We just got this from Den Lennie and I hope you’re sitting down as this will absolutely astound you and you won’t believe your eyes – the Sony A7s high ISO performance compared side by side with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is simply jaw dropping!

Den just posted this so it is HOT off the press!

Den let me see this while we were at NAB while I was waiting to go on the live show, and I couldn’t believe it then, and even now, it just astounds me.

This is really just that amazing!

I cannot wait to get my hands on the Sony A7s

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By the way, you’ll be able to record 4k to an external recorder like the Atomos Shogun.

Sony A7s vs Canon 5D Mark III side by side low light test

What did you think?

Ok, now that you’ve picked yourself up from the floor, tell me what you think? Sound off in the comments below

The first question might be… were they shot with the same lenses?

Den said:

both lenses were Zeiss ZEF 25mm

so that answers that!

Youtube description:

When I was in Las Vegas at NAB earlier this year I set up this side by side on the balcony of my hotel overlooking the Bellagio fountains. Here are the results: Both cameras were set up on same ISO and shutter speed. Both with std camera profiles. Lenses were matched Zeiss ZF.2 25mm and we used the highest recording bit rates on both cams. ALL-I on Canon and XAVCs on Sony.

HDSLRshooter Sony A7s coverage from cinegear

Here’s an extra tidbit for you to watch from HDSLRShooter.com

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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