Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Canon EOS 80D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS 80D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 80D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2016.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 2016
Canon EOS 80D Canon 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 80D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 80D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a 30 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 80D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30 MP 30105600 6720 4480
Canon EOS 80D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a 25 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 80D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 80D. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 102400 while Canon EOS 80D has 100 to 16000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 50-102400
Canon EOS 80D 100-16000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 80D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 80D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 7
Canon EOS 80D 7

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS 80D can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV weighs 890 gr (equal to 1,96 lb) which is 22% heavier than Canon EOS 80D and its 730 gr (or 1,61 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 890 gr 1,96 lb
Canon EOS 80D 730 gr 1,61 lb