Let’s get straight into it…
No, the Canon EOS 80D is not a full-frame camera.
So What Type Of Camera Is The Canon EOS 80D?
The Canon EOS 80D is an APS-C camera which is also known as a crop sensor or cropped sensor camera.
This means that the Canon 80D has a sensor size which is 22.3 × 14.9 mm.
On the other hand, full-frame cameras have a sensor size of 36 mm x 24mm as this is the standard for full-frame Canon cameras.
The Canon 80D is an APS-C sensor camera because it is targeted at enthusiast or semi-professional photographers which are considered middle of the market.
APS-C sensor cameras are cheaper to produce compared to full-frame sensor cameras.
This means that the Canon 80D is not as expensive as a high-end full-frame camera (designed for full-time professional photographers). However, due to having some better features it’s a bit more expensive than entry-level APS-C cameras (designed for beginner photographers).
Is The Canon 80D A DSLR Or Mirrorless Camera?
It is also important to know that the Canon EOS 80D is a DSLR and not a mirrorless camera so there are only certain lenses that are compatible with the Canon 80D.
What Lenses Are Compatible With The Canon 80D?
Since the Canon 80D is a DSLR that uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount you can only use EF or EF-S lenses with the Canon 80D.
You cannot use Canon lenses that are designed for mirrorless Canon cameras as they use a different lens mount.
Different Types Of Canon Cameras
If you are looking for a full-frame Canon DSLR then check out the following:
If you’re looking for a different APS-C Canon DSLR then check out the following:
- Canon EOS 90D (the newer and better version of the Canon 80D)
- Canon EOS Rebel SL3
If you want to see a comparison video comparing a full-frame Canon DSLR with an APS-C Canon DSLR then the video below does just that.
Canon Mirrorless Cameras:
If you want a mirrorless Canon camera with an APS-C sensor then check out the following:
If you want a mirrorless canon camera that is full frame then check out the following: