• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-7 advantages over Canon 5DS

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $3499*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Canon 5DS advantages over Sony NEX-7

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,381 vs 1,016 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 430 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 24.3-megapixel sensor with excellent image quality; Small body; Exceptional user interface; Full HD 60p video; Electronic viewfinder and flash are built-in.

  • No Mode dial; Flash sync is a touch slow; No UHS-I card support; Needs a better kit lens to match the sensor quality.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX200

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX200
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $934
  • APS-C
Canon 5DS
Samsung NX200
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX20

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX20
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 5DS
Samsung NX20
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony NEX-7
Sony A6000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 5DS
Sony A6000
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Sony NEX-7
Canon 5DS R
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Nikon D850

Sony NEX-7
Nikon D850
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $3097
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 5DS
Nikon D850
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3097
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
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