Canon R5C VS Sony FX3 Differences

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.

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.

Canon EOS R5C
Sony FX3
Canon EOS R5 C
sony FX3 Sensor

Image Quality

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.

Canon R5C Image Quality 1
Sony FX3 Image Quality 1


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.

Canon EOS R5C
Sony FX3 body

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.

Canon R5C SD Card
Sony FX3 storage

Dynamic Range

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.

Price Differences

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.

Canon R5C VS Sony FX3 Price


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

Canon EOS R5 C

Sony FX3 body

Release Date19 January 202223 February 2021
Body typeSLR Style MirrorlessSLR Style Mirrorless
Lens mountCanon RFSony E
Crop factor1x1x
Sensor typeFull Frame CMOSBack Illuminated Exmor R CMOS
Sensor size36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor resolution8192 x 5464 4264 x 2408
Sensor pixels35.40 Video
45 Photo
ProcessorDigic XBionz XR
Color Filter ArrayBayer Primary Color Filter
Image stabilization5 axis electronic IS5 axis 5.5 stop
Viewfinder typeElectronic OledNo Viewfinder
Viewfinder resolution5.76 million dotsN/A
Viewfinder magnification0.76xN/A
Viewfinder coverage 150%N/A
Screen type Fully Articulate touchFully Articulate touch
Screen size 3.23.0
Screen resolution 2.1 million dots1.44 million dots
Focus Type Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EOS ITR AF XFast Hybrid AF
Focus Points1025759
Storage type1-CFexpress Type B
2- SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual slots
Dual slots both CFexpress Type B
DetectionSubject tracking, Eye TrackingReal-time tracking and EYE tracking, Humans, Animals
Continuous shooting20 fps10 fps
Image formatRaw, JPEG, HEIFRaw, JPEG, HEIF
Image Bitrate14 bit14 bit
Battery typeLP-E6NHNP-FZ100
Shutter typeMechanical & ElectronicMechanical & Electronic
Shutter speedMin 30
Max 1/8000 sec
Min 30
Max 1/8000 sec
Shutter angle 
11.25 to 360
Sync Speed1/2501/250
Build in FlashNONO
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 EV, 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV+/- 5 EV, 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV
Self-timer 10 sec10 sec
Silent shootingYesYes
Extended 100-102400
Extended 40-409600
Log GammaC-Log3C-Log3
Dynamic range14 stops15+ stops
Video recording XF-AVC, MP4, HEVC, Cinema Raw Light 12-BitXAVC S, XAVC HS
Video compressionHEVC/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 GammaHLG, C-Log3, 10-BitHJLG, S Log2, S-Log3, 10Bit
Video resolution8K-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 formatLPCM 4ch 48 kHz 24 bit AACLPCM 4ch 48 kHz 24 bit AAC
ConnectionUSB Type CUSB Type C
Build in BluetoothYesYes
Build in WI-FIYesYes
Dimensions142 x 101 x 111 mm129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm

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