That's why we here at No Film School wanted to do a by-the-numbers comparison of the top-featured mirrorless cameras that are either on sale now or will soon be available to purchase.
There are too many specs to compare to do a full deep-dive on everything, so we narrowed it down to 16 key factors:
- Sensor size
- Effective resolution
- Dynamic range
- Card slots
- Bit rate
- Internal recording
- External recording
- Slow motion
- Record limit
- AF Function
- Audio features
- Price (body only)
A quick note before you check out the comparison: there are several features that are speculated but not confirmed. The winners in each category had to have the spec confirmed to win the category. In the event of a tie, every camera that has the feature gets a point.
As you can see, if you go by numbers alone, the Sony a7R IV does beat out the competition. Though, there is a glaring caveat that the Panasonic S1H has many unconfirmed details and I do expect it to be more heavily featured than the a7R IV when it is released.
Keep in mind, too, that the "winners" and "losers" of this comparison are not necessarily better or worse options for your filmmaking style or your project. Cameras should be chosen based on your specific needs and not on which one is the newest, most popular, or most expensive.
Which flagship camera would you choose? Let us know in the comments.