DPReview: Sony a7III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, Which is Best?


I have been hands-on with Canon and Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras and they are solid first attempts, but Sony is still king when it comes to mirrorless full frame. DPR published a pretty comprehensive list of reasons for why Sony still has an advantage so I decided to summarize them below.

Sony Advantages
Canon and Sony A-Mount lenses work well
Canon lenses work as well as on Canon mirrorless
Sony has a lead in native lenses
Sony is the only one with joystick/touchscreen/touchpad pad AF control
Bigger battery
Sony’s battery last about twice as long as Nikon and three times as much as Canon
Sony is best for Portraits
Eye AF
Highest sync speed 1/250
Sony is best for sports and wildlife
Great AF and buffer depth
Best native telephoto lenses and performance
Sony is best for weddings
Best low light AF
Sony and Nikon tied for landscape
Best dynamic range and no banding
Sony is the only one that can be powered over USB
Sony is best for traveling but all are pretty good
Smaller than the competition
Sony a7III is the most adaptable

Canon Advantages
Long Canon glass performance
3.68M-dot finders
Canon’s JPEG skin tones
Good low light AF, but not on par with Sony
10-bit video output via HDMI

Nikon Advantages
Nikon lenses work well and no one else adapts them as well
3.68M-dot finders
Nikon is the best for Video
10-bit video output via HDMI
Very easy to switch between stills and video
Sony and Nikon tied for landscape
Great dynamic range if you nail exposure, otherwise banding becomes an issue
Sophisticated intervalometer and time-lapse movie mode
Easiest to use with gloves on

via DPReview

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Sony a7III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon Z7: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon Z6: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon EOS R: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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