The Sony Alpha A7R II mirrorless camera and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR stand out as two of the best shooters of 2016. However, the two units are different and serve different purposes.
Both models have high-end features and specifications offering an excellent performance-price relationship. Before choosing one of them, users should learn about which one is best for a certain purpose.
While the Canon camera is perhaps the first full DSLR to released, the Alpha A7R II is Sony’s top mirrorless camera. It packs professional quality with high-resolution in two-thirds the size and weight of the Canon. Both units are recommended for expert users.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV specs
Mark IV has a stunning performance and an advanced 61-point AF system. However, its 4K video options are limited.
The camera features Canon’s new 30.4 Megapixel APS-CMOS full-frame sensor. It has high-resolution capabilities, and it has a size and ratio of a 35mm film frame. The Maximum continuous shooting speed is 7fps.
The ISO range is 100-32000. The camera can record 30.4 effective MP at its maximum ISO range. The Canon shines in low-light photography and has an improved noise processing algorithm that helps deliver high-level light sensitivity along with its high resolution.
It records 4K video clips and stills, although it does not feature a lot of recording options. The material is suitable for post-processing, retouching, and cropping, and the files are compatible with many workflows.
Sony Alpha A7R II specs
The Sony Alpha A7R II has the world’s first 35mm 42.4MP CMOS full-frame image sensor with a back-illuminated structure that enhances light collection efficiency and expanded circuit scale. The maximum continuous shooting speed is 5fps.
The BIONZ X image processor ensures natural and clear pictures with low-noise. Lastly, it has a wide ISO range that goes from 50 to 102400.
The A7R II features optimized 4K video recording, particularly in Super 35 mm format. The footage is sharper, finer and more subtle than the one its Canon competitor provides.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs. Sony Alpha A7R II: price, release date, and availability
The EOS 5D Mark IV has a $3499 price tag on Canon Stores. It is available at Canon’s official page as well as select retailers across the country, including Fry’s, ABT, Best Buy, Samy’s Camera, and Pictureline.
The Sony Alpha A7R II costs $3,199.99 on select retailers. The mirrorless camera is available at BH, Best Buy, Adorama, Samy’s Camera, Mike’s Camera and Photo&Video Hunt’s.