Sony a7R IVA vs Canon EOS Kiss M

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a7R IVA and Canon EOS Kiss M. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a7R IVA is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS Kiss M is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a7R IVA were released 2021 and Canon EOS Kiss M was released 2018. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a7R IVA 2021
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a7R IVA has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss M has a "Canon APS-C"-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 a7R IVA 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss M 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 a7R IVA has a 61 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss M has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a7R IVA 61 MP
60217344 pixels
9504 x 6336
Canon EOS Kiss M 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Sony a7R IVA has a 151 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss M. 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

Sony a7R IVA has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss M. Sony a7R IVA has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Canon EOS Kiss M has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a7R IVA 100-32000
Canon EOS Kiss M 100-25600

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 Kiss M belongs to the Canon EOS M-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 M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a7R IVA
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a7R IVA can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss M can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a7R IVA 10
Canon EOS Kiss M 10

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a7R IVA and Canon EOS Kiss M 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.

Sony a7R IVA weighs 665 gr (equal to 1.47 lb) which is 71% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M and its 390 gr (or 0.86 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a7R IVA 665 gr
1.47 lb
Canon EOS Kiss M 390 gr
0.86 lb

Sony a7R IVA vs Canon EOS Kiss M Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a7R IVA and Canon EOS Kiss M, 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 a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Name Sony a7R IVA Canon EOS Kiss M
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Release Year 2021 2018
Release Date 2021-04-07 2018-02-26
MSRP 3499 USD 779 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Resolution 9504 x 6336 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 61 MP 24 MP
Image Processor BIONZ X DIGIC 8
Image
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 9 6
Custom White Balance No Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5.5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
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 567 143
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 2360000 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 0.78x
Viewfinder Resolution 5760000 2360000
Photography features
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Frames per second 10 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
XAVC-S
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 + NFC)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a7R IVA
Canon EOS Kiss M
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 670 shots 235 shots
Width 129 mm 116 mm
Height 96 mm 88 mm
Depth 78 mm 59 mm
Weight 665 gram 390 gram