• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Sony A7R advantages over Canon EOS R

  • Less expensive
    $1799* vs $3399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    465g vs 660g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 30.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon EOS R advantages over Sony A7R

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    2 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    126 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS R
Sony A7
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7R
Sony A7R II
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Lighter weight
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS R
Sony A7R II
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A7R
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
Canon EOS R
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony A7R
Sony A7R III
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS R
Sony A7R III
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Sony A7 III

Sony A7R
Sony A7 III
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS R
Sony A7 III
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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