Sony SLT A77 vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Canon EOS 70D

90

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 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

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
Focus points More focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,498 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $712 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
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Showing 6 comments

Joe (2:15 AM, April 20, 2015)
y'all crack me up...go for the 70d? clue free...Ilet the guy next to me using a 70d try my A77 for a few minutes...he was bidding on one on ebay by the end of the day.
 
Avatar for Patrick Serrano Patrick Serrano (2:41 AM, November 05, 2014)
I will pick the 70D as the winner
 
Avatar for Maamar Bouaichaoui Maamar Bouaichaoui (10:56 PM, April 21, 2014)
Go for the A77...
 
Willy Bum Bum (6:31 AM, October 06, 2013)
Go for the 70D...
 
Avatar for Wolfe Leon Fox Wolfe Leon Fox (11:31 AM, September 28, 2013)
Go for the A77...
 
anson (9:15 AM, August 20, 2013)
Go for the 70D....