Canon Mark IV compared to Canon 80D and Canon Rebel T7i

By: Colton Newman

Comparison 

This blog will compare the Canon EOS 80D, the Canon Rebel T7i and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The lens on the Canon EOS 80D is 18-135 mm, the lens on the Canon Rebel T7i is 18-55mm and the lens on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is 24-105mm.

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Overall Feel

Canon EOS 80D- This camera has a light to medium weight with a quality handgrip. There is a small setting display on the top right near the shutter release button where a photographer can easily access the cameras basic settings.

Canon Rebel T7i- This body is the lightest out of the three, it’s hand grip is narrow compared to the other cameras making it less comfortable to hold. The small setting display screen is absent because of it’s smaller body, forcing the user to access settings through the view finder or by opening the foldable camera screen.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV- Similar in weight to the Canon 80D, it has a heftier feel to it when handled. The small top setting display is larger allowing more setting controls to accessed through the upper part of the camera. Unlike the T7i and 80D the in camera flash has a more rounded flash that gives the camera an overall sleeker look.

 

All in all the only plus to the T7i is that it’s light weight body is more suited for the on the go photographer who maybe traveling on foot to destinations. Although the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a more appealing body both that and the Canon EOS 80D are equal in overall feel. 

 

Stats

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Canon EOS 80D- The 80D contains 24 MP, 1080/60P video capture, 7 fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi and a weather-resistant body.

Canon Rebel T7i- The T7i has, 24.2 MP, 1920 X 1080 max video resolution, 6  fps continuous shooting, stainless steel interior.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV- The Mark IV equipped with 30.4 MP, 4K video, 7 fps continuous shooting, built-in GPS, built-in Wi-Fi, time-lapse movie function.

 

By far the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has the highest stats out of the three, with a huge list of features this is a camera that has it all. Next up the Canon 80D has a pretty reasonable range of stats that are great for any photographer.

 

Navigation

Canon EOS 80D- The 80D is one of the more user-friendly cameras for navigating through settings. From it’s simplistic upper AF, DRIVE and ISO buttons to its user-friendly dial, and easily identifiable buttons. The touch sensitive camera screen also helps with navigating and cuts back at clicking buttons to get where you need to get to.

Canon Rebel T7i- The T7i has similar navigation to the 80D but a less friendly form of navigation. Like the 80D it’s simplistic but there is no easy touch screen, dial, or easy to locate buttons for settings. Instead of a dial, there are regular up, down, left and right button which when scrolling through the more complex settings can become tedious at times.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV- The navigation on the Mark IV is more complex and less intuitive than the previous two. It has a larger and smoother dial for flipping through images and menus like the one found on the 80D. Also like the 80D the camera screen touch utility is quite useful when accessing internal settings. The downside is that some buttons can be used for multiple purposed making it less user friendly than most cameras.

 

For the average photographer the Canon 80D is the better camera when it comes to navigating settings and controls. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is more complicated but given time to get used to it the Mark IV offers more capabilities than the 80D or T7i. The T7i is by far the least easy to navigate, with it’s small buttons and hard to find settings it fall short of being anywhere user friendly.

 

Camera Screen

Canon EOS 80D- The camera screen on this camera has the ability to be pulled out, spun, flipped and hidden. This is an extremely handy feature, because your screen can be reversed and stored away so that when you are worried about scratching or damaging your cameras screen it can be safely stored away. Another handy but unnecessary feature is the touch screen aspect. Touch screen comes in handy when trying to navigate more complex settings hidden in the many menus that this camera contains.  

Canon Rebel T7i- Similar to the 80D the T7i's camera screen has the ability to be flipped and hidden. This capability would be great for travel vloggers or video work. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV- Opposed to the T7i and 80D the camera screen for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is built into the cameras body so there is not option or capability to hide or cover the screen for protection. This is a huge downside to a quality camera. Recently I’ve been concerned that I may damage or scratch it. When placing my eye up to the viewfinder, I occasionally get facial oils on the glass. It is however touch screen as well making navigation easier and flipping through images a breeze.

 

Overall the 80D, which takes the movable screen from the T7i and the touch screen capabilities from the Mark IV and combines the two in a winning combination. Although the touch screen capability on the Mark IV is nice, the selling point for me is the ability to protect and hide your cameras screen especially as more and more photographers hit the road for adventures.

 

 

Summery

In the long run the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the highest quality camera out of the three to purchase. It’s image quality is higher, it’s capabilities with photos and video are larger and it’s overall design is better than the Canon Rebel T7i and the Canon EOS 80D. Its price tag is also higher than the other two. If you’re an average photographer who knows enough to take on learning a few more trick than the Canon EOS 80D is an affordable camera that offers high MP images and average video. If you are a beginning photographer the Canon Rebel T7i is a good place to start but there are other Canon cameras with better navigation and a bit higher MP than the T7i.

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