Yet Another Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 Comparison Review

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

Here is another Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison review. Both are full frame mirrorless cameras.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup compare the Sony Alpha 1 ($6,500) and the Canon EOS R5 ($4,500). They test eye detection AF for portraits with both humans and dogs. Then, they take wildlife photos to test the bird eye AF. Next, they test two sports scenarios: photographing people running at the camera and motorsports and cars. The results may surprise you: the Sony Alpha 1 has plenty of power an speed, but the less expensive Canon R5 is still better in many comparisons.

Here are more Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 reviews. More Sony Alpha 1 coverage is listed here, for the Canon EOS R5 see here. More comparison reviews are listed here. More information about the Sony Alpha 1 can be found after the break.

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Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 Image Quality Comparison

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

Here is a rather interesting Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison, under examination is the image quality.

Coming from well known reviewer Gordon Laing, the Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison video below goes down deep into pixel peeping to establish which camera delivers the better photo quality.

More Sony Alpha 1 coverage is listed here, for the Canon EOS R5 see here. More comparison reviews are listed here.

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Comparing The Impossible: Canon EOS-1D X II (20MP) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 (108MP)

Galaxy S21

A comparison that is beyond comparing apples to pears. How do the 20.2MP Canon EOS-1D X Mark II compare with the 108MP Samsung Galaxy S21?

Coming from Kevin Raposo, the short video below looks to how Canon’s previous flagship DSLR, compares to Samsung’s last generation smartphone. The EOS-1D X Mark II is currently selling at $4,499, the Galaxy S21 starts at $699. The comparison is made for fun, as Kevin points out:

Galaxy S21 Ultra pictures are completely unedited, aside from light cropping. They were shot in .jpg format using the native camera software, using various modes (including ‘pro’ mode, night mode, and portrait mode).

Canon 1DX Mark II pictures were shot in .cr2 format, lightly cropped and processed to match the colors of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, then exported in .jpg format. Examples of ‘light processing’ would include adding +20 to the shadows or slight white balance adjustments. No clarity, tone curves, or anything more significant.

Why did I lightly edit the Canon 1DX Mark II pictures instead of the Galaxy S21 Ultra pictures? Because the highly compressed .jpg images coming out of the Galaxy S21 Ultra would probably have fallen apart if I tried to push the color as much as I did with the Canon 1DX Mark II.

A reminder: this comparison is FOR FUN, meant to demonstrate a bit more about how megapixels actually work, and NOT meant to be highly technical or serious.

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Canon EOS R5 Review After Six Months Of Use (studio portrait photography)

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video

Here is a fresh Canon EOS R5 review. One that seems to focus more on real life application than on lab results.

Coming from John Gress, the 10 min video review below covers many aspects of the Canon EOS R5:

After owning the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera for six months, I wanted to update you on my experience with the camera as a commercial studio portrait photographer and an occasional videographer.

We will cover the AF, EVF, LCD, battery life and video features, including external recording, from my perspective after leaving the 5DIV.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM Review (lot of great virtues optically)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

Here is a new Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review. The RF 85mm f/2 is one of the less expensive lenses for the EOS R system.

Coming from Dustin Abbott, this is a full and exhaustive Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review. From Dustin Abbott’s conclusion:

[the RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM] has a lot of great virtues optically, delivering great detail, nice bokeh, and a quality of rendering that is quite excellent.

But the autofocus left me often frustrated, and that’s even more disappointing in a day where I’m seeing great autofocus from all kinds of players in the lens market.  […]  This lens needed Canon’s Nano-USM rather than the cheaper STM motor.  The great optical performance is unfortunately let down by a disappointing autofocus system.

[…] I really, really want to love this lens, as the idea of an affordable, optically excellent 85mm lens that just happens to do 1:2 macro competently is an enticing one. But while I loved the images I got from the [RF 85mm f/2], I found the process of getting them often frustrating. You’ll have to determine whether you can live with the flaws I’ve detailed. User reviews are generally very positive, though the one caveat that does routinely show up is some disappointment with the autofocus. The lens is otherwise good enough that it might be worth living with, but ultimately you’ll have to make that call for yourself.

As usual the review comes with a huge set of sample pictures, comparison charts, and all the information you might want to know. Dustin’s reviews are what I look for when I am about to purchase new gear. And for those who prefer to watch their reviews, Dustin Abbott provides a comprehensive video-review.

A 13 minutes summary of the review:

And the full and definitive review:

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Other reviews have been more positive and consider the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM to be a very good performer. Some say this lens is just a no brainer for any EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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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.