Cannon SX710 camera set on Auto Mode at Zpan Hibachi & Sushi restaurant in SouthShore Village at 19th and US-41/

Full Frame VS point-and-shoot during the day

Below are almost identical photos taken in day light with two different cameras: the Sony A7 full frame camera ($1000) and the Canon SX710 HS point and shoot ($250).

Camera used for these photos was the Sony A7 Full Frame – get price at

I was amazed when I found little variance in quality between the two. I have been doing comparison tests and wanted to share the outcome with others.

Since comparing both cameras, I have been noticing that in good lighting situations, photos taken with the Cannon SX710 HS match up pretty well with the Sony A7. But in low light situations, the Sony A7 does remarkably better.

Is the A7 worth the money for night photography alone. To answer this, I have taken over 50 photos with the two cameras around dusk and night time at two different locations. I unintentionally created sample videos that compare the two and thought I would share them as well.

Night Photography Test: Sony A7 YBor City

Night Photography Test: Cannon SX710 Bourbon St

SONY A7: $1000 (this is an older version that’s much cheaper)
CANNON SX710: $250 (older version as well)

Before committing to a full frame, don’t rely on this article alone. Google and YouTube the cameras. There are thousands of videos and articles on the subject.

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