Cam1 vs Cam2

Canon EOS 70D vs. Sony a7

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Canon EOS 70D

Resolution:
20 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
7/2/2013
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life:
920
Type:
Mid-size SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
7.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
20 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash Range:
12.00 m
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
H.264
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes (HDMI mini)
ISO:
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
5472 x 3648
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
19
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Digic 5+
Remote Control?:
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Screen Dots:
1040
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Clear View II TFT color LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
White Balance Presets:
6
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00DMS0LCO B00DMS0GTC
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
25600
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
£1079.99 / $1199 / ‚¬1099 body only. £1199.99 / $1340 / ‚¬1249 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. £1399.99 $1549 / ‚¬1499 with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
AE Bracketing:
+/-3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Canon EF/EF-S

Sony a7

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
10/16/2013
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View

Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life:
340
Type:
SLR-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
5.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
ISO:
100-25600
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, standard
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
6000 x 4000
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
117
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired)
Screen Dots:
1230
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Xtra Fine LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Photo Detectors:
25 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
No
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FRDV06I B07D9217NW
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$1699.99 / £1299 (body only), $1999.99 / £1549 (with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens)
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Lens Mount:
Sony E