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Sony a7C vs Canon RP Comparison

In this comparison, we’ll be looking at the Sony A7c and the Canon EOS RP, two Advanced Mirrorless cameras from Sony and Canon, respectively. The Sony A7c will hit the market in September 2020, while the Canon RP will hit the market in February of this year. As a result of the 19-month age gap between the A7c and the EOS RP, we do not anticipate seeing a significant technical difference between the two cameras; yet, the younger A7c would still have an edge, particularly in sensor technology.

Because both models are listed among the top in their respective categories of Advanced Mirrorless cameras, we can anticipate a tight matchup. From 53 cameras in this class, the Sony A7c is the top-scoring model, with an overall score of 87 points, while the Canon RP is the sixth-scoring model, earning a score of 79 points.

Key Specifications

Let’s take a quick glance at the primary features of the Sony A7c and the Canon EOS R cameras.

Sony A7c Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2020-09-14
  • 24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 50 – 204800)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Fully articulated Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 120fps High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 509g. 124 x 71 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Canon RP Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2019-02-14
  • 26MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 40000 ( expands to 50 – 102400)
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 3.00″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 485g. 133 x 85 x 70 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Canon EOS RPVersus subline
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Sony a7C vs Canon RP Comparison
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Feb 14, 2019
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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SLR-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
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Composite
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
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Canon RF
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
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30 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
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DIGIC 8
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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None
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG
Raw (14-bit Canon CR3)
C-Raw (Canon original)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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4779
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3.2″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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2,100,000
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
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Fully articulated
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
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5.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (14-bit Canon CR3)
C-Raw (Canon original)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
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No
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
AE BracketingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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No
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Weight
509 g
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485 g 
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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250

The Alpha A7C has a number of advantages, including a quicker shutter speed, higher sensitivity, and a greater array of lens options. We also appreciate the optical image stabilizer, the fact that the battery has more endurance, and the fact that it is lighter than the EOS RP. Another benefit of the EOS RP over the EOS RP is its smaller footprint and compatibility for USB 3.0. Given the size of today’s images and the needs of 4K video, this seems like an absurd luxury.

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