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Canon 1DX Mark II vs Sony A7RII Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Canon 1D X Mark II vs Sony A7RII high-end cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II  is a new flagship DSLR camera features a new 20.2 MP full frame CMOS sensor and new Al Servo AF III+, improved 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points, new 360k RGB+IR metering sensor, Dual “DIGIC 6+” processors, 4K video capture up to 60p and an ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable from 50 up to 409600). See the offcial announcement.

Sony A7RII featuring the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 42.4 megapixels with 4K video recording. The new Sony A7RII boasts high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

Comparison of Canon 1DX Mark II vs Sony A7RII Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Canon 1DX Mark II vs Sony A7RII cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon 1DX Mark II Sony A7RII
Sensor Resolution 20.2-Megapixels 42-Megapixels
Sensor Type Full-Frame Full-Frame
Sensor Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm 24mm x 35.9mm
Sensor Pixel Size 6.57µ 4.5µ
Dust Reduction Yes Yes
Image Size 5,472 x 3,648 7,952 x 5,394
Image Processor Dual DIGIC 6+ BIONZ X
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Electronic Built-in Viewfinder 100%
Viewfinder Resolution, 35mm-Equivalent Magnification Optical, 0.76x EVF 2,359k dots, 0.78×
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Built-in Flash No No
Storage Media 1x CF + 1x Cfast 2.0 1x SD, SDHC, SDXC
Continuous Shooting Speed 14 fps (16 mirror-up) 5 FPS
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilizer No in-body IS 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-51,200 ISO 100-102,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 409,600 (power 12, H3) ISO 50-102400
Focus Points 61-point, 41 cross-type AF system 399 Phase-Detect Points
Video Capability Yes Yes
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Video Maximum Resolution 4096 x 2160, in-camera framegrab (8.8Mpix) 3,840×2,160 Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
LCD Size 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen TFT-LCD 3.0″  Tilting LCD Monitor
LCD Resolution 1,620k dots 1,230k dots
Built-in GPS Yes No
Built-In Wi-Fi Functionality not built-in / WFT-E8A, IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, 2.4GHz/5GHz Yes with NFC
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version 3.0 2.0
Weight (Body Only) 1,530g (With Battery + Media) 625g with battery and memory card
Dimensions 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm
Battery Life LP-E19– 1210~1020 viewfinder, 260~240 live-view CIPA NP-FW50 – 290 shots
MSRP Price $5,999.99 (as introduced) $3,198.00  (as introduced)