Canon EOS 70D vs Sony Alpha a6500

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
920 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Focus points
Many focus points
425
Weight
Light-weight
453 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Higher true resolution
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,288 - $2,695 body only

$2,202 - $2,336 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$880 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing
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Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$899 with 16-50mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Thickness Thinner
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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