Canon 5DS/R VS Sony A7R II – The Struggle

TEST: both Canon and Sony has launched camera models that will take the resolution to new levels. But they have two different procedures and the resulting cameras look very different. We have so clearly from these two megapixelmonster to see how they stack up against each other.

The resolution differs with eight megapixels to Canon’s advantage. A difference which can be noticed if all the conditions are right, but there are other things that we think is a bigger difference if you stand and choose between the two.

The higher resolution is not visible on the outside, this looks rather than the tracks of designtänket of the two producers, and that Sony invested heavily in the mirror loose concept which allows a smaller camera body is very clear. The size of the A7R II is significantly smaller than 5DS/r. it is nothing strange, other cameras of the A7 series follows the same design concept and size is the same. Same thing with Canon, 5DS/R is steeped in the same shape in terms of size as the other cameras in the 5-series.

Stabilization in various ways

Both cameras are designed to produce as much details as possible in the motifs as photographed. Both manufacturers have done various measures with the same objectives: to reduce vibrations. Canon has constructed about mirror mechanism, something that Sony could not reasonably have to do because they don’t have a mirror. Sony has stopped in an electronic shutter that allows shutter vibration should not destroy the sharpness. In addition, the Canon stopped in a heavy bottom plate in the camera that should stabilize and dampen vibration, like Sony has not done. Sony, on the other hand, has built-in image stabilization in the House which, while not reducing the small vibrations that occur by the shutter but it is still something that makes handheld photography with camera.

Moving images

If moving images is an important part of what you want to do so, the choice is not very difficult. Then it’s Sony. Then you get 4 k, Super 35 and many settings for filmmaking. With 5DS/R, you have to settle with full-HD, which admittedly is enough for many people’s needs, but if you want to hang out with and the film properly would probably have more opportunities.

Speed and focus

When it comes to number of focus points so there is no match, Sony’s sweep path with Canonkamerorna with his 399 focus points which cover a very large part of the viewfinder. Canon’s 61 focus points and their coverage of the viewfinder is not too shabby either. In terms of speed and safety on both cameras ‘ autofocus is no big difference. Canon’s is slightly more secure, but the speed is about the same as in A7R II. Burst speed is also similar.

Speed in handling and shooting with the both cameras do not differ very much. They both have the menu system you have to work into and once you done that, not many oddities.

Build sentiment against agility

As mentioned earlier in the text, it is a big difference between the two cameras when it comes to design. Which flavor you prefer depends of course on personal preferences, but the Sony camera is much smaller and lighter than the Canonmodellerna. If you need to carry with you the camera a lot and to prioritize low weight so is Sony a good choice but if you want to work with zoom lenses lose a lot of flexibility in the Sony camera.

The powerful zoom lenses available to Sony is not less than the equivalent to Canon. This means that the equipment becomes a bit unbalanced with a small and light camera. The big bright lenses fit better on one of the Canonkamerorna, the balance is simply better. But it’s also a tradeoff, the size is important enough, you can probably live with that balance gets a little weird to get a lighter camera. Canonkamerorna also feels much more robust than A7R II. Battery and memory card doors feels sturdier and more durable. Here, I think that Sony had been able to live with a little overweight and invested in sturdier covers and more solid feeling in the House for a more professional feel.

Image quality

To adjust these two pixelgiganter against each other, we find more differences than the physical. The differences between the two cameras, if you look at the resolution, is about 8 megapixels. It might sound a lot, but in reality it does the choice of lenses such a major role that a really good lens on Sonyn can use an inferior lenses on Canon-camera when it comes to resolution.

Compare to A7R II with its predecessor is the difference in noise quite big, and they raised the ceiling for the sensitivity is righteous. A7r only went up to 25600 and where you see big differences between the A7R and A7R II.

Compare to A7R II with Nikon D810 with the same resolution (and probably the same sensor as the Sony A7R but goes up to 51200 ISO) looks to correct a big difference when you compare it with A7R II, to Sony’s advantage. However, it is not a large difference in the dynamic range between A7R II and its predecessor.

Comparing the noise levels between A7R II and Canon 5DS (pictured above, it displays a slicer on 20% of the entire image) to win Sony of about a half step. But on the other hand cannot Canonkameran higher than 12800. We tried to squeeze a raw file from Canon-camera up to 51200 difference had increased.

But Canon’s camera is not supposed to be working at high ISO, it is optimized for lower, and has really good color reproduction. And at the lower ISO levels, and with a good lens is both 5DS and 5DS R really good cameras. R-variant is slightly sharper but risks more moiré. In other words, if you mostly shooting in studio is the choice between the two more difficult. But if you need a camera that performs on even quite high sensitivities, there will be a distinct advantage for Sony.

Who is buying what?

Yes, now you have been reading our tests on both these cameras and even this text who compare them both. So what camera suits who?

Yes, considering that you can now use Canonobjektiv on Sony camera with auto-focus with a simple adapter than before so is actually not the possession of a large lens collection from Canon anything that makes it obvious to choose Canonkamerorna. It is very much size, along with the video skills, determines.

Sony camera, nedpackad without lens, takes very little space. Canonkameran is great, or at least larger. Sony camera is excellent for those who shoot landscapes or nature, or just prefer a small smooth camera that he moves a lot.

The Canonkameran WINS on is its robustness. Your choice should be based on how you’re shooting – in studio or outdoors? How does your light out? You control yourself or let nature run its course? Films you often on your behalf?

When you answered the questions becomes the choice might be easier.A tip to rank the importance of various elements in the table above are to see the differences between the two marks.