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

Sony SLT A77

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

75

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Canon EOS 60D

66

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
 

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
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 530 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.00 vs $998.00
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (around 30% 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Overall image quality
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D:$699.00
              SLT A77:$998.00
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 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

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm 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
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $898 body only

              $1,498 - $1,795 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony SLT-A99

              Sony SLT-A99

              Pro DSLR

              $1,998 body only

              $2,596 with 28-75mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

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              discussion

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              EOS 60D
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              Showing 4 comments

              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.