• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A99 advantages over Canon T6s

  • 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
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Better color depth
    25.0 vs 22.6 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,555 vs 915 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 12.0 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.51x
    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
    5.9 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.9 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 6 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 T6s advantages over Sony A99

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 17 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Good high ISO performance for its class; Very fast autofocus; Servo AF in Live View; Quick Control Dial & top-plate LCD screen.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Below average battery life; No 60p video frame rate.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D800

Sony A99
Nikon D800
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T6s
Nikon D800
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2199
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T6s
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2199
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D800E

Sony A99
Nikon D800E
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T6s
Nikon D800E
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D7200

Sony A99
Nikon D7200
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T6s
Nikon D7200
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 77D

Sony A99
Canon 77D
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Canon T6s
Canon 77D
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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