• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon T7i advantages over Sony A6400

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $799 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Sony A6400 advantages over Canon T7i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • Newer
    1 month vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    519g vs 747g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    46 vs 24 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range & high ISO quality over T6i; 45-point AF system; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Improved buffer depth.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISO still lags behind competitors; No 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon T7i
Nikon D5600
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6400
Nikon D5600
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax KP

Canon T7i
Pentax KP
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6400
Pentax KP
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon T7i
Canon EOS M50
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6400
Canon EOS M50
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T7

Canon T7i
Canon T7
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Sony A6400
Canon T7
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon T7i
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6400
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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