I get a lot of "what camera should I buy," emails and instead of spending an hour replying with all the details someone needs to make this decision, I thought I would share my reply to a question here. This question was from a reader, it basically boils down to this. FroKnowsPhoto switched to Sony from Nikon because they have the best autofocus (allegedly) and for him, that is the end-all-be-all to a camera. Should I buy into Sony for this reason?
Time and time again we were told that the Z6 pre-amps suck by Jordan at DPreview and that the A7III was always the camera of choice. Then DPreview always says the X-T3 pre-amps are pretty good but I've actually always found them to have issues. So now in this recent video, we see the complete opposite of what Jordan has been saying and now people are pissed. Many people avoided the Z6 simply because the pre-amps were so bad according to DPreview, and literally this audio engineered found the complete opposite results. But here are some more details as to what is likely happening.
I get this question a lot so I thought I would just throw it into a blog post. Surprisingly a lot of the people that are asking me are always considering either the X-T3 or the Z6. But Canon has a lot of potentials and Sony should still be considered a strong choice. As someone that has all the systems and shoots with them each regularly, I’ll tell you what I know and hopefully, some of this will apply to your situation. This is really hard, but I'll do my best to be as honest as possible.