• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO 80 - 102,400

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Sony A7S III

  • Less expensive
    $1899 vs $3498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony A7S III 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 5.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher-res screen
    480k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.90x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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
    409600 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 Sony A7R II

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A7S III
Sony A7R II
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

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 A7S III
Sony A9
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More pixels

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 A7S III
Sony A7R III
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Sony A9 II

Canon EOS RP
Sony A9 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7S III
Sony A9 II
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon R6

Canon EOS RP
Canon R6
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7S III
Canon R6
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
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