Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Detailed Comparison

The Sony a6300 vs T7i might not be the fairest of comparisons. This is because while the Sony a6300 was introduced to the market as a semi-pro camera, the Canon T7i was introduced as an entry-level camera. But we’ve compared them anyway.

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We’ve put together the features and functions of both cameras; comparing those of one camera with those of the other. The basic idea is to help you decide which camera is better suited to your needs.

We recommend that you go through the entire article to make a well informed decision. However, if what you’re looking to make is a quick decision, the comparison overview and comparison table sections will be of help to you. They contain the basic ideas of this article in bite sizes.

One more thing, do well to check out some of our other Sony-Canon comparisons like the Sony a7 vs Canon 70D for even more information.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Comparison Overview

Here’s a quick rundown of the facts:

Overall Rating Of The Sony a6300 Vs T7i

We consider both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i really good cameras and if you read through the entire review, you’ll see us mention it a number of times.

In our opinion, the features that each camera has are reflective of the level of professionalism that they cater to; maybe even more. However, if we must say, the Sony a6300 is the better camera for recording videos just because it records 4K videos.

Rating Of The Features Of The Sony a6300 Vs T7i

The Sony a6300 is a mirrorless camera while the Canon T7i is a DSLR. This basic difference accounts for a number of difference in features. One of them is the viewfinder but thankfully, the Sony a6300 has its viewfinder built in.

There is also the fact that the Canon T7i is significantly heavier than the Sony a6300. However, one cannot honestly refer to the T7i as heavy. While there are things that both cameras have but are slightly different, there are also those that you’ll only find in one camera.

The Canon T7i has a video stabilization feature so you can record videos that are not blurry. It also supports the use of the UHS-I memory card which allows for transfer of files in ultra-high speeds.

The Sony a6300 is both dust and water resistant. You can’t take it diving or swimming or take it to a desert but it still has that partial protection against water and dust. It is also able to record 4K videos which is really good video quality.

They share a number of common features, though. There is the inbuilt wireless connection and the inbuilt flash and the 24 megapixel sensor resolution. They both also miss some features in common like the image stabilization and headphone port.

Price/Value Ratio – Sony a6300 Vs T7i

We consider both cameras reasonably priced and believe that you’ll get value for your money whichever camera you decide to go for. The Sony a6300 costs a bit more than the Canon T7i. But then again, it is weather sealed and can record 4K videos, so….

About The Brands

Sony

This is a Japanese brand that has been able to spread its tentacles quite wide as regards types of products and even location coverage.

Sony cameras, which are just a few of Sony’s many products, are known for their awesome sensor quality. However, they are also known for their not so impressive battery life.

Canon

This is another Japanese company. However, its products are all within the imaging and optics sector. Canon cameras are known for their impressive battery life and great lenses. However, they are also known for being quite pricey.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Comparison Table

 

Sony a6300

Canon T7i

Weight 0.9 pounds 1.17 pounds
Dimensions 4.7 by 2.6 by 1.9 inches 5.2 by 3.9 by 3 inches
Viewfinder Electronic Optical
Screen Resolution 922k dots 1040k dots
Articulating Screen Tilting Fully articulating
Video Resolution 3840 by 2160 1920 by 1080
Video Stabilization No Yes
Continuous Shooting 11 frames per second (fps) 6 frames per second (fps)
Weather Sealing Yes No
Battery Life 400 shots per charge 600 shots per charge
Touch Screen No Yes
ISO Range 100 to 25600 and can expand to 51200 100 to 25600 and can be expanded to 51200

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Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Which Is Better For What?

Sony a6300

Canon T7i

This camera is the better camera for stuff like sports photography, wildlife photography and basically any kind of photography where there is a lot of movement. The reason is that this camera has the better continuous shooting rate and has way more focus points. On the other hand, if you’ll be doing a lot of personal photo and video shooting; that is, you’ll be recording and shooting yourself by yourself, consider getting this camera. It has a full-flex screen.
Also, this camera records 4K videos which is better video quality that the Canon T7i offers. Also, you might want to consider the fact that this camera has a wide selection of lenses. It’s generally one of the things Canon does better than Sony.
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Sony a6300 Vs T7i –Common Features

In this section, we look at how similar the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i are to each other. We do this by checking out the features that both cameras have. Now note, that while some of these features will appear exactly the same in both cameras, others will be slightly different.

1. Viewfinder

The viewfinder is the little screen-like thing that you look through as you frame and prepare to take your shot. The idea is for you to see your subject through that screen and be sure that everything is alright (angles, position, lighting etc.) before you take that shot.

Now, there are basically two kinds of viewfinders; the optical viewfinder (which you’ll typically find with a DSLR) and the electronic viewfinder (which you’ll typically find with a mirrorless camera). That said, the Sony a6300 has an electronic viewfinder while the Canon T7i has an optical viewfinder.

Nonetheless, we added this feature to our common features section for the basic reason that they both have a viewfinder. Not all cameras do; mirrorless cameras to be precise.

Now, how do these viewfinders work? An optical viewfinder kinda works like a window. The way you see a subject when you look through a window or a pair of binoculars is the way you see a subject when you look through an optical viewfinder.

One downside of this kind of viewfinder is that the images are not a very accurate representation of what your sensor sees. Your sensor sees digitally while an optical viewfinder sees optically. However, this kind of viewfinder doesn’t use up so much battery power.

On the other hand, looking through an electronic viewfinder is like looking at an LCD screen which it basically is. This kind gives you a really close representation of what your camera sees. The downside to this is that it is a bit slower in response that the alternative.

2. Wireless Connection

This feature doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of photos you take. It is basically concerned with allowing access to the internet which, in these current days, is a necessary thing.

Both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i have an inbuilt wireless connection feature. As a result, they both can download apps off the internet and also upload files to an online location.

In addition to the inbuilt wireless connection, both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i have the Near Field Communication (NFC) connection. This is also a wireless connection, howbeit, an offline one.

The NFC connection allows a camera be connected to another device that is also NFC enabled. And via this connection files can be transferred from one device to the other.

Finally, both cameras can be controlled using a smartphone. So you download the appropriate app on your smartphone and make the connection. Once that’s done, you can take mock shots and do some settings changes if need be.

3. Articulating Screen

An articulating screen is that kind of screen that can be turned or moved in certain directions independent of the camera body. The basic idea of an articulating screen is to allow the photography the freedom to take shots from different interesting angles.

There are basically two kinds of articulating screens and the two cameras in these review are representative of them. The Canon T7i has a full-flex screen. A full-flex screen or a fully articulating screen can be rotated. As a result, cameras with this kind of screen are usually used in recording or shooting oneself by oneself.

On the other hand, the Sony a6300 has a tilting screen. The tilting screen is kinda more restricted than the full-flex screen. It can basically only be moved upward and then back down again.

However, you’ll agree with us that whatever the kind of articulating screen, it is always a better idea than a fixed screen.

4. ISO Range

Now, here is something that is absolutely important to getting the right picture. If you’ve ever tried to take a picture with your phone or any other device, you must have come to appreciate the role of proper lighting in getting the right picture.

The ISO is kida what tells your camera how much light it can let in at a particular time. If you set your camera to a high ISO, it lets in a lot of light which makes it the right ISO setting for dark or not so bright places.

On the other hand, if you are taking shots in places where there is too much light like out in the sun, you’ll want to make use of a low ISO because you certainly do not want all that light in your photo.

Knowing all these, you’ll agree with us that a wide ISO range is something of an asset. It affords one room to make as many light adjustments as is necessary.

That said, both cameras have the exact same ISO range. Both cameras have an ISO range that is between 100 and 25600. And both cameras can have their ISO range expanded to 51200.

5. Flash

This also has something to do with light. However, while the ISO controls how much light the camera captures, the flash is basically a light source. The inbuilt flash might not be the best light source but it sure has its uses. And it does help that it is inbuilt; you basically will always have it.

However, both cameras also have a provision for an external flash which you’ll definitely come to appreciate. An external flash provides better light and also has better range. In fact, you can use an external flash if you want to take flash photography.

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6. Sensor Resolution

Both cameras actually have a very impressive sensor resolution. And sensor resolution is an important factor that affects your photography output.

The better the sensor resolution in megapixels, the more details your photo gets. And the more details your photo has, the larger the sizes you can print them in and the more cropping you can do without losing the quality of the photo.

24 megapixels is definitely not the highest sensor resolution we’ve ever seen. However, it is definitely impressive especially for the semi-pro and entry-level cameras that they are.

7. Microphone Port

This one is something you’ll only be bothered about if you intend using your camera to record videos. Not every camera has a microphone port and this is possibly because a good number of them have an inbuilt microphone.

However, that inbuilt microphone doesn’t do a very good job of recording good quality audio. It usually ends up recording more than you want it to including environmental noises.

This is the reason people usually opt for an external microphone. Thankfully, both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i have a microphone port.

8. RAW Support

Both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i can take RAW photos. Now, why is this something? There are two basic formats in which cameras take pictures: jpeg and RAW.

Basically every camera can take photos in jpeg which is kinda why it isn’t really talked about as something. However, more than that, jpeg photos are usually compressed which reduces the quality of the photo. Nonetheless, this compression reduces the size of the photo too.

On the other hand, RAW photos usually retain their original quality. However, as a result, RAW photos are pretty large files and so take up space in storage. So, if you’ll be shooting in RAW, do not forget to take extra storage cards with you.

9. Face Detection

Finally, both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i have the face detection feature. That is, they can both recognize faces as you get ready to take a photo.

Once the faces have been recognized, the cameras stay fixed on them, thereby reducing the possibility of having blurry photos. This is only applicable when you take portraits.

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Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Unique Features

In this section, we see how different the cameras are from each other. This section contains those features that you’ll find in one camera but not the other. It also contains those features that are in both cameras but are very different.

1. Mirrorless Vs DSLR

It is basically impossible to talk about the differences between the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i without talking about this difference. The mirrorless vs DSLR dichotomy is the foundation upon which certain other differences are formed.

Now, just to be clear, the Sony a6300 is a mirrorless camera while the Canon T7i is a DSLR. And the basic difference between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR camera is the absence/presence of a mirror and an optical viewfinder.

A DSLR has both features and here’s how things work. Light passes through the lens and first hits the mirror. The mirror then reflects part of the light to the Autofocus sensor and the other to the optical viewfinder. It is as a result of the light that hits the viewfinder that you are able to see your subject on the other side.

On the other hand, a mirrorless camera has neither of those features. So, when light passes through the lens, it goes on straight to hit the sensor. Now, instead of light, the sensor sends a digital image to the electronic viewfinder or LCD screen which is kinda why the electronic viewfinder is a bit slower than the alternative.

Now, the absence/presence of the mirror actually affects the weight of a camera. As a result, if you put a mirrorless camera and a DSLR of the same spec side by side, the DSLR is most likely the heavier one. Knowing this….

2. Weight

The Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i are consistent with the mirrorless-DSLR weight narrative. What we are saying is the Canon T7i is significantly heavier than the Sony a6300.

The Sony a6300 weighs 0.9 pounds while the Canon T7i weighs 1.17 pounds. Now, the Canon T7i isn’t exactly the heaviest camera but it is significantly heavier than the Sony a6300. Probably significant enough to help us decide which camera we take on a hike.

Now, if you are trying to decide between two interchangeable lens cameras, you’ll have to, not only look at the weight of the body, but also the weight of the lens. To do this, we just need to know the size of sensor of each camera.

The camera with the larger sensor will generally require larger and heavier lenses than the other. That said, both the Sony a6300 and the Canon T7i have an APS-C size sensor.

As a result, while the lenses will affect the weight of the cameras individually, it won’t affect the comparative weight of the cameras.

3. Battery Life

DSLRs usually have a better battery life than mirrorless cameras. Additionally, Sony hasn’t yet learnt to do a very good job with its batteries. Put these two factors together and you can probably already guess which camera has the better battery life.

The Sony a6300 can take 400 shots before it needs to be charged. And truth be told, this is a step up from some of Sony’s other works.

On the other hand, the Canon T7i can take 600 shots before it needs to be charged. And while it isn’t the most impressive Canon battery life, let us all remember that the Canon T7i is an entry-level camera.

4. Continuous Shooting

This mode allows you take a number of shots in just one second and with one click of the shutter button. The continuous shooting mode usually comes in handy for people who do wildlife photography, sports photography and generally any kind of photography where there is a lot of movement.

The Sony a6300 does a better job with this mode than the Canon T7i. With the Sony a6300, you can take 11 frames in one second while the Canon T7i can take 6 shots in one second. Both are pretty impressive, especially considering the professional level they each cater to.

5. Weather Sealing

This one does not exactly affect the quality of photos you take but it does determine, to a certain extent, when and where you use your camera. Of the two cameras in this review, only the Sony a6300 has any form of weather sealing at all.

The Sony a6300 is both dust resistant and water resistant. What this means is that while you cannot use the Sony a6300 in adverse conditions, it should do well with a little bit of water. Please, do not use this camera if you’ll be submerged in water or in places where the dust is uncontrollable like say a desert.

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6. Video Stabilization

This feature is obviously a video thing. So, if you’ll be using your camera to take pictures only, you won’t need this. That said, of the two cameras in this review, only the Canon T7i has the video stabilization feature.

When you record videos, there is a very significant possibility that the camera will be jostled a lot. Now, if the camera does not have a video stabilization feature, there is a possibility that the video will look really blurry.

What this means is that the possibility of having blurry videos is eliminated with the Canon T7i because of the video stabilization feature. As for the Sony a6300, you’ll have to be very steady with your hands or put it on a stand.

7. Video Resolution

This is another video related feature, obviously. It basically tells us how good a video quality you’ll get from the camera. And this is one feature that the Sony a6300 does better than the Canon T7i.

The Canon T7i has a 1920 by 1080 video resolution which isn’t so bad actually. However, the Sony a6300 has a 3840 by 2160 video resolution. This means that this camera can take 4K videos which are of really great quality.

8. Time-Lapse Recording

This is a creative way of recording videos. If you time-lapse record, the camera records in a slower frequency than it usually would. However, when it is played back, it runs faster than a regular video.

Both cameras are actually able to this. However, while the Canon T7i has this feature built in, you’ll need to download an app to be able to do this with the Sony a6300.

9. Available Lenses

The Sony a6300 has 102 lenses available to it while the Canon T7i has 319 of them. In addition, the Sony a6300 has 23 optical stabilization lenses while the Canon T7i has 91 of them.

The reason for the optical stabilization lenses is that neither camera has an in body image stabilization feature. The in body image stabilization feature is supposed to stabilize the sensor so that when you take pictures, they do not come out looking blurry.

If your camera does not have this inbuilt feature, you can take care of things by getting optical stabilization lenses.

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Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Unique Pros

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Pros Of The Sony a6300

  • First off, the Sony a6300 is both dust resistant and water resistant.
  • Furthermore, this camera has a faster continuous shooting rate than the Canon T7i.
  • Also, this camera has more focus points (425) than the Canon T7i (45). As a result, the Sony a6300 is able to focus faster than the Canon T7i.
  • The Sony a6300 has a better video resolution than the Canon T7i and will definitely record better videos.
  • Furthermore, the Sony a6300 has a better viewfinder coverage (100%) than the Canon T7i (95%).
  • Finally, this camera is significantly lighter than the Canon T7i.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Pros Of The Canon T7i

  • First off, the Canon T7i has a better battery life than the Sony a6300.
  • Furthermore, this camera has a better screen resolution (1040k dots) than the Sony a6300 (922k dots).
  • Also, this camera has a 6 meter longer flash range than the Canon T7i.
  • The Canon T7i has an inbuilt video stabilization feature.
  • Finally, this camera supports the use of the UHS-I memory card. This kind of memory card allows for photos and videos to be written into the memory card at ultra-high speeds.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Unique Cons

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Cons Of The Sony a6300

  • The Sony a6300 doesn’t have a very impressive flash coverage.
  • This camera also does not have a video stabilization feature. So, you’ll have to be steady with your hands or place the camera on a surface as you record. Otherwise, your videos could come out looking blurry.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Cons Of The Canon T7i

  • First off, this camera is not weather sealed.
  • This camera also does not have as good a video resolution as the Sony a6300.

Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Common Pros

 

Sony a6300

Canon T7i

Viewfinder We like that the Sony a6300 has its own electronic viewfinder. A viewfinder is better at allowing you frame your subject than an LCD screen. Same as the Sony a6300. However, that of the Canon T7i is an optical viewfinder.
Wireless Connection We also like that this camera has an inbuilt wireless connection. Because of this, you can download apps off the internet and upload some of your pictures to the internet. This camera also has a Near Field Communication (NFC) connection which is an offline connection that allows you transfer files to an off camera location. The off camera location also has to NFC enabled. Finally, this camera can be controlled using a smartphone. Same as the Sony a6300.
Articulating Screen The Sony a6300 has a tilting screen which will allow you take really creative photos from interesting angles. Same as the Sony a6300. However, that of this camera is a full-flex screen.
Flash The Sony a6300 has an inbuilt flash which is a good idea for a source of light as it is always there. Furthermore, you can attach an external flash to this camera which is a better light source than the inbuilt flash. Same as the Sony a6300.
Sensor Resolution The Sony a6300 has a pretty impressive sensor resolution. You’ll be able to print large pictures and crop to reasonable details without looking quality. Same as the Sony a6300.
Microphone Port Furthermore, you can attach an external microphone to this camera and record better quality audio. Same as the Sony a6300.
RAW Support The Sony a6300 can shot photos in RAW. And RAW photos are of better quality than the alternative; jpeg. Same as the Sony a6300.
Time-Lapse Recording You explore your creative side by time-lapse recording with this camera. However, you’ll have to download an app to be able to do this on this camera. Same as the Sony a6300. However, this camera has the feature built-in.
Face Detection Finally, this camera is good for taking portraits as it is able to detect and focus on faces, eliminating the possibility of blur. Same as the Sony a6300.
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Sony a6300 Vs T7i – Common Cons

 

Sony a6300

Canon T7i

Image Stabilization The Sony a6300 does not have the in body image stabilization feature. As a result, photos taken with this camera have the potential of looking blurry. You’d either have to be very steady with your hands as you shoot or you make use of optical stabilization lenses. Same as the Sony a6300.
Headphone Port Also, this camera does not have a port where you can attach headphones. So, you’ll have to make do with the inbuilt speaker which isn’t always a good idea. Same as the Sony a6300.

Sony a6300 Vs Canon T7i – What People Think About Both

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Canon T7i

Everybody seems to be excited about the fact that this camera does well with photography and videography also. In fact, one customer went as far as referring to this camera as a Jack of all trades. However, they didn’t say whether it is a master of all, some or none. Anyway, different people like this camera for different things. The photographers are on board this train because of its sensor resolution, its continuous shooting rate and even its silent shutter. Videographers like this camera basically because it takes 4K videos and then because it has a microphone port. This camera actually has a lot of good feedback. First off, people like that this camera has a lot of connectivity features. The inbuilt wireless connection, NFC connection and the Bluetooth feature are the features that were talked about. There have also been mentions about feature assistance. This feature assistant helps beginners navigate their way around easily. Interestingly, one can decide to turn off this feature if one isn’t interested in it. The full-flex screen is another thing that people seem to be excited about.
However, the general looks to be the fact that this camera does not have an in body image stabilization. However, someone complained about the fact that the buttons on this camera are not very pronounced and could be difficult to find if you’re trying to focus.
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Sony a6300 Vs Canon T7i – Our Take

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Canon T7i

We consider this camera a well-rounded camera. Now, this is not saying that the Sony a6300 is anything of a professional camera, especially since it doesn’t have a full frame sensor. However, for a semi-pro camera and maybe even a backup professional camera, it does really well. The Sony a6300 takes really good pictures and videos too. It has a decent speed, decent weight and is weather sealed; what’s not to like? The Canon T7i actually does a lot for the professional level it caters to; at least in our opinion. It is a beginner camera yet it has as good a sensor resolution as the Sony a6300. Granted, its video resolution is not as good but it isn’t terrible. Plus, this camera does have the video stabilization feature. So, we really do like this camera and that feature assistant is definitely a nice (and much needed) touch.
There are a number of things that we are not excited about this camera as we have already mentioned. However, if you do not consider those things a deal breaker, get the Sony a6300 now! There are also a number of things we are not excited about this camera as we have already mentioned. However, if you do not consider those things a deal breaker, get the canon T7i now!

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