Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A7R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7R 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 A7R

  • Introduced in October 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 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 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R

EOS R vs Alpha A7R 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 A7R sensor comparison

EOS R vs Alpha A7R: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7R 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 A7R (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7R

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice


Alpha A7R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)54
Auto Focus points (4)595525
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370340
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are that the camera is faster, 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 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R


Alpha A7R

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3036.40
Larger lens selection (3)450
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
(15.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the EOS R. Another advantage over the EOS R: the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the Alpha A7R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A7R

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
External microphone
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7R Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A7R

EOS R und Alpha A7R, front viewEOS R und Alpha A7R, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A7R, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A7R, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A7R


We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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