Comparing the Sony a7 IV, Canon EOS R6, and Fujifilm X-H2

There is certainly no shortage of powerful and capable mirrorless cameras available today, and as such, it can be a little difficult to know which one is right for you. Three of the most well-balanced and reasonably priced options are the Sony a7 IV, Canon EOS R6, and Fujifilm X-H2, and this excellent video review compares the three to help you pick the best one. 

Coming to you from Jay P Morgan of The Slanted Lens, this great video compares the Sony a7 IV, Canon EOS R6, and Fujifilm X-H2 mirrorless cameras. The truth is, all three of these cameras are impressively capable, and I would wager that 95% of users would be happy no matter which they ended up with. As such, you should really consider both the user experience and the lens ecosystem you will be buying into. For example, a lot of users swear by the traditional manual controls in the Fuji system, while many others consider Canon's glass to be the best on the market. On the other hand, Sony's video capabilities and strong third-party lens ecosystem are often lauded. Remember, you are not just buying a camera, you are buying into an entire system. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morgan. 

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Joao Barcelos's picture

This was an excellent comparison. Straighforward, no BS, informative. I have a fuji and sony systems, and:
1 - these findings match my real life experience
2 - the fuji is much lighter and smaller so it's a great travel camera - still has its value!

Harvey Colina's picture

Interesting perspective and opinion. I sell these cameras in a local camera store and found the fuji to be the most enjoyable to work with and canon to be much better in terms of functionality and colour science.

Peter Perry's picture

His experience was because of the lens he chose and the fact that he was shooting it wide open. Many of Fuji’s lenses aren’t great for detail wide open. Also, most people will not be shooting 100% of their shots wide open. The Fuji gets significant better when stopped down.

Jay Schtulmann's picture

As a Canon & Sony cameras owner I must say the colours on the fuji are very beautiful. It seems to me that the lack of detail on the xh2 was because of the lens. Sony and Canon have the sharpest f1.2 lenses especially when wide open. Fuji really needs to step up in fast lenses quality to compete on sharpness.

Jeff Hawkins's picture

Something not mentioned that dramatically impacts image quality, is availability of lenses. I've always shot Nikon SLRs and I'm just now moving to mirrorless. I decided to jump ship from Nikon for a variety of reasons. After a lot of review and study, I really wanted to go with Canon... The technology and user interface / physical design Won me over... For about a day, until I added in the fact that Cannon (like Nikon) was blocking third-party lenses on its new mirrorless cameras.

Sony is very close to Canon in almost every respect... A little clunky in the menu system and a little less well designed physical form factor. But having the option to shoot something like the Tamron 35-150 f2-2.8 dwarfs any benefit Canon may offer. So I'm now a Sony person. It's a bummer. Because I'm very picky and would have loved to have an EOS R5 or R6 Mark II, which appear to be the best camera bodies under $5000 in the world right now, along with a couple of Canon lenses and a couple of aftermarket lenses... A Canon flash, future sales, etc.

Canon has lost thousands of dollars from me. I wonder if they will lose enough customers to recognize that a closed ecosystem will never be as healthy as an open one, and a healthy ecosystem is necessary to compete with a competitor as strong as Sony.

Brian Landis's picture

The thing I found most interesting in this is that the Canon has by far the lowest megapixel count and yet in most of the tests the image quality even zoomed up was the best. I would have assumed the details would not be as good zoomed in since there was less resolution to deal with. Impressive.