Mar 27, 20183805 views

"If I want a full-frame camera which one do I choose?"

peteulatan, NathanaelBC, and 7 others

Canon hands down for usability, ergonomics, color, auto focus, realibility/weather toughness, best lenses and great image quality. Image quality is pretty much the same across the board on all brands unless you are pixel peeping or shooting in pitch dark. Over 90% of your shots will be in daylight handheld.
I bought a used 5D MkII cheep and like it a lot, and saved a bunch over the newer models. Doesn't have some of the newer bells and whistles, but is a very good rig.
Of the 3 posted, none of those, get the entry level FF model of the brand you like the most and put the savings towards good glass. For most people the entry level FF models will make great images. The higher megapixel models need really good quality glass to really make the most out of their higher MP sensors. If your new to photography then the mirrorless bodies and their electronic viewfinders will help to nail exposure but if your ok with chimping a DSLR will still take great shots.
Canon 5d
Nikon D850 for me, please.
The comments that are typical of a comparison is the same as the audiophile comments. It's ALL about specs with these guys . Let's just say that the proof is in the pudding. It's the user's experience with what camera is the best for their usage. If you are listening to the constant complaints that Canon is behind on the technology specification front, you will be subjected to a host of reasons that the Canon camera's aren't keeping up with the other brands, so they proclaim Canon as "junk". A comparison of a couple specification differences is proof enough for them that the Canon sucks based on these (all but) meaningless specifications, so you will be confused as to why Canon is the leading brand of camera's in the world. An audiophile amplifier that has great specs can sound horrible, but the advertised specifications are looking good, so people fall for this ploy to believe that specs mean everything. They will buy a $200 AVR and claim that it sounds much better than that "POS" McIntosh that has a single spec that is not impressive, and that's all the proof they need to "prove" their case. It's the same thing with cameras. The Canon camera's are sometime lacking in a certain specification (on a spec sheet) by a minimal margin over a competitor, but it will capture over 90% of the images taken as "keepers" over one of the competitors that only gets 75% of attempted captures to be keepers. Sony's images look great on paper, specification wise, yet the colors are muted and don't have that pop that the Canon's images have, added to the fact that the keeper rate is way lower than the Canon, so you end up missing a lot of shots that the Canon captured, and one of those missed captures can, and will, make or break the photo shoot. That is just a fact. Not to sound preferential to Mr Northrup here, but Tony Northrup made a comparison of the Canon 6D Mk II when it first came out that was leading you to believe that it was a total POS, based on a 100 ISO image that looks substandard on a spec sheet to some competing companies comparable cameras. In a future review, he had to apologize for making the 6D Mk II look bad, when in fact it is his favorite model now. The reason? It actually provides him with much more satisfaction as an overall package as a usable camera, with stunning results. This is typical of some of these reviewers who are just hell bent on comparing specifications when reviewing camera bodies. You cannot tell what a camera will do in the hands of a competent photographer until you use it, and share/compare the results. The "One liner" commenters who like to say that "Canon blows", or "Sony is king", are just blowing smoke. All of the current camera's have strengths and weaknesses, but they all are capable of taking great captures (or they would't be marketed as such). With Canon being the number one manufacturer of digital cameras today (without mentioning that they have just entered into the full sized mirrorless digital camera bodies about a month ago) and the fact that they have the largest selection of great glass (that would be lenses), the Canon lineup of digital cameras cannot be called substandard with any kind of responsibility. It is just a revelation of a commenters naivite to claim that some other company has a better overall lineup. The sales numbers show that there are plenty of brands of digital cameras out there today, but people are buying Canon cameras more than any other brand. The latest smear is that the Sony (mirrorless) cameras are spanking Canon camera technology, but that is amiss of the fact that Canon has just introduced their first mirrorless full frame body, so it's an apples to oranges comparison up until now. The Sony mirrorless full frame cameras produce excellent images, color technology aside (Canon still has better color management than Sony), but Canon hasn't even entered into that market until very recently, so to claim that Sony is better than Canon is just plain ignoring the facts about the equal comparison of brands in that particular arena. Just give Canon a chance, and they will no doubt put up very competitive mirrorless full frame cameras along with the myriad of other camera bodies they currently produce. The fact that the Canon is the top seller speaks volumes as to it's place in the digital camera world.
Sony A7 all day.
Sony A7. It is compact, has a good ecosystem, and amazing sensor. I have a Sony A6300 and I definitely won't be switching to Canon or Nikon anytime soon.
Personally have the Sony a7 iii and am loving it
Nikon or Canon
Sony mirrorless is the future, just check the DXO mark, notice how many are in the top 20
DXO is biased. Don’t trust them. Go out and look at reviews by actual photographers, ananalyze their work. Specs don’t mean much in the real world.
Nikon or Sony
Nikon and canon are heavyweight and hurt my neck after an hour of street photography. Get mirror less save your neck.
Use a cross shoulder strap, NOT a neck strap.
Depends on your use case. Canon has arguably the best lenses of the three examples here. Canon also has weather sealing on their pro line cameras and lenses. Sony is only just catching up there. Nikon flagship bodies are a bit ahead of Canon in the sensor department. Nikon also has weather/dust sealing, and are pretty professionally oriented. The Sony stuff probably has the best sensors, but they still lag behind Nikon and Canon in usability. They simply arent mature in the DSLR-ish format yet (though technically it's mirrorless). If you are doing video, Sony or Canon. If you are doing landscape, wedding or portrait, Nikon or Sony. If you are doing sports, Canon.
The other considerations are lenses. Some cameras, such as the Fuji X mount line, are slim to non-existent on specialty lenses like macro and tilt shift. Canon on the other hand probably has the widest range of lenses.
I would actually recommend a A7RII, just because the price difference is pretty big, and the quality is almost the same (almost, keyword :p). Do you guys agree? ps: I bought a Sony A7RII after the launch of the A7III due to massive discounts, and I'm so happy :D (but I also spent a lot of $$$ on lens, oh well :D )
Oooor, A7SII - depending on your intended use. For me, having 42mp to crop from is a big deal, and in low light the camera is awesome!
The Sony cameras are - in my and many of my photographer-friend's opinions - the best full-frame on the market right now. They offer great structured software, great sensors, outstanding build quality that often feels much more expensive than the quality of canon and Nikon cameras. I would recommend you the Sony for sure!
I've actually heard more than one photog complain about muddy colors. I suppose if you are used to Canon's colors the Sony ones may be more muted. Also heard a lot of complaints about the usability of Sony vs Canon and Nikon. That there is more menu diving and a less intuitive experience. That said, Sony or Fuji is building my next camera. Canon seems content to rest on it's laurels.
Sony A7iii its really popular
A7 III. Right? Am I right??? :D
If you can wait, wait until next year. Later this year, both Canon and Nikon are expected to unveil their respective answers to Sony's popular mirrorless cameras. It'll be very interesting to see what they produce.
Sony A73
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon!
I'd personally go with the Sony. I recently switched from Canon to Sony mainly due to the form factor of the Sony. Honestly either one of these cameras will be great and nobody will be able to tell the difference between the photos taken on one instead of the others. It really comes down to personal preference.
I'd recommend Nikon. The 810 and 850 in particular have amazing sensors and its simply a pleasure to shoot on. (I've used pretty much all brands with the exception of lumix)
Why is Nikon better?
In the long run the Nikon is a better camera for professional photography. But if you just want some good photos than the other two will work!!