Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A7 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7 II 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 A7 II

  • Introduced in December 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7 II

EOS R vs Alpha A7 II 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:

Info graphic: EOS R an Alpha A7 II sensor comparison

EOS R vs Alpha A7 II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.71x.

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 A7 II (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7 II

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice


Alpha A7 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3024.30
Auto Focus points (4)5955117
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.23
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370350
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, 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, that the battery has more stamina 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 A7 II


Alpha A7 II

Larger lens selection (3)450
Image stabilizer (3)
More portable (2)1127cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 II are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the Alpha A7 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A7 II

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar weight660g600g
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A7 II

EOS R und Alpha A7 II, front viewEOS R und Alpha A7 II, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A7 II, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A7 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A7 II


We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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