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Canon RP vs Sony A7S III

Portability
70
Imaging
78
Features
80
Overall
78
Canon EOS RP front
 
Sony Alpha A7S III front
Portability
61
Imaging
66
Features
92
Overall
76

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Key Specs

Canon RP
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Bump to 102400)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 485g - 133 x 85 x 70mm
  • Introduced February 2019
Sony A7S III
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Raise to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 699g - 129 x 97 x 81mm
  • Introduced July 2020
  • Succeeded the Sony A7S II
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Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Overview

Following is a extended analysis of the Canon RP and Sony A7S III, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by manufacturers Canon and Sony. There exists a sizable gap between the sensor resolutions of the RP (26MP) and A7S III (12MP) but they possess the same exact sensor size (Full frame).

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The RP was revealed 17 months prior to the A7S III making the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before delving in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the RP grades vs the A7S III with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon RP over the Sony A7S III

 RP A7S III 

Reasons to pick Sony A7S III over the Canon RP

 A7S III RP 
IntroducedJuly 2020February 2019More modern by 17 months
Display resolution1440k1040kCrisper display (+400k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon RP and Sony A7S III

 RP A7S III 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully articulatedFully Articulated display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Touch display Easily navigate

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera, you will want to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon RP comes with physical measurements of 133mm x 85mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs) while the Sony A7S III has measurements of 129mm x 97mm x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 699 grams (1.54 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising during that time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the RP compared to the A7S III.

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the RP and A7S III is 70 and 61 respectively.

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III top view buttons comparison

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes simply by reviewing specifications. The pic below will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the RP and A7S III.

Plainly, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Canon RP to offer you greater detail because of its extra 14 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged RP is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III sensor size comparison

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Screen and ViewFinder

Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon RP
Portrait photography with Sony A7S III
86
you can focus manually
MP count excellent (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
71
you can focus manually
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with face detection focus
exports RAW files
MP count low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon RP
Street photography with Sony A7S III
77
screen articulates fully
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
supports touch to focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (40,000)
lack of image stabilization
76
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW files
has focus via touch
weather proofing
above average ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Canon RP Sports photography factors
Sony A7S III Sports photography factors
70
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
supports phase detect AF
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (250 per charge)
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proofing
better than average battery power (600 CIPA)
has phase detect auto focus
MP count low (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Canon RP Travel photography advice
Sony A7S III Travel photography advice
70
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
supports touch to focus
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
bad battery life (250 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
70
better than average battery power (600 per charge)
weather proofing
has bluetooth
has focus via touch
display is selfie friendly
MP count low (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon RP
Landscape photography with Sony A7S III
78
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
very good high ISO (40,000)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (250 per charge)
77
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
above average ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
better than average battery power (600 CIPA)
two card slots
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon RP
Vlogging with Sony A7S III
35
screen is touchscreen
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external mic port
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
77
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has external mic socket
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Canon RP vs Sony A7S III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon RP and Sony A7S III
 Canon EOS RPSony Alpha A7S III
General Information
Make Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS RP Sony Alpha A7S III
Class Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2019-02-14 2020-07-21
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 8 Bionz XR
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6240 x 4160 4240 x 2832
Highest native ISO 40000 102400
Highest boosted ISO 102400 409600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Lowest boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 4779 759
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon RF Sony E
Number of lenses 17 121
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fully articulated
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 9,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.91x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-1, H.264, H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 485 gr (1.07 lbs) 699 gr (1.54 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 85 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8") 129 x 97 x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 85 85
DXO Color Depth score 24.0 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 11.9 13.3
DXO Low light score 2977 2993
Other
Battery life 250 photographs 600 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Card slots Single Dual
Pricing at launch $999 $3,499