Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D3300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 80D and Nikon D3300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 80D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3300 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 80D were released 2016 and Nikon D3300 was released 2014. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 80D 2016
Nikon D3300 2014

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 Nikon D3300 has a "Nikon DX"-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
Nikon D3300 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 80D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3300 has 24 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
Nikon D3300 24 MP
24064000 pixels
6016 x 4000

Nikon D3300 has a 0 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 80D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3300. Canon EOS 80D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 16000 while Nikon D3300 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 80D 100-16000
Nikon D3300 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 80D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3300 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3300 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 80D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3300

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 Nikon D3300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 80D 7
Nikon D3300 5

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 Nikon D3300 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 80D weighs 730 gr (equal to 1.61 lb) which is 70% heavier than Nikon D3300 and its 430 gr (or 0.95 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 80D 730 gr
1.61 lb
Nikon D3300 430 gr
0.95 lb

Canon EOS 80D vs Nikon D3300 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 80D and Nikon D3300, 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
Nikon D3300
Name Canon EOS 80D Nikon D3300
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Release Year 2016 2014
Release Date 2016-02-18 2014-01-07
MSRP 1199 USD 649 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6016 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 6 EXPEED 4
Image
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
ISO Range 100 - 16000 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 12
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
Nikon D3300
Autofocus Motor Yes No
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
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 45 11
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

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
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 921000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle)
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 (0.59 35mm equiv.) 0.85 (0.57 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Frames per second 7 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
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 steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with NFC)
Yes
Optional through WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or via smartphone) Yes (Optional)
GPS No Yes
Optional with GP-1
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 80D
Nikon D3300
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 960 shots 700 shots
Width 139 mm 124 mm
Height 105 mm 98 mm
Depth 79 mm 76 mm
Weight 730 gram 430 gram