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Dpreview reviews the Mirorrless Flagships

DPreview did a side-by-side (by side) comparison of the flagship mirrorless cameras in an entertaining video.

I think it's really safe to say that no matter what your choice is, you really can't go wrong in the market today.

However, special kudos to both Canon and Nikon for catching up, and according to this review, overtaking the Sony mirrorless juggernaut. Something I know some people would have bet money on it never happening.

Dpreview published a handy reference comparison between the three flagship mirrorless cameras.

  Nikon Z9 Sony a1 Canon EOS R3
MSRP at launch $5500 $6500 $6000
Sensor type Stacked CMOS Stacked CMOS Stacked CMOS
Pixel count 45.7MP 50.1MP 24MP

Maximum frame rate
(Full res)

30 fps (JPEG)
20 fps
(Raw + JPEG)
30 fps (lossy Raw)
20 fps (lossless Raw)
30 fps (e-shutter)
12 fps (mech)
E-shutter rate 1/270 s 1/260 s 1/200 s
Image stabilization In body
(lens IS takes over pitch/yaw)1
In body
(lens IS takes over pitch/yaw)
In body (lens IS combines for pitch/yaw)
AF sensitivity2 -5.0EV (-7.0 in Starlight AF mode) -4 EV -4.5 EV
HDR image format 10-bit HLG HEIF 10-bit PQ HEIF
Viewfinder 3.68M-dot
Viewfinder refresh rate 60 fps up to 240 fps3 up to 120 fps
Video 8K/30p
(8K/60 via f/w)
4K/120p (1.12x crop)
DCI 4K/120p
(6K/60p Raw)
Bit depth 10-bit internal
(12-bit Raw internal via f/w)
10-bit internal
16-bit Raw over HDMI
10-bit internal
(12-bit internal Raw)
Rear screen 3.2" 2.1M dot-dual tilt touchscreen 3.0" 1.44M- dot tilting touchscreen 3.2" 4.2M-dot fully articulated touchscreen
Media formats 2x CFe Type B / XQD 2x Dual CFe Type A / UHS-II SD 1x CFe Type B
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz 2.4GHz and MIMO 5GHz 2.4GHz4
GPS/ Glonass Yes No Yes
Ethernet Yes 1000Base-T Yes 1000 Base-T Yes 1000 Base-T
Battery life (CIPA) LCD/VF5 740 / 700 530 / 430 760 / 440
Weight 1340g 737g 1015g
Dimensions 149 x 150 x 91mm 129 x 97 x 81mm 150 x 142 x 87mm
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