How does the 80D handle higher ISO compared to the 7DII? I have an older 7D and have considered upgrading to the 7D II. I am a hobby shooter, mostly sports and mostly outdoor but I do shoot some indoor sports and other family events indoors. I know the 7D II has better FPS. Any other major differences?
duckster...I shot with the 7D for a number of years, and liked the camera a lot, but the noise could be quite troublesome at times. In March of 2015, I purchased the 7DII, and right away noticed a major difference between it and my old 7D. The reduction of noise was definitely noticeable over the 7D. I have been shooting with the 7DII most of the time that I photograph birds in flight. I really feel that the 7DII is an outstanding camera for wildlife all kinds of bird shooting, sports, macro, and most other types of photography.
I just recently picked up an 80D, not because I wanted one, but because I got it from a guy who was almost ready to give it away. It was an offer I couldn't refuse. I was going to turn around and sell it, but after shooting with the 80D, I came to like it immediately. For me it does everything I want to do quite well. It has a great dynamic range, and I'm able to get shots that would not have been usable in other APS-C (crop sensor) cameras. I would really recommend it to anyone wanting to do wildlife, bird, macro, landscape, and even sports at a non professional level. It is seriously a very nice camera. I will say, that if you are planning on shooting BIF, it's pretty decent, but not as good as a 7DII. The 7DII has a faster focusing system.
If you are choosing between the 7DII and the 80D, and money is not a factor in your choice, then I'd recommend the 7DII. If money is an issue, and you decide to go with the 80D, I honestly feel that you'll be very happy with it. I sure do like mine.
This is just my opinion, and I'm sure there are others out there that will disagree with me.