Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Sony SLT-A77

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,293 ISO
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,069 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,809 - $3,199 body only

$3,399 - $4,099 with 24-105mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$944 with 10-24mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$919 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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?