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Canon 77D vs 80D

The Canon EOS 77D and the Canon EOS 80D are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2017 and February 2016. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 77D
versus
Canon 80D
Canon 77D   Canon 80D
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200) ISO 100-16,000 (100 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Swivel touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 7 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
600 shots per battery charge960 shots per battery charge
131 x 100 x 76 mm, 540 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm, 730 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 77D and the Canon EOS 80D? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon 77D and the Canon 80D are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 77D vs Canon 80D
Compare 77D versus 80D top
Comparison 77D or 80D rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon 80D is notably larger (11 percent) than the Canon 77D. Moreover, the 80D is substantially heavier (35 percent) than the 77D. It is noteworthy in this context that the 80D is splash and dust-proof, while the 77D does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Canon EF Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the 77D gets 600 shots out of its LP-E17 battery, while the 80D can take 960 images on a single charge of its LP-E6N power pack.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 77D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 540 g 600 n Feb 2017 899 i
2.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199 i
3.
 
Canon T8i 131 mm 103 mm 76 mm 515 g 800 n Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 90D 141 mm 105 mm 77 mm 701 g 1300 Y Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon T7 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 475 g 500 n Feb 2018 449 i
6.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
7.
 
Canon SL2 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549 i
8.
 
Canon T7i 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 532 g 600 n Feb 2017 749 i
9.
 
Canon M5 116 mm 89 mm 61 mm 427 g 295 n Sep 2016 979 i
10.
 
Canon T6 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 485 g 500 n Mar 2016 449 i
11.
 
Canon T6i 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 555 g 440 n Feb 2015 749 i
12.
 
Canon T6s 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649 i
13.
 
Canon 70D 139 mm 104 mm 79 mm 755 g 920 Y Jul 2013 1,199 i
14.
 
Canon T4i 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 575 g 440 n Jun 2012 849 i
15.
 
Canon T3i 133 mm 100 mm 80 mm 570 g 440 n Feb 2011 599 i
16.
 
Canon 60D 145 mm 106 mm 79 mm 755 g 1100 Y Aug 2010 1,399 i
17.
 
Nikon D7500 136 mm 104 mm 73 mm 720 g 950 Y Apr 2017 1,299 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The 77D was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 25 percent) than the 80D, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the 80D is 2 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.6. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the 77D uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC 7) than the 80D (DIGIC 6), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 77D and Canon 80D sensor measures

Even though the 80D has a slightly larger sensor, both cameras offer the same resolution of 24 megapixels. This implies that the 80D has a lower pixel density and marginally larger individual pixels (with a pixel pitch of 3.75μm versus 3.72μm for the 77D), which gives it a potential advantage in terms of light gathering capacity. It should, however, be noted that the 77D is a somewhat more recent model (by 11 months) than the 80D, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that at least partly compensate for the smaller pixel size.

The Canon EOS 77D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS 80D are ISO 100 to ISO 16000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

77D versus 80D MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The Overall DXO ratings for the two cameras under consideration are close, suggesting that they provide similar imaging performance. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.3971 78
2.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.21135 79
3.
 
Canon T8i APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p...... ..
4.
 
Canon 90D APS-C 32.3 6960 46404K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Canon T7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p...... ..
6.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
7.
 
Canon SL2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.41041 79
8.
 
Canon T7i APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
9.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.41262 77
10.
 
Canon T6 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p...... ..
11.
 
Canon T6i APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.712.0919 71
12.
 
Canon T6s APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.0915 70
13.
 
Canon 70D APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p22.511.6926 68
14.
 
Canon T4i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.2722 62
15.
 
Canon T3i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.5793 65
16.
 
Canon 60D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.5813 66
17.
 
Nikon D7500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.314.01483 86

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, and both provide the same movie specifications (1080/60p).

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The 77D and the 80D are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinder in the 80D offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the 77D (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the 80D has a higher magnification (0.59x vs 0.51x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon 77D and Canon 80D along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 77Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon T8ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.5 Y n
4.
 
Canon 90Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 11.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon T7optical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
7.
 
Canon SL2optical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon T7ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Canon M52360 n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
10.
 
Canon T6optical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Canon T6ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Canon T6soptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
13.
 
Canon 70Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
14.
 
Canon T4ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
15.
 
Canon T3ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
16.
 
Canon 60Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/8000s 5.3 Y n
17.
 
Nikon D7500optical Y 3.2 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

The Canon 77D and the Canon 80D both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the 77D and the 80D write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 77D and Canon EOS 80D and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 77DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
2.
 
Canon 80DYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon T8iYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 90DYstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon T7Ymonomono--mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
7.
 
Canon SL2YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
8.
 
Canon T7iYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
9.
 
Canon M5YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
10.
 
Canon T6Ymonomono--mini2.0YY-
11.
 
Canon T6iYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
12.
 
Canon T6sYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Canon 70DYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
14.
 
Canon T4iYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Canon T3iYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
16.
 
Canon 60DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
17.
 
Nikon D7500YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y

It is notable that the 80D has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The 77D lacks such a headphone port.

The 77D is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 80D has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 80D was succeeded by the Canon 90D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon 77D and the Canon 80D? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS 77D:

  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC 7 vs DIGIC 6).
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 190g or 26 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced segment (25 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 11 months after the 80D).


Advantages of the Canon EOS 80D:

  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.59x vs 0.51x).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (7 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (960 versus 600) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in February 2016).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the 80D emerges as the winner of the match-up (8 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

77D 05:08 80D

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 77D and the Canon 80D place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the 77D or the 80D perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 77D4.5/5..82/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 899 i
2.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199 i
3.
 
Canon T8i4.5/5+80/1004/53.5/5 Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 90D4/5+85/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon T7..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 449 i
6.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
7.
 
Canon SL24/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549 i
8.
 
Canon T7i4.5/5..80/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 749 i
9.
 
Canon M54/5+82/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
10.
 
Canon T64/5o73/1004/54/5 Mar 2016 449 i
11.
 
Canon T6i5/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749 i
12.
 
Canon T6s5/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649 i
13.
 
Canon 70D5/5+ +83/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2013 1,199 i
14.
 
Canon T4i4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2012 849 i
15.
 
Canon T3i3/5o77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2011 599 i
16.
 
Canon 60D5/5+79/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2010 1,399 i
17.
 
Nikon D75004.5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Apr 2017 1,299 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon 77D vs Canon 80D

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 77D Canon 80D
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2017 February 2016
    Launch Price USD 899 USD 1,199
    Sensor Specs Canon 77D Canon 80D
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.5 x 15.0 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 337.5 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 27 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 3.75 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 7.11 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 7 DIGIC 6
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 78 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.6 23.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.3 13.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 971 1135
    Screen Specs Canon 77D Canon 80D
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.51x 0.59x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 77D Canon 80D
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 7 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Canon 77D Canon 80D
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon 77D Canon 80D
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E17 LP-E6N
    Battery Life (CIPA)600 shots per charge960 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 131 x 100 x 76 mm
    (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0 in)
    139 x 105 x 79 mm
    (5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 540 g (19.0 oz) 730 g (25.8 oz)

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