Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Alpha A7R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7R 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 A7R

  • Introduced in October 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 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 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R

EOS RP vs Alpha A7R 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 A7R sensor comparison

EOS RP vs Alpha A7R: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7R 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 A7R (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7R

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

Alpha A7R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)54
Auto Focus points (4)477925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.

The EOS RP scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R

EOS RP

Alpha A7R

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2036.40
Larger lens selection (3)450
Longer battery life (3, photos)250340
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
577cm³
(36 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Alpha A7R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

Alpha A7R

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar weight485g465g
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7R Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Alpha A7R

EOS RP und Alpha A7R, front viewEOS RP und Alpha A7R, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und Alpha A7R, view from aboveEOS RP und Alpha A7R, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Sony Alpha A7R

18
13

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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