Sony A7R II vs Canon 5DS R vs Nikon D810 Camera Shootout (The Fun Way)

Our colleagues Lee Morris and Patrick Hall from Fstoppers are known for their good sense of humour and their tendency not to take themselves too seriously  and this video is a great example. The two decided to look at the new Sony A7R II vs. two of the leading high res DSLRs on the market the D810 and the 5DS R from Canon – the results are pretty funny but also interesting to watch.

On this Fstoppers production it seems that  Morris has some serious issues with his producer who doesn’t exactly know what she is doing and eventually turn into a turtle (watch the video you will see why). Oh yeah, and how Hall was willing to get into the mud like that for this video – we will never understand…

More seriously though, there is nothing here that we haven’t seen before – the A7R II does have some strong points in video and other aspects but it also has some real drawbacks which prevents it (at least according to Morris) from really becoming the main workhorse of pro photographers (at least if you are a wedding photographer and not a studio photographer).

At the end of the day it all really depends on the type of work that you are doing – DSLR still seem to be more mature technology (they had decades to evolve), but mirrorless are closing in quickly although they might still not be there just yet.

As we mentioned this isn’t the first comparison of these cameras. We recently published photographer Tony Northrup’s comparison the new A7R II to a whole range of other cameras including the Canon 5DS-R, Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4, and finally the Sony A7 II and A7S.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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