Canon EOS 80D vs Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2016.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 80D 2016
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 80D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 80D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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

Resolution

Canon EOS 80D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has 20 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 80D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648

Canon EOS 80D has a 20 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 80D. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 80D has 100 to 16000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 80D 100-16000
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 80D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 80D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II can shoot up to 16 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 80D 7
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 16

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II can shoot movies.

Weight

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

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II weighs 1530 gr (equal to 3,37 lb) which is 110% heavier than Canon EOS 80D and its 730 gr (or 1,61 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 80D 730 gr
1,61 lb
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1530 gr
3,37 lb

Canon EOS 80D vs Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Name Canon EOS 80D Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Release Year 2016 2016
Release Date 2016-02-18 2016-02-02
MSRP 1199 USD 5999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 20 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 6 DUAL DIGIC 6+
Image
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
ISO Range 100 - 16000 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 45 61
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3.2
Screen dots 1040000 1620000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 (0.59 35mm equiv.) 0.76
Viewfinder Resolution 0 0
Photography features
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Frames per second 7 fps 16 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
Motion JPEG
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with NFC)
Yes
Optional via WFT-E8
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or via smartphone) Supported
GPS No Yes
Built-in (with e-compass)
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 960 shots 1210 shots
Width 139 mm 158 mm
Height 105 mm 168 mm
Depth 79 mm 83 mm
Weight 730 gram 1530 gram