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Which camera & lens would you rather travel with? Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-70 f/2.8 L or the Sony A7RII and the 24-70 f/2.8 G
Sony vs Canon
Camera Canon Sony
MP 30 (Dimensions – 6720 x 4480) 42 (Dimensions – 7952 x 5304)
FPS 7.0 5.0
Video 4K with 1.7x crop / JPEG Codec 4K Full Frame / XAVC Codec
Storage Dual Card – SD and CF Single SD Card
LCD Fixed 3.2″ Touch enabled Tilting 3.0″
Viewfinder; Optical 100% Coverage Electronic 100% Coverage;
FPS 7.0 5.0
Battery Life 900 Shots 290 Shots
Weight 890 g (1.96 lbs) 625 g (1.38 lb)
Body Only Price $3500 (buy from BH Photo) $3200 (buy from BH Photo)
24-70 Lens Weight 805 g (1.77 lb) 866 g (1.95 lb)
24-70 Lens Cost $1750 (buy from BH Photo) $2198 (buy from BH Photo)
TOTAL COST & WEIGHT 1695 g 3.74 lbs | $5250 1491 g 3.33 lbs | $5398




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  1. Tough decision here but I happen to believe the Canon will focus better and produce better colors than the Sony.

    I’m fortunate to shoot with both systems and I love my A7R2 and that same lens and my Canon 5DSR with the 24-70L-II but the Canon is truly a workhorse of a system. Canon’s 24-70 f2.8L-II is one of their sharpest lenses from my experience.

    One of my biggest disappointments with Sony is the battery life. Even though I have probably (20) Sony batteries, I’m always worrying about the battery life everytime I turn the Sony ON.

  2. The Sony would just be that little bit lighter and smaller, which would make travelling easier. Plus the higher resolution would be good for landscapes.

  3. Never used either yet, but the Sony appeals to me as being lighter and easier to bring on hiking trips where any weight saved is a major factor. From the comments, battery life is better on the Cannon but bring two or three freshly charged batteries when heading out but not being a professional shooter that is not a major consideration for me.

    • with 3 sony batteries, to produce the same amount of photos of canon ones. Sony is now with 1618.5 g vs 1695g, barely nothing…

  4. Never again Sony for me! The products look nice, but are not very reliable and service Sony sucks. Sorry for devoted Sony users.
    And Canon is just great and works for me.

  5. For travelling “Dual Card ” vs “Single SD Card”… sometimes we will never gonna have the opportunity to come back to the same place (specially in my case that do not like to do it), losing photos is not a option.

    More “900 Shots” vs “290 Shots”, sometimes we simply do not have electricity to recharge, 3 times more photos is a big deal. 3 times more batteries to carry, to charge, to exchange… 3 times more battery chargers…

    200 grams is not a big issue, and the sony battery have 42.5 g, 3 of those 127.5 g so now the difference is barely none. So Sony it’s not lighter.

  6. I chose the Sony for only 1 reason… travel. The size and weight of the Sony makes all the difference if you are going to carry it with you all day in your hand or bag. Image quality is second to usability, as they say “the best camera is the one you have with you (and not in your bag and too heavy to carry)”.

    In nearly every other scenario I’d chose the canon.

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