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Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Sony Alpha A7R

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

4 Reasons For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels lower).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Sony Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Three hundred and thirty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 670.00, but the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 786 reviews, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user review score of 95%, however the Sony Alpha A7R has an average rating of 85% (based on 622 reviews).
5 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel 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.

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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Nine more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 22 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 13 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 132 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 90%, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 83% (based on 65 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
16.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a megapixel 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.

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.

Over one year older
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is older than the Sony Alpha A7R by 16 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has received 13 awards, the Sony Alpha A7R has received 22 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II's average expert rating is 83%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 90% (based on 132 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
118,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) 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).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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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User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony Alpha A7R has an average user score of 85%, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user rating of 95% (based on 786 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
prohardver.hu: Highly Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
techradar.com/au/: Editor's Choice
22 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
fotovideo.nu: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 64
 80
 125
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 64
 80
 125
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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"
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
112.4mm 94.4mm
Depth
78.2mm 48.2mm
Width
148.6mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
910g 465g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6N NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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