Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha a6500

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sony Alpha a6500

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Many lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$785 - $997 body only

$1,115 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$868 - $898 body only

$978 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$3,750 with 12-60mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$578 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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