Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77

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Sony SLT-A77

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Canon EOS 650D

61

Canon EOS 650D

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Overall image quality
Great image quality
78.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 700 ms vs 3100 ms
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4.4x less delay when turning on
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 143x104x81 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 575 g vs 732 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $719.99 vs $1,175.00
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The best price we've seen is $455 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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Color depth Better color depth 24 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 78.0 vs 62.0
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Around 30% better image quality
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.53x
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Around 90% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 12 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 124 ms vs 269 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A77's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 530 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Cross type focus points Slightly more cross-type focus points 11 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              650D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              SLT A77:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              650D:440 shots
              SLT A77:530 shots
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D:722 ISO
              SLT A77:801 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

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              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $379 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $898 - $1,048 body only

              $1,498 - $1,649 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony SLT-A99

              Sony SLT-A99

              Pro DSLR

              $1,998 body only

              $2,596 - $3,198 with 28-75mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

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