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So What Type Of Camera Is The Canon EOS 80D?
The Canon EOS 80D is an APS-C camera, so yes, the Canon 80D is 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).
💡 Since it is a crop sensor camera there is also a crop factor on the Canon 80D.
If you want to see examples of full frame DSLRs then check out this list to see all of Canon’s full frame DSLRs.
What Is The Crop Factor On The Canon 80D?
The crop factor on the Canon 80D is 1.6x, just like all the other Canon crop sensor cameras.
This means a 50mm lens on the Canon 80D will look more like how an 80mm lens would look on a full-frame Canon camera.
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 mirrorless Canon lenses on the Canon 80D because mirrorless Canon lenses 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:
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:
You should now know that the Canon 80D is not a full-frame camera and that the Canon 80D is a crop sensor camera with a crop factor of 1.6x.
If you plan to use the Canon 80D for videos then you have to know whether you can use an external mic on the Canon 80D.
You might also want to know whether it has a clean HDMI output…