Sony A7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 – How do they compare with the latest 2020 firmware?
Since Nikon and Canon joined Sony on the mirrorless bandwagon, the competition has been hotting up quite nicely. All three manufacturers have a comparable basic model full-frame mirrorless camera; the Sony A7III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6. They all have advantages and disadvantages over the other two, although in the early days, the Sony was still the clear favourite.
In the last 18 months, though, all three cameras have seen some pretty major firmware updates released to add a bunch of different features. So, how do they compare today with the latest firmware? This video from Chris and Jordan at DPReview is a rematch between the three, testing their current capabilities side-by-side.
Each of the three cameras easily beats themselves compared to where they were 18 months ago. Of that, there is no doubt. The new features added through firmware updates have definitely improved all three. But when it comes to how capable they are vs each other today, the video demonstrates that there are certain aspects which have a clear leader while others don’t really favour any of the three.
Largely, it’s going to depend on what system you’re coming from and your own needs as to which of the three cameras may be the best for you right now. But most of the important features are covered in the video, so it should help you to make a more informed choice – or help to reinforce the one you made 18 months ago when you bought into one of these systems.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.