As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Canon EOS R is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS R's top rivals come from Sony (such as the a7 III and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS-1D X Mark II)

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 1,040k dots), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 330 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 12 fps).

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,960 - $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
$3,279 - $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 Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
3 years older
$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 much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.71x), takes significantly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 22.3 MP), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a much shorter battery life (370 shots vs 2600 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
$2,234 - $2,799 (body only)
$2,949 - $3,549 24-70mm 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-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
2 years older
$4,394 - $5,499 (body only)
$5,498 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D
6 years older
$999 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,412 - $1,699 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
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 8 fps

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

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
6 years older
$5,575 (body only)
$6,344 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 2600 shots vs 370 shots
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the D4 and EOS R

  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 8 fps

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
6 years older
$2,199 (body only)
$2,300 24-70mm 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 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
3 years older
$2,172 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,272 50mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the 5DS R and EOS R

  • None found

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 20 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").

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

Sony a7 III

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6 months older
$1,898 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,148 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much 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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Announced: February 2018 vs September 2018

Sony Alpha a9

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1 year older
$3,498 (body only)
$4,496 90mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the EOS R)

  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 693 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 Alpha a9 and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.77x vs 0.76x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

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

  • Many focus points: 425 vs 5,655
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
4 years older
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (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 A7 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 117 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A7 and EOS R

  • Have external mic jacks

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 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 slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 24 fps), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.4") and is slightly heavier (660 g vs 242 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 months older
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 8 fps
  • Smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (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 smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$359 - $379

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)

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: 466 vs 457
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the EOS R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Lighter: 242 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the EOS R)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.76x

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and EOS R

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 448 vs 457

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 460k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.55x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 18 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 significantly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), has a built-in lens and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years older
$329 (body only)
$394 - $497 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 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
  • Popularity: 244 vs 457

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years older
$355 75-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the EOS R)

  • Much lower true resolution: 18 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the Rebel T5 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)
$834 - $1,049 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

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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
8 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D3100 and EOS R

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

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
3 years older
$2,145 (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
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.76x

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years older
$479 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 5,655
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D3300 and EOS R

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 24.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 921k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash and is much more expensive ($2,099.99 vs $549.00).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$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

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Announced: September 2018 vs September 2018

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
4 years older
$995 - $1,195

Significant advantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the EOS R)

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

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (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: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the V-Lux (Typ 114) and EOS R

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