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Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 Comparison Reviews

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Here are several new Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison reviews. In this post you will find video reviews and specs comparison of the Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5.  So how the $6,500 full-frame 50MP 30 frames per second (FPS) Sony a1 compete against the $4,500 45MP 20 FPS Canon EOS R5.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup published a new Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 review. They’ve tested eye detect autofocus for portraits with both humans and dogs. Then, they take wildlife photos to test the bird eye AF. Next, they test two sports scenarios: photographing people running at the camera and motorsports / cars.

The results are genuinely shocking – the Sony a1 frequently blows us away with its speed, but the less expensive Canon R5 also wins many of the comparisons!

Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 Review About Portraits, Sports and Wildlife!

The Sony a1 is scheduled to start shipping on March 4, 2021, and it is expected to be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2021. The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdoramaSony A1 Availability & in Stock Tracker.

Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 Image Quality Comparison

Here is another interesting Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison, under examination is the image quality. This is from well known reviewer Gordon Laing, the Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison video below goes down deep into pixel peeping to establish which camera delivers the better photo quality.

Specifications: Canon R5 vs Sony A1

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras.

Camera Specifications Canon R5 Sony A1
Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
Launch Date July 2020 January 2021
Launch Price USD 3,899 USD 6,499
Sensor Specs Canon R5 Sony A1
Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor Full Frame Sensor
Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
Sensor Area 864 mm2 861.6 mm2
Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 43.2 mm
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
Sensor Resolution 44.8 Megapixels 49.8 Megapixels
Image Resolution 8192 x 5464 pixels 8640 x 5760 pixels
Pixel Pitch 4.39 μm 4.16 μm
Pixel Density 5.18 MP/cm2 5.78 MP/cm2
Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
Movie Capability 8k/30p Video 8k/30p Video
ISO Setting 100 – 51,200 ISO 100 – 32,000 ISO
ISO Boost 50 – 102,400 ISO 500 – 102,400 ISO
Image Processor DIGIC X Dual BIONZ XR
DXO Sensor Quality (score) 95 ..
DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.3 ..
DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.6 ..
DXO Low Light (ISO) 3042 ..
Screen Specs Canon R5 Sony A1
Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.9x
Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots 9437k 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 1440k dots
LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
Shooting Specs Canon R5 Sony A1
Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect On-Sensor Phase-detect
Manual Focusing Aid Focus Peaking Focus Peaking
Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
Shutter Life Expectancy 300 000 actuations 500 000 actuations
Electronic Shutter up to 1/8000s up to 1/32000s
Time-Lapse Photography Intervalometer built-in Intervalometer built-in
Image Stabilization In-body stabilization In-body stabilization
Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
Storage Medium CFexpress or SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
UHS card support UHS-II UHS-II
Connectivity Specs Canon R5 Sony A1
External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
USB Connector 3.2 3.2
HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
Headphone Socket Head-phone port Headphone port
Wifi Support Built-in Built-in
Bluetooth Support Built-in Built-in
Body Specs Canon R5 Sony A1
Environmental Sealing Weathersealed body Weathersealed body
Battery Type LP-E6NH NP-FZ100
Battery Life (CIPA) 320 shots per charge 530 shots per charge
In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
Body Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm
(5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
129 x 97 x 81 mm
(5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
Camera Weight 738 g (26.0 oz) 737 g (26.0 oz)

Both the Canon EOS R5 and the EOS R6 are super hot selling mirrorless cameras on the market. Canon EOS R5 in stock. The camera body and lens kit are now in stock at all the major US stores.Read more Sony Camera Rumors here. See also Best Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount.

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