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

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Differences

Sony A7S advantages over Canon R6

  • Less expensive
    $1998* vs $2799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 204800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon R6 advantages over Sony A7S

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding high ISO performance; excellent dynamic range; 4K video recording (via uncompressed HDMI); XAVC S option for HD video; Slightly improved battery life over A7/A7R; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 4K video requires expensive external recorder; Sluggish startup time; Loud shutter; Silent Shooting mode hurts image quality; Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Sony A7S
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
Canon R6
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A7S II

Sony A7S
Sony A7S II
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon R6
Sony A7S II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A7S
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4623
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Canon R6
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4623
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A9 II

Sony A7S
Sony A9 II
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon R6
Sony A9 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon Z5

Sony A7S
Nikon Z5
  • $2248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1230
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R6
Nikon Z5
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $1230
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
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