Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6400 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A6400 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6400 Specs

EOS R

  • 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 A6400

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 49.9mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0")
  • 361g (11.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6400

EOS R vs Alpha A6400 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 A6400 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs Alpha A6400: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

Alpha A6400 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

Alpha A6400 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A6400

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6400 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

Alpha A6400

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3024.30
Auto Focus points (4)5955425
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 32000 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.92
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, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6400

EOS R

Alpha A6400

Higher speed (4, frames/second)511
Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370400
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
361g
(11.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
401cm³
(25 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6400 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 A6400.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

Alpha A6400

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6400 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A6400

EOS R und Alpha A6400, front viewEOS R und Alpha A6400, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A6400, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A6400, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A6400

26
16

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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