Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77

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Sony SLT-A77

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 3100 ms
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7.7x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 530 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,199.00
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The best price we've seen is $999 cheaper (6x less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 78.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Color depth Better color depth 24 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 12 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.59x
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Around 50% larger viewfinder
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 124 ms vs 253 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A77's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points Slightly more cross-type focus points 11 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A77's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Weight Slightly lighter 732 g vs 755 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              SLT A77:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              SLT A77:801 ISO

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              60D:145x106x79 mm
              SLT A77:143x104x81 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D:$199.95
              SLT A77:$1,199.00
              Weight Light weight Help
              60D:755 g
              SLT A77:732 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              SLT A77:25,600 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D:9
              SLT A77:19
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              SLT A77:78.0

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,099 - $1,545 with 28-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $623 - $1,257 body only

              $900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 60D.

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,048 body only

              $1,648 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 body only

              $798 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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              sonyfanboy (4:11 AM, June 24, 2013)
              Explain to me how this is a tie???????
               
              Coolfool (10:28 PM, February 25, 2012)
              A77 seems to have the edge technically, But it wont translate to better pictures automatically.


              The side by side comparo on dpreview.com btween the 7D and A77, the 7D and 60D perform much better at high ISO
              http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyslta77/23 
               
              Nicko. (10:25 AM, September 06, 2011)
              Everyone is cussing at this A77 release due to already having something a little older and a little less awesome technically. But I say that AMAZING photography is about the quality of the eye and the size of your heart!    
               
              Bald (5:09 AM, August 29, 2011)
              pawnt by a77.