon 6D is Full HD video mode is limited to 30frames per second.

The other biggest difference in the video mode of both the camera is AF speed, with the help of Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology the Canon 80D camera is able to do balzing fast AF during video mode and on the other side we have Canon 6D camera with traditional CMOS Sensor that uses slow and sluggish contrast detect AF system while recording a Video.

For sports shooter and videographers we recommend Canon 80D camera.

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The High ISO test between the Canon 80D and Canon 6D camera clearly shows the difference between the image quality of both the camera.

High ISO Test

Canon 80D vs Canon 6D High ISO Test [ Click here to Jump on Verdict]

Canon 80D @ ISO 1600Canon 80D ISO 1600 Canon 6D @ ISO 1600Canon 6D ISO 1600
 Canon 80D ISO @ ISO 6400Canon 80D ISO 6400  Canon 6D @ ISO 6400Canon 6D 6400
 Canon 80D @25600Canon 80D ISO 25600  Canon 6D @ ISO 25600 Canon 6D ISO 25600

Image quality analysis: Starting from the ISO 25600 the difference is clearly visible, the Canon 80D image is un-usable. At ISO 6400 Canon 6D showing flawless image with super details and clarity on the other side the Canon 80D look bit fuzzy. You can look at the images of both camera at ISO 1600, Canon 6D still clearly wins. Undoubtedly Canon 6D delivers better image quality compared to Canon 80D.’

Verdict:

For still shooter who looking for image quality only we highly recommend you to get Canon 6D camera.

Spend $500 more and get a Canon 6D, It’s a is a better camera compared to Canon 80D. The bigger fullframe sensor inside the Canon 6D gives out more details compared to Canon 80D smaller sensor as you can see in the High ISO test images of both the camera. The photodiodes inside the Canon 6D camera is also bigger, since despite of having smaller sensor area the Canon 80D features 19% more pixels and due to the more pixel density the light gathering capability of every single pixel drops dramatically.

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