As we’ve been continuously covering here on No Film School, the mirrorless camera revolution is in full swing with nearly every major camera manufacturer now in the game with some very sexy, and pretty similar offerings. The Canon EOS R, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Nikon Z7, Sony A7 III, and the Fujifilm X-T3 are all considerations for filmmakers and video professionals looking to make an upgrade or new investment for 4K mirrorless video.
Let’s look at one in-depth comparative video to see which cameras shine and which cameras fall short in a variety of areas.
4K Mirrorless Video Comparison
While there have been other camera tests done as well, this review done by Youtuber Max Yuryev is focused on comparing these five cameras to find which stands out for video and for films. Yuryev makes it clear that while he tried to use uniformality between lenses, because of the different mount systems he had to use several different (but similar) lenses to complete his test. (Note: this video review is of each camera's video quality, you can also find reviews comparing the following cameras' low light capabilities here and autofocus here.)
4K Video Quality Rankings
Before Yuryev goes into comparing 1080p and 120fps recording between the five cameras, he does give some an interesting side-by-side split screen breakdown of the cameras in terms of 4K video detail. Based on the results in his study, Yuryev places the following ranks on the five cameras’ 4K video quality.
- Sony A7 III: $1,998.00
- Fujifilm X-T3: $1,499.00
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: $1,295.00
- Nikon Z7: $3,396.95
- Canon EOS R: $2,299.00
What are your thoughts on this test and the results? Have any comparisons of your own to share? Let us know in the comments!