• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon T7 advantages over Sony A9 II

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $4498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Sony A9 II advantages over Canon T7

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 690 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    361 vs 150 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    239 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon T7
Nikon D3400
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Sony A9 II
Nikon D3400
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A9

Canon T7
Sony A9
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A9 II
Sony A9
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Sony A9 II
Canon SL2
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon T7
Sony A7R III
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A9 II
Sony A7R III
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon T7
Nikon D3500
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Sony A9 II
Nikon D3500
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
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