Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7R vs EOS 5D Mark IV

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7R
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7R
340 photos
EOS 5D Mark IV
900 photos

Features Key features of the Sony A7R  vs EOS 5D Mark IV 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7R
36.2 MP
EOS 5D Mark IV
30.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Sony A7R
25,600 ISO
EOS 5D Mark IV
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7R

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Sony A7R
23.8 microns
EOS 5D Mark IV
28.7 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Sony A7R  vs
EOS 5D Mark IV 
Megapixels 36.2 MP 30.1 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 6720 x 4480
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 28.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 25 61
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 48 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 48 mm 76 mm
Weight 465 g 890 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11 802.11n


Sony A7R  vs
EOS 5D Mark IV 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x


Max continuous shooting 4 fps 7 fps
Battery life 340 900
Continuous shooting
7 fps
4 fps
Sony A7R
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