As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Canon EOS R is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon EOS R's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Z 7 and the Z 6) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M))

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,240k dots), has a screen which flips out, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has much more focus points (5,655 vs 49) and is newer (september 2018 vs october 2015).

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"), doesn't have a built-in GPS and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 1800 seconds).

Nikon Z 7

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similar age
$3,397 - $3,997

Significant advantages of the Z 7 (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z 7 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 493 vs 5,655

common strengths of the Z 7 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

Nikon Z 6

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similar age
$1,997 - $2,594

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 273 vs 5,655

common strengths of the Z 6 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

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 8 fps
  • Significantly lighter: 392 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 49 vs 5,655
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and EOS R

  • Announced: August 2018 vs September 2018

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
2 years older
$5,995 - $6,420

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)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.3"
  • Has a GPS

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
  • Screen does not flip out

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 370 shots
  • 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), significantly larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.62x), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 5 fps).

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 900 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a built-in lens and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years older
$2,316 - $3,099 (body only)
$2,656 - $3,999 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 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,333 - $1,999 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 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
3 years older
$2,057 - $3,499 (body only)
$2,200 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 50.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the 5DS and EOS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
5 years older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,577 - $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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and EOS R

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
5 years older
$1,579 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 920 shots vs 370 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 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 70D and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 660 g

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
2 years older
$1,795 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,094 - $2,297 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 33 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 4.4 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the K-1 and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens

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), slightly larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.49x), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 11 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 650 shots), is significantly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs standard size (116×88×59 mm)), has a built-in lens and is thicker (3.3" vs 2.3").

Sony Alpha a7 III

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6 months older
$1,898 - $2,499 (body only)
$2,098 - $2,226 28-70mm lens

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha 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 Alpha a7 III and EOS R

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Lots of focus points: 693 vs 5,655

Fujifilm X-T3

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similar age
$1,499 (body only)
$1,899 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

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 viewfinder: 0.49x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the X-T3 and EOS R

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a7R III

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10 months older
$2,898 - $3,298 (body only)
$3,400 28-70mm lens

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

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

common strengths of the Alpha 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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year older
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.1" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 425 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and EOS R

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 5,655
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
4 years older
$1,649 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,896 - $3,898 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 25 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A7R and EOS R

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Capture very high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

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 230k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.54x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 14.2 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror), has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 960 shots), has a built-in lens, is much more expensive ($2,299.00 vs $569.00) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years older
$318 (body only)
$398 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much 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 resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the D3400 and EOS R

  • Popularity: 277 vs 748

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
3 years older
$1,099 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the T6i and EOS R

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years older
$939 - $999 (body only)
$939 - $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 resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the EOS 80D and EOS R

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 8 fps

Canon D6000

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20 years older

Significant advantages of the D6000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D6000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Much larger: Large (161×92×174 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Much thicker: 6.9" vs 3.3"
  • Shoots much slower: 1 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D6000 and EOS R

  • None found

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year older
$580 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the D5600 and EOS R

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
8 years older
$329 (body only)
$446 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the D3100 and EOS R

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS R compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 460k 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 screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (660 g vs 165 g) and is much more expensive ($2,299.00 vs $178.00).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years older
$178

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 165 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the S7000 and EOS R

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Lighter: 299 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 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 SX740 HS and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 489 vs 748
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second