Canon EOS 5DS R vs Sony SLT-A99

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Canon EOS 5DS R
Sony SLT-A99

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MPMP digital camera. That's 26.3MP higher than the Sony SLT-A99 (24.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MPMP digital camera. That's 28.3MP more than the Sony SLT-A99 (24.7MPMP).
61 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 5DS R is 61, but the Sony SLT-A99 only has 19 auto focus points.
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, however the Sony SLT-A99 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
7% larger screen size Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is 3.2"" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Sony SLT-A99 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
3 Reasons For
8% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 0.77xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.06x higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (0.77xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a weight of 733gg, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845gg digital camera (112g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by $613
The Sony SLT-A99 costs $613.15 less than the Canon EOS 5DS R.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
9% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.06x lower than the Sony SLT-A99 (0.77xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

14% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a weight of 845gg, however the Sony SLT-A99 is a 733gg digital camera (112g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by $613
The Canon EOS 5DS R is $613.15 more expensive than the Sony SLT-A99.
7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 26.3MP lower than the Canon EOS 5DS R (24.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2x less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 28.3MP less than the Canon EOS 5DS R (24.7MPMP).
Only 19 auto focus points Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 19 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R only has 61 auto focus points.
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 3"" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon EOS 5DS R (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Less retailers
The Sony SLT-A99 is only stocked by 3 retailers, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over two years
The Sony SLT-A99 is three years older than the Canon EOS 5DS R.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
50.6MP
BEST
24.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
53MP
BEST
24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 Sony A
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 82mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
61
BEST
19
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 0.77x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
845g 733g
BEST
Height
116.4mm 111.2mm
Depth
76.4mm 78.4mm
Width
152mm 147mm
Weight Including Battery
930g 812g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
LP-E6N NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots 700 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 6000 x 4000
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.32MP
Video Compression Format
 H.264
 H.264

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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