Comparing the Canon EOS R7 to the EOS R6

What would a comparison between the more expensive, larger-sensored R6 and the higher resolution, faster-shooting R7 look like? Soon after the Canon EOS R7 announcement, I put a comparison with the Canon EOS R6 on the to-do list.

Let's make some lists highlighting many of the differences between these models.

Here are some of the R7 advantages:

  • Significantly higher resolution (32.5 MP vs. 20.1 MP, here is that comparison) with greater reach
  • Modestly superior AF system featuring Subject Tracking and Eye Detection AF independant from AF area selection
  • Electronic shutter with up to 1/16000 vs. 1/8000 (the R7's mechanical shutter also tops out at 1/8000)
  • Viewfinder magnification 1.15x vs. 0.76x
  • X-Sync of 1/320 with electronic 1st curtain shutter vs. 1/250
  • Continuous shooting up to 15 fps with mechanical shutter vs. 12 fps.
  • Continuous shooting up to 30 fps with electronic shutter vs. 20 fps.
  • RAW burst mode and preshooting
  • Movie mode setting on power switch that is accessible to grip hand
  • Movie recording up to 6 hours vs. up to 29:59
  • Canon Log 3 vs. Canon Log
  • Dual Pixel RAW format
  • Auto image level
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 vs. USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Slightly Smaller: 5.2 x 3.6 x 3.6" vs. 5.45 x 3.84 x 3.48" (132.0 x 90.4 x 91.7mm vs. 138 x 97.5 x 88.4mm)
  • Slightly Lighter: 21.6 oz (612g) vs. 24.0 oz (680g)
  • Less expensive

Here are the R6 advantages.

  • Battery grip available (the R7 should have this option)
  • Larger imaging sensor with larger pixels shows less high ISO noise at the pixel level (here is that comparison)
  • AF working range down to EV -6.5 vs. EV -5
  • Metering Range to EV -3 vs. -2
  • Larger image buffer — 1,000+ JPG or 240 RAW images vs. 224 JPG or 51 RAW images (fast memory cards can far exceed these specifications)
  • ISO 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), L:50, H1: 204800 vs. 100-32000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), H1: 51200
  • 0.5" (12.7mm) EVF with 3.69 M dots vs. 0.39" (9.9mm) with 2.36M dots

As seen in the product images, the controls for these cameras differ significantly.

The primary choice here is between the R6's larger sensor featuring lower noise and a stronger background blur vs. the R7's higher resolution, modestly more advanced AF system, faster shooting capabilities, and lower price. Both options have merit the choice.

More Information

Canon EOS R7 Review
Canon EOS R6 Review


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Posted: 8/19/2022 7:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News    Category: Camera Gear Review News
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