• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $1543 Average Retail $1550 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • $1000 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon 70D over Sony A65

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.70 vs 2.80 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    920 vs 510 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    12 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.075 vs 0.138 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.6 fps vs 2.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.5x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A65 over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lighter weight
    846g vs 1233g
    Lighter weight

Review Excerpt

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $1543
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Headphone jack
Sony A65
Nikon D7100
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D5200

Canon 70D
Nikon D5200
  • $1543
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
Sony A65
Nikon D5200
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $744
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon 70D
Canon T5i
  • $1543
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Sony A65
Canon T5i
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $1543
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A65
Pentax K-3
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1135
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D5300

Canon 70D
Nikon D5300
  • $1543
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1110
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
Sony A65
Nikon D5300
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1110
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
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