Sony a6100 vs Canon EOS RP

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a6100 and Canon EOS RP. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a6100 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS RP is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2019.

Camera Released
Sony a6100 2019
Canon EOS RP 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a6100 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS RP has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Sony a6100 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS RP 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 (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Sony a6100 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS RP has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a6100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS RP 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160

Canon EOS RP has a 8 % larger resolution than Sony a6100. 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 RP has a larger ISO-range than Sony a6100. Canon EOS RP has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Sony a6100 has 100 to 32000.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a6100 100-32000
Canon EOS RP 100-40000

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 RP 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 Sony a6100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS RP

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a6100 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a6100 11
Canon EOS RP 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a6100 and Canon EOS RP can shoot movies.

Weight

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 RP weighs 485 gr (equal to 1.07 lb) which is 22% heavier than Sony a6100 and its 396 gr (or 0.87 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a6100 396 gr
0.87 lb
Canon EOS RP 485 gr
1.07 lb

Sony a6100 vs Canon EOS RP Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a6100 and Canon EOS RP, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Name Sony a6100 Canon EOS RP
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Release Year 2019 2019
Release Date 2019-08-28 2019-02-14
MSRP 749 USD 1299 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 26 MP
Image Processor Bionz X DIGIC 8
Image
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 40000
White Balance Presets 10 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 425 4779
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921600 1040000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.07 (0.71 35mm equiv.) 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution 1440000 2360000
Photography features
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Frames per second 11 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 6 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
XAVC-S
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (wireless or smartphone) Yes (via cable or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a6100
Canon EOS RP
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 420 shots 250 shots
Width 120 mm 133 mm
Height 67 mm 85 mm
Depth 59 mm 70 mm
Weight 396 gram 485 gram