Canon EOS 70D vs Sony ILCE-7

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Canon EOS 70D
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher motion 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 (numeric) 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).
26% higher magnification Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 0.95x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.24x higher than the Sony ILCE-7 (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.

920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a digital camera that takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £264
The Canon EOS 70D costs £535.00, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is £799.00.
16 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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 80 reviews).
7 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 36.4MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP higher than the Canon EOS 70D (36.4MP). 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.

44% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 15.9MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (36.8MP).
25.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 25.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600. That's 12,800 higher than the Canon EOS 70D (25,600).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is 50 minimum ISO speed. That's 50 smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (50).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a weight of 407g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera (348g 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.

Better selling
The Sony ILCE-7 ranks No. 9921 by number of sales, however the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 13086.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (36.4MP). 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 15.9MP less than the Sony ILCE-7 (36.8MP).
Only 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Sony ILCE-7 only has 25.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 70D is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (25,600).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 bigger than the Sony ILCE-7 (50).
348g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, whereas the Sony ILCE-7 is a 407g digital camera (348g 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.

Less popular
The Canon EOS 70D is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 13086 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Sony ILCE-7 ranks No. 9921.
8 Reasons Against
67% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is only 30fps JPEG frame rate. That's 20fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (30fps).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (921,600 pixels).
Lower magnification Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a magnification of 0.71x. That's 0.24x lower 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.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony ILCE-7 is 340.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £264
The Sony ILCE-7 is £264 more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D.
Less retailers
The Sony ILCE-7 is only stocked by 5 shops, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 21 stores. 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 two years
The Sony ILCE-7 is two years older than the Canon EOS 70D.
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 119 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
BEST
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 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
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 25
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s 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)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Flash Metering Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 407g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 94.4mm
Depth
78.5mm 48.2mm
Width
139mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g 465g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
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

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TTL
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