June 11, 2015 at 6:50PM

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A7R mk2 vs Canon XC 10

Pros and cons for each?

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you should come with a more distinct question, this is like asking, what is the difference between a truck and a sports car

June 18, 2015 at 5:40AM, Edited June 18, 5:42AM

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gandulf charpentier
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Why is that so? Both cameras are in a similiar price range. Both shoot 4k.

June 18, 2015 at 8:16PM

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The price is similar, but the cameras are completely different. I expect the Sony A7R Mk2 will appeal to commercial and Indie film makers, while the Canon CX10 is going to appeal to beginners and people who are new to film making.

I also think the Sony RX10 Mk2 is going to "eat" a big chunk of the Canon CX10 market, with similar features at HALF the price of the Canon camera.

Comparing the specs of the Canon CX10 and the Sony A7R Mk2 cameras...

SENSOR SIZE
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CX10 : 16.0 mm CMOS
A7R2 : 36.0 mm CMOS ( back side illuminated )

SENSOR RESOLUTION ( effective )
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CX10 : 12.0 Mpx
A7R2 : 42.4 Mpx

IMAGE STABILIZTION
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CX10 : Built in to Camera lens : Optical and Digital
A7R2 : Built in to body : 5 Axis sensor-shift

CAMERA ISO RANGE
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CX10 : 100 - 20,000
A7R2 : 50 - 102,400

LENS MOUNT
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CX10 : Fixed lens : 8.9 - 89mm f/2.8-5.6
A7R2 : Sony E-Mount

INTERNAL VIDEO FORMATS
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CX10 : 4K UHD, 1080, 720
A7R2 : 4K UHD, 1080, 720

STANDARD VIDEO FRAME RATES
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CX10 : 4K (24p,30p), 1080 (30p,60p), 720 (120p)
A7R2 : 4K (24p,30p), 1080 (24p,30p,60p), 720 (120p)

VIDEO DYNAMIC RANGE
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CX10 : 12 F-stops ( LOG )
A7R2 : 13+ F-stops ( LOG )

VIDEO RECORDING BIT RATES
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CX10 : 4K ( 305 Mbps ), 1080 ( 35 Mbps, 50 Mbps )
A7R2 : 4K ( 60 Mbps, 100 Mbps ), 1080 ( 17,24,28,50,100 Mbps )

June 19, 2015 at 4:04PM, Edited June 19, 4:05PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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The Sony RX10II will more than likely produce 2 - 4 times better dynamic range with a codec that can give you about 2hrs 51min on a 128GB SDXC vs the 57 minutes on the Canon. The Sony also offers a much better lens for video. Then again, when the 30 minute recording limit hits, the lens is virtually worthless. However, there are store more features in favor of the RX10II like better frame rates and probably a much better 4k readout (less rolling shutter and image artifacts even though it is a 21mp vs the Canon 12mp). Not even going to bring up the cost of the RX10II, but it should be considered as a viable camera in comparison to the Canon XC10. I think there is one particular area that the Sony RX10II will not keep up with the Canon and that is the HDMI output. More than likely, the CX10 has a cleaner HDMI output than the Sony because the Sony is a consumer camera. However, the Sony should have a much cleaner internal recording, possibly 1 - 2 generations further advanced than the XC10. When it comes down to it, you may never need the external recording solution with the Sony. But, be aware. If you are ultimately interested in recording to an external 4k recorder, the image will more than likely be plagued with consumer grade Analog to Digital converters.

June 20, 2015 at 12:21AM, Edited June 20, 12:37AM

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