• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS R advantages over Sony A7C

  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 60 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    30.3 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Sony A7C advantages over Canon EOS R

  • Less expensive
    $2098 vs $2899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    59 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    11 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good overall image quality; Good dynamic range & very good high ISO performance; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF performance; Sharp native lenses; Great performance with adapted optics; Compact design; Fully articulating LCD.

  • Sensor performance lags behind competition; No In-Body Image Stabilization; Sluggish burst speed with C-AF; Mediocre battery life; No 4Kp60; 1.7x 4K crop; Ergonomics could be better.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7 III

Canon EOS R
Sony A7 III
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7C
Sony A7 III
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Nikon Z7

Canon EOS R
Nikon Z7
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
Sony A7C
Nikon Z7
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2497
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon Z6

Canon EOS R
Nikon Z6
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7C
Nikon Z6
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS R
Canon EOS RP
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A7C
Canon EOS RP
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Sigma fp

Canon EOS R
Sigma fp
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7C
Sigma fp
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
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