Sony SLT A77 vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Canon EOS 70D

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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
Overall image quality Better image quality
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points More focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $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

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $852 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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....