• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Canon T7

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 675g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.3 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon T7 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    7 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.0 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Canon T7
Samsung NX1100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T7
Sony NEX-5T
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T7
Sony A5100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7i

Sony A5000
Canon T7i
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Sony A5000
Canon SL2
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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