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Canon EOS 5DS R vs Sony SLT-A99

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

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

7% larger display diagonal 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.

700.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony SLT-A99 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Eight more awards
The Canon EOS 5DS R has 18 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony SLT-A99 has 10 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Sony SLT-A99 is 84% (based on 89 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony SLT-A99 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution. That's 188,800 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (1,228,800 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a weight of 733g, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
19% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 188,800 pixels lower than the Sony SLT-A99 (1,228,800 pixels).
14% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a weight of 845g, however the Sony SLT-A99 is a 733g 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.

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 26.3MP lower than the Canon EOS 5DS R (24.3MP). 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.

7% smaller display diagonal 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.

Only 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony SLT-A99 is 500.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Older by over one year
The Sony SLT-A99 is 19 months older than the Canon EOS 5DS R.
Eight less awards
The Sony SLT-A99 has only received 10 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R has received 18 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony SLT-A99's average expert score is 84%, however the Canon EOS 5DS R's is 90% (based on 73 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
10 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
Les Numeriques.com: award
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
50.6MP
BEST
24.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
53MP
BEST
24.7MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 82mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 812g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
LP-E6N NP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots
BEST
500 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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