PP: Sony a7IV vs Canon R6: Surprisingly Close

Sony a7IV: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon R6: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

The Sony a7IV came out around one year after the Canon R6 so it has a bit of an advantage, but it is still an interesting comparison considering how much Canon has improved the R6 via firmware updates over the years. Below is a summary of the above comparison:

  • Can’t agree on which camera handles the best so Jordan jumps in and declares the Canon the winner
  • Sony has more megapixels 33MP vs 24MP
  • Both have similar dynamic range
  • Canon bakes in noise reduction
  • Sony is the winner for sensor quality
  • Canon has improved its AF, but Sony is still the king of autofocus
  • The Canon has good AF for photos, but not as good for video while Sony is great at both
  • Sony clearly wins AF
  • Canon has 8 stops of IBIS while Sony has 5 stops of IBIS
  • Canon wins IBIS
  • Canon can burst faster so it wins if you machinegun shoot
  • Sony has some rolling shutter compared to Canon so it wins video
  • Sony gets 580 shots on one battery and so does Canon according to CIPA
  • In real life, Sony has much better autofocus
  • Sony has a way better lens line up compared to Canon
  • Sony Win’s Autofocus, Image Quality, Battery Life, and Lens Lineup
  • Canon Win’s handling, Stabilization, Video, Burst Shooting

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