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Camera Comparison: Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark IV, Sony A7R II



Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan and Kenneth Merrill. Today on The Slanted Lens we’ve got a camera comparison for still photographers. We’re taking a look at the …

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29 comments

  1. Different lens .. different result, cannot talk comparison camera with different lens

  2. Horrible comparison…
    Tthe Canon was way more contrast than the Nikon, not the other way around. The Nikon is brighter, not more contrasty. Do you guys even know what contrast is?
    Also… The Sony is a maze of menu's… Yes, if you never used it. Maybe you should get to know the camera before doing a comparison so you actually know what you are talking about?
    The wire focus that Sony has is actually very smart, because this way you can't break the autofocus motor. What you are doing to those lenses, spin the focus ring while it's in auto focus, will break your autofocus.
    And every photographer knows that move the camera focus and than create a new composition doesn't work because of paralax, your focus will be off when you make a new composition.
    You do know you can actually select the focus point so you don't have to recomposite, right?
    And "nailing focus" has nothing to do with the amount of megapixels… Megapixels only determins the size of your images, not the sharpness and focus.

    Same as with the dynamic range, know your camera!
    Both the Sony and the Nikon have a much better dynamic range, just look at DxO.
    But the thing is, to get the most of your dynamic range, you need to know your camera. And work in a flat profile!
    The Nikon needs to be at ISO 50 to get the most out of the dynamic range and the Sony works better in highlights than in shadows and has to be exposed to the right.
    And both the Nikon and Sony have much better flat profiles than the Canon, thus giving them even more dynamic range.
    And the low light situation is not what I call a low light situation… But this again proves the lack of knowledge "the contrast seems to increase with increased ISO".
    Yes… That's normal, dynamic range becomes less with a higher ISO.
    But you guys should take a better look because the D810 tends to drop the hardest in dynamic range. From 14.5 stops in ISO 100 to 10.5 stops in ISO 1600.
    And yes, the Sony has more noise in darker areas, even at low ISO. That's why you shouldn't work with an a7 if you don't know how to work with it.

    Please, know how to use the camera properly before doing a comparion.
    Every camera works differently and has different ways to optimize it's performance

  3. sony looks best. And what focus mode were you using for the other two cameras since there is no face tracking?

  4. should have used a sigma or tarmon lens made for the bodies cause that canon 50mm f/1.2 L is so slow to focus sometimes.

  5. the AF speed test was totally pointless, the Canon 85/1.2 is very slow while the others are nice and quick

  6. Pixel peeping with the Canon 50 L?! This is a lens known for its rendering qualities and not its sharpness. It actually takes a lot of heat because it is a "softer" lens. LOL!!

  7. wrong model comparison. You compare the High resolution nikon, the HiRes Sony but not the HiRes Canon 5DSR. While Nikon has d610,d750 and d810, Canon has the 6d, 5dmIV and 5DSR, so you should compare the 810 with the 5dsr. IMO. and the sony a99.

  8. sony was consistent during all the tests. I'm thinking to buy a sony camera. Please help me choose between Sony A68 (a-mount) and Sony A6000 (e-mount). a-mount lenses are cheaper than e-mount one. what to choose?

  9. So many people angry Sony fan boys? They never in the video did they say buy Nikon now or canon because Sony sucks is just a simple video. If you have a problem with it make your on video or stop watching it and move one. Why talk bad about someone's opinion. People are shooting with iPhones now and call them self photographer but you don't see everyone losing their mind lol. Relax and enjoy what you have

  10. average test, but sony, in picture quality is better than the others in most ways, then nikon and then canon.

  11. Definitely the sony!! That mirrorless slays all!!!

  12. Sony A99II the best of two worlds :)

  13. Pls make this moustache end pls.
    Its really making every hipster look like a pedo

  14. Still a Canon guy. Great video!

  15. Interesting. The one thing I was missing was a test of how far you can push the raw files in post before they fall apart. Don't ask me why, but I am very interested in that.
    Also interesting: dxo-mark seems to do a different test for dynamic range. They rate the A7RII noticeably lower then the D810. Your test seem to show the opposite.

  16. i didn't know that sony was that bad

  17. Alexander Kooistra

    not the best of videos on the channel, very subjective and it feels like you know the canon and nikon systems way better than the sony's. Also, could you just please correct the photos with your beautiful color checker so they at least are color neutral? And please test with the same lens (pic a tamron/sigma/zeiss)?

  18. This test is hilarious in a bad way.

  19. full of bullshit.

  20. bit surprised at the low quality of this 'test'.

  21. giveaway us only??? pls that aint fair

  22. bad comparison

  23. wow michael dougles

  24. Sony is the superior option! 🙂 love sony for film!

  25. Canon 5d Mark IV is the best

  26. I'm going to assume that you didn't perform any autofocus lens calibration tests, or make any micro adjustments to the body settings, particularly on the Canon, before you performed your sharpness and auto focus tests and comparisons. As a result, most of your tests are most likely partially inaccurate and results fairly useless.

  27. which one is good for big prints ?

  28. The Nikon looked over-exposed to me. I think using a light meter can be tricky since there is some leeway in meeting the exposure (i.e. the ISO spec allows for a 1/3 stop variance), plus each lens may be letting through more or less light at the same aperture. A grey card would would provide a neutral way to set exposure. It'd be great if you could test with the same lens (say a Sigma 50mm art, with native mounts for each camera)

  29. Joe “Hose A” Cerda

    so…it's splitting hairs? it looks like they all do a great job, just depends on what your preference is…my 2¢

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