Canon 70D vs. Sony a6000

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    Hello. I am deciding between 2 cameras, the canon 70d and the sony a6000.
    I can get them for around the same price along with about 200mm lenses. I plan on using which ever one I get as my everyday and any type of photography camera along with a good amount action photography. I will also be using them to start to make videos/action videos in the future. I here they both have a good auto focus which would be good when shooting and recording sports but which is truly better. Which one would have the best quality and would be the all around camera for what i want to do?

    I have read online plenty about both and I am still stuck. Also this will be my real digital camera but I have shot on film and regular digital so I am not a total photo noob.

    I am very stuck on which one to get… Thanks for the help if you can!!!!!


     
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    Here's good comparison of the AF.
     
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    70D should have far better auto focus for fast action.
    On the other hand the a6000 has a better sensor which gives better low light performance and better dynamic range.
    Frankly I would seriously consider the new a6300, the review shows a significant improvement in its auto focus and it can shoot 4K
    On the other hand it doesn't have the tilting touch screen the 70D has.
    Also need to take into account lenses, if you want good zoom lenses then Canon has a much bigger range of lenses and they are also lots of third party lenses that will give you amazing image quality for MUCH less then Sony's insanely expensive lenses.
     
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    Both have for and against.

    Canon has a far more established system though, and combines the benefits of a dslr with the on sensor focus system, making it a very highly equipped model.

    I'd say canon (but opinions are like........................................)
     
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    That video is biased. And purposefully decieving.

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    If your going to do action photography I'd probably lean towards the 70d, it's aF system is going to be geared toward that whereas from what I've read the AF system on the A6000, while supposedly good for a mirrorless, probably won't really compare all that well.

    Sony A6000 Review - Field Test Part II

    Considering that and the huge variety of lenses that are available for the Canon - particularly in the telephoto realm, well in the long run I think the 70d would likely be the better choice overall.
     
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    Go canon because of lenses and accessory options
     
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    My friend just got the Canon 70d refrub for $700 but I would get the A6300 for $998.00 or kit lens for $1148.99. I have both the a6000 and testing out the a6300 within the return policy. So far I really like the a6300 and once sigma releases their adapter plate it's going to be awesome. A6000 or a6300 are more technologically advance over other body's in its class. I drop Canon and never looked back.
     
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    Well, lenses are more important to image quality, than sensors. Thus overall image quality will be better from Canon.


    Not at all, this was intentionally rigged in favor of the Sony.

    - Good light AF only, making sure the phase pixels of the Sony still work.
    - Subject leaves the AF area of the Canon, thus AF gets lost repeatedly.
    - In fact the subject even leaves the Canon IMAGE area when it doesnt leave the Sony ones.

    Lets hope the authors of this b.s. at least got a good payment from Sony for their work.
     
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    I don't disagree with you.
    I'd rather have the 70d but the sony does have a good auto focus from what the video shows.
    Was it really a fair test no. But I assume people can see the flaws with the testing method.
     
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    Well the Sony's AF works well in this instance - but it works well because it only has a single target that stands out well against a fairly uncluttered background. The folks that have tested the AF system in scenarios where you have multiple possible subjects or cluttered backgrounds (as you'll often find shooting team sports or wildlife) have noted that it doesn't work nearly as well in those situations, often missing focus because it picks the wrong subject.
     
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    Good to know.
     

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