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Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II

Portability
60
Imaging
73
Features
93
Overall
81
Canon EOS 90D front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Canon 90D
(Full Review)
  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 51200)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 701g - 141 x 105 x 77mm
  • Announced August 2019
  • Earlier Model is Canon 80D
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Introduced May 2014
  • Previous Model is Sony A77
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Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Canon 90D and Sony A77 II, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by competitors Canon and Sony. There is a considerable difference between the resolutions of the 90D (33MP) and A77 II (24MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The 90D was revealed 5 years after the A77 II which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise summary of how the 90D scores vs the A77 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 90D over the Sony A77 II

 90D A77 II 
IntroducedAugust 2019May 2014Newer by 65 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Canon 90D

 A77 II 90D 
Display resolution1229k1040kClearer display (+189k dot)

Common features in the Canon 90D and Sony A77 II

 90D A77 II 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you should factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon 90D offers external dimensions of 141mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") along with a weight of 701 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Sony A77 II has measurements of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") having a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon 90D and Sony A77 II in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the 90D versus the A77 II.

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the 90D and A77 II is 60 and 62 respectively.

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to picture the gap between sensor dimensions only by reading through specs. The picture here might offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 90D and A77 II.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Canon 90D to give extra detail because of its extra 9 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more modern 90D should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 90D as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Portrait photography camera
83
focusing manually
amazing MP (33 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
79
you can focus manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 90D Street photography features
Sony A77 II Street photography features
72
screen articulates fully
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
comes with touch focus
environment proofing
above average ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
76
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
above average ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 90D
Sports photography with Sony A77 II
80
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
amazing MP (33MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
better than average battery (1,300 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
low battery life (480 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 90D Travel photography factors
Sony A77 II Travel photography factors
78
better than average battery (1,300 CIPA)
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
amazing MP (33 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
64
weather proofing
MP count good (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low battery life (480 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 90D
Landscape photography with Sony A77 II
80
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3")
amazing MP (33MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
better than average battery (1,300 CIPA)
no image stabilization
73
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
low battery life (480 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 90D as a Vlogging camera
Sony A77 II as a Vlogging camera
71
selfie friendly display
touch screen
provides face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
no image stabilization
78
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic socket
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Canon 90D vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 90D and Sony A77 II
 Canon EOS 90DSony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model type Canon EOS 90D Sony SLT-A77 II
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2019-08-28 2014-05-21
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 8 Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 33 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6960 x 4640 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 50
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 45 79
Cross type focus points 45 15
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Amount of lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.73x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (With USB-PD compatible chargers) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 701 gr (1.55 lbs) 647 gr (1.43 lbs)
Dimensions 141 x 105 x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 82
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.4
DXO Low light rating not tested 1013
Other
Battery life 1300 photos 480 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6N NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at release $1,199 $1,198