Updated (April 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

80

Canon EOS 650D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 70% 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
133×100×79 mm vs 143×104×81 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
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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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2.1 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
  1. 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
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
124 ms vs 269 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking 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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
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 0.6 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,098.89 vs $1,415.69
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The best price we've seen is $317 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              650D9
              SLT A7719
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              650D440 shots
              SLT A77530 shots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D722 ISO
              SLT A77801 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 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
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $950 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $818 body only

              $960 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $885 - $948 body only

              $1,548 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,098 - $1,698 body only

              $1,398 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $330 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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