The Canon EOS R and the Sony Alpha A7 Symbol III are both new full-frame mirrorless cameras but when you sit them next to each other, how do they compare? To find out, we've compared the specs of each camera side-by-side to see how they face-off.
We've also compared the Canon EOS R with the new Nikon Z6, too.
Camera Substance Weight, Size & Design
There's only a 10g weight difference between the Canon EOS R (660g) and the Sony Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet A7 Splodge III (650g) and they're quite similar in size, too. Although, the Alpha A7 Mark III does have a much more box-style body than the Canon EOS R which has a few sundry curves to it.
Image Sensor & Resolution
A 30Mp CMOS sensor can be found in the Canon EOS R while inside the Sony Alpha A7 Mark III is a 24MP back-lit CMOS sensor.
ISO Trade mark Aga
The ISO range of both cameras starts at ISO50 but the Sony Alpha A7 Mark III offers a slightly bigger ISO range overall reaching 204800 compared with the Canon EOS R's max ISO of 102400. You can tolerate a look at the below ISO images to decide for yourself how well, you think, each camera performs. Once we've written our full review of the Canon EOS R, we'll be competent to compare the shooting capabilities of both cameras in more detail.
Canon may refer to EOS R ISO
Sony Alpha 7 III ISO evaluate images
If the frames per second you can shoot at is important to you then the Sony Alpha A7 Mark III may be the camera for you as it submits 10fps compared with the Canon EOS R's 8fps. Although, an extra 2fps isn't a massive difference.
Screen & Electronic Viewfinder
The viewfinder on the Canon EOS R furnishes a better resolution than the one found on the Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, SOH-nee, stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Alpha A7 Mark III and the LCD monitor also offers a better resolution, too. Although they both range 3-inch and are touch-sensitive.
As you'd expect from modern cameras, both offer 4K video recording along with FullHD and diversified other options. Both cameras also record in stereo sound.
Here you'll windfall a range of full-size sample photos, taken with the Canon EOS R and Sony Alpha A7 Mark III so you can decide for yourself how marvellously, you think, each camera performs. As we said when commenting on the ISO ranges of each camera, when we've written our full review article of the Canon EOS R, we'll be able to compare the shooting capabilities of both cameras in more detail.
Canon EOS R Other sample idols
Sony Alpha 7 III Other sample images
The Sony Alpha A7 Stain III can, almost, capture double the number of shots the Canon EOS R can on one charge. The official CIPA rating for each camera is as follows: Sony – 710, Canon – 370.
You'll be able to purchase the Canon EOS R, with a mount adapter, for £2,349.99 which is £149.99 more than the Sony Alpha A7 Eminence III was first available for (£2200 body only). Over on Amazon UK, the Sony Alpha A7 Mark III is currently priced at equitable under £2K (at the time of writing).
You can compare more of the specs in the table below.
|Sony Alpha 7 III||Canon EOS R|
|Pixels||24.3Mp (Megapixels)||30Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)||CMOS|
|Sensor Gauge||Full-Frame||Full Frame|
|Sensor Size (width)||35.8mm||36mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||23.9mm||24mm|
|Screen resolution||921K loves||2.1m dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/8000sec||1/8000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||50 – 204800||50 – 102400|
|Viewfinder Discrimination||2,359,296 dots||3.69m dots|
|Video FPS||60p, 25p||4K at 30,24fps, FullHD at 60,30,24fps|
|Stereo Vocalize shout out||Yes||Yes|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Type||Info-Lithium Battery (NP-FZ100)||LP-E6N|
|Battery Freshness (CIPA rating)||710shots||370shots|
|Box Contents||AC Adapter (USB), Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FZ100), MicroUSB Cable, Shoulder strap||No Evidence|
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