• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Less expensive
    $2099 vs $2698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 658g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 828 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony A7 IV advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    11 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 26.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Good high ISO performance; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system; Eye AF with tracking & video support; 4K video; Good build quality; Excellent value.

  • No IBIS; Sub-par dynamic range; Burst shooting tops out at 5fps; Poor battery life; Limited video features.

The Competition

Compared to Canon R5

Canon EOS RP
Canon R5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Canon R5
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon Z5

Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z5
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7C

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7C
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Sony A7C
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z7 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z6 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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