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Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha A77

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

3 Reasons For
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 216mm, however the Sony Alpha A77 is only an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (133.5mm shorter).
670.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony Alpha A77 only takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Slightly better user reviews
Based on 762 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 92% (based on 220 reviews).
7 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP 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.

5% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 40 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (40).
8% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27mm. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (27mm).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution. That's 188,800 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (1,228,800 pixels).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a weight of 647g, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820g digital camera (173g 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.

Six more awards
The Sony Alpha A77 has 25 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 19 awards.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 129 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A77 is 86%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 84% (based on 90 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (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.

6% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only 38 maximum aperture. That's 2 bigger than the Sony Alpha A77 (40).
7% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 29mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Sony Alpha A77 (27mm).
19% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 188,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (1,228,800 pixels).
22% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a weight of 820g, however the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (173g 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.

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Older by four months
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is four months older than the Sony Alpha A77.
Six less awards
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has only received 19 awards, but the Sony Alpha A77 has received 25 awards.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 86% (based on 129 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is only 82.5mm maximum focal length, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 216mm maximum focal length digital camera (133.5mm longer).
Only 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A77 is 480.00, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Sony Alpha A77's average user score is 92%, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's is 95% (based on 762 reviews).

Awards

19 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
prohardver.hu: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Editor's Choice
techradar.com/au/: 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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 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
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 24.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
38 40
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 135 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 80
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 80
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 PCM
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -4 - 3
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 647g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 104.2mm
Depth
78.2mm 80.9mm
Width
148.6mm 142.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
910g 726g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6N NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
670 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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