Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 Head-To-Head Comparison

Sony A7 III

Here is another mirrorless comparison, Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6, by DPReview TV.

Chris and Jordan want to see if the significant firmware updates delivered by Nikon and Canon have changed their opinion on the EOS R and Nikon Z6, and how they stand up against what they consider being the gold standard, the Sony a7 III.

We covered the Nikon Z6 and the Sony a7 III many times.

Canon EOS R vs Sony a7 III – Which One Suits You Better?

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Canon EOS R at glance:Sony a7 III at a glance:
– 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
– DIGIC 8 Image Processor
– UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
– Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
– 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
– 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
– Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
– Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW
– 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
– BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
– 693-Point Hybrid AF System
– UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
– 2.36m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
– 3.0″ 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
– 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilisation
– ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
– Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
– USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

The Slanted Lens compares the Canon EOS R with the Sony a7 III in a 13 minutes video. Can Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera compete with Sony’s? Find out in the video below.

Canon EOS R:

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

Sony a7 III:

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

Can The Canon EOS RP Compete With The Sony A7III?

Sony A7iii

The Slanted Lens compares what they call “the cheapest new full-frame mirrorless camera on the market”, the Canon EOS RP, with what they call “the best full-frame camera on the market“, the Sony A7III.

Not sure if the EOS RP and the A7III are in the same league, the former being an entry level camera and the latter not. The Canon EOS RP had a good start in Japan but the Sony a7III is now outselling all its four closest competitors combined.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Canon EOS R and Nikon Z 6 Behind Sony a7 III, DPReview Thinks

Canon Eos R

DPReview compares the Canon EOS R with the Nikon Z 6 with the Sony a7 III. Not surprisingly DPReview thinks that Canon and Nikon can not hold up t the Sony a7 III.

From their conclusion:

Even without thinking about lenses, it’s clear that Nikon and Canon still have some work to do to catch up with Sony’s half-decade headstart. It’s not an insurmountable difference, though and both brands have brought their extensive experience of ergonomics and user interfaces, which Sony should probably be worried about.

All three cameras can produce excellent images but the Sony more readily adapts to a wider range of situations. The Nikon acquits itself well for certain types of photography, while also doing unexpectedly well at video, but the Z 6 has the least dependable AF system of the trio, which counts against it. Canon has tried to make an easy-to-use camera, rather than simply mimicking its DSLRs, but, while we’re not fully convinced by the results of this first attempt, it’s still a very able camera.

Ultimately, though, the decision is likely to come down to what lenses you own, which lenses you plan to buy and how much faith you have in each company to produce camera bodies to match your needs, several years down the road. Because, if you’re trying to avoid major costs later, the camera body you choose now is likely to commit you to a new lens system for the foreseeable future. Read the comparison here…

While it is true that Sony has a better sensor performance, there is little more than this. Ergonomics on Sony’s a7 III are terrible, for instance. This kind of review/comparison does not take into account a lot of parameters, like reliability, lens ecosystem, customer service, color science, just to name a few. Judging a camera based solely on the sensor performance seems a bit of a stretch to us.

Canon EOS R:

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

Entry-Level Full Frame Camera Comparison: Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

Chris and Jordan compare the current generation entry-level full frame mirrorless models from each company: the Nikon Z6, Sony a7 III, and Canon EOS R. Watch their analysis to find out where they think each model excels or has room to grow.

Canon EOS R: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Nikon Z6: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Sony a7 III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon EOS R vs Sony a7 III For Video Productions – Which One Is Better?

Canon Eos R

Kinotika tested the video performance of the Canon EOS-R vs the Sony a7 III. Apparently, the Canon EOS R can not hold up to the Sony a7 III.

Video-wise, the reviewers see only two features of the Canon that beat Sony: Dual Pixel Autofocus and the fully articulated screen.

Well, what about the lenses, the reliability Canon gear, the ergonomics, the customer service, and all the rest that makes Canon beat any Sony camera? A bit of a fanboy video review, imo.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]


The Canon EOS R is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers in the USA

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

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

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

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