Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha 5000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha 5000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha 5000 Specs


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

Alpha 5000

  • Introduced in January 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 269g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha 5000

EOS R vs Alpha 5000 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and Alpha 5000 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha 5000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice


Alpha 5000

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)53
Auto Focus points (4)595525
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Alpha 5000: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5000


Alpha 5000

Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370420
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5000 are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS R: the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the Alpha 5000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha 5000

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha 5000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha 5000

EOS R und Alpha 5000, front viewEOS R und Alpha 5000, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha 5000, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha 5000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha 5000


We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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