Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
I'm not a dedicated wildlife photog, but I do take quite a bit of wildlife pics.
For me the 7D mk2 felt like a minor improvement over the 7D at a highish (at the time) cost. The image quality/dynamic range/low light performance, focus points, tilty screen, etc were noticeable improvements on the 80D from the 7D. ..
The burst rate and weather sealing were probably my main concerns.. but found it was fast enough for most things for me and I was more careful in bad weather. I'm not saying it's right for everyone, but the other capabilities more than made it better than an original 7D (which is what was being said)... probably less so for a 7D mk2.
Can you honestly say you think the 80D AF system is in any way comparable to the 7D Mark II AF system, much less better? Have you ever actually looked through a 7D Mark II viewfinder? Not to mention the additional AF configuration options in the 7D Mark II menu that are absent in the 80D AF menu.
The only place the 80D has better sensor performance (IQ/DR/etc.) is below ISO 400. That's not where most sports/action/wildlife photographers live. Above ISO 800 the 7D Mark II has better DR and, more importantly for low light/high ISO performance, significantly better S/N ratio.
Please stop repeating what the youTube sensationalists spew in order to generate more clicks without actually doing your own homework.