Canon EOS 750D vs Sony Alpha a7S II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 750D and Sony Alpha a7S II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 750D is manufacturered by Canon but Sony Alpha a7S II is from Sony. Both Canon and Sony are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2015.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 750D 2015
Sony Alpha a7S II 2015

Type of camera

Canon EOS 750D is a DSLR camera while Sony Alpha a7S II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 750D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Sony Alpha a7S II has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 750D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Sony Alpha a7S II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)

Resolution

Canon EOS 750D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony Alpha a7S II has 12 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 750D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Sony Alpha a7S II 12 MP
12007680 pixels
4240 x 2832

Canon EOS 750D has a 100 % larger resolution than Sony Alpha a7S II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony Alpha a7S II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 750D. Sony Alpha a7S II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Canon EOS 750D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 750D 100-12800
Sony Alpha a7S II 100-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 750D
Lens compatibility chart for Sony Alpha a7S II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 750D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Sony Alpha a7S II can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 750D 5
Sony Alpha a7S II 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 750D and Sony Alpha a7S II can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony Alpha a7S II weighs 627 gr (equal to 1,38 lb) which is 13% heavier than Canon EOS 750D and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 750D 555 gr
1,22 lb
Sony Alpha a7S II 627 gr
1,38 lb

Canon EOS 750D vs Sony Alpha a7S II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 750D and Sony Alpha a7S II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Name Canon EOS 750D Sony Alpha a7S II
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Release Year 2015 2015
Release Date 2015-02-06 2015-09-11
MSRP 749 USD 2999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4240 x 2832 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 12 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 6 Bionz X
Image
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 102400
White Balance Presets 8 10
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5 axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 19 169
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1228800
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT-LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.) 0.78x
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Frames per second 5 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
XAVC-S
AVCHD
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control Yes (wired or via smartphone) Yes (wired or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 750D
Sony Alpha a7S II
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 370 shots
Width 132 mm 127 mm
Height 101 mm 96 mm
Depth 78 mm 60 mm
Weight 555 gram 627 gram