Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Canon EOS R5 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Canon EOS R5.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 and Canon EOS R5. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 has a 50.1 MP and Canon EOS R5 has a 45.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Canon EOS R5
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Front Canon EOS R5 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Canon
Megapixels 50.1 45.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2) 8192 x 5464 (44.8 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 100-51200 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 102400 (H1)
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); Touch AF Phase Detection AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Max. 5940 points (selectable); Face+Tracking AF (with face/eye detection, animal 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)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 100-51200 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 102400 (H1)
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 165
AW Buffer Size 155
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 2,100,000 dots (700,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 0.64" 9.44M-dot QXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.90x magnification, 60/120/240fps refresh rates, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 25mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens 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
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p) 8192x4320 (30p/​24/​23.98p)
Video File Format XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4) Video: RAW (CRM); H.265/HEVC; MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Variable (averaged) bit rate; Audio: ALL-I/IPB: Linear PCM/AAC
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/400s (1/500s APS-C crop mode) 1/250s
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal Micro HDMI (Type D), USB-C SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 3.5mm stereo microphone and headphone jacks, remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 430 shots 220 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-R10 battery grip
Weight 26.0 oz (737 g) includes batteries 26.0 oz (738 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in. (129 x 97 x 81 mm) 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.5 in. (138 x 98 x 88 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-03-01 2020-07-31