Canon EOS RP Versus Sony a6400 Video Showdown

These two newly released mirrorless cameras have a lot to offer, and between them there are compelling trade offs that make it harder to decide where to invest. Here's a breakdown of how they compare for video.

In this video, videographer and tech reviewer Max Yuryev takes a look at the $1,299 Canon EOS RP side by side with the $898 Sony a6400. While Canon predictably takes the edge when it comes to ergonomics and usability, Sony's video options and output are its strengths. Review the thorough sample footage yourself where Yuryev tests dynamic range, autofocusing, rolling shutter, high ISO performance, image quality at 1080p and 4K, and more.

The Canon EOS RP features a full-frame 26.2-megapixel sensor, a DIGIC 8 image processor, can shoot Full HD 1080p at 30 and 60 fps, and shoots 4K at 24 fps.

The Sony a6400 features an APS-C 24-2-megapixel sensor, BIONZ X image processor, can shoot Full HD 1080p at 24, 30, 60, and 120 fps, and shoots 4K at 24 fps and 30 fps.

The EOS RP video record time is capped at 30 minutes whereas the Sony a6400 has unlimited record time depending on memory card, battery, and heat buildup.

What is your pick for the better camera for video?

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6 Comments

Max is probably the least informed technically challenged camera reviewer out there. He does not bother to understand the technical nuances with the different camera gear out there. My favorite review of his was when he did a video on Apple ProRes RAW and a Sony FS5 camera and totally misunderstood it and botched it horribly.

Ryan Mense's picture

I disagree. Max has great attention to detail and is incredibly smart. I've had the privilege to watch him work in person many times and I know the lengths he goes to to be informed and to really experience the gear he reviews to make a fair assessment.

Adil Alsuhaim's picture

He doesn't pay attention to details. Sony E mount cameras have had Canon EF adapters for years. A fair comparison between the video/image quality of an RF mount camera vs an E-mount camera should involve using the same lens. That's why his review of the EOS R's video is inconsistent with others.

Gerald Bertram's picture

Yeah I couldn't disagree more. He is one of the more respected photography Youtube creators and I think it's well deserved. Very knowledgeable in photography, videography and computer tech. He does fantastic breakdowns of features of various camera tech and often compares different brands side by side which is super useful. I have rarely felt he was pushing a product to line his pockets which these days is starting to become more and more rare.

You clearly want to see him fail, Felix and get some kind of enjoyment from that.

Sorry, but his FS5 and ProRes RAW video was really botched up. He really did not understand or take the time to do research on it. He gave out really bad information.