Sony SLT A77 vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

85

Canon EOS 70D

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
75 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 with 18-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

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....