Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha A77

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sony Alpha A77

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
15 Reasons For
24.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 24.3MP higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 24.7MP more than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (24.7MP).
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

36 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 36 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (36).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum focal length of 82.5mm, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (82.5mm shorter).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 51,200 higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (51,200).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

3" larger screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 3" larger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Wider field of view Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 100% wider than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (100%).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,228,800 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (1,228,800 pixels).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (0.5").
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 1,650mAh battery. That's 1,650mAh bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (1,650mAh).
Cheaper by £395
The Sony Alpha A77 costs £394.99 less than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Twenty-four more awards
The Sony Alpha A77 has 25 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 1 award.
Vastly better user reviews
Based on 112 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A77 is 97%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 73% (based on 24 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £395
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is £394.99 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A77.
Twenty-four less awards
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has only received 1 award, but the Sony Alpha A77 has received 25 awards.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only 73%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 97% (based on 112 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Less retailers
The Sony Alpha A77 is only stocked by 16 stores, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is stocked by 20 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Sony Alpha A77 is 22 months older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Awards

1 Award
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
chip.com.my: Outstanding
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Magnus.de: Test Winner
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.3MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony A
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 647g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 104.2mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 80.9mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 142.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 210g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 69mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 69.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 726g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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