Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 800D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 800D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 800D


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 70D were released 2013 and Canon EOS 800D was released 2017. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 70D Canon 2013
Canon EOS 800D Canon 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 70D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 800D 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)


Canon EOS 70D has a 20,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 800D 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 70D 20,2 MP 19961856 5472 3648
Canon EOS 800D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS 800D has a 20 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 70D. 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 800D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 70D. Canon EOS 800D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 70D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 70D 100-12800
Canon EOS 800D 100-25600

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 70D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 800D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 70D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 800D can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 70D 7
Canon EOS 800D 6

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 800D can shoot movies.


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 70D weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 42% heavier than Canon EOS 800D and its 532 gr (or 1,17 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 70D 755 gr 1,66 lb
Canon EOS 800D 532 gr 1,17 lb