Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Ramon Trotman

Sony A6500 vs. Canon 80D for sports documentary work?!

Sony sure is hitting hard with it’s latest Sony a6500, but lets not forget about one of the best work horses when talking about video, the Canon 80D! Which is best for sports documentary?

Today’s question from viewer Spyridon Giortsios – I am an ambitious youtuber and about to shoot a documentary with sports. I was thinking of purchasing one serious camera. At the moment I own a gopro hero 5 black and I can see that its not enough even to start. So I was thinking of purchasing a more advanced camera to use it as a primary and use the gopro as secondary. I am between sony a6500 and canon 80d or maybe the new 6d. I keep hearing that sony is killing with the a series this year and on the other side there are people who believe more in the colors and the simplicity of canon. Which one would you recommend for a beginner that wants to shoot some serious stuff that might be good for tv as well? Thanks in advance for the advice.

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