August 23, 2018 at 11:26AM
Sony mirrorless vs Canon DSLR?
After years of filmmaking on a D3200, I'm past due for my first "real" camera. I want something good on-location in low light that'll last me a while. Unfortunately, my budget caps at about 1k for a body (but I have some wiggle room for lenses.)
I've been searching and researching for a while now, and I've boiled my options down to two lead contenders: The Sony A6300 and the Canon T7i. I'm also throwing around the idea of buying a used EOS 80D.
Honestly, the A6300 looks really good on paper. Almost everything seems about on par with the T7i, and comparable to the 80D... plus, that sweet, sweet 4k. But it's not a Canon-- Canon's lens system beats Sony's by far, won't overheat, and has the benefit of a more established lineage (I've never used a mirrorless before). But it just doesn't have that 4k.
I want to hear from people who have used the cameras, because stats can only say so much. What's the image quality like? What's it like to spend a day on set with either one? Would the conversation change if we were talking about the EOS 80D instead of the T7i? And how important is 4k?