Sony a7C vs Canon EOS Kiss X70

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a7C and Canon EOS Kiss X70. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a7C is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS Kiss X70 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a7C were released 2020 and Canon EOS Kiss X70 was released 2014. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a7C 2020
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014

Type of camera

Sony a7C is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Kiss X70 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a7C has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Sony a7C 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss X70 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Sony a7C has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a7C 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Kiss X70 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Sony a7C has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X70. 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 a7C has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X70. Sony a7C has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a7C 100-51200
Canon EOS Kiss X70 100-6400

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 Sony a7C
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X70

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a7C can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X70 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a7C 10
Canon EOS Kiss X70 3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a7C and Canon EOS Kiss X70 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 a7C weighs 509 gr (equal to 1.12 lb) which is 6% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X70 and its 480 gr (or 1.06 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a7C 509 gr
1.12 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X70 480 gr
1.06 lb

Sony a7C vs Canon EOS Kiss X70 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a7C and Canon EOS Kiss X70, 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
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Name Sony a7C Canon EOS Kiss X70
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Release Year 2020 2014
Release Date 2020-09-15 2014-02-12
MSRP 1799 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 18 MP
Image Processor BIONZ X DIGIC 4
Image
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 7 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 693 9
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921600 460000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.59x 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 N/A
Photography features
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Frames per second 10 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
XAVC-S
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth + NFC)
No
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone or Bluetooth) Yes (E3 connector)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a7C
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 740 shots 500 shots
Width 124 mm 130 mm
Height 71 mm 100 mm
Depth 60 mm 78 mm
Weight 509 gram 480 gram