Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sony Alpha A7R

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
16 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum aperture of 38, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16 bigger).
76% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 216mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 163.5mm longer than the Sony Alpha A7R (52.5mm).
23.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a minimum focal length of 29mm, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 52.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (23.5mm longer).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels lower).
A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a lens magnification ratio of 1x, however the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.29x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

14.5mm narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 112.4mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (14.5mm wider).
Three hundred and thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 670.00, but the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

13 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 16.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

44% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 15.9MP more than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (36.8MP).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (2.8 larger).
117.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has 117.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 65.00 auto focus points.
38% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (25,600).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a weight of 407g, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 910g digital camera (503g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 94.4mm tall digital camera. That's 54.2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (94.4mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a depth of 48.2mm. That's 30mm thinner than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (48.2mm).
Lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens weight of 120g, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 480g lens weight digital camera (360g heavier).
59.5mm shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera. That's 59.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (36.5mm).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens diameter of 61.5mm, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 76.6mm lens diameter digital camera (15.1mm bigger).
Twenty more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 21 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 1 award.
Much better user reviews
Based on 141 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 84%, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 73% (based on 24 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
16.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera (16.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

15.9MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a total megapixel count of 20.9MP, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera (15.9MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.8 larger than the Sony Alpha A7R (2.8).
Fifty-two less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 65.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only has 117.00 auto focus points.
9,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
56% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 910g digital camera. That's 503g heavier than the Sony Alpha A7R (407g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 148.6mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 94.4mm tall digital camera (54.2mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 78.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 48.2mm deep digital camera (30mm thinner).
75% heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 480g lens weight digital camera. That's 360g heavier than the Sony Alpha A7R (120g).
Significantly longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a lens length of 96mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera (59.5mm shorter).
20% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 76.6mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 15.1mm bigger than the Sony Alpha A7R (61.5mm).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has received 1 award, the Sony Alpha A7R has received 21 awards.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II's average user rating is only 73%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 84% (based on 141 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
73% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (22).
163.5mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a maximum focal length of 52.5mm, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 216mm maximum focal length digital camera (163.5mm longer).
45% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 52.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 23.5mm longer than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (52.5mm).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (30fps).
118,400 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (921,600 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.29x lower than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (0.71x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

12% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a width of 126.9mm. That's 14.5mm wider than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (126.9mm).
Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Older by seven months
The Sony Alpha A7R is seven months older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Awards

1 Award
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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

4 months Ago 11 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
BEST
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.4 x 15 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
5.6 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
216mm
BEST
52.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm
BEST
52.5mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 135 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
16/12 7/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 49mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
65 117
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 160
 200
 1600
 51200
 50
 64
 80
 125
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 100
 160
 200
 1600
 51200
 50
 64
 80
 125
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
16,000 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1440x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 ATW
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 ATW
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
910g 407g
BEST
Height
148.6mm 94.4mm
BEST
Depth
78.2mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
112.4mm
BEST
126.9mm
Lens Weight
480g 120g
BEST
Lens Length
96mm 36.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
76.6mm 61.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
910g 465g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E6N NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
670 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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