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Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III. Take a look at the major differences between these two mirrorless camera which comes at apporx same price.  We are going to put a detailed specs comparison review of the concert 6 camera vs Sony 7III so have a look and do share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below or even if you have any suggestion to this comparison..

Comparison between the Sony A7 III camera vs Nikon Z6. The Nikon Z6 is of-course Nikon first full frame mirrorless camera with 24 megapixel sensor,  and features approx 273 autofocusing points on plane. The ISO range of the Nikon Z6 is almost equivalent to the Sony A7 III offerings. But its the matter of time and we have to wait to see the actual samples from both camera to Compare the differences,  but before that we are doing a specification comparison review between these two camera point and let us find out The Major and differences between the two.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III – Comparison Review

Feature/Models Nikon Z6 Sony A7 III
Megapixel 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor 24 megapixels
Sensor size CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Image processor Expeed 6 Bionz X & Front-End LSI
Low pass Filter No No
AF system On Sensor PDAF On Sensor PDAF
AF points 273-Point 693 Points
ISO 100-204800 50-204800
Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000
Image Stabilization Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction 5 Axis Image Stabilization
Continuous shooting speed 12 fps Shooting 10fps
Video UHD 4K30 Video 4K30p
Display 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (921,600)
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi / NFC WiFi / NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 310 710
Weight 675 g 650 g
Size 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm

 

1. What made Nikon to jump on mirrorless lineup

Before you begin we must thanks Sony that made Nikon jump to the mirrorless line up, and not only Nikon the Canon is also preparing to jump on the mirrorless ship. It was also necessary for the moment we are living in the technology is changing and just like we have seen the shifting of film world to the digital world in the same manner, we will going to witness the change from DSLR to mirrorless world, for the companies those who are accepting or adopting the change  early will have better survival rate in future, and that’s the key for success is to always evolve and it always accept the change.

2. 3rd Generation of Sony vs 1st Generation of Nikon

we are comparing the Nikon Z6 with the Sony A7 III camera, but at the same time we have to keep in mind that it’s the Nikon first generation of full frame mirrorless system camera.We are comparing the latest Sony is 7 III with Z6,  what we have to keep in mind that more advanced models are said to be unfold in near future from Nikon which will going to have a bit more advanced Core specification to lead the mirrorless category. But for now we are comparing the first generation of Nikon mirrorless system cameras with Sony’s IIIrd Generation mirrorless camera.  And before we begin let me tell you that Nikon Z6 have some limitation as well as some surprise inside it.

3. The Mount difference (55mm vs 46mm)

Nikon created a future perfect camera, the  Z series Mount is really very big and it is capable to accept the f 0.95 lenses and if you’re going to look at the Nikon road map then you will surprise to see that Nikon is set to an announce NOCT NIKKOR 58 mm f/0.95 lens in the year of 2019. So, Nikon latest Z series camera is capable to accept lenses starting from the aperture F0.95.  Due to the Limited image circle opening the Sony A7 or A9 series camera are not able to accept that 0.95 lenses even in near future.

4. Limited native lenses

As you can see Nikon only announced 3 lenses with the Nikon full frame mirrorless system cameras, But there is also a possibility that you can use your old DSLR lenses with Nikon FTZ mount  adaptor. But if you talk about the native lenses right now, then all we have only 3 lenses for Nikon Z Mount system and those include are 24 to 70 the 50 mm and finally the 35 mm f/1.8. we do have a road map from Nikon  that shows the set of lenses coming in near future to satisfy the professional needs, but at the same time we have to accept the fact also that we do have a limited range of lenses for the Nikon mirrorless system cameras and if you are Nikon F-mount DSLR user having a bunch of FX format for lenses then there is no issue for you, but if you are a new user and new user and looking for a range of lenses then  you may feel a bit suffocating in while getting Nikon Z series camera. The Z-series camera will have decent range of lenses in the year of 2019.

 Nikon Z6 DSLR Lens

5. Nikon DSLR lenses compatibility with Nikon mirrorless system cameras

How much Nikon DSLR lenses are compatible with the new Z6 or Z7 mirrorless camera, based on the little hands on review of the model we have found that a Nikon is using some kind of external motor in the adaptor to drive the DSLR lenses and due to that the lens auto-focusing speed is not as fast as we have seen in the Nikon D850 or Nikon D5. That doesn’t mean the autofocusing is slower Or Poor then Sony A7 series. Now the AF speed of the Nikon Z series camera is still better than Nikon Z series camera but it is not competing with the Nikon DSLR phase auto focusing is speed when used with native lenses.

6. Nikon is bit more strict for Third Party Lens Makers

Nikon haven’t shared the details of their Z Mount with Third party lens maker’s specifically like Sigma, Tamron and others.  Then again to create an  Nikon Z Mount lens they have to reverse engineer the Mount to access the details of the camera.  But Sony is just opposite they have shared the details of the FE as well as E mount and that’s why the Sigma the tamron are making some of the best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.

So, again if you are waiting for Nikon Z Mount lenses,  then you have to wait for few years because Nikon native lenses are coming a bit late and at the same time as we have told U, Nikon is not willing to share the details of the Z Mount with other third party Lens Maker to save the profit they may get from making the lenses.

At the same time Nikon also claims that there FTZ mount adapter will allow you to have full compatibility with the 9III nikkor lenses.

7. Design and grip of the camera

let’s begin with the design and grip of the Camera, Nikon Z6 and Z7 camera have a bulky large front grip so user feel a bit more comfortable to their hands and fingers while holding the camera for a long time..Now on the rear side of the camera we do also get a large thumb grip.

Users with a bit bigger hands feel uncomfortable specifically while holding mirrorless camera such as Sony A7 or A9, both of them literally have a very small grip in the front which make it problematic if you are shooting for a long time.

8. Viewfinder design is top-notch

The design Z6 is pretty good, Nikon has designed the viewfinder of the camera very cleverly, the viewfinder do have a bit large distance from the rear LCD screen of the camera. So,  Your Face wouldn’t stick to the LCD screen while Looking through the viewfinder and if you wear glasses also even then you won’t find any problem while Looking through it.

Now let’s go technical the resolution of the Nikon Mirrorless viewfinder is III,690k dot OLED with a magnification ratio of .08x.

 

9. Weight Difference

and if you’re going to talk about the weight of both the camera the Nikon Z6 weighs approx 675 grams whereas Sony A7 III weighs  approx 650 grams. So wait isn’t a big issue the Nikon Z6 is approx 25 gram bit more heavier than the Sony A7 III.

10. Nikon allow you to use full touchscreen of their mirrorless system cameras

you will surprise to know that the Sony A7 III camera which I have used to have some limitation while using the touch screen (limited to selecting AF points only or sliding the image), you can’t use it for zooming while reviewing the shots or in most of the time the touch screen isnt so useful. Maybe in the next generation of camera we don’t have such issues. But with Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless camera I have seen that Nikon allows you to do the zoom, and all kind of stuff …, you can change settings and all that you want, since it carries well optimised and redesigned menu system for a touch screen.  Now even if you’re going to compare about the display screen sizes, even then the Nikon do have a bit bigger touch screen compared to the Sony.

 

11. Top LCD display screen

With the Nikon Z6 camera you are getting top LCD display screen just like Sony A9 camera. But with the Sony A7 III camera you are not getting that, so if you are a DSLR user and do have a habit of using top display screen then of course the Nikon Z6 will make you bit more comfortable while you are shooting.

12. Autofocus

Nikon always work on roots to improve the core technology of the camera, the recently announced Z6 camera is capable to shoot in extremely dark light environment and features a minimum sensitivity range of – 4 Ev with F2 lens. Sony A7 III camera is limited to -III Ev with an F2 lens.

Let’s talk about Auto focusing points and other features, Sony A7III feature  693 AF points which is more dense compared to Z6 and  and directly coming from Sony A9. As we all know Sony A9 auto focusing system is one of the best autofocus in system of the world.. Now other most biggest advantage in the auto focusing system of the Sony mirrorless cameras is eye AF tracking. It’s of of the best AF mode to track subject eye, Sony A7 III does it very well. Even in extreme conditions when your model is moving or running the eye tracking autofocus work very well.

 

13. No vari-angle display screen

Both camera doesn’t have vari-angle display screen, so the shooting ram Limited-And it is one of the biggest problem for youtubers those who see themselves while recording the video. So I again neither does Nikon Z6 not the Nikon z7 or even the Sony A7 III is capable to become the best camera for youtubers due to the Limited rotational movement or display screen. Yes you can use external monitors by the way to solve your problem.

14. Memory card slots

Everyone is surprised to see that Nikon has opted only single xqd compatible slot in their new mirrorless cameras. So, if you have already bunch of SD card slot then it will not going to be used in the new Z6 or Z7 mirrorless camera.

Now as we all know the latest generation of Sony mirrorless cameras features Dual SD card slots in them and one of them is UHS II  compatible. And in general professional photographers do like having extra memory card slot in their camera to avoid the memory run out problem in the middle of their project.

We hope the future generation of Nikon mirrorless system camera will have dual memory SD / XQD card slots.

15. Continuous shooting speed

The continuous shooting speed of Nikon Z6 camera is 12 frame per second, now the exposure is locked at the first frame. If you’re using the live you then the  continuous shooting speed of the camera reduced up to 5.5 frames per second.

how does it compare against the Sony is 7III mirrorless camera let’s have a look, Sony A7 III camera can do 10 frames per second with auto exposure tracking, so it is really a great advantage with Sony that the exposure settings is not locked at the first frame as we have in the Z6 camera, you are getting the continuous auto exposure support even at 10 frames per second In the Sony A7 III camera which is really great.

 

16. Video quality Nikon mirrorless  vs Sony mirrorless

Nikon Z6 features excellent video capabilities, Now here we have a difference of 10 bit vs 8 bit, the Sony A7 III limited to 8 bit output where as the Nikon Z6 have 10 bit output option to an external recorder via HDMI port. As we all know if you are a youtuber the YouTube doesn’t play videos above than 8 bit, 10 bit recording is for those who work professionally and do lot of stuff while editing.  If you are a regular youtuber then you don’t actually need a 10 bit camera.

But again there are some  video limitations of the Nikon Z6 camera that you must know before buying that camera.

Sony A7 III has a set of dedicated picture profiles,  designed specifically for movie recording. With Sony A7 III camera you have a choice to set the S log2 and S log III which are available for internal recording, and you can also use the hybrid log Gama the HLG profile in the Sony A7 III camera.

Now for Nikon Z6 there is a N-log mode available via HDMI, so if you are interested in recording internally in your xqd card then you don’t get the option to set your desired B-Log profile. You need a external recorder to get your N-log file from Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 camera.

 

17. Battery life

before Sony A7 III camera, the battery life of A7 mirrorless camera we are terrible compared to DSLR. But due to Sony innovation the recently and out Sony A7 III camera uses the same battery of Sony A9. Which allow the Sony A7 III camera to the record 710 images in a single charge according to CIPA standard. Nikon Z6 battery life is limited to III10 shots in a single charge. Which is of course just half compared to the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.

 

18. Conclusion

It’s and effort to stop the migration of Nikon users to Sony camp

Now even Nikon knows there is no best camera other than Sony A7 III in the market, why I am telling you this because,  Nikon Z6 is excellent camera but at the same time the auto focusing system is not as good as the Sony A7 III. The Nikon is still missing the eye auto tracking feature that the Sony have. And again the battery life is just half compared to the Sony. And in the video mode the log profiles is limited to external recorders. So, there are lot  space is still left where Nikon have to improve.

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Panasonic LX100 II VS RX100 VI vs Canon G1X Mark II and More... Image Comparison

Take a look at the image comparison between the Panasonic LX100 II camera versus the Other popular compact cameras of the world right now.

Panasonic LX 100 II vs The Panasonic ZS 200

The Panasonic LX 100 II camera vs The Panasonic ZS 200 camera. The Panasonic ZS 200 camera features of one inch sensor inside and ability to do 15 x optical zoom, the camera also captures 4K video at 30 frames per second and features 5 Axis hybrid optical image stabilization.
Now we can’t comment on the specs of the Panasonic LX100 II to camera. However the Panasonic LX100 Ii camera features bigger sensor compared to the ZS200 camera.

We will post update, a brief specification review between both the camera and all other once we get the full set of specification of the upcoming camera.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Fuji XF10

Fuji XF 10 camera features a large apsc format sensor with 24 megapixel resolution, the camera can also shoot 4K videos but limited to 15 frames per second which is ofcourse not usable for professional purposes.

So, if you want to get better image quality from your camera of course the Fuji x XF10 with a large sensor will give you have better output compared to the micro four thirds sensor having a cropped lens.

Now, if we compare the video modes of both the camera, then even the predecessor Panasonic LX100 camera still have a better video recording mode compared to the recently announced Fujifilm XF 10 camera. The only problem associated with the video recording in Panasonic LX100 camera was the slow autofocusing due to the absence of DFD auto focusing system, I hope this time Panasonic is using fast DFD auto focusing system in the Panasonic LX 100 II camera.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Canon G1X Mark III

The only issue associated with Canon G1X Mark III is Video limitation upto Full HD only, otherwise the camera feature relatively large imagine area compared to LX100 II camera. The canon compact camera features Dual Pixel CMOS AF Sensor, so it does blazing fast AF while recording still images or creating a video. One more noticeable to feature to have with Canon G1X Mark III is Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction, so you can use it even in light rain and dust-storms.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Fuji X100F

Panasonic LX100 II camera vs Fuji X100F, As we all know that @ $1299 we are getting a 23mm F2 lens and 24 MP X-Trans sensor. Fuji X-100F is a excellent tool for still shooters, however the camera remains limited to Full HD video mode. LX100 II look more versatile with 3X optical zoom lens and ability to do 4K despite of having a smaller sensor inside.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Sony RX100 VI

The RX100 VI is a flagship compact cameras to today’s world and features high-end core specs that include 20MP EXMOR R CMOS sensor, Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points and does 4K at 30p. The LCD display screen of the Sony RX100 VI camera can be bent forward to create selfie / videos . But LX100 II arrived with a fixed LCD display screen same as of its predecessor. The Major advantage of  Panasonic LX100 II is sensor size / image quality, and we have to wait to see what coming inside the LX100 II camera.

The page will be updated soon once the LX100 II becomes official.

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High ISO Test - Fuji X-T100 vs Canon 200D / SL2

We have already done the specification comparison review of both the camera now it’s time to see at the HIGH ISO test images of Fuji x100 T vs Canon 200d / sl2 camera.

 

1. Fuji X-T100 vs Canon 200D / SL2 – ISO 3200 Test

Let’s begin with ISO 3200, at ISO 3200 we can see some sort of appearance of noise in the Canon sl2 / 200d camera samples but the fuji at ISO 3200 looks very clean and smooth, that also indicate that Fuji may be using as strong noise reduction filter in the Fuji XT 100 camera.

Continue reading High ISO Test – Fuji X-T100 vs Canon 200D / SL2

Fuji X-A5 vs Olympus E-M10 Mark III

Fuji X-A5 vs E-M10 Mark III

Before we begin Fuji X-A5 features large APS-C CMOS sensor where has the Olympus E-M10 Mark III camera features four third format sensor, so literally you are getting a bit more image area with the beautiful Fuji X-A5 camera and its time to take it deeper look at the specification comparison below

Features/ Models  Fuji X-A5 Olympus E-M10 Mk III
Megapixel 24 MP 16 Megapixels
Sensor size  APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low pass filter  No  No
Image processor NA TruePic VII
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) Contrast-Detect sensor
AF points 91 121
 ISO 100-51200 100-25600
Image Stabilization No 5-axis
 Shutter Min/ mix  30-1/32000 s 30 – 1/32000 s
 Continuous shooting speed 6 fps 8.6 fps
 Video 4K @15 fps 4K @30fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in WiFi
Environmentally sealed  No  No
Battery life  410 Shots  330
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 40 mm 122 x 84 x 50 mm
Weight 361 g 410 g

1. Sensor

If you talk about the sensor only between these two camera then the Fuji X-A5 camera features large APS-C sensor with 24 megapixels resolution, on the other side we have Olympus OMD E-M10 Mark III which features a bit is smaller micro four third forward sensor 16 megapixels resolution.

So, with Fuji X-A5 camera you get larger sensor with more resolution, Fujifilm X-A5 camera also features hybrid autofocus system that is better in some way compared to the M10 Mark III contrast based system.

2. AF System

Yes the Fuji do offer a better auto-focusing system compared to Olympus. But with more AF points the Olympus frame coverage is more compared to Fuji. But at the end we have Fujifilm X A5 camera is built with phase detect autofocusing points inside the sensor, where as the Olympus E-M10 Mark III autofocus in system is limited to contrast detect Technology.

3. Continuous Shooting Speed

If we talk about continuous shooting a speed then theFuji X-A camera buffer is limited to 10 shots only with a speed of 6 frames per second, whereas Olympus E-M10 Mark III camera features a speed of 8.6 frames per second.

4. Video

Fuji X-A5 video mode is limited to 15 frames per second with time limit of 5 minutes, but Olympus doesn’t have such limitations with the Olympus E-M10 Mark III, the camera records 4K videos 30 frames per second for 29 minutes.

5. Image stabilization inside E-M10

The Olympus E-M10 mark III offers 5 axis image stabilization that will help all the time when you needed, even if you are creating serious vlooging videos you don’t have to spend extra cash on gimble.

The image sharing of Fuji X-A5 is bit tedious due to bluetooth only, the camera Olympus E-M10 mark III WiFi does fast image and video sharing.

Verdict

Fuji X-A5 is good for still shooting only whereas the Olympus E-M10 III is highly recommended if you creating high quality video and also a decent camera for still work.

Panasonic GH5S vs Panasonic GH5

panasonic GH5S

Panasonic GH5S vs Panasonic GH5 – Panasonic GH5S features exactly same exterior design compared to the Panasonic GH5. But it do have lot of improvements, take a look.

Feature/Models Panasonic GH5s
Panasonic GH5
Megapixel 12 megapixels
20 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Image processor Venus Engine 10
Venus Engine 10
Low Pass Filter No No
AF system Contrast detect Contrast Detect
AF points 225 AF points 225 AF Points
ISO 80-204800 100-25600
Shutter speed 1/16000 to 60 sec
60sec 1/16000 sec
Image Stabilization No 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S.
Continuous shooting speed 12fps 12fps
Video Cinema 4K @60 fps (4096 x 2160 @ 60fps) 4K Video at 60 fps
Display 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed yes yes
Battery life 440 shots 410 shots
Weight 660g 725g
Size 138×98×87 139 x 98 x 87 mm

 

ISO Range
before we begin let me tell you that the sensor inside the Panasonic GH5S is completely new.
The camera features 10 Megapixel sensor with ISO sensitivity starting from 80 to 204800, and the standard ISO range of the camera is 100 to 51200.

Being said that it clearly indicates that the Panasonic GH5S will going to create more cleaner images during low light conditions compared to the Panasonic GH 5 camera. Not any cleaner images Panasonic GH 5S is also optimised for low light video performance and Dual Native ISO also introduced to cut down the extra noise.

Dual Native ISO
and Panasonic introduced dual native ISO inside the Panasonic GH 5S camera which was first introduced with Panasonic S35
The dual native ISO range is used to cut down the extra amount of noise generated while recording video or still at low light conditions.

Multi-aspect sensor
Panasonic introduce multi aspect sensor so you can now shoot 16:9, 17:9, 4:3 and 2:3.wide formats.

AutoFocus System
The autofocusing system of both the camera remains same. both camera features a 225 points based DFD autofocusing system. but the Panasonic GH5S comes with slight improvement in low light detection range. Panasonic GH5S Camera AF detection improved one stop more (+5EV vs -4EV) compared to the Panasonic GH 5 camera.

14 Bit continuous shooting
The camera offers 14bit of RAW shooting but at 11 frames per second without AF support and when you use AFC mode continuous AF the speed slows down to 7fps.

Cinematic 4K
cinematic / DCI 4K also being introduced inside the Panasonic GH5S camera. Panasonic GH5 do offer standard / UHD 4K video recording but one step ahead Panasonic GH5S has become the first consumer level camera to introduced 4K cinematic video which carry a bit more resolution compared to the standard 4K video of the GH5 camera.

240 Frames @ Full HD
After that we have improvement in the frame rate of full HD video recording. with full HD video recording you get to 240 frames per second with the Panasonic GH5S camera.

Pre-installed Vlog
Yes the Panasonic GH 5S comes with pre installed Vlog and for that you have to pay extra money when you get for Panasonic GH5 camera.

Panasonic 4KHDR and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
You get 4K HDR with HLG in Panasonic GH5S with Firmware version 2.0. Panasonic GH5S
Comes with preinstalled.

No Built in Image stabilization
Panasonic GH5S doesn’t carry in built-in Image stabilization. So, you have to depend upon the OSS lenses only. BTW, the Panasonic GH5 carry Dual IS when sensor based IS sync with Lens based IS.So you get 5+Stops of IS with the Panasonic GH5 camera.

Final Word

The Panasonic GH5S camera is made for shooting in low-light environment. So, absence of IS will become a big issue for few filmkaers and lifestyle vloggers. But, overall the camera is more video centric compared to Panasonic GH5S.

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Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV

Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV image

Specification comparison between Canon 5D Mark 4 and Nikon D850 camera

Nikon D850 camera latest  full frame camera for professional users features very impressive specification, the sensor of the camera uses BSI CMOS Technology. On the other side the Canon 5D Mark 4 camera features dual pixel CMOS AF sensor which enables Fast AF while shooting at Live view and video mode.

Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV

Feature/Models Nikon D850
Canon 5D Mark IV
Megapixel 45.75 megapixels
30.4 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor Expeed 5 Digic 6+
Low pass Filter No Yes
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect DPAF + Phase detect
Sensor Based AF Contrast Dual Pixel
Phase AF Module 153 61 points
ISO 64 – 102400 50-102400
Shutter speed  1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization No  No
Continuous shooting speed  9fps 7fps
Video 4K @ 30fps 4K Video at 30 fps (4096 x 2160p)
Display 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life  1840 1200 shots
Weight  915 g 800 g
Size  146.0 x 124.0 x 78.5 151 x 116 x 76 mm

Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV

Nikon d850 camera features 47 Megapixel resolution Whereas the Canon 5D Mark 4 camera features at 30 MP sensor.

Most importantly you are getting more resolution inside Nikon body without sacrificing the low light performance of the camera.  Despite of having such insane amount of resolution the Nikon d850 camera BSI CMOS Sensor still manages to offer standard ISO sensitivity of ISO 64-25600 whereas in expandable sensitivity mode the camera can be boosted up to 32-102400. The Canon 5D Mark IV standard ISO range is 100-32000 and expandable ISO range goes upto 50-102400.

While looking at the max ISO range of both the camera and the type of technology used while developing the sensor we do expect that Nikon d850 camera will give better performance in low light condition. But at the same time we have to wait for the real world reviews before commenting on the image quality of the camera.

Autofocus

As we all know that the DSLR camera have two different auto-focusing sections

  1. Viewfinder [Both system uses Phase AF Module and Nikon is more advance]
  2. While using Live view or Video mode – Canon uses Dual pixel CMOS AF and Nikon D850 still uses the Contrast based AF System

As we all know that all DSLR camera uses two different styles of AF system.  while using the viewfinder the Phase autofocus system of the DSLR gets activated and in that particular section Nikon becomes extremely superior since it uses the 153-Point AF System of Nikon D5 camera so if you are Someone who likes using viewfinder than Nikon d80 camera is perfect for you.

If you have a habit of using display screen while shooting your subjects  then go with 5D Mark 4 Camera since it features dual pixel CMOS auto focusing system, system helps to track and lock subjects in no time.

Autofocus is the section where Nikon is lagging behind continuously,  I wish Nikon also implemented some kind of hybrid sensor Technology inside the newly announced Nikon d850 camera.

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Continuous shooting speed

The continuous shooting speed about the camera is 7 frames per second.,  but you have to keep in mind the resolution difference in both the camera (30 vs 47).  Canon 5D Mark IV is shooting 30 megapixels @ 7 frames per second whereas Nikon d850 camera shoots 47 megapixels @ 7 frames per second Who is directly indicates that the processor used inside the Nikon body is better compared to Canon.

When the battery grip is added  the continuous shooting speed on the Nikon d850 camera boosted up to 9 frames per second by maintaining the same resolution.

 

Dynamic range

The dynamic range of a camera is one of the most important thing for a photographer. We have already seen the performance of Nikon D810 camera which is still ranks as one of the best camera at DXO Lab with 14.8 score. And according to latest reports the Nikon D850 have same Dynamic range as of D810. That clearly indicates that Nikon  will going to lead in this category.

 

Video

Nikon d850 camera records video by utilising the entire sensor you can also say that it does a full pixel readout while creating a 4K video, But canon 5D Mark IV 4K video is created at 1.7 X crop mode. That means Canon is not utilising the potential of the 30 megapixel dual pixel CMOS sensor.

4 years from now the 5D series was known for its  cinema recording capability,  but now you can see a previously announced Canon 1dx mark 2 camera can record 4K videos @ 60 frames per second whereas the recently announced 5D Mark 4 camera does a 4K video at 1.7 X crop mode and remains limited to 30 frames per second.

it clearly indicates that Canon is pushing video features back in dslrs to save it EOS cinema series. That will not save EOS Cinema sales, it will end up loosing the DSLRs sale.

GPS

Nikon DSLRs doesn’t have but Canon do have it, Travel photographers need GPS to catch the location with exif info.

Pricing

The price of the Nikon D850 is $200 less compared to Canon 5D Mark IV.

Conclusion

We recommend you to get Nikon since Nikon D850 camera features class leading core specification which is superior compared to Canon 5D Mark IV,  one major area where Nikon is lagging behind is Hybrid AF Support (also they don’t have built in GPS). Canon 5D Mark IV features DPAF Sensor and light-weight compact body compared to D850.But at the end, I personally prefer image quality over Hybrid AF support.

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Sony A9 vs Canon 1DX Mark II

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We are comparing Canon 1dx mark 2 camera with newly announced Sony A9 mirrorless camera. But, before comparison between Sony A9 and Canon 1DX Mark II, you should know that Sony A9 is the ultimate mirrorless camera ever built by Sony. The Sony A9 camera features newly developed stacked CMOS sensor. The other major improvement is introduction of ultra high-density auto focusing system that composed of 693 points and covers 93% of the screen.  ISO range of the camera is also very good despite of looking at the real world comparison and analysis we can say that, we can say that the image quality of this camera will surpass the image quality of existing A7 R2 camera, which is best in it class.

 

Let’s talk about the design difference between both the camera .

Canon 1dx Mark II is little bit bulky heavy compared to the A9 camera. We do feel that light and smaller cameras are easy carry in long run,  despite being smaller  the Sony A9 features all the extensive manual controls that allow users should get  to compose and click a perfect shot.

Looking at the top panel of both the camera you will going to miss the extra information display panel that you get with the Canon 1dx mark 2 camera. The top LCD display of the DSLR give detailed information about the DSLR settings all the time,  and it has become a habit of many professionals to look at the top information display unit every time while adjusting the setting.

From design and weight comparison it seems to be Sony A9 will be more superior and easy to use compared to Canon 1dx Mark II in long run,  but we also understand that digital camera design or weight doesn’t have any affect on the image quality. Even a light and compact camera can produce better image quality than heavy camera with more complex design.

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Sensor size comparison (Stacked / Dual layer vs Traditional)

The sensor size of Sony A9 camera is slightly smaller than Canon 1dx Mark II.  Despite being smaller the Sony A9 camera features 24 Megapixel FF sensor where is Canon 1dx Mark II features 20 MP sensor.  it’s all known that Extra 4 megapixel will going to help during large prints and crops whenever it required. so, it’s A9 slight advantage over Canon 1dx mark 2 camera.

Technology used inside the image sensor of both the camera

Sony A9–  Sony A9 is world first camera to feature Stacked full frame CMOS sensor. The sensor of Sony A9 camera is composed of two different layers the first layer of the sensor is pixels that  absorb the light from the lens. The second layer of the Sony A9 sensor is composed of buffer memory and frontend LSI Processing Unit.

Canon 1dx mark 2 camera uses traditional  full frame sensor design.  But despite of using a traditional CMOS sensor design in its year old Canon 1dx mark 2 you get one more stop ISO range with Canon. The ISO range is one stop ahead then recently announced Sony A9 Mirrorless flagship camera.

Sony A9 camera Does 20x faster read out compared to Sony A7r II camera.

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AF System (699 vs 61)

Before we begin we must know that the Canon 1dx Mark II DSLR is based on two different types of AF systems. Yes, it is true that every DSLR camera of Canon uses a hybrid sensor as well as a dedicated Phase AF module inside it.

When you are using viewfinder of Canon 1dx mark 2 camera then its Phase AF  module composed of 61 points become active and when you are using live view display of the camera OR you are recording a video from your Canon 1dx mark 2 camera then dual pixel CMOS a system of Canon 1dx mark 2 camera gets activated.

Dual pixel AF – Canon 1dx mark II camera utilizes sensor based dual pixel CMOS AF technology divides every pixels into two sub pixel.  Then every sub pixels works in synchronisation to calculate the lens drive required to achieve Autofocus. So, if you look at Canon 1dx Mark II system then in 20 million pixel sensor each pixel Divided into two sub pixels that works to achieve auto focusing quickly.  The best thing about dual pixel CMOS AF system, there are no dead pixel dedicated for AF.

If we compare both the camera AF System based on specification sheet then for sure Sony A9 auto focusing system is far better than Canon 1dx mark 2 camera,  Sony A9 camera 693 AF points covers 93% off the screen.  The speedy subjects will remain under AF coverage,  and with  continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second, Sony can grab 6 more (14 vs 16) frame compared to Canon 1dx mark 2 camera sports mode.  Sony does have Upper Hand  in AF system.

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Image Stabilization System (In body IS vs None)

One of the biggest advantage that Sony A9 user get is built in 5 Axis image stabilization system.  currently no DSLR either Canon or Nikon features built-in image stabilization system just like Sony Alpha series mirrorless camera.

Using a built-in 5 axis image stabilization system works very well while you are shooting video as well still shots..So, either you are using native lenses with Sony A9 camera or you are using third party lenses, the Sony A9 camera the five Axis image stabilization system always active.

The five Axis images stabilization system really helps when you need slow shutter speed during low light condition. Sony A9 IS effective up to 5 stops,  which will going to really help you  when you are shooting a wedding or any night event with your fixed Prime lenses OR 24 to 70 standard zoom lens.  If you pair your Sony A9 camera with IS lenses then they will work in synchronization with each other.

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Continuous shooting (20 vs 14)

Continuous shooting (20 vs 14) speed is the section where Sony A9 outperforms all the current flagship  DSLR and mirrorless cameras.  As the specifications says Sony A9 is capable to shoot continuous still shots of 20 frames per second at full resolution with continuous autofocus in support.

Canon 1dx Mark II camera remains limited to 14 frames per second while shooting with autofocus support. While Canon 1dx mark 2 camera can also shoot 16 frames per second without any autofocus support.

If we compare both the cameras in Sony A9 offers you extra 6 frames per second with continuous AF support, whereas Canon 1dx Mark II remains limited to 14 frames and can be pushed upto  16 frames per second without AF support.

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4K video

Canon 1dx Mark II camera offers you to record DCI 4K videos at (4096 x 2160) higher resolution compared to Sony A9 @ 60 frames per second whereas the Sony A9 camera records 4K at bit lower resolution compared to 1dx Mark II limited 30 frames per second.

The other side of the story is you get 5 axis IS support while recording video from your A9 camera as well as 699 AF points covers 93% of the video screen that will allow you to do blazing fast AF in no time.

The biggest advantage of Sony A9 camera is it does Full-pixel readout (6K) with no pixel binning. Sony A9 Records 6K video and then camera system does a lossless comparison to make 4K. Hence in-turn you get excellent dynamic range, less noise as well as well as better color contrast.

 

Other advantages of Sony A9

  • Let’s talk about some other advantages of the recently announced Sony A9 camera .
  • One of the biggest advantage you get is articulating display screen with the  A9 camera whereas the Canon 1dx mark 2 features fixed LCD display.
  • We have already mentioned that Sony A9 camera is lightweight, 673 gvs 1530g
  • Price difference – Sony A9 is way more affordable compared to Canon 1DX Mark II camera, $4,498 vs $5,999.

Other noticeable advantage of Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Canon 1DX Mark II camera high resolution display screen, you get more battery life on single recharge compared to Sony A9.
  • Shortage of High-end lenses – many professional who are already using Canon Lenses and DSLRs may feel suffocative. Since Canon have 190+ professional FF lenses whereas Sony remains limited to approx 30 lenses only.

Conclusion:  Sony A9 is a Marvelous Fullframe camera and it’s overall core specification is better than of Canon 1DX mark II camera. Being said that, Sony still have limited number of high-end lenses as well as global support and service centers. If you are a looking for world best mirrorless then go an get Sony A9.  Canon user you can get FotodioX to use EF/EF-S lenses on Sony A9 camera.

 

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