Canon EOS R50 Hands-on Review (is it replacing the EOS M50?)

Canon Eos R50 Review

A Canon EOS R50 hands-on review. The Canon EOS R50 made quite the splash when it was announced.

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 30p Video Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 651 Zones
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • 15 fps Electronic Shutter
  • Movie for Close-Up Demos Mode
  • Vertical Movie Mode
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

DPReview posted their Canon EOS R50 hands-on review. They also tackle the question many are wondering about: can or does the EOS R50 replace the hugely popular Canon EOS M50 Mark II? DPReview says:

The similarities between the two cameras [EOS R50 and EOS M50 II, editor’s note] are plentiful. […] In short, they seem to be targeting the same user base of casual users, beginners and those seeking a small, simple camera.

So what does the R50 mean for the M-mount?

Canon hasn’t said anything official on what the future holds for the M-mount, but it’s been four and a half years since the last EF-M lens launch and two and a half years since the last new EOS M body. The M50 was one of Canon’s best-selling EF-M mount models and yet we haven’t seen any movement or new support to expand on the EF-M mount in years. Now, in addition to having no new news, we’ve gotten what looks like a direct upgrade/replacement of the M50 II, new and improved in every way.

Read the Canon EOS R50 hands-on review at DPReview…

DPReview provided also a Canon EOS R50 sample gallery to check out.

The Canon EOS R50 was announced last week, along with the Canon EOS R8 and new RF mount lenses.

All new Canon gear is available for preorder at B&H Photo and Adorama, or by using the links below.

Canon EOS R50 preorder:

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 Sony a7R V “Feels Like A Milestone” in Sony’s History, DPReview

Sony A7r V

The new Sony a7R V is a very capable camera, and according to the review we are featuring “results can be spectacular”. Read on to learn more.

At a glance:

  • 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ XR & AI Processing Unit
  • AI-Based Real-Time Tracking AF System
  • 8K 24p, 4K 60p, FHD 120p 10-Bit Video
  • 4K 16-Bit Raw Output; S-Log3/S-Cinetone
  • 9.44m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Multi-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 10 fps Shooting with AF/AE Tracking
  • 8-Stop 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

Photographic authority DPReview reviewed the Sony a7R V. All in all a very positive review, with a “Gold Award” and a 92/100 score. Not bad. From their conclusion:

[the a7R V] builds on a camera that was already good, and still improves almost every detail (stills/video switch, menus, video capabilities, screen, faster card slots) to end up being a significantly more complete camera. In that regard it feels like something of a milestone in Sony’s camera history […]

If your photography benefits from high levels of detail capture, the a7R V is a camera that will do all it can to help you get the results you want, and those results can be spectacular.

[…]

The Sony a7R V is a high resolution mirrorless camera, combining an excellent sensor with a powerful autofocus system in a body refined over multiple generations of improvement. It lends itself to a wide range of photography, from portraiture and landscape work to wedding and events. Its cropped, slow readout 8K video is the only real weakspot in an otherwise hugely capable camera.

Read the review at DPReview

The Sony a7R V sells at $3,898, and can be ordered at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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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.

[…]

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, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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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, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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