Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha a6500

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more 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

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Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS No built-in GPS

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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