Canon EOS R vs Sony NEX 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs NEX 7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony NEX 7 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

NEX 7

  • Introduced in August 2011
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 67 x 43mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 7

EOS R vs NEX 7 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 NEX 7 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs NEX 7: Viewfinder

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

NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.73x.

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)

NEX 7 (0.73x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the NEX 7

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

NEX 7

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3024.20
Auto Focus points (4)595525
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 16000 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
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
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 rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the NEX 7: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 34 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7

EOS R

NEX 7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)510
Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370430
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
400g
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
346cm³
(22 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 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 NEX 7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

NEX 7

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Canon EOS R VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and NEX 7

EOS R und NEX 7, front viewEOS R und NEX 7, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und NEX 7, view from aboveEOS R und NEX 7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony NEX 7

34
16

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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