Canon EOS 70D vs Sony ILCE-7

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Canon EOS 70D
Sony ILCE-7

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera (3s longer).
1s shorter flash recharging time Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a flash recharging time of 3s, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 4s flash recharging time digital camera (1s longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Sony ILCE-7 (30fps).
118,400 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony ILCE-7 (921,600 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D supports PictBridge, however the Sony ILCE-7 does not.
920.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a digital camera that takes 920.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 270.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £576
The Canon EOS 70D costs £305.00, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is £881.05.
7 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 20094 by number of sales, but the Sony ILCE-7 ranks No. 21542.
Fifteen more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony ILCE-7 has 1 award.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 90%, but the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 85% (based on 4 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 94%, but the average rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 91% (based on 81 reviews).
12 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 70D (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 ILCE-7 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (24.7MP).
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (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.

25.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 25.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto focus points.
Wider field of view Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 2% wider than the Canon EOS 70D (100%).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 70D (0.5").
Vastly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.71x higher than the Canon EOS 70D (0.71x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a weight of 416g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera (339g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is 94.4mm tall. That's 9.9mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (94.4mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 48.2mm deep digital camera. That's 30.3mm thinner than the Canon EOS 70D (48.2mm).
10% narrower Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 126.9mm wide digital camera. That's 12.1mm narrower than the Canon EOS 70D (126.9mm).
24.3MP bigger image effective megapixels Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has an image effective megapixels of 24.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is only a unknownMP image effective megapixels digital camera (24.3MP smaller).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
21% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (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.

3.8MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony ILCE-7 (24.7MP).
Only 19.00 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 19.00 auto focus points, however the Sony ILCE-7 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
3% narrower field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 98% field of view digital camera. That's 2% narrower than the Sony ILCE-7 (100%).
339g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 416g digital camera (339g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

10% taller Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 104.3mm tall digital camera. That's 9.9mm taller than the Sony ILCE-7 (94.4mm).
39% thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a depth of 78.5mm. That's 30.3mm thicker than the Sony ILCE-7 (48.2mm).
Wider Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a width of 139mm. That's 12.1mm wider than the Sony ILCE-7 (126.9mm).
Older by four months
The Canon EOS 70D is four months older than the Sony ILCE-7.
12 Reasons Against
Hugely longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a flash sync-speed of 4s, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (3s shorter).
Longer flash recharging time Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a flash recharging time of 4s, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 3s flash recharging time digital camera (1s shorter).
67% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (30fps).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (921,600 pixels).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 does not support PictBridge, however the Canon EOS 70D supports PictBridge.
Only 270.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony ILCE-7 is 270.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £576
The Sony ILCE-7 is £576.05 more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D.
Less retailers
The Sony ILCE-7 is only stocked by 23 retailers, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 30 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.
Less popular
The Sony ILCE-7 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 21542 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 20094.
Fifteen less awards
The Sony ILCE-7 has only received 1 award, whereas the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony ILCE-7's average expert score is 85%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 90% (based on 77 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Sony ILCE-7's average user score is 91%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 94% (based on 796 reviews).

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 28 - 70
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony E
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 multi point
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 multi point
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus Point
19 25
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

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
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
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)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
4s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s
BEST
4s
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% 100%
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night landscape
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night landscape
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 416g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 94.4mm
BEST
Depth
78.5mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
139mm 126.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
205g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 465g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
270 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.3MP
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TTL
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 pixels
Magnifier
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Magnifier
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