• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 849.7mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Sony A7R IV

  • Less expensive
    $2099 vs $3198*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.75 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 665g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 70 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 32 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Sony A7R 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 670 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    61.0 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)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

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
  • 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.

  • Outstanding image quality; Excellent high ISOs; Fast AF performance with Eye-AF tracking; 10fps bursts at full-resolution; Improved ergonomics; Dual UHS-II card slots; Higher-res EVF.

  • Expensive; No 4Kp60; Buffer clearing could be faster; Menus are still frustrating; Touchscreen underutilized; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R II

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A9

Canon EOS RP
Sony A9
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R IV
Sony A9
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • More dynamic range
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R III
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica SL2

Canon EOS RP
Leica SL2
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R IV
Leica SL2
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon R5

Canon EOS RP
Canon R5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R IV
Canon R5
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
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