Canon R vs. Nikon Z

The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system is now officially announced. Here are a few Canon R vs. Nikon Z comparisons:

Price comparison (for body only):

Size comparison from Camerasize:

  • Canon EOS R is 1% (1.8 mm) wider and 2% (2.2 mm) shorter than Nikon Z 7.
  • Canon EOS R is 25% (16.9 mm) thicker than Nikon Z 7.
  • Canon EOS R [660 g] weights 13% (75 grams) more than Nikon Z 7 [585 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).
  • Canon EOS R dimensions: 135.8×98.3×84.4 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)
  • Nikon Z 7 dimensions: 134×100.5×67.5 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)

Specifications comparison from Photographylife:

Camera Feature Canon EOS R Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
Mount Inner Diameter 54.0mm 55.0mm 55.0mm
Flange Distance 20.0mm 16.0mm 16.0mm
Sensor Resolution 30.4 MP 24.5 MP 45.7 MP
Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0mm 35.9 x 24.0mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Low-Pass Filter Yes Yes No
In-Body Image Stabilization No Yes, 5-axis Yes, 5-axis
Sensor Pixel Size 5.36µ 5.9µ 4.35µ
Image Size 6,720 x 4,480 6000 x 4000 8256 x 5504
Image Processor DIGIC 8 EXPEED 6 EXPEED 6
Max Buffer Capacity (14-bit RAW) 47 Images 18 Images 18 Images
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-40,000 ISO 100-51,200 ISO 64-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400 ISO 50, ISO 102,400-204,800 ISO 32, ISO 51,200-102,400
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes Yes
Viewfinder Electronic / EVF Electronic / EVF Electronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / Resolution OLED / 3.69 million dots QVGA / 3.6 million dots QVGA / 3.6 million dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.8x 0.8x
Built-in Flash No No No
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200 1/200
Storage Media 1x SD (UHS-II) 1x XQD 1x XQD
Continuous Shooting Speed 8 FPS (no AF), 5 FPS with AF 12 FPS (limited to 12-bit RAW and no AE), 9 FPS (14-bit RAW but no AE), 5.5 FPS with AE 9 FPS (only 12-bit RAW, no AE), 8 FPS (14-bit RAW, no AE), 5.5 FPS (14-bit RAW and AE)
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV ±3 EV
Shutter Durability 150,000 cycles 200,000 cycles 200,000 cycles
Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter Yes Yes Yes
Autofocus System Hybrid PDAF Hybrid PDAF Hybrid PDAF
Number of AF Points 5655 273 493
Focus Peaking Yes Yes Yes
Focus Stacking No Yes Yes
Video Maximum Resolution 4K @ 24/25/30 FPS 4K @ 24/25/30 FPS 4K @ 24/25/30 FPS
1080p Video Max Frame Rate 60 FPS 120 FPS 120 FPS
Video Crop Factor 1.74x 1.0x 1.0x
HDMI Out / LOG 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes
Audio Recording Yes Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes
LCD Size and Type 3.2″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Articulating LCD Yes, Tilting and Front/Back Yes, Tilting Yes, Tilting
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 2,100,000 dots 2,100,000 dots
Wi-Fi Functionality Built-in Built-in Built-in
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes
Battery LP-E6N EN-EL15b EN-EL15b
Battery Life 330 shots (CIPA) 330 shots (CIPA) 310 shots (CIPA)
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes Yes
USB Version 3.1 Type-C 3.1 Type-C 3.1
Weight (Camera Body Only) 580g 585g 585g
Dimensions 135.8 x 98.3 x 67.7mm 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm
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