Canon R5 Versus R6 Versus Sony a7S III: Which Is the Best Camera for Vlogging?

With Sony and Canon having released three hugely significant cameras in the last few months, vloggers now have a veritable smorgasbord from which to choose. Which is best? The Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, or the Sony a7S III? This video finds out.

In the a7S III, Sony finally responded to pressure and added a fully articulating screen, making the camera a viable option for many vloggers without having to resort to workarounds such as attaching a monitor or funky little mirrors that slot into the hotshoe attachment. As a result, there are now three beefy options for vloggers looking to produce high-quality run-and-gun content.

As is inevitable, each of these cameras brings its own drawbacks. Uncertainty remains over the R5’s reliability given its tendency to overheat when shooting 4K30 HQ and its much-vaunted 8K, while the a7S III features only a 12-megapixel sensor, making it more of a dedicated video camera rather than a true hybrid that many vloggers might prefer. The R6 sits in between, but as this video from Tony Northrup discusses, it also has a few issues that might not make it the ideal vlogging solution.

Whichever you choose, you might need to be patient. The R5 ($3,899) is listed on B&H Photo as being “Released In Limited Qty,” the R6 ($2,499) is “Coming Soon,” and the Sony a7S III ($3,498) is due to start shipping on September 24.

Is Northrup right in his conclusion? Let us know which would be your choice as a vlogging camera in the comments below.

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2 Comments

Lino Paul's picture

This is just my opinion, maybe I’m wrong.
90% of people who buy these cameras don’t use this for vlogging as the primary purpose. But 90% of YouTube content tries to explains how to use these for vlogging and video. Basically you tubers just want to create content which is neither relevant or useful to the people. Reviewers are falling in to the same pit as the media fell in to.

Dillan K's picture

I agree. There are so many video focused reviews out there! I couldn't care less! I never shoot video. I believe that since the reviewers are video content creators, the video capabilities of these cameras are foremost in their minds, so that is what they focus on.

I am with you, I think they should focus on the still photography capabilities of the cameras. These cameras are designed for still photography first. If you want a real video camera, both Sony and Canon are happy to sell you a video only camera.