Head-to-Head Comparison: Canon EOS R7 vs Fujifilm X-T4

Head-to-Head Comparison: Canon EOS R7 vs Fujifilm X-T4

On one side, the Fujifilm X-T4 has a 26.1 megapixel X-Trans 4 CMOS sensor. On the other, the Canon EOS R7 is equipped with a 32.5MP BSI CMOS sensor. Both sensors are APS-C sized, but the Fuji’s is slightly larger (23.5 x 15.6mm versus 22.3 x 14.8mm). They both feature mechanical stabilization, which is a first on Canon’s APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Two stabilized APS-C sensors

Regarding sensitivity management, that of the Canon extends from 100 to 32,000 ISO and can be extended up to 51,200 ISO. The X-T4 sees its sensor go by default from 160 to 12,800 ISO, a sensitivity that can be extended from 80 to 51,200 ISO.



Fujifilm X-T4


Canon EOS R7

The gain in pixels between the EOS R7 and the X-T4 is not negligible, but does not change the situation enormously. On the other hand, we see – and this is classic with Fuji’s X-Trans sensors – a rendering that is a little less detailed than with its competitor. If the Canon is therefore slightly ahead of the X-T4 in terms of sharpness in the lowest ISO values, the Fujifilm body comes back in front by a very short head on the highest values.

In fact, the processing of the R7 smooths files from ISO 3200 a little too much, whereas at Fuji, it is above all from ISO 6400 that the processing is too heavy. In any case, the extreme higher values, in jpeg as in raw, should only be reserved for exceptional cases.



Fujifilm X-T4


Canon EOS R7

More defined and more efficient, the R7 sensor wins

Canon takes back and maintains the advantage thanks to the management of the dynamics. When restoring low light, noise appears with both cameras from -3 EV, but it is really too visible with Canon at -4.3 EV, against -4 EV for the X-T4. Similarly, when recovering highlights, details are still quite recoverable up to +2 EV with the EOS R7, even up to +2.3 EV despite a certain colorimetric drift. As far as the Fujifilm is concerned, it is very complicated to correct images beyond +1.6 EV.

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