Photographer and YouTuber Manny Ortiz is known for his love of Sony mirrorless cameras, but he’s been putting the Canon EOS R and the Nikon Z 6 through their paces over the last couple of months, and he thinks he knows which one he prefers and why. Check out this short video to find out what swung his decision.
It’s telling that Ortiz is still waiting for a “more professional” (i.e., two card slots) version of both cameras, and from this video, it seems possible that once it arrives, it might be enough to drag Ortiz away from Sony and into the Canon fold for the long-term. It’s the lenses that are making Ortiz particularly excited, and certainly, the results from the lens being used in this video look fantastic.
The recent firmware updates from Canon have brought some definite advantages, and the major change discussed by Ortiz in this video has certainly had an impact on his shooting experience.
My preference would be the Z 6, as it makes more sense for me personally: as amazing as Canon’s new RF lenses might be, my budget is fairly limited, and I like to travel light, making the NIKKOR Z lenses a much better option. Notably, there’s no nifty fifty for Canon mirrorless cameras. I understand wanting to lead with a batch of premium lenses, but surely, a cute, lightweight 50mm f/1.8 is standard issue for those days when you don’t want to haul around a hulking lump of f/crazy glass.
Which would you choose?