Canon EOS R3 vs Nikon Z7 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z7 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS R3 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z7 II is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R3 were released 2021 and Nikon Z7 II was released 2020. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R3 2021
Nikon Z7 II 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not affected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS R3 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS R3 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z7 II has 46 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS R3 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP
45441024 pixels
8256 x 5504

Nikon Z7 II has a 89 % larger resolution than Canon EOS R3. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R3 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Z7 II. Canon EOS R3 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon Z7 II has 64 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R3 100-102400
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R3 belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R3
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS R3 can shoot up to 30 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R3 30
Nikon Z7 II 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z7 II can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS R3 weighs 1015 gr (equal to 2,24 lb) which is 44% heavier than Nikon Z7 II and its 705 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R3 1015 gr
2,24 lb
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr
1,55 lb