• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Sony Alpha ILCA-A77 II
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Predecessor: Canon 60D
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Sony A77
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Successor: Canon 80D
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General
Model Number: 70D A77 II
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCA-77M2
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1550.00 $1799.99
Street Price: $926.50 $1,198.00
Date Available: 2013-09-15 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,233 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
47.7 oz (1,351 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(139 x 104 x 79 mm)
5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in.
(143 x 104 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 24.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.11 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 68  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.6  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 926  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3468 x 2432 (8.4 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3248 x 2432 (7.9 MP, Other),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3072 (16.8 MP, 16:9),
3468 x 2048 (7.1 MP, Other),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2432 x 2432 (5.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.7 11.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM (SAL1650)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 216mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele) f/2.8 - f/22 (W/T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 67.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 3-10x available during movie recording only 1.4x / 2x Smart Zoom, 2x Clear Image Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 19-points, all cross-type AF points, center dual cross-type point for f/2.8; Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Phase Detection: 79 points, 15 cross-type, f/2.8 center sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.95x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter EVF type; 1.3cm (0.5") 2,359K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.09x mag., 22mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x 0.73x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x 1.09x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px) 1,229,760 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12800 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600 Auto; 100-25600; 50/64/80 extended; Auto/100-51200 in Mutli-frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, Color Temp. 2500 to 9900K, Color Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom 1/2/3
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone (dual layer) Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (7.7%), Spot (3.0%) 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), No Flash, Custom User Setting, High Dynamic Range, Multiple Exposure, Creative Filters (Art Bold, Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera and Miniature) Scene Modes: Portrait, SportsAction, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight (6 shot layering), Night Portrait; Picture Effects: Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/ Green/Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (color/B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus (Hi/Mid/Lo), HDR Painting (Hi/Mid/Lo), Rich Tone Monochrome, Miniature (7Setting), Watercolor, Illustration (Hi/Mid/Lo)
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync (with external flash), Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent; GN= 12m (39.4 ft.) at ISO 100, works out to about 11.2 feet at f/3.5 and 7 feet at f/5.6 GN=12(m) at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Multi Interface Hot shoe, Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi Optional wireless, wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Jack Type-D Micro HDMI; Wired Remote Terminal, 3.5mm External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.36
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.33  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.32 0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.7 11.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 65 26
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 12.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 14 28
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.7 12.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 24
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.08 seconds 0.09 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.65 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.059 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075 seconds 0.095 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.16 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.059 seconds 0.051 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Auto Selection AF lag = 0.093s LV: "Quick Mode"(Phase Detect) Single-point AF lag = 0.506s FlexiZone AF, Single-point AF lag = 0.652s Prefocused lag = 0.059s  
Startup Time: 0.7 seconds 0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.2 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots 480 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 920 shots 410 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,) Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter 4)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 20.2-megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor, Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system for Live View and movie modes, Full HD 1080p videos at up to 30fps in ALL-I or IPB, DIGIC 5+ image processor, 7fps burst mode, built-in Wi-Fi. New 79-point phase detection AF system with 15 cross-type sensors, BIONZ X processor, 12fps burst mode with continuous AF, Full HD 60p/24p movies using AVCHD 2.0, clean HDMI output, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, optional VG-C77AM grip.