Sony a6700 vs Canon EOS R

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a6700 and Canon EOS R. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a6700 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS R is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a6700 were released 2023 and Canon EOS R was released 2018. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a6700 2023
Canon EOS R 2018

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a6700 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS R 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 a6700 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS R 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 a6700 has a 26 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R has 30 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a6700 26 MP
25560576 pixels
6192 x 4128
Canon EOS R 30 MP
30105600 pixels
6720 x 4480

Canon EOS R has a 18 % larger resolution than Sony a6700. 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 R has a larger ISO-range than Sony a6700. Canon EOS R has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Sony a6700 has 100 to 32000.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a6700 100-32000
Canon EOS R 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 R 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 a6700
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a6700 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a6700 11
Canon EOS R 8

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a6700 and Canon EOS R 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 R weighs 660 gr (equal to 1.46 lb) which is 34% heavier than Sony a6700 and its 493 gr (or 1.09 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a6700 493 gr
1.09 lb
Canon EOS R 660 gr
1.46 lb

Sony a6700 vs Canon EOS R Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a6700 and Canon EOS R, 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 a6700
Canon EOS R
Name Sony a6700 Canon EOS R
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Release Year 2023 2018
Release Date 2023-07-12 2018-09-05
MSRP 1399 USD 2299 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6192 x 4128 pixels 6720 x 4480 pixels
Megapixels 26 MP 30 MP
Image Processor BIONZ XR DIGIC 8
Image
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 40000
White Balance Presets 10 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
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 759 5655
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 a6700
Canon EOS R
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3.2
Screen dots 1036800 2100000
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.) 0.76
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 3690000
Photography features
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Frames per second 11 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
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 a6700
Canon EOS R
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
H.265
XAVC-S
XAVC-HS
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac MIMO 2x2)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE)
Remote Control Yes (via App) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a6700
Canon EOS R
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 570 shots 370 shots
Width 122 mm 136 mm
Height 69 mm 98 mm
Depth 64 mm 84 mm
Weight 493 gram 660 gram