Yet Another Canon EOS R vs Sony a7 III Comparison Review

Canon Eos R Firmware

Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted another Canon EOS R vs competition review. And who fits better into the game than Sony’s game changing a7 III?

So here we are again. Don’t expect earthshaking revelations. Enjoy. And, btw, don’t get a Sony, get the Canon EOS R.


All the new Canon gear announced ahead of Photokina 2018 can now be pre-ordered:

Pre-order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Pre-order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-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 pre-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

Image Quality Comparison: Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

Tony & Chelsea Northrup compared the image quality of the new Canon EOS R with its siblings, the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II, and with the Sony a7 III and Sony a7R III.

The Canon EOS R definitely has a better image quality than the Sony a7 III in most conditions, with noticeably sharper images, even at high ISOs. However, the dynamic range of the EOS R has issues in shape of heavy banding when recovering shadows. This issue did not surface on the EOS 5D Mark IV (which one more times shows the EOS R does not have the same sensor as the 5D4). Dynamic range of the EOS R sensor is better than the Canon 6D Mark II.


Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

Pre-order in the USA, Canon EOS R: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Pre-order in the USA, Canon RF mount lenses: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-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 pre-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 EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony a7 III Low Light Portrait Comparison

Sony A7 Iii

Photographer Julia Trotti, well known for her portrait work, discusses how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Sony a7 III stand to each other when it comes to low light portrait photography. A real world comparison between the EOS 5D Mark IV ad the Sony a7 III.

[via Fstoppers]

Seven Things You Might Want To Know Before Buying The Sony a7 III

Sony A7 Iii

Sony a7 III at a glance:

  • 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 Stabilization
  • ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
  • USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

Sony cameras are hyped and tech-packed, but regularly fall short on simple things, like ergonomics. In this short video, DIYPhotography lists seven aspects of the A7III that might disappoint you, especially if you discover them after having bought the Sony a7 III:

  1. No built-in Intervalometer
  2. The touchscreen is infuriating
  3. Only one UHS-II memory card slot
  4. Default settings are good for no one
  5. There is no battery charger
  6. Confusing Menus
  7. Monitor Lag

Here is the video:

Sony a7 III: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

[via DIY Photography]

Off Brand News: Sony announce new Sony α7 III

Sony α7 III

Sony α7 III at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting
  • 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 Stabilization
  • ISO 204800 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
  • USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

Pre-order the Sony α7 III at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Sony press release:

Sony Expands Full-frame Mirrorless Lineup with Introduction of New α7 III Camera
Versatile New Model Combines all the Latest Imaging Technologies into a Compact Package

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced yet another impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the α7 III (model ILCE-7M3).

Sony’s unmatched innovation within the image sensor space is at the forefront of the new α7 III, as it features a brand new 24.2MPi back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with increased sensitivity, outstanding resolution and an impressive 15 stopsii of dynamic range at low sensitivities. By combining this sensor with a variety of impressive features including extreme AF coverage of 93%, fast shooting at up to 10 fpsiii with either mechanical shutter or silent shootingiv, diverse 4Kvi video capabilities and more, Sony has created a new tool that gives all types of creators – from enthusiast to professional – the ability to capture content in new and different ways than they ever have before.

“We are continually pushing to deliver more for our customers – more versatility, more functionality and most importantly, more innovation,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics. “With the new α7 III, we’ve taken many of our newest and most advanced imaging technologies from the acclaimed α9 and α7R III models and paired them with an all-new 24.2 MP back-illuminated sensor to deliver the ultimate full-frame camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. It’s a camera that punches far above its weight class in every capacity. Combined with our impressive selection of 26 native full-frame E-mount lenses, it provides a level of performance that is simply unmatched in the industry.”

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