Do you want to know what's better Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or Sony Alpha 7R II? SpecsPRO has compared Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony Alpha 7R II: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Sony Alpha 7R II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Sony Alpha 7R II

  • Price

    2,698.00

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 42 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 7952 x 5304

    SENSOR Sensor photo detectors: 44 megapixels

    IMAGE White balance presets: 10

    IMAGE Image stabilization: Sensor-shift

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Subject / scene modes: Yes

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Articulated LCD: Tilting

    VIDEOGRAPHY FEATURES Microphone: Stereo

    OPTICS & FOCUS Number of focus points: 399

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 625 g (1.38 lb / 22.05 oz)

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  • Main

  • Model

    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

  • Price

    3,499.00

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Sensor size: Full frame (36 x 24 mm)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 7.0 fps

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen size: 3.2

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 1,620,000

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Touch screen: Yes

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder type: Optical (pentaprism)

    VIDEOGRAPHY FEATURES Resolutions: 4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 900

    OTHER FEATURES GPS: Built-in

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jun 10, 2015

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    42 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    7952 x 5304

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

  • Sensor type

    BSI-CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz X

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    3:2, full-frame (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656), APS-C (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1728); 16:9, 35mm (7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240), APS-C (5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456)

  • Sensor photo detectors

    44 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    102400

  • White balance presets

    10

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    Sensor-shift

  • Image stabilization notes

    5-axis (4.5 stops per CIPA standard)

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra fine, fine, standard

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe)

  • Flash modes

    Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless

  • Continuous drive

    5.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,228,800

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.78×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,296

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S

  • Videography notes

    headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4X)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    399

  • Lens mount

    Sony E

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    625 g (1.38 lb / 22.05 oz)

  • Dimensions

    127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    290

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n with NFC

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired or via smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes (via downloadable app)

  • GPS

    None

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Aug 2016

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Mid-size SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    30 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    6720 x 4480

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (36 x 24 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Digic 6+

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

    32 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    102400

  • White balance presets

    6

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, normal

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

    7.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
    • Partial

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3.2

  • Screen dots

    1,620,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Optical (pentaprism)

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.71×

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, Motion JPEG

  • Videography notes

    8.8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video; camera supports ALL-I, IPB and IPB Light compression.

  • Microphone

    Mono

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Touch
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    61

  • Lens mount

    Canon EF

  • Focal length multiplier

    1×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)

  • Dimensions

    151 x 116 x 76 mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    900

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n + NFC

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

    Built-in

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  • Watch video reviews

  • Summary

    The Sony Alpha 7R II maximum resolution of 7952 x 5304 pixels (42 megapixels) is better in comparison with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV highest resolution of 6720 x 4480 pixels (30 megapixels). The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is equipped with larger sensor compared to the Sony Alpha 7R II: Full frame (36 x 24 mm) versus Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm). This is very significant difference between these cameras because big sensor lets the photographer to take pictures of the better quality. The Sony Alpha 7R II has more presets of white balance - 10. It gives the photographer more control over colour. The Sony Alpha 7R II has image stabilization that will help the photographer to take clearer photos when using lenses with long focal lengths. The Sony Alpha 7R II offers more focus points than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: 399 vs 61. More focus points means less risk of losing focus lock when following a moving object.

    The Sony Alpha 7R II is equipped with tilting display that will allow the photographer to make photos from any odd perspective. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV screen is better as it has more screen dots 1,620,000 in comparison to 1,228,800 dots of the Sony Alpha 7R II screen. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing pictures on your camera. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is produced with Yes inch touch screen that is larger than No inch screen of the Sony Alpha 7R II

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV battery life is better than the Sony Alpha 7R II battery life. According to CIPA standards the photographer will be able to capture 900 shots with the EOS 5D Mark IV and only 290 with the Alpha 7R II. The Sony Alpha 7R II weighs 625g that is 265g lighter in comparison with the weight of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Recording GPS data can be useful for the travel photographer, to be able to check the photo metadata and find out exactly where a picture was produced.

    The Sony Alpha 7R II has 10 advantages and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV only 9 so the Alpha 7R II becomes the best choice. Get the list of the best offers on Amazon.