Along with EOS R5, Canon also released the EOS R6 full-frame micro camera. The positioning of this camera is more suitable for mass consumers, and the price of 15,999 yuan is also the same as that of a balanced full-frame mirrorless camera with mainstream specifications. For this camera, many users want to know how to choose between it and the Sony A7 III. They are here today. Then we will help you understand how to choose between the two cameras through a series of comparisons.
Appearance control: large handle, touch screen, dual card slot really fragrant
The two full-frame mirrorless cameras, Canon EOS R6 and Sony A7 III we used for comparison, are equipped with a matching 24-70mm F2.8 lens. The size and weight of the two cameras are relatively similar, so when carrying Feels similar. But in the part of the control experience when taking pictures, the two cameras give users a certain difference.
Key layout , The two cameras are relatively similar, and the feel during operation is also relatively similar. However, the rear dial of Canon EOS R6 is larger, which makes it easier for users to quickly adjust and use. Then there is the handle part. The handle size of the Canon EOS R6 is slightly larger than that of the Sony A7 III, so the grip will be better. Especially after shooting for a long time, a larger handle will give a better holding experience.
Another big difference between the two cameras is the screen design. Canon EOS R6’s screen flip capability is better than Sony A7 III’s performance. It supports horizontal 180 degrees and vertical 270 rotation capabilities, making it easy to cope with all kinds of large-angle viewfinders. The Sony A7 III’s screen can only support a certain angle of folding, which is not helpful when shooting vertically.
In addition, in the touch part of the screen, the two cameras also have obvious differences. Canon EOS R6’s screen supports multi-touch, and can complete menu adjustments, change settings, touch focus, and touch photography functions through touch. The screen of the Sony A7 III is single-touch, which can only be used to change the focus point or view 100% magnified photo playback. Other functions cannot be completed by touch. Therefore, the control experience of the two cameras is quite different, and Canon EOS R6 has obvious advantages.
In the card slot part, both Canon EOS R6 and Sony A7 III cameras use a dual SD card slot design, which is for data security or expansion It is very convenient to use, especially during long-distance travel or under high-pressure shooting situations. In this regard, the designers of the two cameras have considered more thorough.
Noise control ability: EOSR6 easily handles dark night shooting
In the performance of image quality, an important indicator is the camera’s noise control ability. We often encounter shooting in dimly lit environments, and there is no tripod assistance under any circumstances, so the ability to use high sensitivity for handheld shooting is very important, which will test the camera’s noise control ability. . Let’s take a look at how the noise control capabilities of Canon EOS R6 and Sony A7 III perform.
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It can be seen that in a dim environment, the noise control ability of Canon EOS R6 is significantly better than that of Sony A7 III. In the ISO comparison of the same level, EOS R6 has less noise and relatively cleaner picture, especially in the comparison of ISO 12800 to ISO 51200, Canon EOS R6 has obvious advantages. At the same time, the noise level of Canon EOS R6 RAW files under ISO 25600 can still be accepted by us, which is not easy.
We respectively compared JPG files and RAW files. JPG files are photos after in-camera processing, packaging, and noise reduction. The test is the noise control ability of the camera processor. Canon EOS R6 and Like EOS R5, it uses the same DIGIC X processor of EOS-1D X Mark III. This processor can cope with the noise control of professional high-speed sports cameras, so it brings us such an excellent picture performance of noise control. , Even the performance at ISO 51200 shocked us enough. The RAW file reflects the strength of the sensor. You can see that the EOS R6 sensor itself has a very good performance in a high-sensitivity environment, and the natural camera’s image quality level will be even better.
Anti-shake effect: EOSR6’s 8-speed anti-shake technology beats the crowd
Anti-shake, which is also an important indicator that affects the camera’s image quality. EOS R6 is the same as EOS R5. The shaking effect is up to 8 gears, and it can also be coordinated with the IS anti-shake of the lens. The Sony A7 III only has body image stabilization and achieves a 5-speed effect. What is the actual experience difference between the two?
When shooting, we were in the same environment, the parameters were ISO 100, exposure compensation 0 for shooting, using the camera’s shutter priority gear, the aperture is automatically determined by the camera, and only the camera’s shutter is controlled. In addition, we were shooting at two focal lengths of 50mm and 70mm. The following pictures show you the slowest shutter speed at which the two cameras can hold and shoot stably under two focal lengths.
It can be seen that the difference between 8-speed and 5-speed anti-shake effect is very obvious. Canon EOS R6 has very obvious advantages. The excellent anti-shake effect means that in dim environments, we can use a lower ISO value to increase the exposure time for handheld shooting, so that you can get a cleaner picture, so that the picture quality of the photo has been significantly improved. Whether it is for ordinary photography enthusiasts or professional photographers, this performance is essential.
Why Canon EOS R6 can achieve up to 8 stops of body protection Shake effect, while Sony A7 III can only reach 5 gears, this is mainly related to the camera’s bayonet system and the number of bayonet contacts. The RF mount used by the Canon EOS R system has a larger inner diameter than Sony’s FE mount, and the number of contacts has also reached 12, so the camera’s anti-shake mechanism can offset the vibration more space, communication The high efficiency and data transmission volume will be greater, so the anti-shake ability and coordination ability will be better, so as to achieve the highest 8-speed anti-shake effect.
Tolerance: EOSR6 performs very well
Tolerance is very important for many professional photographers and users who like post-production, because in many large light ratio environments, users will Keep the complete highlights of the picture details, and reduce the exposure compensation shooting, in the later stage, the details of the dark pictures can be retrieved through the software. At this time, it is time for tolerance to come into play. Therefore, we especially compared the tolerance performance of the RAW files of the two cameras from -1EV to -5EV.
When shooting, we used the same F10 aperture and ISO 100 for shooting, and only changed the shutter speed to achieve the effect of reducing the entire range of exposure compensation. After the shooting, the camera RAW in PS is used for post-production, the brightness of the photo is adjusted back to the level of 0EV, and then the details are compared.
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In the comparison, we can see Canon EOS R6’s latitude performance is very good, still has excellent picture quality and detail at -4EV, and the noise is completely within the acceptable range, until the picture quality is significantly reduced at -5EV. Sony A7 III still has a good performance at -3EV, and the image quality has dropped significantly from -4EV. In other words, Canon EOS R6 has a higher tolerance performance than Sony A7 III, which fully proves the powerful performance of EOS R6 RAW files.
Focus: Human eye recognition/bird’s eye recognition focus makes shooting easier
The focus system is the core of the camera, and its quality directly affects the user’s experience and the ability to shoot Picture. The Sony A7 III uses a 639-point phase + 425-point contrast focusing system, and the coverage area of the focus point reaches 93%. To be honest, this focusing system is at a very good level among current mirrorless cameras. But the better is coming. Like EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 is equipped with a second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing system.
The number of focus points of EOS R6 has reached 6072, and the focus coverage is 100%. Needless to say, the advantages of rolling type. The focus experience is more stable and faster, the focus tracking is more rapid and accurate, the ability of human eye/face recognition is more accurate, and the continuous performance of recognition is improved significantly. Whether in video mode or camera mode, the experience of this focus system is very good.
It can be seen from the video that when taking pictures, the Sony A7 III cannot perform automatic eye recognition. It requires the user to half-press the shutter to focus before it can start to recognize the human eye, and the ability to continuously recognize the eye remains Promote. The human eye of Canon EOS R6 can directly and automatically recognize, and the ability of continuous recognition is excellent. In video mode, the Sony A7 III does not have a design for human eye recognition. Canon EOS R6 has a very powerful human eye recognition ability. It can continuously recognize when the hair covers the eyes, which is very powerful.
In fact, Sony was the first manufacturer to propose human eye recognition technology, but Canon has gained a momentum of catching up through the accumulation of technology in just a few years. This is not easy.
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 800 Exposure time: 1/640 Exposure compensation:- 1EV White Balance: Automatic
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/500 Exposure compensation: -2EV White balance: Auto
There is one more thing I have to mention, and it is also Canon’s current representative The core focus technology is animal eye recognition. The second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing system brings the ability to focus and recognize animal eyes and faces, allowing EOS R6 to easily shoot animals, such as birds, and expand the types of photography that EOS R6 can shoot.
Continuous shooting: 20fps+ super long continuous shooting battery life guarantee
High-speed continuous shooting, in many cases can help users capture wonderful moments. The Sony A7 III has a continuous shooting level of up to 10 frames per second, which is the mainstream level in full-frame cameras; the Canon EOS R6 has a continuous shooting speed of up to 20 frames per second, which is already on par with professional high-speed sports cameras. For users, Canon EOS R6 has increased the scope of sports shooting.
You can see , The effect that can be achieved by high-speed continuous shooting at 20 frames per second is very obvious. After these photos are made into GIF pictures, they can be comparable to video images. And because it is equipped with the second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing system, each of the EOS R6’s continuous shooting images can complete precise tracking and focusing, with a very high success rate and obvious advantages.
The continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second puts a lot of pressure on the processing, cache and storage in the camera, and it is the output of full-size photos, so the DIGIC X processor on the Canon EOS R6 plays a role again , Let EOS R6’s continuous shooting endurance have a perfect performance. Especially when shooting JPG photos, the continuous shooting capability can reach 1000+. It can be seen from the video that the 20fps Canon EOS R6 is compared with the 10fps Sony A7 III camera. Whether it is shooting JPG photos, RAW files or JPG+RAW alone, the continuous shooting battery life is a spike performance. This is very helpful for photographers when shooting wildlife, sports and other subjects.
Video: EOSR6’s 4K 60p meets user needs
In terms of video specifications, Sony A7 III supports the highest video specifications of 4K 25p, and Canon EOS R6 supports the highest video specifications of 4K 60p. A higher number of frames can get a smoother video picture, there is no doubt about this, so nowadays, Canon EOS R6 is more in line with the needs of users. For users, 4K 60p can already produce simple upgraded video effects and expand the richness of video materials.
Canon EOSR6 support 4K 60p video specification recording
As mentioned above, when recording video, Canon EOS R6 relies on a better autofocus system, whether it is human eye or animal eye recognition, it is very accurate, and The continuous tracking ability is very powerful, so when shooting videos with Canon EOS R6, not only the video specifications are better, but the focus accuracy and stability of the screen are also better.
In addition, EOS R6 supports Canon Log shooting, which has a wider post-processing space, so you can get more detailed video images after post-processing. Therefore, Canon EOS R6 can not only be used to take professional photos, You can also shoot professional video.
purchase: It’s certainly not wrong to play with EOSR6.
So far, our comparison has come to an end. Through the comparison and introduction of the previous detailed system, I believe that everyone has a certain understanding of the difference between Canon EOS R6 and Sony A7 III cameras. Because the two cameras are balanced full-frame mirrorless cameras with similar prices, they will definitely be compared by consumers before purchasing.
Although the prices are similar, there are some differences between Canon EOS R6 and Sony A7 III in terms of configuration and performance. EOS R6 is equipped with the second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing system and the same DIGIC X processor of EOS-1D X Mark III, so it has excellent performance in the shooting experience itself and the picture quality level. Whether it is taking photos or video shooting, Canon EOS R6 can bring professional standards, can better meet the demanding needs of users for camera output.
Although Sony A7 III is also a balanced full-frame mirrorless camera , But the limitations of the applicable population are relatively large. Canon EOS R6, with its excellent image quality, focus, anti-shake, latitude and video level, can not only meet the needs of professional photographers and video studios, but also meet the shooting needs of professionals in sports and animal photography. So rich, it can be fully affirmed that the configuration performance of the camera has advantages over products of the same level.
Seeing here, are you ready to buy Canon EOS R6 on a budget?
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