Canon EOS R7 vs Sony A6600 Review: 10 Main Differences, And A Full Comparison

Canon EOS R7 Vs Sony A6600

How do the Canon EOS R7 vs Sony a6600 compare? What are the main differences? Read on to find out.

Canon EOS R7 at a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • RF mount
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Sony A6600 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Real Time Eye AF for Stills and Video
  • Headphone & Mic Ports, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Mirrorless Comparison posted their exhaustive Canon EOS R7 vs Sony a6600 review. You’ll find anything needed to compare both cameras. From their conclusion:

We list the 10 main differences and suggest you visit Mirrorless Comparison to get the entire picture. They cover anything from ergonomics to image quality and ISO performance, not to mention the many sample pictures. You might also watch the video-review at the end of the post.

The 10 Main Differences in a Nutshell

  1. Design: the A6600 is smaller and lighter, but the R7 has a more comfortable grip and a better button layout (except for the hybrid dial/joystick solution that I personally don’t like).
  2. Viewfinder / LCD: similar specs, but different position for the EVFs. The LCD monitor on the Canon offers better resolution and more touch capabilities. That of the Sony tilts up 180˚ but is not multi-angle.
  3. Cards and Battery: two slots for the R7 (UHS-II), one for the A6600 (UHS-I). Battery life is similar, but the Sony can last for a little longer.
  4. Image Quality: more resolution on the R7 sensor, but also more noise at high ISO, and when opening the shadows in post. I prefer the colours on the Canon for the most part.
  5. Autofocus: the R7 is more advanced and can recognise a larger variety of subjects. Eye AF for humans is more reliable and works for video on the Canon. That said, the A6600 does well when given a challenge (birds in flight).
  6. Drive Speed: The R7 has a superior continuous shooting speed of 30fps, but it comes with severe rolling shutter. With the mechanical mode, you can work at 15fps. The Sony maxes out at 11fps. Neither excels in terms of their buffer capabilities.
  7. Image Stabilisation: you can push the R7 further when it comes to hand-held still photos, and it also delivers smoother results for movie recording.
  8. Video: both cameras offer great quality in 4K up to 30p. The R7 goes up to 60p, but with a choice of reduced sharpness, or a heavy 1.8x sensor crop. The Canon can record 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, whereas the Sony has more advanced settings to fine-tune the image.
  9. Extra Features: The R7 packs a few more functionalities, like focus bracketing and focus stacking, as well as the Pre-Shooting mode.
  10. Price and Lenses: The A6600 is less expensive, but not by much, unless you find a special offer. The Sony E-mount system is vaster and more complete (if we look at native lenses).

And here is Mirrorless Comparison’s video review:

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review (solid rather than spectacular upgrade)

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 Mark II review.

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Photography Blog posted their exhaustive Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. From their conclusion:

The new Canon EOS R6 II is a solid rather than spectacular upgrade of the 2-year-old original R6., but considering that the 2020 model was already so good, that’s certainly no bad thing.

Canon have sensibly chosen to refine, rather than revolutionize, what was already a very capable camera, principally improving its burst shooting capabilities and auto-focus system along with incorporating 20% more resolution, more capable video and improved connectivity.

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The R6 continues to be a much more affordable proposition that still delivers almost everything that an enthusiast photographer or videographer could possibly want, buoyed by the addition of the new sensor, 40fps burst shooting, more versatile auto-focusing and unlimited video recording.

Overall, the new R6 Mark II is a sensible evolution of a an already great camera, adding enough new features and extra performance to keep it both competitive and still worthy of our highest 5-star Essential award.

Read the review at Photography Blog

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Wildlife Photography With Canon EOS R6 and EF 500mm f/4

Canon Eos R6 Manual

Neat video about how to do wildlife photography with the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EF 500mm f/4 (through adapter).

Paul Miguel Photography posted a 12 minutes video about how he uses the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EF 500mm f/4 for wildlife photography. Rather interesting because he combines a relatively new camera with a relatively old lens, which was also built for another mount type (albeit still a Canon mount). He says:

Wildlife Photography with the Canon R6 and Canon EF 500mm f/5 […] lens. I’m testing out the Eye Autofocus (Animal Eye) for this combo on beautiful Red Squirrels in Yorkshire. How well does my old Canon EF lens work with the Canon R6.. and does the Eye Autofocus Tracking Mode really work?

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review (video)

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Review

Here is a Canon EOS R6 Mark II review in video format.

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Gerald Undone posted his Canon EOS R6 Mark II review. He discusses build quality, features, overheating issues (?), dynamic range, low light, color, and then some more.

Here is the table of contents:

0:00 – Intro, 0:30 – Persistent Annoyances, 1:06 – Build & Ergonomics, 1:27 – New Menu Items, 2:10 – Overheating & Battery Life, 3:26 – Recording Modes, 4:06 – Rolling Shutter, 4:33 – Limitations, 5:20 – Dynamic Range, 7:11 – ISO Range & Noise, 8:12 – Color, 8:29 – Audio, 9:17 – Autofocus, 10:04 – Stabilization, 10:18 – Final Thoughts.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon EOS R5 Mark II Coming First Half 2023?

Canon Eos R5 Canon Eos R8 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

How nice a Canon rumor on Black Friday. So you all come here to read about the Canon EOS R5 Mark II ;-)

Latest has it that Canon might announce the Canon EOS R5 Mark II in Q2 2023. Not only we have a candidate announcement time frame but also a set of (rumored) specifications:

  • New 61MP CMOS BSI sensor
  • Dual DIGIC X processor
  • 30 FPS electronic shutter with tracking / 12 FPS mechanical shutter
  • Same 8-stop IBIS
  • New High Resolution mode similar to pixel shift shooting found on Sony/Fujifilm
  • 2x/4x/8x digital tele-convertor
  • Same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II from EOS R3 and EOS R6 Mark II
  • Internal 8K 60p video recording (8K RAW video spec to be confirmed)
  • Internal 4K 30p/60p/120p video recording (all by oversampling)
  • FHD 240p video recording
  • Focus breathing correction for video
  • New overheat prevention design similar to EOS R6 Mark II, at least 40min for 8K video, and over
  • 60 min for 4K video
  • Dual CFexpress type B card slot
  • Standard HDMI port
  • Dual USB-C port
  • 9.44M-dot EVF
  • New design of vari-angle LCD monitor optimized for video shooting

You really should take this with a huge grain of salt. There are just too much rumors in little time coming from the same source. But stay tuned for more.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS Review (versatile lens, fairly strong macro performance)

Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS Review

Here is a brand new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 5.5″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review. From his conclusion:

I didn’t love the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS when I reviewed it, and while the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is similar in so many ways, I actually feel more positive about it. Yes, it has way too much distortion and vignette, but it also nice and strong in a lot of different areas, including delivering a fairly strong macro performance.

What really stands out is the versatility of a lens like this.  You can do a LOT of different photography with a lens like this, from up close work, to walk around and street, to landscape and environmental portraits.

The RF 24mm  is not going to compete with L series lenses optically, but I also found that images had a fairly good pop to them and I generally liked the look of them other than shots where the bokeh got a little busy.  Some people love the 24mm focal length, and if that describes you, then the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is a lens that will probably become a favorite even if also sports a few flaws.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s…

As usual, Dustin Abbott’s reviews come with a large set of test photos, sample pictures, and test charts and then some more. For those inclined to watch a review, the video below with the full review might the right choice.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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