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

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Differences

Sony A9 II advantages over Canon R3

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    678g vs 1015g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    361 vs 150 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon R3 advantages over Sony A9 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    6 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    4150k vs 1440k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    30.0 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A9 II
Sony A9
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $3295
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Canon R3
Sony A9
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $3295
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon R6

Sony A9 II
Canon R6
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon R3
Canon R6
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
  • $2499
  • 35mm

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony A9 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
Canon R3
Nikon Z6 II
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica SL2-S

Sony A9 II
Leica SL2-S
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Canon R3
Leica SL2-S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon R5 C

Sony A9 II
Canon R5 C
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $4499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
Canon R3
Canon R5 C
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $4499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
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