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Canon R5 vs Sony NEX-7

The Canon EOS R5 and the Sony Alpha NEX-7 are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in July 2020 and August 2011. Both the Canon R5 and the NEX-7 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (Canon R5) and an APS-C (NEX-7) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 44.8 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R5 versus Sony NEX-7
Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Canon RF mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
44.8 MP, Full Frame Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
8k/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-16,000
Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
320 shots per battery charge430 shots per battery charge
138 x 98 x 88 mm, 738 g 120 x 67 x 43 mm, 400 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R5 and the Sony Alpha NEX-7? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon R5 and the Sony NEX-7. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon R5 vs Sony NEX-7
Compare Canon R5 versus NEX-7 top
Comparison Canon R5 or NEX-7 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-7 is considerably smaller (41 percent) than the Canon R5. Moreover, the NEX-7 is substantially lighter (46 percent) than the Canon R5. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Canon R5 is splash and dust resistant, while the NEX-7 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R5 gets 320 shots out of its LP-E6NH battery, while the NEX-7 can take 430 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R5 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
5.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399i
6.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
7.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
8.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
9.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
10.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
12.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 i
13.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
14.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599i
15.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329i
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The NEX-7 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 65 percent) than the Canon R5, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R5 features a full frame sensor and the Sony NEX-7 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NEX-7 is 58 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Canon R5 and Sony NEX-7 sensor measures

With 44.8MP, the Canon R5 offers a higher resolution than the NEX-7 (24MP), but the Canon R5 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.39μm versus 3.90μm for the NEX-7) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R5 is a much more recent model (by 8 years and 10 months) than the NEX-7, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R5 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41 x 27.3 inches or 104 x 69.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 32.8 x 21.9 inches or 83.2 x 55.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.3 x 18.2 inches or 69.4 x 46.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony NEX-7 are 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm for good quality, 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm for very good quality, and 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R5 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha NEX-7 are ISO 100 to ISO 16000 (no boost).

Canon R5 versus NEX-7 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R5 provides substantially higher image quality than the NEX-7, with an overall score that is 14 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.2 bits higher color depth, 1.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.6 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.6304295
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.4101681
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.3339490
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p........
5.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.6266899
6.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100
7.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.9252086
8.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493
9.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.6143183
10.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.8334499
11.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
12.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792
13.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498
14.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
15.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.8106878
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1101878
17.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.3253493

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the Canon R5 provides a higher video resolution than the NEX-7. It can shoot video footage at 8k/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the Canon R5 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the NEX-7 (5760k vs 2359k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R5 and Sony NEX-7 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon R65760 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
6.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
8.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
10.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A3000202 n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
16.
 
Sony NEX-62359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony RX1optional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One feature that is present on the Canon R5, but is missing on the NEX-7 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The Canon R5 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the NEX-7 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R5 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R5 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Canon R5 writes its imaging data to CFexpress or SDXC cards, while the NEX-7 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The Canon R5 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the NEX-7 only has one slot. The Canon R5 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the NEX-7 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R5 and Sony Alpha NEX-7 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-7YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
8.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
9.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
10.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
11.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
12.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
13.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A3000Ystereomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
17.
 
Sony RX1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the Canon R5 has a headphone jack, which is not present on the NEX-7 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

The Canon R5 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the NEX-7 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the NEX-7 from Sony. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon R5 and the Sony NEX-7? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Advantages of the Canon EOS R5:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (44.8 vs 24MP) with a 37% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (14 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.2 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.6 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (8k/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (5760k vs 2359k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.73x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 8 years and 10 months of technical progress since the NEX-7 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha NEX-7:

  • More compact: Is smaller (120x67mm vs 138x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 338g or 46 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (430 versus 320) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (65 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in August 2011).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R5 is the clear winner of the match-up (28 : 6 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R5 28:06 NEX-7

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R5 and the Sony NEX-7 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the Canon R5 or the NEX-7. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
5.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399i
6.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
7.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
8.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
9.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
10.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
12.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
13.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
14.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599i
15.
 
Sony A30003/5+..4/54/5 Aug 2013 329i
16.
 
Sony NEX-65/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX15/5..79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon R5 vs Sony NEX-7

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2020 August 2011
    Launch Price USD 3,899 USD 1,349
    Sensor Specs Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 44.8 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 8192 x 5464 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.39 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 5.18 MP/cm2 6.57 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 8k/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC X BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 95 81
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.3 24.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.6 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3042 1016
    Screen Specs Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy300 000 actuations150 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium CFexpress or SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R5 Sony NEX-7
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E6NH NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)320 shots per charge430 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm
    (5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
    120 x 67 x 43 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 738 g (26.0 oz) 400 g (14.1 oz)

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