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

3 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).
A lot higher magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a magnification 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.

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

6 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.

44% more total megapixels 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).
117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has 117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 65.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
38% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. 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.

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).

Reasons Against

6 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.

15.9MP less total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a total megapixels of 20.9MP, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera (15.9MP more).
Fifty-two less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 65.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only has 117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
9,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an ISO sensitivity (max) 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.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not support near Field Communication (NFC), but the Sony Alpha A7R supports near Field Communication (NFC).
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).
Lower magnification Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is only 0.71x lens magnification ratio. 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.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 eight months
The Sony Alpha A7R is eight months older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 E mount
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

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) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 117
BEST
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 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
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
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
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
 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
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
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

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"
Magnification
1x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 2.3
 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
910g 407g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 94.4mm
Depth
78.2mm 48.2mm
Width
148.6mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 36.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 61.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 465g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries 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 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
Cables Included
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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