• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO 80 - 102,400

Buy From

Differences

Canon R6 advantages over Sony A7S III

  • Less expensive
    $2799 vs $3498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony A7S III advantages over Canon R6

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 6.58 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 204800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Canon R6

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7S II

Canon R6
Sony A7S II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7S III
Sony A7S II
  • $4497
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A9 II

Canon R6
Sony A9 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels
Sony A7S III
Sony A9 II
  • $4497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon Z5

Canon R6
Nikon Z5
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Sony A7S III
Nikon Z5
  • $4497
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon R6
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
Sony A7S III
Nikon Z6 II
  • $4497
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Leica SL2-S

Canon R6
Leica SL2-S
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Sony A7S III
Leica SL2-S
  • $4497
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
Compare Other Cameras?