Canon EOS R3 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison



Let’s compare the Canon EOS R3 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Canon EOS R3 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Canon EOS R3 has a 24.1 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Canon EOS R3 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Canon EOS R3 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Canon Sony
Megapixels 24.1 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 102400 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-102400 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 204800 (H1) AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Phase Detection AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF II; 1053 AF zones; Face+Tracking AF (with face/eye/head/body detection, animal detection, vehicle detection), 1-point AF ([AF frame size] can be set to [Small]), Expand AF Area (Above, below, left and right/Around); Zone AF Large Zone AF (Vertical/Horizontal) Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-102400 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 204800 (H1) AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 150 364
AW Buffer Size 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 4,150,000 dots 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF; 0.5-inch OLED, 5.76 million dots, 120fps refresh rate, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 6000x3164 (60p/​50p/​30p/​24p/​23.98p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format Video: RAW (CRM); H.265/HEVC; MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Variable (averaged) bit rate; Audio: ALL-I/IPB: Linear PCM/AAC XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support CFexpress Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250s 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type D), USB-C SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 3.5mm stereo microphone and headphone jacks, remote jack, RJ-45 Ethernet Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 480 shots
Battery Types LP-E4N compatible NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 35.8 oz (1,015 g) includes batteries 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 5.9 x 5.6 x 3.4 in. (150 x 143 x 87 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-11-01 2017-04-15