Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony: Best Digital Camera Brands Reviewed

The top manufacturers when it comes to digital cameras are Canon, Sony, and Nikon. In this post I’m going to review a model from each manufacturer and see what specifications each of them has and where one excels better than the other. A thing to keep in mind is that the models that are picked are pricey, and for a good reason, they’re on top of the list of high quality digital camers. These models can be bought from a digital cameras online shop.


Canon 5D Mk III DSLR

The Canon 5D Mark III DSLR is a full frame 22.3 MP CMOS sensor DSLR with exceptional movie and still image capabilities. It has the new Canon DIGIC 5+ processor and a 14-bit A/D conversion. The ISO sensor can range up to 102,400. The image quality is further improved by 61 auto focus points including 41 cross type auto focus points and 5 duo diagonal auto focus points to ensure sharpness. This camera is capable of recording HD videos in 720/60p and 1080/30p. Still images can be shot at a speed of 6 FPS. Image reviewing is possible with the use of the 1,040,000 3.2” LCD monitor which is featured by high transparency and is reflection resistant which makes it adequate for viewing in high brightness conditions.


Nikon D810 DSLR

The Nikon D810 DSLR is a 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format sensor with no optical low pass filter, designed for sharp and detailed still images. Using an EXPEED 4 image processor, it’s speed has been improved significantly from the EXPEED 3 and the noise it makes is reduced. Its continuous shooting speed can vary from 5 FPS to 7 FPS with HD capabilities of 1080p capture at 60, 30 and 24 fps. The efficiency of the processor allows for 40 minutes of active recording or 1200 shots on a single battery charge. The Nikon D810 DSLR can perform in almost any light range thanks to it’s ISO sensitivity that can run from 64 to 12,800 with the option to be expanded from 32 to 51,200. 51 auto focus points and group area auto focus enables 5 sensors to be used as a group. It’s optimized for video capturing and has the same ISO sensitivity range as the photo capture, and has a built-in stereo microphone. A 3.2” LCD with 1229 K-dot resolution enables playback and line view.


Sony A7R II Mirrorless Camera

The Sony A7R II Mirrorless camera is a full frame 42.4 MP CMOS sensor digital camera. The Exmor R back-illuminate structured sensor is designed to improve low light operations and increase the speed of data throughout, which enables UHD 4k video recording and taking fast high resolution still images.

The ISO sensor can range up to 102,400 and it can shoot at 5 FPS continuously. Quality is improved with 399 phase-detect points and additional 25 contrast-detect points for a quick hybrid auto focus system which will allow for extremely correct tracking. The video capture is improved with the UHD 4k 3840p x 2160p recording at 24 or 30 fps with the XAV5 S format going as high as 100 fps. Full 1920p x 1080p is still available at up to 60 fps. Reviewing the images is done through the 3.0” 1,228.8k -dot LCD monitor.

Picking either one of these digital cameras online or offline is certainly not going to be a mistake. Depending on your personal preference and needs your choice might vary, but overall, they are all solid cameras that you can use to go deeper into professional photography and produce works of art.