Sony a7RII: The Real Canon 5Ds R Killer?

Kai from Digitalrev has posted an article named “Sony a7RII: The Canon 5Ds R Killer“. What do you think about this? Is Sony a7RII the real Canon 5Ds R killer?

From Digitalrev:

High-resolution, 5-axis stablisation, 4k video, faster autofocus, better shutter – these are not marginal improvements but rather changes of a colossal scale. Other camera manufacturers should take note: the a7R II is how a product update should be done.

I’m not going to say that the Sony a7R II is a better camera than the Canon 5Ds R, I’m not comparing the cameras as such. But what should be compared are the approaches of the respective manufacturers of each camera. Both Canon and Sony are huge companies that don’t need to rely on outside help to develop things like their own sensors, they have the potential to create new and exciting products without having to take whatever parts they are given. They are pretty self-reliant companies. When you look at what Canon are coming up with and then what Sony are doing, you can’t help but think that Canon are holding something back, playing it safe. In this comparison, there is no comparison because it has become quite apparent that Sony is the one that we should be eagerly anticipating to make the next big moves.

Canon 5Ds camera started to ship via many stores like Amazon US. The Canon 5Ds R will be released soon. And you can pre-order Sony A7rII and new RX cameras online now.

Canon EOS 5Ds: $3,699 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Canon EOS 5Ds R: $3,899 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Sony a7RII: $3,198 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.

Sony RX10 II: $1,298 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.

Sony RX100 IV: $948 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.

Sony Alpha a7RII Key Features:

  • 42 MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • 0.5″ 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • ISO 102,400 and Silent Shutter Mode
  • Durable Reduced-Vibration Shutter Design
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

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Canon EOS 5DS R Key Features:

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

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