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

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Differences

Sony A77 II advantages over Canon EOS M6

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 9.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon EOS M6 advantages over Sony A77 II

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    520g vs 1351g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially lower ISOs; Improved high ISO performance when using RAW; Very good dynamic range; High-resolution images; Very fast single-shot autofocus; 12fps burst mode with C-AF; Good value for its class.

  • Lackluster continuous AF performance; Strong NR processing in high ISO JPEGs; Sluggish buffer clearing; Short battery life compared to most DSLRs; Joystick control easy to press accidentally.

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • Dynamic range and high ISO image quality aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Video features in general are underwhelming; Native EF-M lens selection is limited.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Sony A77 II
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M6
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D7200

Sony A77 II
Nikon D7200
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M6
Nikon D7200
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 80D

Sony A77 II
Canon 80D
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M6
Canon 80D
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1096
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Sony A77 II
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Sony A77 II
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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