Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7S II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A7S II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A7S 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 A7S II

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 12 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 409600 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")
  • 627g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7S II

EOS R vs Alpha A7S 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 A7S II sensor comparison

EOS R vs Alpha A7S II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7S 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 A7S II (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7S II

Better choice: Sony Alpha A7S II

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7S II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

Alpha A7S II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3012.20
Auto Focus points (4)5955169
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.29
Touch screen (2)
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 better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen 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 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7S II

EOS R

Alpha A7S II

Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO50 - 409600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)450
Image stabilizer (3)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
732cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7S II are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the Alpha A7S II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

Alpha A7S II

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar weight660g627g
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A7S II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A7S II

EOS R und Alpha A7S II, front viewEOS R und Alpha A7S II, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A7S II, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A7S II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A7S II

19
12

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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