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Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II

Portability
59
Imaging
59
Features
80
Overall
67
Canon EOS 60D front
 
Sony Alpha A99 II front
Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
92
Overall
83

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Key Specs

Canon 60D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 12800)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 755g - 145 x 106 x 79mm
  • Revealed November 2010
  • Previous Model is Canon 50D
  • Successor is Canon 70D
Sony A99 II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 849g - 143 x 104 x 76mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Replaced the Sony A99
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Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II, both Advanced DSLR cameras by brands Canon and Sony. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the 60D (18MP) and A99 II (42MP) and the 60D (APS-C) and A99 II (Full frame) offer totally different sensor size.

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The 60D was revealed 6 years before the A99 II and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving into a in depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the 60D scores against the A99 II with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 60D over the Sony A99 II

 60D A99 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A99 II over the Canon 60D

 A99 II 60D 
ReleasedSeptember 2016November 2010More recent by 71 months
Screen resolution1229k1040kClearer screen (+189k dot)

Common features in the Canon 60D and Sony A99 II

 60D A99 II 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully articulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Canon 60D has got physical measurements of 145mm x 106mm x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1") along with a weight of 755 grams (1.66 lbs) and the Sony A99 II has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") having a weight of 849 grams (1.87 lbs).

Contrast the Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the 60D versus the A99 II.

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 60D and A99 II is 59 and 57 respectively.

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II top view buttons comparison

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to see the difference in sensor measurements simply by viewing specs. The graphic here should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the 60D and A99 II.

All in all, the two cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The 60D using its smaller sensor will make shooting bokeh tougher and the Sony A99 II will render greater detail because of its extra 24MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots more aggressively. The older 60D will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II sensor size comparison

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 60D as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A99 II as a Portrait photography camera
75
has manual focus
decent megapixels (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detect focus
supports RAW formats
86
has manual focus
MP count great (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 60D Street photography details
Sony A99 II Street photography details
66
fully articulated screen
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
lack of image stabilization
76
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 60D
Sports photography with Sony A99 II
67
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
decent megapixels (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
weather proofing
great battery pack (1,100 CIPA)
supports phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
82
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
terrible battery power (490 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 60D Travel photography features
Sony A99 II Travel photography features
68
great battery pack (1,100 CIPA)
weather proofing
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
does not have Time Lapse function
70
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
MP count great (42MP)
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery power (490 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 60D Landscape photography details
Sony A99 II Landscape photography details
69
has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
great battery pack (1,100 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
does not have Time Lapse function
82
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
has double storage slots
terrible battery power (490 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 60D
Vlogging with Sony A99 II
67
selfie friendly screen
provides face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic jack
lack of image stabilization
78
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic port
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Canon 60D vs Sony A99 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 60D and Sony A99 II
 Canon EOS 60DSony Alpha A99 II
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS 60D Sony Alpha A99 II
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2010-11-10 2016-09-19
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 18MP 42MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3456 7952 x 5304
Highest native ISO 6400 25600
Highest boosted ISO 12800 102400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Min boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 399
Cross focus points 9 79
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Total lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology Clear View TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 96% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.78x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 755 grams (1.66 lbs) 849 grams (1.87 lbs)
Physical dimensions 145 x 106 x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1") 143 x 104 x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 66 92
DXO Color Depth score 22.2 25.4
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 13.4
DXO Low light score 813 2317
Other
Battery life 1100 shots 490 shots
Battery form Battery Pack NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery model LP-E6 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Storage slots Single Two
Pricing at launch $899 $3,198