As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Canon EOS R is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS R's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)) and Sony (such as the a7 III and the a7R III)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a screen which flips out, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has much more focus points (5,655 vs 49).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs standard size (147×104×39 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 11 fps), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.5") and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the EOS R)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Shoots significantly faster: 12 fps vs 8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 273 vs 5,655

common strengths of the Z6 and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Z7

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similar age
$3,099 - $3,397

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 493 vs 5,655

common strengths of the Z7 and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Flip-out screens

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
2 years older
$5,995 - $6,250

Significant advantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (147×104×39 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the EOS R)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 49 vs 5,655
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and EOS R

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 370 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
3 years older
$3,990 - $4,495

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the EOS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the EOS R)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 49 vs 5,655
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and EOS R

  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.62x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 20 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 10 fps), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a much shorter battery life (370 shots vs 1210 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years older
$2,169 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,549 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 900 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 5,655
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and EOS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
6 years older
$999 - $1,020 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 980 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the 6D and EOS R

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 660 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
5 years older
$1,024 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 65 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and EOS R

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
6 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,751 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 950 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and EOS R

  • None found

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
2 years older
$4,530 - $5,499 (body only)
$5,535 16-35mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Shoots much faster: 16 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS R

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.76x vs 0.76x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 16 fps vs 8 fps

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
11 years older
$4,399 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1D Mark III (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 2200 shots vs 370 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1D Mark III (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the 1D Mark III and EOS R

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 26 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and has a slightly larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs prosumer size (133×93×59 mm)), has a built-in lens, is thicker (3.3" vs 2.4"), is slightly heavier (660 g vs 539 g) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Sony a7 III

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6 months older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 710 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 693 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the a7 III and EOS R

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Lots of focus points: 693 vs 5,655
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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6 months older

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 390 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 143 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and EOS R

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 252 vs 332

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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10 months older
$1,298 - $2,050 (body only)
$1,998 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 225 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and EOS R

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.80x vs 0.76x
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7R III

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10 months older
$2,998 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,896 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Significantly longer battery life: 650 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 399 vs 5,655
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the a7R III and EOS R

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Fujifilm X-T3

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similar age
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.3" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 425 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the X-T3 and EOS R

  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 5,655
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
2 years older
$566 - $679 (body only)
$667 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×89×61 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 427 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 49 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

common strengths of the EOS M5 and EOS R

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly more expensive ($1,993.99 vs $449.00) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$494 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the EOS R)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and EOS R

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
8 years older
$449 - $572

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and EOS R

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Flip-out screens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.55x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 960 shots), is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs professional size (131×100×77 mm)), has a built-in lens and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years older
$309 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D3400 and EOS R

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$940 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 960 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the EOS 80D and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.76x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 8 fps

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 years older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D5200 and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 5,655
  • Have external mic jacks

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
3 years older
$2,011 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 II (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the K-3 II and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.76x

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 922k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and has a much larger sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly more expensive ($1,993.99 vs $499.00) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$499 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the EOS R)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Announced: September 2018 vs September 2018