Any selling points of an R6 vs A7III?

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MinAZ
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Re: Any selling points of an R6 vs A7III?

ZilverHaylide wrote:

Magnar W wrote:

MinAZ wrote:

Disregarding lenses...

Are there any strong support for an A7III -> R6 upgrade, if it is that?

R6 is more expensive, less MP, but has a flip-out screen, slightly better IBIS, and some subjective benefits like colors, menus, ergonomics...

I actually think A7III has as good if not better AF to R6, but this is hard to measure (also, technically I tested a R5 - not gotten my hands on an R6 yet).

That pretty much seems like a wash, maybe a hair to the R6?

If gear and brand is important for you, you already have Canon DSLR lenses and think using an adapter is ok, and you like/trust Canon more than Sony, Canon is the brand for you.

If the en result, the pictures, is your main concern, both cameras will fill the needs of skilled photographers.

IBIS depends on lenses, also for Canon, and who care about default factory jpg settings color? For jpg shooters there are lots of in-camera profiles, and they can even be tweaked in-camera. For raw it is all about profiles. Ergonomics is how a camera handles when you are used with it, not something that instantly has the same feel as what you are used with. Dpreview says Canon now has complex menus, so it looks like they are on par with Sony here ... but you get used to the menus, no matter brand. With a properly set up Sony, you hardly has to revisit the menus.

@MinAZ:

There's too much gear churning being done (or thought about) on these forums. Magnar W said it well: "If the end result, the pictures, is your main concern, both cameras will fill the needs of skilled photographers."

And a brand switch is going to be much more costly and disruptive than a camera upgrade within a brand. Finally, if you are already within the Sony system, you must be aware that though the A7iii is quite capable, it's getting a bit long in the tooth. But Sony hasn't quit the camera business. The proper implication of that isn't that you should switch systems (even if you have G.A.S.), but rather, that you should be looking forward to what the A7iv might bring. Who knows when, but I'd bet within a year. Is there any important application you have or intend, for which you can't tolerate/workaround any limitations of your A7iii, for about a year or so? If not, then don't even think about a switch to another brand.

If you really need a fully-articulated or forward-facing LCD now, adding an A7c (which I don't like because of the small viewfinder, among other reasons, but which does have that LCD capability), or some external display for your A7iii would probably cost you less and be less disruptive than a brand switch. And an external display would provide a substantially-larger view.

You are absolutely right, no arguments from me. My situation is a bit unique in that I am completely invested in both systems and will be for the foreseeable future, there's a bit of history behind that. However, even so, I am tending to agree with the fact that the differences don't warrant a switch, and will probably retain the A7III and maybe see what the A7IV brings, when it does.

But, I'm always interested to hear the opinions of others. I have been wrong before!

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