Canon EOS R Sensor Measurement Published, Comparison with EOS 6D2, Nikon Z and Sony A7III

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

PhotonsToPhoto appear to be the first to have published figures taken on the Canon EOS R sensor. Click on the images below to get a larger view.

You can see that the EOS R sensor has a similar performance as the EOS 5D Mark IV sensor (and to some degree also with the Nikon Z7) while the EOS 6D Mark II sensor show a clearly different behaviour. The Sony A7 III has a clearly better noise performance.

More Canon EOS R information, hands-on reviews, first impressions, videos etc we collected so far are listed here.

Pre-orders for the EOS R will start tomorrow, September 12, 2018, you can get notified by B&H Photo or Adorama when they are available. For pre-order notification at B&H for all new Canon gear announced today see here.

If you’re based in UK you can already pre-order the EOS R:

World-wide pre-order links:

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

Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6/Z7 vs Sony A7 III size comparison

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

A few Canon EOS R size comparison pictures courtesy of ApoTelyt’s CAM-parator app.

Nikon’s Z6 and Canon’s EOS R seem to have the same size (the EOS R looks a bit bulkier, though), while the Sony A7 III is noticeably smaller than the Canon EOS R

All information about today’s Canon EOS R announcement (videos, press release, and more) are here.


Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R will start September 12, 2018, you can get notified by B&H Photo or Adorama when pre-orders are available. For pre-order notification at B&H for all new Canon gear announced today see here.


More Mirrorless War Predictions (Fuji just a niche, Nikon underdog, Canon and Sony the big players)

Magic Lantern Mirrorless

Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted a 30min video where they analyse possible mirrorless market scenarios after Canon and Nikon will have released their upcoming full frame mirrorless cameras.

They say:

Nikon and Canon seem to be releasing full-frame cameras, and that changes EVERYTHING. Sony has had no competition for full frame mirrorless, can they survive a head-on fight against the two biggest camera makers? How will Panasonic, Olympus, and Fujifilm fare? And is Pentax even in the fight?

They are arguing that the battle will be between Sony and Canon, and they see Nikon as the underdog and Fuji occupying a niche (because Fuji has no full frame MILCs). For sure no other company has a technological advantage in the mirrorless field like Sony has. I’m a bit sceptical about Fuji occupying just a nice, since I believe their MILCs (and lens ecosystem) are state of the art. According to Northrups, Fujifilm will end up in the 4th place, after Sony, Canon and Nikon. Micro 4/3 as well as Pentax will disappear or count very little in the future.

[via Fuji Rumors]

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]