Mirrorless Flagships Shootout: Canon EOS R3 vs Nikon Z9 vs Sony a1

EOS R3 Vs Sony A1

A mirrorless flagship cameras shootout. It’s Canon EOS R3 vs Nikon Z9 vs Sony a1.

All three mirrorless flagships at a glance:

Canon EOS R3Nikon Z9Sony a1
  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support
  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
  • 50MP Full-Frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 30 fps Shooting, ISO 50-102400
  • 8K 30p and 4K 120p Video in 10-Bit
  • 4.3K 16-Bit Raw Video Output, S-Cinetone
  • 9.44m-Dot EVF with 240 fps Refresh Rate
  • 759-Pt. Fast Hybrid AF, Real-time Eye AF
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dual Drive Mech. Shutter, 1/400 Sec Sync
  • 5 GHz MIMO Wi-Fi, 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

The mirrorless flagship comparison comes from DPReview TV:

We compare the Canon EOS R3, Nikon Z9 and Sony a1 to see how they stack up across several critical areas of performance. Find out which one has the best autofocus, handling, burst shooting and more!

Here is the table of contents for those in a hurry:

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:03 – Handling
  • 3:06 – Image quality
  • 4:32 – Displays
  • 6:56 – Burst shooting
  • 9:23 – Autofocus
  • 13:02 – Video
  • 15:39 – Price
  • 16:15 – Final rankings

Canon EOS R3 Specs Talked By A Canon Tech Specialist

Canon Eos R3 Firmware Sample Picture User Manual

More about the brand new Canon EOS R3. A camera very few people seem to own so far. Here are the specifications told and explained by an expert.

Canon technology specialist Dave Parry talks about the Canon EOS R3 specifications. The setting is the Photography Show in UK and the video comes from Clifton Cameras.

A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Preorder in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Sony a7C (which the best entry level professional FF mirrorless?)

Nikon Z6 Ii EOS R5 Vs Nikon Z6

Here is a Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Sony a7C comparison for the best entry level professional full frame mirrorless camera, which is a bit contradictory as phrase.

Not sure how “entry level” and “professional” together can define the same camera. However, the Canon EOS R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Sony a7C comparison by the The Slanted Lens in the 17 minutes video below is a neat view on how these cameras compare side by side.

We compare the Nikon Z6 II vs the Canon R6 vs the Sony a7C. See which one we recommend as the Best Entry Level Professional Full Frame Video and Still Camera. All 3 are under the $2500 price point. And they are all 3 crossover cameras. See how they compare. Which one would you choose?

More comparison reviews by The Slanted Lens are listed here. Selected Canon EOS R6 reviews are listed here.

The Best And Worst Cameras And Lenses Of 2020, According To DPReview TV

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

As every year, DPReview TV discusses what they think has been the best and worst photographic gear of 2020.

Jordan and Chris reveal their picks for the best and worst cameras and lenses of 2020. The candidates are: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Sigma, and Tamron.

Best lenses:

  1. Sony 12-24mm GM
  2. Sigma 85mm f/1.4
  3. Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Best hybrid cameras:

  1. Sony A7s III
  2. Panasonic S5
  3. Fuji X-T4

Best stills cameras:

  1. Canon EOS R5
  2. Fuji X-S10
  3. Nikon Z 5

Worst lens:

  1. Fuji 50mm f/1.0

Worst camera:

  1. Panasonic G100

[via Mirrorless Rumors]