Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – A Detailed Comparison

So, on today’s episode of our camera comparisons, we’ve got two beautiful cameras that we are excited to review. We have placed the contest between the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D today and it’s our sworn duty to help you make the right decision. Now, let’s get to it.

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Vlogging, Youtubing, these are commonly tossed words in our current world where social media is king. These days, nearly everyone you know is into vlogging or Youtubing and the number of new entrants into these spheres on a daily basis is staggering.

We know that one major headache for most vloggers or youtubers just starting out is what camera to use. So, just like your personal genie, we have come to grant your wish.

Today, we’re comparing the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D. However, if these do not catch your fancy, we have compared other similar entry-level cameras as well. Feel free to check them out and make you decision.

Okay, so a quick recital of the major distinguishing factors between these two cameras. But before we go into all of that, now might be a perfect time to mention that the Canon 700D also goes by the name “Rebel T5i.” So, just in case you stumble on any of these names, don’t get confused. They are the same camera.

So, to the differences now. First off, the Sony a5000 is newer than the Canon 700D. It was announced about 6 months after the Sony a5000.

However, the fundamental difference between these two cameras is that one is an entry-level mirrorless camera (Sony a5000) while the other is an entry-level DSLR camera (Canon 700D). If you want to learn how this could affect your use of these cameras, then keep reading.

Table of Contents

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Comparison Overview

As usual, we leave no stone uncovered when running our comparisons and the same is true in today’s review. However, much as we would have loved for everyone to run through the entire article, we understand that not everyone has the luxury of time. That’s why we have this section.

From this point on to the section where we discuss which situation each camera is best for, we have provided an executive summary of the entire article. So, if you can’t spare the time, go through that instead.

If we could advise though, we’d say to go through the entire article. You’d be spending your hard-earned money after all, it’s just a financially smart decision to fully understand what you’re going into before settling for any one of these cameras.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Where Both Cameras Get It Right

The first thing we love and we know you’d also love about these two cameras is that they are super affordable. They sell for only a couple of bucks above half a thousand bucks. So, they are quite gentle on the pockets of beginning photographers and vloggers looking for a great camera to start out with.

Their sensors are also pretty sharp and large for the kind of cameras they are. So, they give high quality, detailed, and sharp images that you’d be proud of.

Built-in flash, RAW support, face detection focus, and AE bracketing are other features that these cameras also get right.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Where The Sony a5000 Does It Better

The Sony a5000 is more compact and lightweight than the Canon 700D. This makes it more convenient to carry around whether you’re a vlogger that shoots in different locations or a constant traveler that likes to carry a camera along.

Altogether, the Sony a5000 has more features where it does better than the Canon 700D. For instance, it comes with a wireless connection, NFC connection, and smartphone remote control. These are all features that the Canon 700D lacks.

Besides that, the Sony a5000 also beats the Canon 700D in many areas as well. These features include: sensor resolution, ISO, focus points, color depth, dynamic range, low light ISO, and AE bracketing.

Lastly, the Sony a5000 is a more affordable camera than the Canon 700D.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Where The Canon 700D Does It Better

The Canon 700D also brings in some strong features as well. Plus, it comes with some features which the Sony a5000 lacks as well. These features include an external flash shoe, a flash sync port, a touch sensitive LCD screen, a viewfinder, as well as a port for an external microphone as well.

Even though the Canon 700D does better in burst mode, we still consider both cameras poor in burst mode. But then there are other areas where the Canon 700D beats the Sony a5000 fair and square. For instance, its LCD screen is sharper, the battery life is longer and its flash coverage extends farther than that of the Sony a5000.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Where Both Cameras Get It Wrong

As to where these cameras get it wrong. We already mentioned that they are both poor in burst mode. But that’s not as important as the two other features which the Sony a5000 and the Canon 700D get wrong.

First, both cameras are not weather-sealed. This means they are quite fragile and are prone to the elements. If you’re going to be frequently using either of these cameras in the outdoors then you have to be careful the way you handle them. Preferably, avoid using them in unpredictable weather to maintain their durability.

Next, these cameras also lack an image stabilization system which might make it harder to get pictures that aren’t blurry when shooting handheld. When using longish lenses, therefore, you might want to ensure to work with a tripod stand.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Our Opinion On The Price/Value Ratio

We think Sony and Canon did a pretty good job with the pricing of these cameras. For the price of these cameras, the value you get from each of them is actually quite impressive. And you don’t even have to take our word for it. All the comments from customers who got these cameras testify to that.

They each sell for a little above half a thousand bucks – body and lens. So, all things considered, you could even probably say they sell at giveaway prices.

Investing in any of these cameras can hardly turn out wrong. So, if you like any of them, don’t be afraid to give any of them a try.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Comparative Brand Strengths

As you can see, these are cameras from two different brands. We ran some research on these brands and also considered their brand status in photography communities. Here’s a summary of everything we were able to get.

First, Sony. In comparison to Canon, Sony is a younger brand. Canon has a head start of more than a decade on Sony. All the same, this does not mean that Sony isn’t big in the industry. Currently, the brand belongs to the exclusive top three camera brands in the industry, coming in at number three.

Mostly known for their full frame, mirrorless cameras, Sony has provided the industry with some of the best pro mirrorless cameras. From its alpha R cameras known for their high resolution sensors, to its alpha S known for their low light capabilities, Sony is the photographer’s friend.

And then we come to nearly-hundred-year-old Canon. If Sony is the photographer’s friend, then Canon is like most photographers’ best friend. The company has all kinds of cameras for all kinds of photographers, from DSLRS, to compacts.

But then again, with its status in the industry, you probably already expect that their cameras sell at high prices. Well, you’re correct about that. But Canon isn’t just for the rich and professional photographers. They also have several entry-level Canon 700D for beginners just starting out in the industry just like the 700D.

That said, let’s now compare the major specs and features of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D.

 Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Comparison Table Of Major Specs And Features

 

Sony a5000

Canon 700D

Announcement Date 7th January, 2014 10th June, 2013
Sensor Resolution 20 megapixels 18 megapixels
Lens Mount Sony E mount Canon EF/EF-S
LCD Screen 3 inch Tilting screen 3 inch fully articulated
LCD Screen Touch Sensitivity No Yes
LCD Screen Resolution 461k dots 1.040k dots
Viewfinder No Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
Continuous Shooting 4 frames per second 5 frames per second
ISO 100 – 16000 100 – 12800
Focus Points 25 9
Color Depth 23.8 21.7
Dynamic Range 13.0 11.2
Low Light ISO 1089 681
AE Bracketing ±3 EV ±2 EV
Wireless Connection Built-in WiFi Eye-Fi
NFC Connection Yes No
Microphone Port No Yes
Flash Coverage 4.0 meters 13.0 meters
Flash Sync Port No Yes
Battery Life 420 shots 440 shots
Dimensions 110 x 63 x 36 millimeters 133 x 100 x 79 millimeters
Weight 269 grams 580 grams
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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – What Situation Is Each Camera Best For?

Sony a5000

Canon 700D

We will take it for granted that you know that the Sony a5000 is an entry-level camera because we already mentioned that in the introductory part of the article. So, if you’re not sure vlogging or youtubing is your thing and you just want an inexpensive camera that won’t bore a hole through your pocket, this is a great camera worth investing in.  

And if you’re sure about vlogging but you can’t afford the super expensive cameras just yet, this camera is still a great buy.  

In comparison to the Canon 700D, it is super compact. You can literally pack up this camera anywhere at all. So, it’s great for people who are constantly on the move. If you’re one of such, the Sony a5000 matches your spontaneous lifestyle.  

Also, you’d really love how the LCD screen of this camera flips up. Since it flips up, it’s easier to do your video recording on it. The Canon 700D, on the other hand, has its screen flipping sideways which could be weird to shoot with at times. You want to feel like you’re communicating directly with your audience and the Sony a5000 gives you that.  

The only big whoop when using this camera for your vlogging activities is that the camera lacks an input for an external camera. There’s a way to work around it and get to work with an external mic. But unlike the Canon 700D, it does not have that direct input at the top of the camera for an external mic.  

As for image quality, the Sony a5000 is the better camera. It has the larger sensor with a better and richer color depth.  

Also, because of its sharper resolution, this might be a better choice for printing large photos and aggressive cropping. The difference is not as large but it’s there.  

All the same, its lack of a viewfinder makes it unwise for shooting outdoors especially when the sun is at its peak.
Now, if you’re getting a little more serious with your vlogging or youtubing and you want to up your game, then the Canon 700D could be your go to. It’s a fantastic camera even though it seems like the Sony a5000 has more features than the Canon 700D.  

You notice that when you compare the video of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D, the Canon 700D has a better performance. The quality is much better and then again, it also comes with an input for an external microphone as well. So, it’s easy to simply plug your mic in and begin recording unlike the Sony a5000 that requires you to have a trick up your sleeve.  

In size and weight, the Canon 700D is a pretty bulky camera. It’s a DSLR, after all. So, in comparison to the mirrorless Sony a5000, the Canon 700D is not that easy or convenient to lug around. It, therefore, won’t make a really comfortable travel buddy.  

Now, to image quality. The Canon 700D has great image quality. Its sensor is quite large even though it’s not as large as that of the Sony a5000.  

Its color depth is also not quite as rich as that of the Sony a5000.  

However, for outdoor shoots, the Canon 700D is a better choice due to the presence of an optical viewfinder.  

The Canon 700D also takes really nice and detailed photos even though the Sony a5000 does a better job.
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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Which Features Do They Have In Common?

We’ve compared these cameras to check out the differences between them. However, these cameras also have common features which they share. Our article helps us uncover these areas.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 1: APS-C Sensor Size

The first common feature you notice when comparing the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D is their sensor size. The APS-C sensor size is the next size below the full frame.

Now, being smaller than a full frame camera, it’s true that they lose some level quality when you compare images taken with cameras with full frame sensors and those with crop sensors. For one, the field of view is tighter, the depth of field is not quite as shallow, and low light capability is also reduced as well.

But while all those are true, it’s also true that a smaller sensor makes for a more compact and less bulky camera. So, typically, crop sensors make for compact, travel-friendly cameras.

Even more importantly, smaller sensors are also less expensive when compared to full frame sensors. This, of course, makes the resulting camera less expensive than a full frame camera. This is one of the reasons entry-level cameras typically come with crop sensors or other smaller sized sensors.

And now that we know a bit about crop sensors, let’s go directly to the comparison of the Sony a5000 v Canon 700D.

Even though these two cameras come with an APS-C sensor size, their actual sizes actually differ. When you do the actual measurement, you find that the sensor area of the Sony a5000 is actually about 8% bigger than that of the Canon 700D. Of course this gives the Sony a5000 an advantage over the Canon 700D.

You already understand that it’s always better to have a larger sensor. There’s better control over depth of field, wider dynamic range, richer color depth and better low light performance.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 2: High Sensor Resolution

For the kinds of cameras these are – entry-level cameras – we’d consider their sensors high resolution. The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels (or more precisely, 19.8 megapixels). On the other hand, we have the Canon 700D which has a sensor resolution of 18 megapixels (or 17.9 megapixels to be more precise).

The resolution of the Sony a5000 in addition to its larger sensor gives the Sony a5000 the upper hand when it comes to image quality. Sony really did put some work into this camera. The Sony a5000 takes better, more appealing photos than the Canon 700D.

If we were to pick between the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D for stills, portraits and the rest, the Sony a5000 would be our automatic choice. For detail, beauty and quality, the sensor of the Sony a5000 sets it up to do a better job.

However, in general, both the Sony a5000 and the Canon 700D do splendid in terms of their sensor resolution. With these cameras, you’ll be able to carry out a decent level of cropping. You’ll also be able to print your pictures in fairly large sizes as well

To put things in perspective, you’ll be able to print your photos in a size of 11 by 14 inches perfectly. Other larger sizes up to 30 by 40 inches will come out pretty well too.

So that’s that about the sensors of the sensors of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 3: High ISO

Before we go on, might we remind you to endure that you read everything in the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D in context? We understand that some of these cameras might not have the best features ever. But we’re looking at these cameras through the right side of the prism. That is, the side that reminds us that these are entry-level cameras.

That said, the ISO of these cameras are quite high and sufficient for the class of cameras we’re dealing with. We have the Sony a5000 which has an ISO of 100 – 16000 and then we also have the Canon 700D which has an ISO of 100 – 12800.

Off the bat, the Sony a5000 has the higher ISO range, right? However, do keep in mind that it has just the native and does not expand. The Canon 700D, on the other hand, has its native ISO range but its max ISO also expands to 25600.

We typically don’t advise people to depend much on the expanded ISO of any camera and would much rather you based your decisions on the native ISO of the camera in question.

So, what did we find? Well, with the ISO of these two cameras, the Sony a5000 makes a better camera in low light. Let’s not forget that the Sony a5000 also has other features working in its favor like a larger sensor size, larger sensor pixel area and a higher low light ISO as well. This automatically puts the Sony a5000 ahead of the Canon 700D in low light.

You want to be careful when working with ISO though. Usually, higher ISO settings increases your chances of getting noisy photos. But we also do understand that you need a higher ISO to be able to work with a faster shutter speed or smaller aperture setting. This is why, despite the risk of noisy photos, pro cameras still come with “ridiculously” high ISOs.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 4: LCD Screen

The LCD screen of your camera would play huge roles in the use of your camera especially for shooting your videos. It’s with your LCD screen that you’d be able to compose your scenes accurately and really get a grip of how your image or video is doing and how they are coming out.

This is the reason the screen of your camera is one of the topmost factors you want to consider when checking out any camera or comparing any two.

Now, with the advancement in technology, LCD screens have become even more convenient to use. In the case of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D, both cameras have an articulating screen.

However, we did prefer the screen of the Sony a5000 to that of the Canon 700D. And why’s that? Well, the LCD screen rather than flip to the side, flips upward and that just makes a lot of sense.

When recording yourself for your vlog or your Youtube channel, you want your audience to feel as engaged as possible. The flip up screen makes that much easier since you’d be staring straight ahead. Gives the feel that you’re talking directly to your viewers.

The Canon 700D, on the other hand, has its screen flipping to the side. This could make it a little tricky to achieve that “talking to you” feel that the Sony a5000 easily gives you.

However, just the same way the Sony a5000 beats the Canon 700D, the Canon 700D also beats the Sony a5000 in that it comes with a touch sensitive screen while the Sony a5000 does not. A touch sensitive screen makes it easier to interact with the camera. It also makes it easier to set your focus point when the camera has a touch screen than when it’s a conventional screen.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 5: Continuous Shooting / Burst Mode

In burst mode, we think these two cameras suck equally. The Canon 700D is supposed to be the better camera with 5 frames per second. However, in action scenes where burst mode is mostly used, there’s hardly any difference between 4 and 5. You aren’t necessarily getting any advantage from using a camera with a burst mode of 5 frames per second over a burst mode of 4 frames per second.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 6: RAW Support

Of course these cameras come RAW support, they weren’t made in the stone ages. So, yes, there’s RAW support and, therefore, ample opportunity for creating the best quality images you possibly can. Coming with RAW support, definitely, does not replace the JPEG format. You’d always have that.

Now, nobody is condemning JPEG photos. They are sharp and high quality. In fact, most photos you find online are JPEG. Their major advantage is their small file size. So, transferring photos or uploading them is super easy and fast. This is the reason, JPEG format is the most common photo format you find, especially on the internet.

RAW photos, on the other hand, typically run large. As their format is, RAW images after the picture is taken, usually come out unprocessed and uncompressed. It’s like you’re just lifting the image from the sensor and storing it like that. And usually, the size of the image would be the equivalent in value to the resolution of the sensor. Nobody is about to upload an image of 20 megabytes or even 18 megabytes anywhere online.

But even at that, RAW images have a better image quality than JPEG images. They are sharper, more detailed and you have more options with RAW images.

From non-destructive editing, to photo correction, RAW images offer endless possibilities to the photographer. The only challenge is that RAW images demand a lot of space. They also demand the use of a sophisticated editing software as well (consider Lightroom or Photoshop). And then of course, you’d have to make an upgrade if your computer is an old one.

This might seem like a lot but anyone going into photography would have to do that. It’s part of the job. Moreover, it would all be worth it by the time you start churning out awesome, mouth-watering images.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 7: Fast Max Shutter Speeds

The max shutter speed of these two cameras are both the same at 1/4000 second. This shutter speed also slows down to 30 seconds. So you have a pretty wide range of shutter speeds to work with on either camera.

In fact, in the beginning stages of your career, you might not even need to go as high as even 1/2000 second. But then again, it’s always a good idea to have a pretty wide range at your disposal. It helps you achieve all kinds of effects with your camera.

For instance, with a fast shutter speed, you can capture moving subjects frozen in time without any blur. On the other hand, you could slow down the speed of the shutter on certain dark situations in order to let in more light into the sensor.

And there are several other ways shutter speeds come to play in your photography. AE bracketing is one of those ways as well.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 8: Focus Points

We’re still on the comparison of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D and we’re pretty sure you’re already forming your opinion. However, there are still many other features to explore in this review. So, hold your horses and keep reading. This time, we are comparing the focus points of these two cameras.

Well, first off, these two cameras have only few focus points, although one is significantly fewer than the other. The Sony a5000 has about 25 focus points while the Canon 700D has only 9 focus points. This affects a number of things especially in autofocus mode.

For instance, the Sony a5000 focuses faster in autofocus mode than the Canon 700D. True, the Sony a5000 isn’t the fastest camera around but it’s definitely faster than its counterpart – the Canon 700D.

Besides the speed of autofocusing, there are also other factors which are affected by the number of focus points the camera has. The fact that these cameras have only few focus points makes these cameras a bit unfit for scenes such as wildlife and sports – that is, action scenes where there are constant movements. Photographing children and pets or subjects that are constantly moving could also be a challenge.

If you’re shooting portraits or landscapes or stills, basically scenes with no movement, having fewer focus points might not really matter since there is no tendency for the subject to move out of focus.

But the thing with fewer focus points is that, in autofocus mode, there’s a higher chance of them focusing on the wrong part of the frame due to random assignment. With fewer focus points, assignments are less random so the chances of wrong focusing are much reduced.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 9: Dynamic Range

Whether it’s video mode or photo mode, the dynamic range of your camera is important in determining how well your camera performs especially in the sun. With a good enough dynamic range, your camera will be able to pick out the detail in the shadows and the highlights.

The best figures for a good dynamic range usually falls between 12 and 14. So, from the look of things, the Sony a5000 does better than the Canon 700D in the dynamic range department. It has a dynamic range of 13.1 while the Canon 700D has a dynamic range of 11.2.

This means that the Canon 700D does not only fall below the Sony a5000, it also falls below par for a good dynamic range as well.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 10: Color Depth

The color depth of a camera tells how many unique colors your camera can pick. A camera with a good color depth will exhibit less color banding. Instead, it separates all the unique colors even in places where there is subtle shading like in blue skies, for instance. With a good color depth color transitions on a camera are pretty smooth and neat.

In the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D, the color depth of the Sony a5000 is the better choice. It has a color depth of 23.8 bits while the Canon 700D only has about 21 bits which is a bit low besides the fact that it is lower than that of the Sony a5000.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 11: Video Resolution

The Sony a5000 and Canon 700D both have a video mode and they shoot in 1080 pixels. It does not come as a surprise since these are beginner cameras. Generally, most beginners aren’t ready to shoot in 4K yet all things considered. And any other person getting these cameras knows that these are mere entry-level back up cameras and is probably not expecting 4K video. So that’s fine.

Shooting in full HD is quite beneficial for the vlogger or youtuber just starting out. It’s also great for the videographer just starting out as well. It ultimately means less post-production hassles and less expenses for the beginner who isn’t earning much yet from photography, videography, or vlogging after all.

One difference though, in the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D, the Sony a5000 shoots in 60 frames per second while the Canon 700D shoots in 30 frames per second. Of course, that gives the Sony a5000 a sort of advantage.

Now, one other thing about video mode before we leave here. The Canon 700D has an input for an external mic while the Sony a5000 doesn’t. Of course, this causes a bit of a problem since sound quality would be affected. However, there’s another way to get an external microphone fixed to the Sony a5000. But wouldn’t we all have preferred it if it just came with the input?

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 12: AE Bracketing

Taking photos that are perfectly exposed in tricky lighting or conditions where bright and dark are constantly contrasting can be challenging. And if you’re not fast enough, it could cause you to lose moments which is why selecting exposure levels manually in such situations won’t produce the best results.

With AE bracketing, your camera takes three pictures, one underexposed, another overexposed, and one with the perfect level of exposure as guessed by your camera’s metering. This way, you’re more likely to get a picture that’s perfectly exposed in one or two tries.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 13: No Image Stabilization

None of these cameras come with image stabilization. That’s a bit of an issue especially when longish lens are to be used and you’re shooting handheld. Generally, the best way to stabilize your images from camera shake is to place your camera on a tripod stand or any other form of stabilizing rig.

However, there are times when you have to shoot handheld. At those times an image stabilization system truly comes in handy. Sadly, both cameras lack any form of image stabilization. It’s not so surprising though and can easily be worked around.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 14: No Weather Sealing

None of these cameras is weather-sealed. So you’ve got to be quite careful in the handling of the cameras. Weather sealing is supposed to protect the camera from moisture and dust especially if said photographer is constantly shooting outdoors. With the lack of weather sealing therefore, users have got to be careful, especially in seasons where the weather is unpredictable.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D Common Feature 15: Built-in Flash

These two cameras have a built-in flash which is good news. Times where lighting is poor and you need to shoot, the built-in flash comes in handy. Of course, it does not perform as good as an external flash would but they do come in handy many times.

Between a built-in flash and your ISO settings, you’ll be able to manage shooting in dark settings until you can get your own external flash.

Talking about external flash, the Sony a500 lacks an external flash shoe. However, the Canon 700D has an external flash shoe as well as a flash sync port. This gives you more possibilities with the Canon 700D and also makes the camera well suited for flash photography as well.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Features Unique To Each Of These Cameras

This section of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D comparison takes us to the unique features of these cameras. Let’s see what unique features each if these cameras bring to the table.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Features Unique To The Sony a5000

Wireless Connection And NFC

These features make it easier for you to transfer your files to your computer or smartphone without any hassle. Pairing is instant, thanks to NFC and users no longer have to bother with cords, packing them up, and keeping them stable while transfer is ongoing.

The Canon 700D, on the other hand, works with something called Eye-Fi. For better understanding, we are providing this video below. It was tested with the Canon T3i but it works the same way as on the Canon T5i. So, there’s no difference. Check it out.

Interchangeable Lens Camera

The Sony a5000 is an interchangeable lens camera and the Canon 700D is a fixed lens camera like all DSLRS are. It comes with the Sony E mount which can accommodate about 59 different native lenses. Of course, this makes the camera more flexible to use than the Canon 700D since you can use all kinds of optics.

Now, just before you get off thinking it’s a great idea. For a beginner, it might not exactly great news. Sony lenses are pretty expensive to get. Getting the first lens in the first place is already expensive as is. We don’t think it would even pop into the heads of beginning photographers or vloggers to change lenses. So, interchangeable or not, it doesn’t make much of a difference to the beginners, at least.

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Anti-Aliasing Filter (AA Filter)

Usually, the more advanced cameras lack an AA filter because it reduces the sharpness of images when taken with the camera. However, older generation cameras come with this filter for one major reason and that usually pertains to fabric. This is because their sensors are not quite as advanced and, therefore, find it hard to differentiate similar, recurring patterns on fabrics.

Being unable to tell these frequencies apart, images and videos from such cameras typically tend to form an unpleasant wavy patterns on such fabrics called a moire. To avoid the formation of this moire, therefore, camera makers add an AA filter to their cameras.

With advancement in technology though, you’re unlikely to find this filter in more modern cameras. This is because these cameras have better developed sensors than those of the older cameras.

So, the AA filter might be a small disadvantage for those who don’t find themselves mostly around fabric. However, we have to admit that the Sony a5000 does well in image quality – AA filter or not.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Features Unique To The Canon 700D

Optical Viewfinder

The Canon 700D is a DSLR camera and like most DSLR cameras, it comes with an optical viewfinder. Optical viewfinders are of big benefits to photographers on any DSLR camera. And in the absence of a viewfinder, you’d have to use the LCD screen of the camera.

However, LCD screens will definitely not perform as well as viewfinders under the sun. it’s going to be quite difficult composing your scenes and things like that because of the reflection of the sun’s rays. And that’s one benefit the Canon 700D has over the Sony a5000. Out in the sun, the photographer would have no issues looking through the Canon 700D’s viewfinder unlike when they have to shoot with the LCD screen of the Sony a5000.

Now, there’s something about optical viewfinders. Normally, optical viewfinders come with pentaprisms. However, sometimes, manufacturers use pentamirrors instead. What’s the difference?

Well, first off, rather than one solid block of pentaprism system, the pentamirrors instead use 3 mirrors for that task. In the end, the image quality of the image on such viewfinders are not as good as those that work with pentaprisms.

However, pentamirrors have their advantages. They ae cheaper than pentaprisms and they are also lighter. So, typically, they are found on entry-level cameras. Pentaprisms, on the other hand, are found in more expensive cameras.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Unique Pros

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Pros Unique To The Sony a5000

  • The Sony a5000 comes with a wireless connection as well as NFC connection. This makes for swift and hassle-free transfer of files from the camera to your computer or any other device.
  • The Sony a5000 has a sharper sensor.
  • ISO range is higher in the Sony a5000 than on the Canon 700D.
  • It also has more focus points than the Canon 700D
  • The Sony a5000 is a lighter and more compact camera than the Canon 700D which makes it the more portable option.
  • Color depth and dynamic range of the Sony a5000 are better and wider than that of the Canon 700D. This makes the Sony a5000 better for color transitioning and also better in the sun.
  • In low light, the Sony a5000 is a better performer.
  • It also comes with smartphone remote control while the Canon 700D does not.
  • The Sony a5000 is more affordable.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Pros Unique To The Canon 700D

  • You get an external flash shoe with the Canon 700D which allows you to use an external flash with your camera.
  • You also get a flash sync port as well.
  • The Canon 700D comes with an optical viewfinder. It’s an advantage as it means that you’d be able to see clearly in the sun to compose your scenes. You won’t get that advantage if you use the LCD screen as your viewfinder.
  • Screen resolution of the Canon 700D is quite sharp and, in fact, much sharper than that of the Sony a5000.
  • Battery life is a little longer on the Canon 700D than the Sony a5000.
  • The Canon 700D has a microphone port for preserving sound quality while shooting your videos.
  • The built-in flash of the Canon 700D has a reach that’s three times farther-reaching than the Sony a5000.
  • Also, the LCD screen of this camera features touch sensitivity which betters your interaction with the camera and makes it more convenient to use.

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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Unique Cons

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Cons Unique To The Sony a5000

  • The Sony a5000 lacks an external flash shoe as well as a flash sync port.
  • It also does not come with a microphone port for an external mic.
  • LCD screen resolution is poor – only 461k dots.
  • Flash coverage does not extend far and only reaches as far as 4 meters.
  • The Sony a5000 lacks a viewfinder.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Cos Unique To The Canon 700D

  • This camera does not come with built-in WiFi.
  • Its sensor is not as sharp as that of the Sony a5000.
  • The focus points of the camera are very few in number – just about 9.
  • Although smaller than a regular DSLR, the Canon 700D is still quite a heavy and a bulky camera unlike the Sony a5000. So it’s not quite as convenient for travel.
  • The Canon 700D seems to be lacking quite a bit in the color depth and dynamic range departments.
  • It doesn’t perform as well as the Sony a5000 in low light.
  • It’s the more expensive camera.
  • It does not have the smartphone remote control that the Sony a5000 comes with which isn’t such a big deal, though.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Common Pros

Sony a5000

Canon 700D

The Sony a5000 comes with an articulating screen which makes it more convenient to use. We really like the fact that it flips up makes it great for vlogging and youtubing. The Canon 700D also comes with an articulating screen but also comes with touch sensitivity.
This camera also comes with a built-in flash. Same goes for the Canon 700D.
RAW support makes the camera great for taking the best quality images. Also comes with RAW support.
Face detection focus helps your camera identify human faces to give them the right exposure for the perfect shot. This camera also comes with a face detection focus.
The Sony a5000 has a fantastic sensor resolution. Also goes for the Canon 700D.
It also features AE bracketing . Same goes for the Canon 700D.
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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Common Cons

Sony a5000

Canon 700D

The Sony a5000 does not come with any form of image stabilization system. Also lacks an image stabilization system.
Also, the camera doesn’t com weather-sealed as well. Same goes for the Canon 700D.
The burst mode of this camera is quite poor. Same goes for the Canon 700D.

Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – General Feeling Among Users

Sony a5000

Canon 700D

The price, weight, and size of this camera were features of this camera that were deeply appreciated by most users. We saw many users get and use this camera as a travel camera and for daily photography as well.  

As for image quality, we think Sony did a good job with the sensor of this camera because most users loved the quality of their images.  

For video, most users were satisfied with the video the Sony a5000 was able to record. Just satisfied, definitely not mind-blown. The video was definitely good enough for most though, especially considering the price.  

However, the small problem many encountered was with the sound. Trying to find a way to fix an external microphone and all those calculations. It was a small letdown for many.  

So, overall, good reviews all around, barring the small compromises expected at the price tag of the camera.
Okay, so many loved the Canon 700D as well. There was no shortage of five star reviews from customers who bought and used this camera.  

As for image quality, the camera did well in the eyes of most of its users. We saw many customers share their pictures and they looked pretty good as well.  

Furthermore, a large number of users who were trying out photography for the first time found the Canon 700D easy to learn and practice with. They found it a great starter DSLR camera.  

The inexpensive price tag of the Canon 700D also didn’t go unnoticed. Users found the camera affordable. But it wasn’t just the inexpensive price tag, it was also the value they got from using the Canon 700D.
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Sony a5000 Vs Canon 700D – Conclusion

Having journeyed with us from the beginning of the Sony a5000 vs Canon 700D review to this point, we’re almost sure you’ve made your decision already. And that’s okay too. But just before you finally decide, permit us to share our own conclusions with you.

These are two cameras of good quality especially for the price at which they sell. However, they both have their strengths and weaknesses. It really depends on what you want out of your camera.

We prefer the Canon 700D for video recording as video quality is better, sound quality is also better as there’s an input for an external mic. On the other hand, if you move around a lot, the Sony a5000 might be more your speed. It’s compact, lightweight, and easy to move around with.

For image quality, we prefer the Sony a5000. But then again, the fact that the Canon 700D has a viewfinder while the Sony a5000 lacks one makes it easier to use. Plus, its LCD screen is also touch sensitive, making the camera easier and more intuitive to interact with.

And finally, if you’re more about features and loads of them, then you’d prefer the Sony a5000. Either way though, whichever you go for, as long as it meets your needs, is worth the trouble.

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