In the current full-frame mirrorless marketplace, the Canon EOS R6 and Nikon Z6 II are the midrange models to beat. But which is right for you?
Richard graduated as a scientist but had a lot more fun writing and shooting for his university magazine. A number of years spent variously as a reporter, writer and editor on science and engineering titles combined his knowledge of science with his interest in images and words. But it was spotting the connections between emission spectra, white balance and all the nonsense he'd taught himself playing around in Photoshop that helped kindle an interest in digital photography. Searching for a camera led to him discovering DPReview and Richard was recruited by Phil Askey in 2007. He's been combining his love of photography, communication and attention to detail (pedantry?) ever since.
He has unusually strong opinions about lenses for the APS-C format.
The Nikon Z6 II builds on the well-rounded stills and video features of its predecessor, with the addition of dual processors, two card slots and the option to add a full battery grip. It's a subtle evolution but enough to keep the $2000 Z model competitive.
Updated Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. We have a look at the four full-frame mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.
Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Take a closer look.
Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick was the unusual lens that gave him the opportunity to try something new. The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same.
The a7S III comes five years after the Mark II. So what exactly has changed in that time? We took a closer look and found a more ambitious video tool that helps explain the higher pricing.
The latest firmware significantly improves the EOS R6's response to efforts to let it cool, making it much more usable for stop/start video.
Sony's a7C is among the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras you can buy, and in terms of core capability, not much has been sacrificed for the sake of compactness. It makes a great travel camera but isn't as refine as the best of its rivals.
- Canon EOS R533.0%
- Canon RF 70-200 F4L IS USM8.2%
- Fujifilm X-T423.4%
- Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S12.5%
- Sony FE 20mm F1.8G10.3%
- Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM12.5%