Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D5500
Overview

Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D5500 Overview
This DSLR Comparison is between Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500, a 24 MP, CMOS Sensor, Mid-size SLR camera vs a 24 MP, CMOS Sensor, Compact SLR camera. Below we will review the advantages and common features of each DSLR camera, and their respective recommendations for different types of photography.


Canon 80D Key Features

  • APS-C, 22.5 x 15 CMOS Sensor
  • 24 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 3" TFT LCD Screen
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 7.0fps continuous shooting
  • 45 Focus Points
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
  • 730g. 139 x 105 x 79 mm
  • Replaced Canon EOS 70D - Compare

Nikon D5500 Key Features

  • APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 CMOS Sensor
  • 24 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 39 Focus Points
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
  • 420g. 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Advantages and Common Features
This section will review the advantages and common features of Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 respectively.

Advantages of Canon 80D over Nikon D5500 (8)


Screen Resolution
1,040,000 dots vs 1,037,000 dots
Higher Screen Resolution
Face Detection
Yes vs No
Great for Portraits and Street Photography
Focus Points
45 vs 39
6 More Focus Points
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
Captures Images Faster
Continuous Shooting (Frames per Second)
7.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
2 More fps
Environmental Sealing
Yes vs No
Suitable for Tough Environmental Conditions
Battery Life
960 shots vs 820 shots
140 More Images per Battery Charge
GPS
Yes vs No
Logs Picture Location


Advantages of Nikon D5500 over Canon 80D (4)


Price (USD)
$647 vs $1,099
$452 Cheaper
Screen Size
3.2" vs 3"
0.2" Larger Screen
Weight
420g vs 730g
310g Lighter DSLR Camera
Size
124 x 97 x 70 mm vs 139 x 105 x 79 mm
Smaller Body Size


Common Features Between Canon 80D and Nikon D5500 (18)


Megapixels
24 MP vs 24 MP
Same Ability to Print Bigger High-Resolution Images
Maximum Light Sensitivity (ISO)
25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
Same Max Light Sensitivity ISO
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 vs 1920 x 1080
Same Video Quality
Live View
Yes vs Yes
Takes Pictures Using The Screen
Flip-Out Screen
Yes vs Yes
Flexible Screen Viewing Angles
Touch Screen
Yes vs Yes
Both Have Touch Screen Option
Touch Autofocus
Yes vs Yes
Both Have Touch Autofocus Option
Autofocus Tracking
Yes vs Yes
Great for Tracking Movement
Built-in Flash
Yes vs Yes
Good for Photos in Low Light
External Flash
Yes vs Yes
Gives Better Control of Light
Microphone Port
Yes vs Yes
Option for Higher Quality Audio Recording
HDMI Connectivity
Yes vs Yes
Both Have HDMI Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Yes vs Yes
Sends Images Directly to Smartphones
Remote Control
Yes vs Yes
Great for Creative Shooting
Viewfinder
Optical (pentaprism) vs Optical (pentamirror)
Useful for Better Image Framing
Manual Exposure Mode
Yes vs Yes
Both have Manual Exposure Mode Option
Manual Focus
Yes vs Yes
Both Have Manual Focus Mode Option
Continuous Autofocus
Yes vs Yes
Great for Focusing on Moving Objects
Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Photography Recommendations
This section compares how Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 is recommended for different types of photography.

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Wireless Connectivity
Heavy Body Weight at 730 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Wireless Connectivity
Light Body Weight at 420 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 7.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s
45 Focus Points
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 960 shots

Nikon D5500

No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Average Continuous Shooting at 5.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s
39 Focus Points
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 820 shots


Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Heavy Body Weight at 730 g
Average Body Size
RAW Image Qualtity
Face Detection Autofocus
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Light Body Weight at 420 g
Smaller Body Size
RAW Image Qualtity
No Face Detection Autofocus
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
No GPS
Heavy Body Weight at 730 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 960 shots

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
No GPS
Light Body Weight at 420 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 820 shots

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
RAW Image Qualtity
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
45 Focus Points
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
RAW Image Qualtity
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
39 Focus Points
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 7.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Average Continuous Shooting at 5.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s

Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 80D vs Nikon D5500 Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Canon 80D

Large APS-C, 22.5 x 15 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Manual Focus Mode
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 960 shots

Nikon D5500

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Qualtity
High Resolution Sensor at 24 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Manual Focus Mode
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 820 shots
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