Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha 5100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Alpha 5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha 5100 Specs

EOS RP

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

Alpha 5100

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha 5100

EOS RP vs Alpha 5100 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 RP and Alpha 5100 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

Alpha 5100

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2024.30
Auto Focus points (4)4779179
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS RP is made easy by the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

The EOS RP scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100

EOS RP

Alpha 5100

Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250400
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
270g
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
246cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 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 RP and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the Alpha 5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

Alpha 5100

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Alpha 5100

EOS RP und Alpha 5100, front viewEOS RP und Alpha 5100, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und Alpha 5100, view from aboveEOS RP und Alpha 5100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Sony Alpha 5100

26
16

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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