Sony SLT A99 vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Canon EOS 70D

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,555 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
 

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 A99.

competitors

Sony SLT A99 Competitors

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$2,121 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 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

$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

$1,172 with 28-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Color depth Worse color depth

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