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Canon r7 or r8 or something else

calla
Apprentice

So I’m looking into getting a camera for content creation and looking into the r7 and r8. The r7 gives dual Sd as well as IBS but lacks in shutter speed and iso as well as cropped senor.

We’re as the r8 is 1 sd higher iso and shutter but smaller battery and heating quickly. I want to shoot a lot of like cinematic videos, but as well as take photos in low light settings, I just can’t decide overall which is the best choice to make, again looking for content creation camera as well as some photography and cinematics. I would love input if I should get these or go a different route. Was also thinking the Sony a7iii. Thank you. Really can’t decide.

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justadude
Rising Star

The battery consideration alone is huge if you are going to shoot video.  I have owned Canon cameras that have used each of those two batteries, and have never been happy with the small batteries of the R8 (and the RP before that).  The Image Stabilization is also a big deciding factor with video.  

The R7 is a crop sensor, but it is 33MP... both the full frame R8 and the Sony A7iii are 24MP.  I guess I'm saying not to let the crop sensor scare you away because you will have great resolution.  

Your main difference will be with the lenses.  Do you want the 1.6 crop factor?  Meaning, will that be a problem with the type of video you plan on shooting?


Gary

Digital: Canon EOS R6 Mk ll, EOS R8, EOS RP, EOS 60D, many RF, EF, and Rokinon lenses
Film: Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax K1000, Pentax K2000, Miranda DR, Zenit 12XP, Kodak Retina Automatic II, Kodak Duaflex III, and various lenses

justadude
Rising Star

I should have added to my other reply that both DP Review, and/or Camera Decision have some nice side by side camera comparison tools to look at each camera feature by feature.  These tools have helped me in the past - it helps me spot the small differences in each, that might make a big difference for my personal needs.

 


Gary

Digital: Canon EOS R6 Mk ll, EOS R8, EOS RP, EOS 60D, many RF, EF, and Rokinon lenses
Film: Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax K1000, Pentax K2000, Miranda DR, Zenit 12XP, Kodak Retina Automatic II, Kodak Duaflex III, and various lenses
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