As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Canon EOS R is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS R's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS RP and the EOS 5D Mark IV) 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 uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has much more focus points (5,655 vs 493), is slightly less expensive ($1,993.99 vs $3,396.95) and is more popular.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 45.4 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (full frame 36x24mm vs full frame 44x33mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.94x).

Canon EOS RP

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5 months newer
$1,299 - $1,699

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the EOS RP and EOS R

  • Flip-out screens
  • Lots of focus points: 4,779 vs 5,655
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the EOS R)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Shoots 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon Z7

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similar age
$3,397 - $3,547

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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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4 months newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 225 vs 5,655
  • Larger: Large (149×110×97 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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similar age
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the EOS R)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Significantly larger sensor: Full frame 44x33mm vs Full frame 36x24mm
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.94x vs 0.76x

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 117 vs 5,655
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50R and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 2,360k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Large sensors: Full frame 44x33mm vs Full frame 36x24mm

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
1 year older
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the EOS R)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.04x vs 0.76x
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 117 vs 5,655
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50S and EOS R

  • High resolution screens: 2,360k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Large sensors: Full frame 44x33mm 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), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 5.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 50.3 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 900 shots), 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
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $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 - $1,499 (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 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
3 years older
$2,146 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,237 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
6 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 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 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
3 years older
$1,995 - $3,499 (body only)
$2,111 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS (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 (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 and EOS R

  • None found

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
6 years older
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (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 D600 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5.5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D600 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 0.70x), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 650 shots), is slightly larger (professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs standard size (116×88×59 mm)), has a built-in lens, is thicker (3.3" vs 2.3") and is slightly heavier (660 g vs 390 g).

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

Sony a7R III

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10 months older
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 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

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: 352 vs 552

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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8 months older
$1,938 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,017 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 225 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S and EOS R

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.81x vs 0.76x

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year older
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the EOS R)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 225 vs 5,655
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.76x
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (136×98×84 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.8" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the EOS R)

  • Many fewer focus points: 179 vs 5,655
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A6000 and EOS R

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Popularity: 320 vs 552

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 slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.59x), 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 significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 960 shots), has a built-in lens, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and is much more expensive ($1,993.99 vs $869.95).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $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

Canon EOS 3D

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the 3D (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 3D (vs the EOS R)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 3D and EOS R

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have external mic jacks