Comparison of the Sony Alpha 1 with the Canon Eos R5.

The Sony a1 is a camera that, in my opinion, ticks just about every single box you could possibly desire in a camera. It’s a mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor and 51 megapixels, and it’s available for purchase now. It provides excellent codecs, 8K and 4K resolutions, as well as picture stabilization. When the Sony a1 was announced, I had a sneaking suspicion that the Canon R5 would be left in the dust as well.
However, if I’m simply going to be shooting video, I’ll most likely opt with a video camera as my primary tool. The Sony is particularly difficult in this regard, since it seems as if you are paying $6500 on a video camera that isn’t that good. Really, if you’re going to spend that much money on video, I would recommend purchasing a proper video camera, even if it is the FX6.
A Sony camera costs $6,500, but a Canon camera costs $3,900. Even while both cameras are compatible with SD and CFexpress cards, which means that you can use your old SD cards with the new cameras without having to purchase a costly new format, they do so in quite different ways from one another. Both cameras feature two memory card slots, however the sorts of cards that may be used in each are different. The EOS R5 body includes five stops of IBIS, which is somewhat less than the Sony’s 5.5 stops. This is a very standard amount of adjustment. However, it may be used in conjunction with the image stabilization of some Canon lenses to provide the ultra-high degree of motion buffering that is desired.
Furthermore, when compared to the Canon RF lens, the difference is like night and day. I mean, if you look closely at her right eye, you’ll see that it’s not very good. The Sony seems to be precisely what you would expect it to be. We’ve always had good results with Sony and Canon cameras, and these photographs are no exception. In addition, the warmth of Canon color is a favorite of me, but once again, you may alter them to seem quite close to one another.
We’re going to look at which of these cameras is able to capture the most detail in that black and compare them when we increase the ISO from 800 to 1600. Anything below 800 is something we already know both of these cameras will do well with, but let’s see how they perform at 800 and upwards. On Madison, we only get a little amount of natural light coming in via the windows. It’s a gorgeous light shining on her face, to be sure. However, it causes our backdrop to become quite black.
When it comes to purchasing an interchangeable lens camera, the number of lenses offered is a major deciding factor. When we compare the lenses that are available for these two cameras, we can see that the Sony A1 has a distinct edge over the Canon R5. There are 172 lenses available for the Sony A1’s Sony E mount, however there are only 27 lenses available for the Canon R5’s Canon RF lens mount, which is a relatively new mount. The Sony A1 is equipped with a 50.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Stacked CMOS sensor and a Dual Bionz XR processor, according to the company. The Canon R5 on the other hand boasts a 45.0MP Full frame sized CMOS sensor and is equipped with a Digic X processor.
The A1’s electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 9.44 million dots, which is comparable to 2048 x 1536 pixels. This is a wonderful viewfinder with a huge screen and very good quality. The layouts of the controls are different, although they are essentially equivalent.
While using the quiet electronic shutter, the camera’s shutter design has been updated to allow for full-frame flash sync rates of up to 1/400 sec, and flash sync speeds of up to 1/200 sec are even supported when using the electronic shutter. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networking, with 22 MIMO compatibility, are included on the camera’s back panel, allowing for wireless remote control and file sharing. Aside from that, the a1 has two memory card ports, both of which are compatible with CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II memory cards, allowing for versatile and high-speed file storage. One feature of the Sony A1 that makes a significant impact is the Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode.
The new Sony A1 is equipped with an autofocus mechanism that has 759 phase detection points and covers about 92 percent of the imaging area. The Canon R5 has a native sensitivity range of ISO 160 to ISO 51,200, which can be increased to ISO 50 to ISO 102,400 with the use of an adapter. You may also read our in-depth reviews of the Sony A1 and Canon R5 to find out precisely what we think of each camera in more detail.
Regardless matter how you look at it, Canon’s stats are superior. It was common practice back in the day when full-frame cameras had to depend on separate autofocus modules to determine how well the camera performed in low-light conditions. The largest and most noticeable changes are the larger screen on the Canon and the more adaptable hinge on the Nikon. The Canon R5 makes use of two different types of SD cards, one for high-speed UHS-II type cards and the other for ultrafast CFexpress cards. As a result, Sony’s big, very high-resolution viewfinder easily outperforms the competition.
When comparing, for example, the 45MP photographs captured by the R5 to the 50MP images captured by the Canon EOS 5DS, the difference isn’t all that noticeable in practical terms, as you can see in the table below. Each camera’s 8K video capability as well as its selection of memory card types are all interesting topics to explore in further depth. In this post, we’ll compare the two bodies side by side in order to help you determine which one is most suited for you. Cameras with longer battery life are able to capture more images before their batteries run out of power. It’s time to get down to business with some of the more mundane, but nevertheless vital, practical aspects of these two cameras.
The A1 has a much higher pixel density than the A7R IV, and its 50MP resolution is only second to the Sony A7R IV when it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras with a 50MP resolution. In practice, however, the difference between 50MP and 45MP is almost non-existent in terms of resolution. According to the current state of affairs, the camera can only record for a maximum of 30 minutes in either 8K or 4K 60p – which is not different from the R5. As a result of its 10-bit S-Log 3 HLG mode, the A1 offers up to 15 stops of dynamic range, but the R5 is now restricted to 12 stops, at least until the updated firmware with C-Log 2 or 3 is made available for the R5.