Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Alpha A7 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7 II 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 A7 II

  • Introduced in December 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 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 95.7 x 59.7mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7 II

EOS RP vs Alpha A7 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 RP an Alpha A7 II sensor comparison

EOS RP vs Alpha A7 II: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

Alpha A7 II 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 RP (0.70x)

Alpha A7 II (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7 II

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

Alpha A7 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2024.30
Auto Focus points (4)4779117
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the lower weight than the Alpha A7 II.

The EOS RP scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7 II

EOS RP

Alpha A7 II

Larger lens selection (3)450
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)250350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 II are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the Alpha A7 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

Alpha A7 II

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar size788cm³725cm³
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Alpha A7 II

EOS RP und Alpha A7 II, front viewEOS RP und Alpha A7 II, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und Alpha A7 II, view from aboveEOS RP und Alpha A7 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Sony Alpha A7 II

19
11

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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