The Ultimate Sony a7R III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Comparison (color science, dynamic range, ISO, video)

Sony A7R IIIvs EOS 5D Mark IV

Dustin Abbott felt the pulse of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Sony a7R III, and compares both cameras. The four video (-reviews) below start with comparing color science, then it’s dynamic range, high ISO performance and resolution, and finally video performance. All you ever wanted to know about these cameras will find an answer in the videos below. Enjoy.


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Sony a7R III: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


Canon EOS R Overview and Hands-On Review (D. Abbott)

Canon Eos R

In anticipation of the full review, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a neat 23 minutes video about his impressions with the new Canon EOS R.

He says:

There are things I love about the EOS R (fantastic fully articulating touchscreen, great grip, new control ring on lenses), but also a few missing pieces (no in-body-image-stabilization and burst rate is unimpressive).  The camera shows great potential for focus, however, with incredibly fast focus speeds with the new RF 24-105mm f/4L IS.  The new 24-105L kit lens is a clear improvement over previous 24-105mm lenses, and the EOS R also focuses very quickly and naturally with adapted EF mount lenses.

Sample images can be seen here.

Here is the video review.

The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Who Has Better Image Quality and Dynamic Range: Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R or Sony a7 III?

Dynamic Range

Tony & Chelsea Northrup investigate which camera has the best image quality and dynamic range. It’s Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R. Enjoy, and if you want then let us know what you think.

Steve Huff Switched From Sony To Canon’s EOS R, Here Is Why

Canon Eos R

Well known photographer Steve Huff posted a quite enthusiastic article about the Canon EOS R, and why he switched to it.

I switched to the Canon EOS-R […] and could not be happier. This camera is a gem. Forget the noise created around its release, as it has some Mojo. The EOS-R and EF or RF lenses offers something unique.

As other reviewers pointed out, the EOS R system is made by its outstanding (albeit small) lens ecosystem. The RF 28-70 mm F/2L and especially the RF 50mm F/1.2L are showcasing the optical excellence that can be achieved with Canon’s newly engineered RF mount. And then it’s Canon’s color science, and all the things that make up a Canon camera.

I love this Canon, the color, the control, the new lenses, the ease of use, the video function, touch screen controls, and the swivel screen. The Joystick? I am enjoying this camera without it as I enjoy using my thumb to set the focus point while I shoot. It’s intuitive and natural. I do feel Canon could do a firmware update though to make this process a tad smoother. It can be a tad glitchy at times but all in all, I really enjoy this feature as it allows me to easily select my focus point, in a natural way. They probably should have just put in the joystick to please more of the camera buying audience but they didn’t. Either way this works the same way as a joystick, just takes some getting used to.

Here are some videos Steve Huff posted about his experience with the Canon EOS R. The first video telling the reasons why he left Sony’s system. More insights and a lot of sample photos in his review.


The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

This Reviewer Claims Canon Got It Quite Right With the EOS R

Canon Eos R

Johannes of De.Light Photo got a Canon EOS R, and is very fond of it.

In the conclusion he writes:

Wow, what a camera… It delivers all what I expected to get. Using the EOS M5 since almost 2 years as my main travel camera I knew that Canon is delivering great gear on the mirrorless side as well. Therefore the R is definitely the next level for my “always with me travel camera”! The great thing is that it delivers those features which I missed mostly on the M5: Better low light performance and more bokeh and that’s just related to sensor size. And weather sealing. But unfortunately the first RF-mount lens to come will be the 35mm f1.8 – and this one comes without weather sealing.

The EOS-R is a remarkable camera. It can be a work horse for all “normal” needs – and I believe for working professionals as well. I would think it will become a […] camera for travel photographers, who do want to be a bit more discrete and [want] to carry less.

For many topics which are critizised in the online community there are workarounds or solutions built in which are made pretty awesome. But you have to figure them out and maybe to learn how to use them.

Johannes’ review comes with a lot of sample photos. The EOS R as “always with me travel camera” convinces me a lot. I bought the EOS M3 for the same reason.


Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA