92points

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

94points

Sony Alpha 7R III

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark IV better than Sony Alpha 7R III?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has GPS
  • Has a flash
  • Supports a remote smartphone
  • Has a compass
  • Has manual gain

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

  • 39.47% more megapixels (main camera)
    42.4MPvs30.4MP
  • 364 more focus points
    425vs61
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 215g lighter
    675gvs890g
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • 45% less body volume
    732.3cm³vs1331.3983320000002cm³

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

4. more viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

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Optics

1.focus points

61

425

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

36 x 24mm

24 x 35.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

30.4MP

42.4MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

102400 ISO

102400 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

6.has a zoom microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

650shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.wireless charging
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has GPS
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony Alpha 7R III

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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