Canon T7i vs Sony A450

Canon EOS Rebel T7i front
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Key Specs

Canon T7i
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 532g - 131 x 100 x 76mm
  • Launched February 2017
  • Alternative Name is EOS 800D / Kiss X9i
  • Old Model is Canon T6i
  • Updated by Canon T8i
Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Overview

Following is a extensive overview of the Canon T7i versus Sony A450, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by companies Canon and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap between the resolutions of the T7i (24MP) and A450 (14MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The T7i was announced 7 years after the A450 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Canon T7i being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Sony A450 being a Compact SLR camera.

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick view of how the T7i grades versus the A450 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon T7i over the Sony A450

 T7i A450 
RevealedFebruary 2017January 2010More modern by 87 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Canon T7i

 A450 T7i 

Common features in the Canon T7i and Sony A450

 T7i A450 
Focus manually More precise focus

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon T7i enjoys external measurements of 131mm x 100mm x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") and a weight of 532 grams (1.17 lbs) whilst the Sony A450 has measurements of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with at that time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the T7i against the A450.

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the T7i and A450 is 67 and 65 respectively.

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 top view buttons comparison

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizes only by going over specifications. The image below will give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the T7i and A450.

Plainly, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Canon T7i to deliver greater detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more recent T7i should have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 sensor size comparison

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T7i Portrait photography highlights
Sony A450 Portrait photography highlights
has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detect focus
supports RAW files
manual focus
MP count decent (14MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon T7i Street photography advice
Sony A450 Street photography advice
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
comes with touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon T7i Sports photography details
Sony A450 Sports photography details
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (14MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
good battery life (1,050 per charge)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon T7i Travel photography information
Sony A450 Travel photography information
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
good battery life (1,050 shots)
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon T7i
Landscape photography with Sony A450
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (1,050 per charge)
screen is small (2.7")
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T7i Vlogging factors
Sony A450 Vlogging factors
selfie friendly screen
features face detect focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have microphone support
no image stabilization
can't record video
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Canon T7i vs Sony A450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T7i and Sony A450
 Canon EOS Rebel T7iSony Alpha DSLR-A450
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS Rebel T7i Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
Also called as EOS 800D / Kiss X9i -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Launched 2017-02-15 2010-01-05
Physical type Mid-size SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 7 Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 4592 x 3056
Maximum native ISO 25600 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 45 9
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Total lenses 326 143
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Screen tech - TFT Clear Photo Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.51x 0.53x
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 6.0 frames per sec 7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200 secs 1/160 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM -
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 532g (1.17 lb) 560g (1.23 lb)
Dimensions 131 x 100 x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 66
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.8
DXO Low light score not tested 769
Battery life 600 images 1050 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $749 $1,241