Sony made more cinematic version of their Sony A7S III, the Sony FX3 and the R5C and now we will see how does the Canon R5C compare to the Sony FX3.
There are many similarities that we can see between the Canon R5C VS Sony FX3 going from a mirrorless body into a cinema with a fans to the body with no having to worry about overheating issues and last but not least adding the new time code input onto the side.
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What is difference between Canon R5C vs Sony FX3?
There is some features that the R5C has over the FX3 and its raw capability built on top it can do multiple different compressions of raw also allows you to use different crop sizes for raw and you can use the super 35 crop of the sensor just like the Red Komodo and the Blackmagic cameras.
R5C doesn’t come with the built-in xlr, it doesn’t have a stabilized sensor and and doesn’t have the full-size hdmi, also the rear panelis just really not that great on the sony in comparison to the R5C, no raw recording on the FX3, but the sony does have ibis, shooting an 8k raw internally, 45 megapixels with the R5C in comparison to 12 megapixels on FX3.
the sony does have ibis could be a major factor depends on what you’re doing what type of video production you doing.
They both have EVF but the R5C is build on xfavc something you will found on the Canon C70 and equivalent on the FX3 very similar in terms 10 bit 4:2:2 which are usable for editing than big raw files and much easier to edit than h.265 like the Canon R5 and Canon R6.
So, one big advantage that R5C has over FX3 is also the fact that you can adjust the noise reduction in this camera but with the A7S III and FX3 but for those who own Sony FX6 you can adjust the noise reduction in this camera
In terms of the body differences R5C doesn’t have any xlr module or top handle like the FX3 but there is the new hotshoe which allows you to use that new tascam xlr which is effectively.
In terms of image quality what they both can produce R5C has really great quality but isn’t as good as what you will get out of the FX3.
One big advantage the R5C has over the FX3 is the sensor megapixel count R5C has 45 MP whereas the FX3 and Sony A7S III only have a 12 megapixel sensor which is more than good enough if you do online content creation but 45 megapixels is a much more robust way to go.
When it comes to stabilization both camera have digital stabilization so digital stabilization works very well in a lot of situations and a lot of lenses have stabilization built in so that you can attach any lens and have good stabilization.
the stabilization on the FX3 is really incredible you can stick any lens and get really good stabilized shots and also the FX3 can be very similar with A7 IV4 in a lot of situations.
the autofocus inside the R5C is same that you would get in the C70 also the same you would get in the EOS R5 and the difference is you lose animal tracking and automobile tracking.
When in comes of dynamic range R5C is limited in clog 3 but is good enough in most situations compared to what the FX3 and the C70 can achieve it also does seem like battery life isn’t great in R5C only around an hour when shooting raw.
the FX3 is really good up to about 2500 or 3200 and then between 3200 before you get up to that second base ISO it gets pretty noisy but once you hit 12800 it cleans up.
the Sony FX3 is a better in low-light because has a higher ISO range over R5C and this feature on FX3 is very usefull especially in dark situations.
Low Light Performance
The R5C has a dual base ISO of 800 and 3200 in c log3 in comparison with previous version R5 it did not have a second base iso whereas the FX3 and the A7S III have informal dual base ISO of 640 and 12 800.
So, the second base ISO with R5C is clean up from 2500 to 3200 the R5C is good up to about 6400 or 8000 which is definitely better than the previous version EOS R5 because R5 did not have that second base ISO.
In comparison the FX3 it’s good up to about 2500 or 3200 and then between 3200 before you get up to that second base ISO it gets pretty noisy but once you hit 12800 it cleans up quite a bit so the Sony FX3 is a better in low-light camera if you’re filming in dark situations you need a higher ISO range.
If we talk about price range R5C is priced $4,800 on BH Photo and FX3 is coming $3,900 on BH Photo its $900 more if you want to buy R5C, but you could find different prices from other places if you are interested you can check full review for R5C and FX3 in my linkd on the top.
Well what do you think about a Sony FX3 in comparison to this the Canon R5C which way would you go the question is would you purchase R5C or FX3.
R5C is the only camera in this price range to be able to film 8K raw internally it does up to 60 frames per second. the R5C is a better option having that higher megapixel sensor for shooting photos if you need to shoot higher you just bring it into a higher base and you end up with a little bit better noise ratio.
But if you mostly do video I still would lean towards the FX3 things like having the stabilized sensor and the xlr top handle, having 8K raw which FX3 offer whereas dynamic range on the R5C is limited to S-log3
|Release Date||19 January 2022||23 February 2021|
|Body type||SLR Style Mirrorless||SLR Style Mirrorless|
|Lens mount||Canon RF||Sony E|
|Sensor type||Full Frame CMOS||Back Illuminated Exmor R CMOS|
|Sensor size||36 x 24mm||36 x 24mm|
|Sensor resolution||8192 x 5464||4264 x 2408|
|Sensor pixels||35.40 Video|
|Processor||Digic X||Bionz XR|
|Color Filter Array||Bayer||Primary Color Filter|
|Image stabilization||5 axis electronic IS||5 axis 5.5 stop|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic Oled||No Viewfinder|
|Viewfinder resolution||5.76 million dots||N/A|
|Screen type||Fully Articulate touch||Fully Articulate touch|
|Screen resolution||2.1 million dots||1.44 million dots|
|Focus Type||Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EOS ITR AF X||Fast Hybrid AF|
|Storage type||1-CFexpress Type B|
2- SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual slots
|Dual slots both CFexpress Type B|
|Detection||Subject tracking, Eye Tracking||Real-time tracking and EYE tracking, Humans, Animals|
|Continuous shooting||20 fps||10 fps|
|Image format||Raw, JPEG, HEIF||Raw, JPEG, HEIF|
|Image Bitrate||14 bit||14 bit|
|Shutter type||Mechanical & Electronic||Mechanical & Electronic|
|Shutter speed||Min 30|
Max 1/8000 sec
Max 1/8000 sec
11.25 to 360
|Build in Flash||NO||NO|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV, 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV||+/- 5 EV, 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV|
|Self-timer||10 sec||10 sec|
|Dynamic range||14 stops||15+ stops|
|Video recording||XF-AVC, MP4, HEVC, Cinema Raw Light 12-Bit||XAVC S, XAVC HS|
|Video compression||HEVC/H.264(8 or 10 Bit)||MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 10 Bit|
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 8 or 10 Bit
MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 10 Bit
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 8 or 10 Bit
|Log Gamma||HLG, C-Log3, 10-Bit||HJLG, S Log2, S-Log3, 10Bit|
|Video resolution||8K-up to 30p, 60p with external power|
2K & FHD 120p/60p/30p/25p 4:2:2, 10 Bit and 12 Bit internal recording
8K Raw output via external recorder
FHD-120p/60p/30p/25p/24p 4:2:2, 10 Bit internal recording
(1420 x 804 at 240 or 200 fps 12 & 16 Bit via external recorder
|Audio format||LPCM 4ch 48 kHz 24 bit AAC||LPCM 4ch 48 kHz 24 bit AAC|
|Connection||USB Type C||USB Type C|
|Build in Bluetooth||Yes||Yes|
|Build in WI-FI||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions||142 x 101 x 111 mm||129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm|
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