Sony Alpha 1 Compared to the Canon EOS R5

SpecificationsSony Alpha 1Canon EOS R5
  Sony Alpha 1 Canon EOS R5
Year Introduced20212020
Megapixels50.145.0
Total Pixels50.547.1
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm36.0 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions8640 x 57608192 x 5464
Pixel Size4.16µm4.39µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.7f/7.1
Sensor Readout Speed (ms)3.816.3
Sensor StabilizationYY
Lens MountSony E-mountRF, RF-S (EF, EF-S, and TS-E lenses when using Mount Adapter EF-EOS R)
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorBIONZ XRDIGIC X
 
Autofocus  
TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)Phase-difference detection system with image sensor (Dual Pixel CMOS AF)
Points759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 759 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 575 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)1,053 AF Areas covering approx. 100% of the frame, 5,940 individually selectable AF points with 90% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage
Working RangeEV -4 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -6 to 20 (f/1.2, at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, One-Shot AF, Center AF Point)
Point SelectionWide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / TrackingAutomatic Selection: Face+Tracking AF, Spot AF, 1-point AF, Expand AF Area (Above, below, left and right/Around), Zone AF, and Large Zone AF (Vertical, Horizontal)
Microadjustment
Touch & Drag AFYY
Eye Detection AFYY
Focus Bracketing/StackingY
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative meteringReal-time with image sensor, 384-zone (24x16)
(1) Evaluative metering (AF point-linked)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 5.8% of the area at the center of the screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.9% of the area at the center of the screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -3 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV [1/3 EV steps])+/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEBBracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)2, 3, 5 or 7 shots in +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Light Flicker ModeYY
Intervalometer Y
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)Auto 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to L:50, H1: 102400
Shutter SpeedStill images, Single shot Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb; AUTO: 1/32000 to 30 s, Bulb; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 30 s; Still images, Continuous shooting Mechanical; Shutter: 1/8000 to 30 s; AUTO: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Electronic Shutter: 1/32000 to 1/2 s; Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
 
Viewfinder  
Type0.64" (1.6 cm) electronic, OLED, 9.44 million dots0.5" (12.7mm) OLED color EVF, 5.76 Million dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.90xApprox. 0.76x
EyepointApprox. 25mmApprox. 23mm
InformationHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur RECShutter speed, Aperture, ISO speed, AF point information, Exposure level indicator, Number of remaining exposures, Exposure compensation, Battery level, Electronic shutter, HDR shooting, Highlight tone priority, Multiple-exposure shooting, Dual Pixel RAW shooting, Self-timer shooting mode, Maximum burst, AF method, Exposure simulation, Drive mode, AEB, Metering mode, FEB, Anti-flicker shooting, Still/video cropping, Shooting mode, Aspect ratio, Scene icons Auto Lighting Optimizer, AE lock Picture Style, Flash-ready, White balance, FE lock, Image Quality, High-speed sync, Bluetooth function, Wi-Fi on/off, , Histogram, Electronic level, Focus distance scale in manual focus, IS system, Audio Level – Manual (video), recording time remaining (video), headphone level (video), Video recording resolution frame rate and compression (video) Rec indicator (video)
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)Yes, via Viewfinder
 
LCD  
Type2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting Touch Screen, approx 1,440,000 dotsVari-angle touch screen 3.15" (8.01cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 2.10 million dots
CoatingAnti-smudge
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeManual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC(1) Basic Camera settings
(2) Advance Camera settings
(3) Camera settings plus histogram and dual level display
(4) No info
(5) Quick Control Screen
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync1/400 s1/250 sec, 1/200 sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / YesYes / Yes
External Flash CompSony α System Flash, Multi Interface ShoeE-TTL II with EX and EL series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesAUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)Stills: Scene Intelligent Auto, Flexible priority AE (FV), Program AE (P), Shutter priority AE (Safety shift possible) (Tv), Aperture priority AE (Safety shift possible) (Av), Manual (M), Bulb and Custom shooting mode C1, C2, C3
Picture StylesPICTURE PROFILE
Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
 
CREATIVE LOOK
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionDual Pixel RAW – Portrait Relighting, Background Clarity (in camera)
Highlight Tone Priority (2 settings)
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
Clarity High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) (stills and video)
Lens optical correction
- Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction Distortion correction (during/after still photo shooting, during video only)
Diffraction correction
Digital Lens Optimizer (during/after still photo shooting)
Resize to M, S1, S2
Cropping of images (JPEG/HEIF)
- Aspect ratios 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
- Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
- Image straightening
- Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
RAW image processing
Multiple exposure
HDR
HEIF to Jpeg conversion
Abberration Corrections
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracketSingle, Continuous High +, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Silent Single, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)
Continuous ShootingAUTO/Electronic Shutter: Hi+: 30fps, Hi: 20fps, Mid: 15fps, Lo: 5fps
Mechanical Shutter: Hi+: 10fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps
JPEG Extra fine L: 182 frames, JPEG Fine L: 400 frames, JPEG Standard L: 400 frames, RAW: 238 frames, RAW & JPG: 192 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression): 96 frames, RAW (Lossless Compression) & JPG: 83 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 82 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 78 frames
Max. approx. 12 fps speed maintained for 350 JPEG, 180 RAW, or 260 CRAW images with AF Tracking, 20 fps with Electronic (Silent) Shutter
Shutter Lag20ms50ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
 
Live View  
FrameRate240 fps120 fps
FocusingAF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual FocusManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF, 1point AF, Expand AF Area, Zone AF, and Touch shutter
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., HighlightReal-time with image sensor, 384-zone (24x16)
(1) Evaluative metering (AF point-linked)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.1% of the area at the center of the screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.1% of the area at the center of the screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)JPEG: 2 compression options
RAW: RAW, C-RAW 14 bit (14-bit with Mechanical shutter and Electronic 1st Curtain, 13-bit A/D conversion with H+ mode, 12-bit A/D conversion with Electronic shutter)
HEIF: 10bit HEIF
Image SizeIMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35 mm full frame L: 8640 x 5760 (49.7M), M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3744 (21M), S: 4320 x 2880 (12.4M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3]
35 mm full frame L: 7680 x 5760 (44.2M), M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M), APS-C M: 4992 x 3744 (18.6M), S: 3840 x 2880 (11M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]
35 mm full frame L: 8760 x 4864 (42M), M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M), APS-C M: 5616 x 3160 (17.7M), S: 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
 
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1]
35 mm full frame L: 5760 x 5760 (33M), M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M), APS-C M: 3744 x 3744 (14M), S: 2880 x 2880 (8.2M)
JPEG / HEIF
3:2 ratio (L, RAW, C-RAW) 8192 x 5464, (M1) 5808 x 3872, (S1) 4176 x 2784, (S2) 2400 x 1600 1.6x (crop) (L) 5088 x 3392, (S2) 2400 x 1600
4:3 ratio (L) 7280 x 5464, (M1) 5152 x 3872, (S1) 3712 x 2784, (S2) 2112 x 1600
16:9 ratio (L) 8192 x 4608, (M1) 5808 x 3264, (S1) 4176 x 2344, (S2) 2400 x 1344
1:1 ratio (L) 5456 x 5456, (M1) 3872 x 3872, (S1) 2784 x 2784, (S2) 1600 x 1600
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.2658K RAW, 8K DCI/UHD to 30 fps, 4K DCI/UHD to 120 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon LOG or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in All Formats, with AF
Movie SizeMOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 8K)
7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 30p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 24p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps), 7680 x 4320 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 25p (400 Mbps / 200 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200 Mbps), 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280 Mbps), 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 60p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)
 
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)
 
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE)
NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps56, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps56
8K/4K/Full HD: AVC/H.265 variable (average) bit rate
Audio: Linear PCM 4K/ Full HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 variable (average) bit rate
Audio: Linear PCM 8K RAW: 12bit CRM Audio: Linear PCM
8K DCI (17:9) 8192 x 4320 (29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) RAW, intra or inter frame
8K UHD (16:9) 7680 x 4320 (29.97, 25, , 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
4K DCI (17:9) 4096 x 2160 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
4K UHD (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 HDR (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) light inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT formatted SD card.
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
GPSCan be synchronized with connected mobile deviceVia GP-E2 GPS receiver
Custom Functions23 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes
Sound MemoYesYes
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2
Other InterfaceHDMI Type-A (full size), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), multi-terminal USB (Micro), EthernetHDMI micro out terminal Type D (CEC not compatible), Microphone in (3.5mm stereo mini jack), Headphone out (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeDual Multi slot for SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I/II)/CFexpress Type ADual, CFexpress (Type B) and SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-II Supported
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-FZ100Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6NH (supplied), LP-E6N, LP-E6
Battery LifeApprox. (Still Images)
Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
 
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
Approx. 90 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
 
(MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
Approx. 145 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 150 min. (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Approx. With LCD 490 shots (at 23°C)
With LCD 470 (at 0°C)
With Viewfinder 320 shots (at 23°C)
With Viewfinder 310 (at 0°C)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger, USB Power Delivery-compatibleBattery charger LC-E6E (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E6N and DC Coupler DR-E6, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6N/ACK-E6, Car Battery Charger CBC-E6, PD-E1 USB power adapter
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating500,000500,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C32–104°F / 0–+40°C
Dimensions Inches5.13 x 3.88 x 3.25" (128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8 mm)5.45 x 3.84 x 3.46" (138.0 x 97.5 x 88.0mm)
CIPA Weight26.0 oz (737g)26.0 oz (738g)
 
Accessories  
Viewfinder
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-inBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-mountRF (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E with Adapter)
Battery Grip VG-C4EM  Buy ► BG-R10  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with N3 type socket; Wireless Remote Control BR-E1
Other
 
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