Nikon and Canon release full frame mirrorless cameras

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Canon and Nikon launched their new full-frame mirrorless cameras with equally new systems and lenses to compete with Sony’s established full frame mirrorless series.

Canon launched the EOS R with an impressive set of lenses. While Nikon released a duo Z7 and Z6 with completely new specifications. Both Nikon and Canon aim to combat Sony’s Alpha a7RIII and Alpha a7III.

Sony is currently on its third generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras as the company kept packing its cameras with new quality features that Nikon and Canon couldn’t match in their DSLR’s.

Sony has continuously built on the strengths of the mirrorless format while working to improve the weakness of advanced 4K video features to zero blackout viewfinders and finally solving the battery life problems faced by previous models. 

Here is the comparison between Nikon Z7, Canon EOSR and Sony Alpha a 7RIII.

Nikon Z7:

The Nikon Z7 is the company’s most well-rounded camera to date. This is Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera.

It is well suited for video capture as it is for stills, and the quality of both is impressive.

The Z7’s design offers an experience that will be familiar to existing Nikon DSLR shooters, but in a smaller, lighter body, built around the all-new Nikon Z-mount. The Nikon Z7 is available now for a body-only price of $3400.

Here are some key features of Nikon Z7:

  • 45.7MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor with on-sensor phase detection
  • In-body 5-axis image stabilization (rated to 5EV)
  • 493 PDAF points with 90% horizontal and vertical coverage of the frame
  • ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to 102,400)
  • Upto 9 fps shooting (JPEG and 12-bit Raw)
  • 3.69 M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • 2.1 M-dot tilting touch LCD
  • OLED top plate display
  • Single XQD card slot
  • UHD 4K capture up to 30p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output over HDMI
  • Upto 100Mbps H.264 8-bit internal video capture
  • SnapBridge Wi-Fi system with Bluetooth, including to-PC transfer

Canon EOS R:

The Canon EOS R is the first full-frame mirrorless camera to use the new RF mount. It’s built around the 30 mega-pixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor.

With the EOS R, you are getting the best image quality but unfortunately, while it’s capable of great image quality, the EOS R’s video capabilities lag –far behind Nikon’s Z7. The Canon EOS R is cheaper as compared to the Nikon Z7, available at a price of around $2,299.

Here are some key features of Canon EOS R:

  • 30MP full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus
  • 3.69 M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • Fully articulated rear LCD
  • Autofocus rated down to -6EV (with F1.2 lens)
  • Up to 8 fps shooting (5 fps with continuous AF, 3 fps ‘Tracking Priority mode’)
  • UHD 4K 30p video from a 1.8x crop of the sensor
  • Canon Log (10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI or 8-bit 4:2:0 internal)
  • USB charging (with some chargers)

Sony Alpha a7RIII:

The Sony a7R III is a full-frame mirrorless camera that uses a 42.4MP stabilized BSI CMOS sensor.

The a7III has various improvements over its predecessors, faster processing and a redesigned shutter that allows for 10 fps bursts (or 8 fps with no viewfinder blackout), and a refinedautofocus system.

Video can be captured at 4K and a 1080/120p option is also available. The Sony a7RIII is available at a price of $3198.

Here are some key features of the Sony a7RIII:

  • 42.4 MP full-frame sensor
  • 3.0 M viewfinder
  • UHD 4k 30p video with super 35 crop
  • ISO auto 100-32000
  • Double slots for SD card storage
  • USB charging

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