Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Comparison of the mid-range DSLR cameras with APS-c sized image sensors, here is a side by side table of the Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500.

The Canon EOS 80D features a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor, alongside a new 45 all cross-type point AF system, native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 25,600, and fast responsive 7fps shooting rate. Video recording is offered at an improved 1080/60p.

Nikon D500 camera features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images.

Comparison of Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500 Specifications

Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Below you can see the specifications comparison table of Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500 cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon 80D Nikon D500
Effective Megapixels 24.2-Megapixels 20.9-Megapixels
Sensor type / size APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm
Low pass filter Yes No
Image processor DIGIC 6 EXPEED 5
Image Stabilization No No
AF system 45 points (all points cross type) 153-point, 99 cross-type AF system
ISO 100-25600 100-51,200
Max shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 30 – 1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 7fps 10 fps
Video 1920 x 1080p at 60fps
3,840×2,160 (4K) up to 30p
Display 3″ Fully Articulated Screen – 1.040k dots 3.2″ diagonal TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle – 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
Battery life  960 shots 1,240 shots
Dimensions 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm 147 x 115 x 81mm
Weight 730g 760g
Price $1,199 $1,999

  • Sakaphoto Graphics

    Shouldn’t this comparison be two: 80D versus D7200 and 7D MkII versus D500?

    • dcnadmin

      Sure, this one is for new buyers to see the $800 price difference at a glance from the specs table.

      • Sakaphoto Graphics

        The timing of the introductions is a bit confusing.