Canon EOS R6 vs Sony a7 III Full Comparison Review (2 parts: photography and video)

Canon Eos R6 Vs Sony α7 III

Here is a very exhaustive Canon EOS R6 vs Sony a7 III review. The review comes as two reviews: one is all about photography and one all about video.

Coming from Mathieu Gasquet, the two excellent Canon EOS R6 vs Sony a7 III reviews below discuss every possible aspect of both cameras, with plenty of comparison, sample images, and more. There is also a long and equally complete written review you might want to check.

From his conclusion:

The autofocus system and burst speeds are impressive, and Canon has out-classed Sony in its own territory with features like Animal Detection. The image quality is on par, if not slightly better, albeit with 20% less resolution. The image stabilisation is also superior (although not as much as the official specifications suggest) and I personally prefer the ergonomics, button layout and dials response on the EOS body.

As nice as the R6 sounds, there are some strong points in favour of the A7 III to keep in mind. It may not have 4K/60p or 10-bit internal recording for video, but it doesn’t suffer from overheating as severely as the Canon. There is a plethora of native lenses to choose between for the E-mount system, not just from Sony but also third-party brands, and that also means a better choice of affordable glass. Last but not least, the Sony is less expensive.

And here are the two video reviews. Enjoy.

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Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony a7 III:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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?

Sony A7 Iii
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 Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony a7 III:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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 Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Nikon Z6: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony a7 III: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK