• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Sony A7 III advantages over Canon R6

  • Less expensive
    $2198 vs $2799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon R6 advantages over Sony A7 III

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 945g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

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Buy the Canon R6

Review Excerpt

  • New 24MP sensor offers excellent image quality; Outstanding high ISO performance and dynamic range; Improved JPEG colors; Improved build quality; Fast autofocus; Excellent 4K video; Very good battery life.

  • Buffer clearing can be slow even with fast UHS-II cards; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No losslessly compressed RAW option; Dedicated battery charger not included; Menus are still confusing; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7 III
Sony A9
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon R6
Sony A9
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon Z6

Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
Canon R6
Nikon Z6
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon EOS R

Sony A7 III
Canon EOS R
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon R6
Canon EOS R
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A9 II

Sony A7 III
Sony A9 II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon R6
Sony A9 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A7S III

Sony A7 III
Sony A7S III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon R6
Sony A7S III
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
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