Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Alpha A7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony Alpha A7 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2″ x 3.3″ x 2.8″)
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

Alpha A7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0″ x 3.7″ x 1.9″)
  • 474g (15.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7

EOS RP vs Alpha A7 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS RP an Alpha A7 sensor comparison

EOS RP vs Alpha A7: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

Alpha A7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.71x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS RP (0.70x)

Alpha A7 (0.71x)

Better choice: Tie – the difference is hardly noticable

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice


Alpha A7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

26.20 24.30
Auto Focus points (4)

4779 117
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 50 – 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Touch screen (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.

The EOS RP scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7


Alpha A7

Larger lens selection (3)

4 50
Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 340
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 are the larger selection of lenses, that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the Alpha A7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A7

Sensor format

Full frame Full frame
Speed (frames/second)

5 5
Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

External microphone

Similar weight

485g 474g

Canon EOS RP VS Sony Alpha A7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Alpha A7

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Sony Alpha A7


We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.