• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Sony A6300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A6300 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,437 vs 926 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.7 vs 11.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    520g vs 1233g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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.

  • Excellent image quality; Improved high-ISO performance; Better JPEG quality; Fast autofocus; Very good subject tracking with real-time live view feature; All-magnesium body construction; 4K video.

  • Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); No touchscreen, Clunky menus; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $924
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony A6300
Nikon D7100
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $924
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $833
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6300
Pentax K-3
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $833
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $924
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1276
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony A6300
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1276
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Canon 70D
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $924
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6300
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon 70D
Sony A6500
  • $924
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6300
Sony A6500
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
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