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

Sony SLT A77 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

82

Canon EOS 650D

61

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
Less buttons
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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$656.77 vs $1,238.00
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The best price we've seen is $581 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 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
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
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
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
Cross type focus points
Slightly more cross-type focus points
11 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D3.1"
              SLT A773.2"
              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
              3.0"
              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 EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $791 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $639 body only

              $799 - $899 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
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,250 - $1,349 with 18-135mm 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

              $697 body only

              $579 - $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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $857 body only

              $849 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

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

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $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

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $532 - $685 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $369 body only

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $541 - $554 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $898 - $998 body only

              $1,598 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
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Sony SLT-A99

              Sony SLT-A99

              Pro DSLR

              $1,998 body only

              $2,896 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
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $588 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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