Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R5: Which is the best hi-res 8K camera?

Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R5: Which is the best hi-res 8K camera?

There's one question on everyone's lips right now: Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R5 – which is the better camera? The A1 set the photography world ablaze with its scintillating specs, and at first glance it seems to outclass the mighty R5.

However, is the difference between the two supercameras really that pronounced – and, when all is said and done, is the Sony A1 worth the extra $2,599 over the Canon EOS R5 when it comes to price? 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.