Canon 80D vs Nikon D500


Canon maybe proud for Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR camera, featuring an new 45-point AF system, 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for crisp images with fine detail. But here we get the conclusion when we Compared Canon 80D with Nikon D500.

Features/ Models Canon 80D Nikon D500
Megapixel 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
Sensor size APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Low pass filter Yes No
Image processor DIGIC6 EXPEED 5
Image Stabilization No No
AF system 45 points (all points cross type) 153-Point AF System (99 cross-type)
ISO 100-16000 Standard and 100-25600 Expandable 100-51200 Standard and 100-164000
Shutter Min/ mix 30   -1/8000 30   -1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 7fps 10fps
Video Full HD 60fps 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life  960 shots 1240 shots
Dimensions 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm 147.0 x 115.0 x 81.0 mm
Weight 730g  860g

Sensor size-The larger sensor size of Nikon D500 will render the images with rich tonality and magnificent color. And the sensor is implemented with effective EXPEED 5 image processing engine so that the camera can afford maximum processing power with lesser noise. On the other hand, 80D has 24.2MP of resolution but has the smaller sensor size compared to Nikon D500.

Low pass filter- No low pass filter coupled with d500, letting the camera to acquire more details of the subject comparison to Nikon D500 (has low pass filter).

Image stabilization- Four stops of optical image stabilization has been equipped with 80D means the camera is very effective to reduce camera shake problem whereas image stabilization is absent in Nikon D500.

AF points- On the D500’s DX, the 153-point AF points, allowing users smooth track and lock-onto subjects from the edges of the viewfinder. On the other hand, Canon 80D has very less 45 AF points.

ISO- You don’t have to worry about photography in lowlight conditions because the Nikon D500 has amazing ISO range of 100-51,200, expandable to 50-1,640,000 equivalents. The camera is capable of brilliant shooting even under lowlight situation. On the other hand, Canon 80D has 100-16000 Standard and 100-25600 (Expandable).

Continuous shooting speed- Tracking fast moving subjects will be effortless done with Nikon D500 in comparison to Canon 80D because the camera has 10fps of shooting speed, whereas 80d has limited to 7fps.

Videos- Nikon D500 allows the users to capture 4K UHD video at up to 30p (3840×2160), as well as Full HD (1080p) video at a variety of frame rates. On the other hand, Canon 80D is limited to full HD at 60fps.

Display- Users feel easy to compose and view images on D500’s bright 3.2-inch, high resolution (2359K-dot) touchscreen LCD.

No of shots- Maximum number of shots can be possible via Nikon D500 that is upto 1240 whereas Canon 80D is limited to 960 shots.

Verdicts- So, everything favors to Nikon D500, having pro-level features including speed and extreme processing power in a compact and lightweight body.

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