Sony and Fuji have shown even on small bodies its possible to put joystick and 8 way controller alongside each other. So I really dont understand Canon's decision to remove joystick from X0D. So far that 8way D-pad is the thing I hate on 80D on what otherwise is a good camera. In past dropping prices were a good indicator of new camera incoming but it doesnt seem to be the case anymore.ahsanford said:7D2 = far better build quality, better AF, joystick, better burst, larger buffer, and some here would say better high ISO files, dual cards, interchangeable focusing screens for manual glass, GPSashmadux said:I would much rather have an 80d than the 7d2....that is one canon body i wouldn't want any part of. The tech was old even when it launched, and that was forever ago...no touch screen, no swivel on that great built body....what a waste. Yuck.
80D = better low ISO files, tilty-flippy + touch --> better for video, more f/8 AF points for T/C use, wifi
If you're hung up on base ISO performance, have a tilty-flippy or shoot video, you get the 80D. If you need a warhorse, will-not-die-on-you rig without having to move to FF and buy the longest superwhites, the 7D2 is the best choice.
I see those two cameras as being aimed at completely different people, so it makes sense to offer both. The fact that Canon isn't rushing out a 7D3 this year would imply the 7D2 is a consistent money maker for them.
I still find 7D very attractive due to ruggedness but it's just too heavy for long himalayan treks and much rather have 80d as its lighter and serves well for what I do.
In general Canon used to the one with a lot of firsts with technology but now they have gone on crippling spree with their upgrades. Its quite frustrating to see that attitude from what once was a pioneer of DSLRs.