Comparison shopping for the holidays? Use our camera comparison tool to pick the right model
posted Monday, November 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM EDT
Do you know about our camera comparison pages? They're an incredibly handy tool to let you view any two cameras we've ever tested side-by-side and see all the most relevant specs and features in easy-to-understand sections. Nothing beats our in-depth reviews of course, but sometimes you just need a quick-glance to get the comparison ball rolling, so we've created our "A vs B" pages to present just that.
We first give you a rundown of the differences between the two, and why each camera is, at least on paper, better than the other. We then list common strengths and weaknesses in our similarities section. Lastly, we give you editorial review commentary for any that have had direct comparison reviews, and then provide you with helpful links to additional review content on each camera from our site for further exploration.
The three most common types of camera comparisons are 1) viewing a camera against its predecessor, 2) viewing one beside a higher-grade sibling from the same company, and 3) viewing two competing cameras from rival companies. So, for instance, Canon 5D Mark III owners can get an immediate sense of what the 5D Mark IV offers above and beyond their current model by visiting this page:
Of course, you may be considering a Panasonic G85 to have alongside your trusty GH4, and are wondering just how close they've come to really making it a "mini-GH4" which we display on this page:
Or you may be wondering whether the Olympus E-M1 Mark II or the Fuji X-T2 should fill the bill as your next high-end enthusiast-grade model, and we have a wealth of information for you on this page!
Once you've made your initial comparisons for feature sets and specifications, don't forget to see our Comparometer to compare actual images from our standardized lab test shots as ISO rises. And remember that while lab testing and feature sets are very important, it's good to get a sense of the actual results from our real-world Field Tests as well, which can be found in most cameras we've reviewed under the "Field Test" tab at the top of the review page.
So dive in now to start making your own comparisons, as our A vs B pages await you!