After shooting Canon DSLRs since around 2005, I've been making the transition to Sony mirrorless cameras. After I got the A7SII I was hooked. I've more recently have had a chance to use and own all three of the full framed cameras in the Sony mirrorless lineup.
When I was initially considering the switch to Sony, there were a lot of questions I had and most information I couldn't find online. This isn't a detailed spec review of the three cameras, this is just a basic comparison showing what each offers, how they compare to each other and current Canon DSLR's.
Check out the video here:
All cameras share pretty much the same body with the tilting LCD screen and 5 axis Image stabilizer but aside from that I put the cameras like this:
- Best all arounder considering it shoots 1080p video up to 60fps as well as 24.3MP images with 117 phase detection AF points.
- Most affordable entry level full framed camera they offer and packs a bigger punch than Nikon and Canons comparable cameras (in my opinion).
- Best of the three cameras for video by far with internal 4k and 1080p up to 120fps .
- Unmatchable low light capabilities.
- Horrible for photography in comparison to the other two considering it only has contrast detection AF, not phase detection, and only has 12mp.
- Ideal if video is your main or only concern.
- Mixes the best of the other two cameras for the best all rounder camera.
- 42mp sensor for super detailed images as well as 399 phase detection AF points to help keep your photos sharp and in focus.
- 4k internal video and 1080p up to 60fps and 720p up to 120fps.
- Best option for someone who is a photo AND video enthusiast or professional since this camera has specs that will not be dated in years to come.
I'm a wedding cinematographer, so when I shoot a wedding with just myself and my second shooter, we need a third camera to at least stay on a tripod for ceremonies and certain parts of the receptions. That's how I ended up with 3 Sonys.
I got all of these cameras from Allens Camera. They are always super friendly and helpful and they don't charge tax since they're in Pennsylvania and I'm in NYC. They also usually have a nice selection of used gear and amazing prices so I was able to get 2 of these cameras for a really great deal. I highly recommend checking them out!
This was my first time doing a video review/comparison like this. Do you like what you see? Maybe I'll do more in the future. Thanks for checking it out!
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