Sony a77 II vs. Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Nikon D7100 vs. Canon EOS 70D vs. Pentax K-3

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May 1, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Feb 21, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
 
$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/16-50 F2.8 lens)
$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body only: $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179, With 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens : $1,599/£1,299/€1399
£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
$1299 / £1099 body only, $1699 / £1449 with 18-135 WR lens, $1599 / £1399 for limited edition silver body
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
 
Magnesium alloy
 
6000 x 4000
5472 x 3648
6000 x 4000
5472 x 3648
6016 x 4000
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4440 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, x 3008 x 1688
4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
6000 x 3368, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2696, 4494 x 3000, 4496 x 2528, 3600 x 2400, 3600 x 2024, 2992 x 2000, 2992 x 1680, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1344
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480,5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
4608 x 3072, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1080
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
25 megapixels
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Bionz X
DIGIC 6 (dual)
 
Digic 5+
Prime III
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto (ISO 100-51200), Manual (ISO 100-25600)
Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 51200
50
 
50
 
 
51200
51200
25600
25600
 
9
8
12
6
9
Yes (3 slots)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (3)
Sensor-shift
No
No
No
Sensor-shift
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine, normal
Fine, normal
 
Fine, Normal
Best, better, good
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW)
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)
  • RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • DCF 2.0
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes (flash type)
Yes
 
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Yes
Yes (2X)
 
 
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
79
65
51
19
27
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
Pentax KAF2
1.5×
1.6×
 
1.6×
1.5×
 
Fully articulated
No
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fixed
3
3
3.2
3
3.2
1,229,000
1,040,000
1,228,800
1,040,000
1,037,000
No
No
No
Yes
No
WhiteMagic TFT
Clear View II TFT-LCD
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
Clear View II TFT color LCD
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
100%
98%
100%
1.09× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
0.94×
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
0.95× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)
2,359,000
 
 
 
 
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb
  • Custom (1-3)
  • Aperture-Priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-Priority (S)
 
  • Green
  • Hyper Program (P)
  • Sensitivity Priority (Sv)
  • Shutter Priority (Tv)
  • Aperture Priority (Av)
  • Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv)
  • Metered Manual (M)
  • Bulb
  • X-Speed
  • User (3)
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Night Portrait
 
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m
13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, trailing curtain sync, high speed, wireless, manual
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/180 sec
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous high/low
  • Continuous advance priority AE
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • 10-sec self-timer / remote control
  • 2 sec self-timer / remote control
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
  • Single
  • Continuous shooting (Hi, Med, Lo)
  • Self-timer (2 or 12 sec)
  • Remote control (0 or 3 sec, or continuous)
  • Exposure bracketing
  • Mirror lockup
  • HDR capture
12.0 fps
10.0 fps
6.0 fps
7.0 fps
8.3 fps
Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 shots, low/high selectable)
 
Yes
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
1080i60, 1080p25 in NTSC countries, 1080i50, 1080p24 in PAL countries
 
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (mini HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (mini)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
Yes
Yes
No
 
Built-In
 
Optional
Built-In
Optional
802.11b/g/n with NFC
 
 
 
Special version of Flu Card available
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes (wired or wireless)
Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Yes (optional, wired or wireless)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery and charger
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery & charger
480
670
950
920
560
647 g (1.43 lb / 22.82 oz)
910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
800 g (1.76 lb / 28.22 oz)
143 x 104 x 81 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19)
149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07)
136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09)
131 x 100 x 77 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 3.03)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (up to 9999 pictures)
None
Built-in
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
 
GP-1
 
O-GPS1