Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7R II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A7R II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7R II 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 A7R II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 625g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R II

EOS R vs Alpha A7R 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 A7R II sensor comparison

EOS R vs Alpha A7R II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7R II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

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 II (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7R II

Better choice: Sony Alpha A7R II

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7R II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

Alpha A7R II

Auto Focus points (4)5955399
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.29
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370340
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha A7R II: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R II

EOS R

Alpha A7R II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3042.40
Larger lens selection (3)450
Image stabilizer (3)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
732cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R II are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Alpha A7R II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

Alpha A7R II

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar weight660g625g
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7R II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A7R II

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A7R II

21
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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