Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Sony SLT-A77

85

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,530 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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EOS 5D Mark III
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Sony SLT-A77
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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?