What will be the best setup?

Vlogging is steadily becoming more popular as years pass by. Even if you just record vlogs for fun or just want to turn it into a profession. If you get the right vlog camera, vlogging becomes easier, faster and you’ll get better video quality.

Before we invest in new equipment, we want to do our research first! We like both the Canon 80d and the Sony Alpha A7 II but which is best for us!

Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Sony A7 II is a Mirrorless camera with a 24.0MP Full-frame sensor whereas Canon 80D is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor. Despite some fundamental differences between these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting.

Sony A7 II vs Canon 80D Detailed Size Comparison

Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day. Sony A7 II is significantly lighter (131g ) than the Canon 80D which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.

Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since Sony A7 II has a Full frame sensor and Canon 80D has a smaller APS-C sensor, Canon 80D’s lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Sony A7 II lenses.

Not just for Vlogging!

The Number of available lenses is a big decision factor while choosing our interchangeable lens camera. When we look at the available lenses for these two cameras, we see that Canon 80D has an advantage over Sony A7 II There are 266 lenses for Canon 80D’s Canon EF/EF-S mount, on the other hand, there are only 58 lenses for Sony A7 II’s Sony E (NEX) lens mount.

Another important factor is the availability of image stabilization. Sony A7 II has a big advantage in this regard because it has a sensor-based image stabilization which means that all the lenses mounted to this body will be stabilized. On the other hand, Canon 80D doesn’t have this feature so you have to buy a lens with optical stabilization feature. Currently, there are 89 lenses for Canon EF/EF-S mount with Optical Image Stabilization features.

Gear doesn't matter. Only the story matter's.

— casey neistat (our inspiration)

Our conclusion.

You may have already made your decision about which camera suits better for your needs and your budget so far but in case you wonder how we rated Sony A7 II and Canon 80D.

Well! The Sony A7 II scores higher than the Canon 80D for us, thanks to its better general imaging quality, compact size and higher value for the money. However, on the other hand the Canon 80D has some extra features which may become a game changer if you have some specific requirements…

What will it be! Check back soon to see what we went with or leave a comment below with your thoughts to what you feel is the better setup, we would love to read your feedback…