Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

94

Sony SLT-A77

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$861 body only

$1,279 with 28-135mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,219 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$998 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$595 - $797 body only

$800 - $1,097 with 18-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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Showing 2 comments

Gozals (4:32 AM, May 27, 2012)
I choose A77 because many of my friends use the Sony Alpha system..
Choose the Canon if your friends use it, so its easier to test some lenses
 
Avatar for nkalu nkalu (4:08 AM, April 01, 2012)
They are both great cameras.
Which one is a better buy?