Canon R6 Mark II vs Sony a7 IV Comparison (video review)

EOS R6 Mark II Vs Sony A7 IV

Here is a Canon EOS R6 Mark II vs Sony a7 IV comparison review.

Sony a7 IV at a glance:

  • 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-51200
  • 4K 60p Video in 10-Bit, S-Cinetone
  • 3.68m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3″ 1.03m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 759-Pt. Fast Hybrid AF, Real-time Eye AF
  • Focus Breathing Compensation
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Creative Looks and Soft Skin Effect
  • 4K 15p UVC/UAC Streaming via USB Type-C

Canon EOS R6 Mark II 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

PetaPixel’s Chris is the host of the video comparison between the EOS R6 Mark II and the Sony a7 IV.

The Sony a7 IV and Canon R6 Mark II are two of the most well-rounded full-frame cameras on the market. Both are capable of outstanding photos and video, but in which areas do they excel? Art Of Photography host Ted Forbes joined us up in Calgary for a no-holds-barred camera throwdown!

For those who know what they want so see, here is the index of the video:

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:14 – Handling
  • 4:17 – Image quality
  • 5:59 – Autofocus
  • 7:16 – Speed round!
  • 8:51 – Burst shooting
  • 9:52 – Video
  • 10:53 – Battery life
  • 11:26 – Lens lineup
  • 12:03 – The wrap

Canon EOS R8 Review (exemplary entry-grade option, DPReview)

Eos R8 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R8 review.

Canon EOS R 8 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60p 10-Bit Internal Video, Canon Log 3
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 40 fps Electronic Shutter
  • Movie Digital IS
  • Vertical Movie Mode
  • Microphone Input, Headphone Output
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

The folks at DPReview posted their full Canon EOS R8 review. They gave it a Silver Award and a rating of 87%. Form their conclusion:

While the EOS R8 is hardly the highest-performing camera we’ve seen from Canon lately, it is an exemplary entry-grade option. It gives camera buyers most of the performance of the higher end EOS R6 II, but in a simplified package, rendering it straightforward enough for those trying a modern full-frame camera for the first time. The small shape and light weight make it easy to handle, and convenient to pack for a trip with its kit lens in tow.

[…] The biggest problem that the Canon EOS R8 runs into time and time again is its weak battery life. Although from a features and image quality perspective the R8 is highly competitive, the battery life is worst-in-class. On paper and in our experience, this is the camera’s Achilles heel, with anything intensive destroying battery life. With competing cameras like the Sony a7C or Nikon Z5 you’ll get up to double the number of images on a single charge. In an age where we have DSLR-like battery life from high-performance mirrorless cameras, the EOS R8 feels like the bad kind of throwback. If you pick up an EOS R8, spend the money for a spare battery – or a USB-C PD battery pack.

Read the review at DPReview…

Canon EOS R8:

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

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The Canon EOS R1 Might Have A New Kind Of EVF

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new rumor surfaced, and it is about the Canon EOS R1. Nothing to write home about, though, and no reason to take it without a massive amount of salt.

Besides suggesting the EOS R1 will launch in 2024 (yes, now it is 2024), the source of the rumor suggests the Electronic View Finder of the EOS R1 might have these specifications:

  • 7.x million dots
  • 0.7 inch OLED
  • 60 – 240hz refresh rate
  • Variable refresh rate possible
  • 4000nit brightness
  • Blackout free

All good and nice, and maybe also some educated speculation. As I told many times before, rumor sites know nothing, they just speculate. The only ones who leak serious stuff are a handful of Japanese sites.

Forget rumors, enjoy life and snap pictures.

[via camera insider]

Nikon Z 8 vs Sony a7R V, A Battle of Mirrorless ALL-STARS?

Nikon Z 8

DPReview’s Chris, now employed at PetaPixel, posted a video where he compares the Nikon Z 8 with the Sony a7R V. Mirrorless all-stars? I doubt so.

Chris seems to have forgotten Canon’s rich offering on mirrorless cameras. While the Nikon Z 8 is a great camera (and the Sony seems to be too), we have an EOS R5 and EOS R3. Not all-stars? Enjoy the video.

Canon EOS R7 Review (DPReview, 87% score, Silver Award)

Canon Eos R7 Review Canon Firmware Updates

DPReview is still alive and kicking, despite greedy Amazon’s efforts to throw it away. And they just posted a Canon EOS R7 review.

EOS R7 at at glance ($1,399):

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 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

DPReview posted a Canon EOS R7 review, and while it is not exhaustive like previous reviews, it sill delivers a lot of useful information. The gave the EOS R7 an 87% overall score and a Silver Award. From DPReview’s conclusion:

What we likeWhat we don’t
– Good APS-C image quality with attractive out-of-camera JPEGs
– 15 fps mechanical shutter with AF Deep buffer for burst shooting
– Reliable AF tracking during stills photography
– Subject-specific AF tracking modes
– Highly-detailed 4K video 10-bit video capture in C-Log or as out-of-camera HDR footage
– Effective in-body image stabilization for slow-motion stills and handheld video
– Solid build quality and handling with weather-sealing
– Familiar design for former DSLR users
– Twin card slots Decent battery life
– Lack of RF-S lenses at the moment
– AF joystick awkwardly recessed within rear command dial
– Rolling shutter effect in 4K footage
– AF tracking during video tends to drift in low light
– 2.36M-dot EVF is a bit underwhelming for the price
Read the review at DPReview…

Canon EOS R7 world wide:

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

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What’s Inside A Canon Lens? Here Is A Full RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Teardown

RF 28mm F/2.8

That’s a truly interesting video we are featuring here today. The teardown of the recently released Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

RF 28mm f/2.8 STM at a glance ($299):

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Classic Wide-Angle Prime
  • Gear-Type STM AF Motor
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • AF/MF Control Switch
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Capability
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Gordon Laing got the unique chance by Canon itself to tear down their recently released RF 28mm f/2.8 STM lens. Says Mr. Laing:

Find out what’s inside one of Canon’s latest lenses in this teardown! In a rare behind the scenes opportunity, Canon invited me to film the disassembly of a brand new lens and explain what’s behind each of the major parts. If you’re interested in how lenses work and modern optical design, you’ll enjoy this video even if you own a different system! Filmed in 4k with a pair of Canon EOS R6 II bodies, fitted with RF 70-200 f4L and RF 100mm f2.8L Macro lenses.

And here is the teardown video.Enjoy.

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM:

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

We featured other lens and camera teardowns in the past, they are listed here.

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