Canon EOS 80D ($1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): Featuring a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, the Canon EOS 80D DSLR is capable of capturing high-resolution images at up to 7 fps and Full HD 1080p60 video, both with reduced noise and high sensitivity up to an expanded ISO 25600 for working in difficult lighting conditions.
Nikon D500 ($1,997 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Nikon D500 incorporates the same powerful 153-point AF system as the D5, ensuring precise subject acquisition even during high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps. It supports 4K UHD movies, meeting the demands of multimedia professionals, while the new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine enables it to deliver high-quality images and movies and realizes a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent). See also: Best Lenses for Nikon D500.
Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D500 Specs Comparison
|Feature||Canon 80D||Nikon D500|
|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|
|AF system||45 points (all points cross type)||153-point, 99 cross-type AF system|
|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|
|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|