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Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha 5100 Specs
All specs: Main page for EOS R
All specs: Main page for Alpha 5100
EOS R vs Alpha 5100 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:
Better choice: Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Canon EOS R a better choice
|Larger sensor (5)||Full frame||APS-C|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||31.30||24.30|
|Auto Focus points (4)||5955||179|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 40000 ISO||100 - 25600 ISO|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||2.10||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 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 the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS R is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.
The EOS R scores 28 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||5||6|
|Larger lens selection (3)||4||50|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||370||400|
|Weighs less (2)||660g|
|More portable (2)||1127cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.
Yields 16 points for the Alpha 5100.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha 5100
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Canon EOS R
Sony Alpha 5100
We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.
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