Sony a7 III Compared to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

SpecificationsSony a7 IIICanon EOS 6D Mark II
  Sony a7 III Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Year Introduced20182017
Megapixels24.226.2
Total Pixels25.327.1
Sensor Size35.6 × 23.8mm35.9 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 40006240 x 4160
Pixel Size5.93µm5.75µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/9.6f/9.3
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor StabilizationYN
Sensor CleaningCharge protection coatingEOS integrated cleaning system
Lens MountSony E-mountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorBIONZ XDIGIC 7
 
Autofocus  
TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with Dual Pixel & AF-dedicated sensor
Points35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)45 cross-type AF points
(45 f/5.6 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points [9 cross-type], centre point is f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type)
Working RangeEV-3 to EV 20EV -3 - 18 (at 23 °C & ISO 100)
ModesAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual FocusVia optical viewfinder: One Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo II algorithm), AI Focus AF
Via liveview on LCD screen: One-Shot AF, Servo AF
Point SelectionWide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot), Eye AFVia optical viewfinder: Automatic selection: 45 point AF, Manual selection: Single point/ Spot AF, Manual selection: Zone AF, Manual selection: Large Zone AF, AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Via LCD screen: Automatic selection: Face AIAF + Tracking, up to 63 AF points when no subject/ face detected, Manual selection via touch screen or freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid)
PredictiveYesYes
Assist BeamAF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98-9.8 ft / 0.3-3m)Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite or optional Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
MicroadjustmentYesYes
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative meteringVia optical viewfinder: 
7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor 
Metering with the area divided into 63 segments (9 × 7) 
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points) 
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5 % of viewfinder) 
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.2 % of viewfinder) 
(4) Center-weighted average metering 
Via liveview on LCD screen: 
(1) Evaluative metering (315 zones) 
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.3 % of LCD screen) 
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.7 % of LCD screen) 
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV 1 - 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEBBracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)Stills: Auto (100 - 40000), 100 - 40000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), Manual ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
Movie: Auto (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), Auto ISO/ Manual ISO settings can be expanded to H1: 51200. H2: 102400
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)30-1/4000 sec in 1/3 stop increments (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAuto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step) / CustomAWB (Ambeince priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting (Approx. 2500 K - 10000 K) 
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYesYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
Type1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLEDPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78xApprox. 0.71x
EyepointApprox. 23mmApprox. 21mm
Focusing ScreenFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
InformationGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor OffAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode, AF mode 
Exposure information: Exposure mode, Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, Metering mode, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB. 
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light. 
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+). 
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level, Aspect Ratio 
Other information: Drive mode, Battery level, Alert symbol, Flicker Detection, Image Quality (RAW/ JPEG)
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)Provided with depth of field preview button
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouch Screen 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT, 921,600 dots, adjustable Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degreesTouch screen Vari angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. Approx. 170°
CoatingAnti-smudge coating applied.
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display OptionsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync1/250sec1/180sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)+/- 3EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompSony α System FlashE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menuVia camera setting/ flash setting menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesAUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene SelectionScene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto, Special Scene (Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning9, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom (C1/C2)
Picture StylesStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1–3
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/OffHighlight Tone Priority 
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings) 
Long exposure noise reduction 
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot Noise Reduction) 
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction and Diffraction correction 
Multi-exposure 
HDR Mode 
RAW image processing - during image Playback only 
Resize to M or S1, S2
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracketSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s + Remote, 10s + Remote, Continuous), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax Approx. 10 fps (speed maintained 40 RAW (Uncompressed) / 163 JPEG (Extra Fine))Max. Approx. 6.5 fps. (speed maintained for up to 150 images in JPEG, 21 images in RAW)
Shutter Lag60ms
Viewfinder Blackout
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate29.97 fps
FocusingAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual FocusManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen) 
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Tracking sensitivity (-3 to +3) and Movie Servo AF Speed (-7 to +2)
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., HighlightReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor 
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGraphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor OffGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Electronic Level
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possibleYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
Image Size3:2 Ratio: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
16:9 Ratio: L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6240 x 4160, (M) 4160 x 2768, (S1) 3120 x 2080 (S2) 2400 x 1600 
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5536 x 4160, (M) 3680 x 2768, (S1) 2768 x 2080, (S2) 2112 x 1600 
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6240 x 3504, (M) 4160 x 2336, (S1) 3120 x 1752, (S2) 2400 x 1344 
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4160 x 4160, (M) 2768 x 2768, (S1) 2080 x 2080, (S2) 1600 x 1600 
RAW: (RAW) 6240 x 4160, (M-RAW) 4680 x 3120, (S-RAW) 3120 x 2080
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264MOV / MP4 (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Note: MOV recording only available during time-lapse capture.
Movie SizeXAVC S 4K (NTSC): 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 M, 24p/100 M, 30p/60 M, 24p/60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p/100M, 120p/60M, 60p/50M, 30p/50M, 24p/50M, 60p/25M, 30p/16M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX, 60i, 17M, FH)
XAVC S 4K (PAL): 3840 x 2160 (25p/100M, 25p/60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p/100M, 100p/60M, 50p/50M, 25p/50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX, 50i, 17M, FH)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) IPB (Standard)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) IPB (Standard / Light)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) IPB (Standard)
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) IPB (Light)
Movie LengthMax duration approx. 29minMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFCBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
GPSBuilt-in
Custom Functions28 Custom Functions settable with the camera
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNoNo
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback ZoomYes 1x - 18.8x1.5x - 10x
Display FormatsSingle (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index 
(4) 9 image index 
(5) 36 image index 
(6) 100 image index 
(7) Jump Display 
(8) Movie/edit
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceSuper Speed USB (Micro USB connector)Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Other InterfaceHDMI micro connector (Type-D) out, External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI micro out, External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo/PRO HG-Duo/Micro M2, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II)SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable NP-FZ100Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N (supplied) / LP-E6
Battery LifeApprox. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor)Approx. 1200 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 1100 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator5 levels6 levels
Power SavingPower turns off after 10 sec, 1, 2, 5 or 30minsPower automatically turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8 or 15 min.) of non-operation elapses.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery ChargerAC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E6, Battery charger LC-E6E, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversChassis: Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Body: Polycarbonate resin with special conductive fiber & Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber on some parts
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches5.0 x 3.9 x 3.0" (126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7mm)5.67 x 4.35 x 2.94" (144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8mm)
CIPA Weight23 oz (650g)26.98 oz (765g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera CaseProtecting Cloth PC-E1
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-inBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-MountAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashSony External Flash HVL-F60RM, HVL-F60M, HVL-F45RM, HVL-F43M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F20MCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip VG-C3EM  Buy ► BG-E21  Buy ►
RemoteSony Remote Control with Multi-terminal cable, Compatible infrared remoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX-II-RT
OtherHand Strap E2 
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU 
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1
 
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