• 35mm 849.7mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A7R IV advantages over Canon R5

  • Less expensive
    $3198* vs $4999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    61.0 vs 45.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon R5 advantages over Sony A7R IV

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.39 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher-res screen
    700k vs 360k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 III

Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R III
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon R5
Sony A7R III
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony A7R IV
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon R5
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Sony A7R IV
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon R5
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A9 II

Sony A7R IV
Sony A9 II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Canon R5
Sony A9 II
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC

Compared to Leica SL2

Sony A7R IV
Leica SL2
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
Canon R5
Leica SL2
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
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