Nikon Z9 vs Sony a1 / Canon R5: Landscapes & Travel Camera Review 2022

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PART 1 “DUMPING MY CANON R5”: https://youtu.be/7YhKA_zHsOQ
The canon R5, Sony a1, and Nikon Z9 are all great cameras, but which one has the best features and usability for landscape and travel photography?
Chelsea and Tony Northrup take the three cameras on the road and travel to Maine’s Acadia national park to test each camera’s features, usability, portability, useful features, and more.

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  1. Tony & Chelsea Northrup

    PART 1 "DUMPING MY CANON R5": https://youtu.be/7YhKA_zHsOQ

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  2. Tom White

    Great video Chelsea I replaced the D850 and a Canon for the Z9 and all Z glass. By the way nice Kitchenaid built-in bottom mount refrigerator. I’m an engineer for KA/Whirlpool.

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  3. David McCammon

    This is helpful, I’ve been trying to figure out what mirrorless system to buy into

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  4. Rich Poinvil

    I love Akadia. I stood and photographed at some of those same spots.

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  5. Nigel Evans

    One of the issues I've had originally with my D810 and now my D850, is that for travel, particularly when visiting cathedrals and other similar sites is that these institutions bar visitors taking photos with professional photo gear. I'd like to transition to the Z9, but having the built in battery grip makes it much more conspicuous; and the comment about the security concern, pulling out a large mirrorless or DSLR in tourist spots makes you conspicuous.
    The assumption in the review is that travel and landscape excludes dynamic – people do sports everywhere, there's animals and birds, there's always dynamic events to capture with travel, and given it's more likely to be spontaneous, then having the ability to capture it confidently I feel is important. I'd go with the system that gives me the most versatility.
    I agree, weight and size are important considerations, as much as having to hike around with it, but equally trying to get it through airports – running to the gate with 10kg of camera, lenses and other electronics on your back and then being told it needs to go in the hold because there's insufficient locker room on the aircraft is something to be considered.
    For me, the Z9 is a serious consideration because it offers for general travel a greater guarantee of capturing unplanned dynamic events; I like the feature of the sensor being protected when changing lenses – I would have made this a plus for the Z9 particularly for windy, dusty, sandy environments.
    Thanks for the reviews

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  6. ultradave

    Nice review. I agree, we need Anti-Theft built into these premium camera's! I had been keeping my AirTag in my camera bag… nice idea putting it on the camera! I love my R5 with an RF 15-35 f2.8 for landscape and astro. The mult-angle touch screen of the Canon is great when mounted on a tripod shooting directly up into the night sky 😁

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  7. James Jin

    Unfortunately I'm one of those people that wanted the best raw image I can have out of camera so its definitely the Z9. I've owned all 3 sets of pro zooms and most of them are sold/gone except my nikon zooms. They're just that good. The new 14-24, 70-200,100-400 from z mount are just absolute killer lens that I would go as far as to say, they're better than RF70-200 in terms of attracting people to simply consider and invest in this entire system. On top ot that my Nikon raw files are always just the best for me. It has the best of both worlds with Canon's color but a bit more vivid and natural to life, and an even cleaner dynamic range than my sony. The only thing nikon needs now is to have 1) the AF and video capabilities to be pass down and streamlined/tailored in lower end bodies from z9, 2)have more prime lens in the z mount, like their F mount 1.4s, introduced into the system. And they're about to take back market shares from Sony and Canon again.

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  8. Ishay Kaplan

    Does the Tamron 150-600 connect to the 650d canon?

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  9. Raimond Vink

    Guys… please use the metric system as well in graphs. Most of the world don't understand your weird measurements and I don't need to jump out of the video multiple times just to convert your units to normal units. Thanks.

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  10. David Johnson

    I thought this film was very good, shot in a lovely place.

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  11. David Johnson

    I have been in Acadia with medium and large format, and if I was there today I'd use the DX Nikon Z fc with the 16-50 lens and shoot most of it that way. I'd also bring my Nikon Z 9 and shoot some photos with the great 14-30 F4 lens with a polarizing filter on the 82mm lens. I'd also consider using the 100-400 Nikon Z 100-400 S lens. I doubt I'd use a tripod much. It is a BEAUTIFUL place! I've used our Sony A 1 a lot and I have never used the Canon R5…..

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  12. John Clark

    Thanks for the comparison coverage! Sticking with the R5 here for the usability (menu, buttons), image quality and the super versatile flip screen.

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  13. Tom Macioszek

    You people are so fickle. "I can't wait to switch my camera system that I just bought a year ago!" Nuts.

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  14. Paul Busby

    If I was starting from scratch for purely travel photography, I'd go with the R5, in the meantime, I'll carry on using my newly converted Z6 for IR, Z9 for serious stuff & iPhone11 for everything else! The R5 was the 1st mirrorless to give Sony's AF a run for their money. Nikon are catching up – let's see what v2.00 does for the Z9's AF!

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  15. Jacob H

    I’m not sure whether these three cameras are best for travel/landscape comparison. Next to the R5, perhaps the A7RIV and Z7II were more obvious candidates. On top of that you could have included the optional batterygrips for the A1 and R5 to have a comparable batterylife, size/weight and handling. I was shocked to see the pixel-shift results of the A1. I’ve been using an S1R and SL2 in this mode before, but their results were flawless compared to this artefact-infested horror. On top of that the S1R and SL2 do this in-camera, rather than in a cumbersome post-process. What continues to amaze me is the poor app integration of even the high-end cameras. Bluetooth is a continuous struggle and wifi is cumbersome at least. We’ve had all major brands here in the studio and they all range from pathetic (Fujifilm) via cumbersome (Nikon, Canon and Sony) to workable (Panasonic). The only one that was decent in achieving and maintaining connection was Leica’s Photo App. Compare that to even the most basic bluetooth speaker of $20 and it’s amazing how these camera brands manage to fail on such an epic scale. Other than that, great review!

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  16. Marc

    metric system please

    Much of the world doens't understand how many "half chopped cockroaches" camera gear weights

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  17. fotoARRAY

    I am going to take the Nikon Z6 with the 14-30 F4, 24-120 F4 and the 50 1.8 to Greenland. I can hardly Imagine a landscape picture I cannot take with this rather light setup.
    Of course ND1000 filters + light 1.2KG Tripod must come with.
    For bad weather (on Faroe Islands) it was very good to have clear filters on the lenses because it was necessary to wipe them all the time.

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  18. Aniket Ranade

    These 2 paid stooges. That bimbo just proved the Northrops take money from Canon. Wonder how much Canon stuffed in their mouths for this nonsense video.

    She very cunningly picks Z9, A1 and then compares them to the Canon R5 and suggests to buy the R5 because it is quote "cheaper".

    A real genuine person who wanted to do a fair comparison should be picking Z9, A1 and Canon R3 or the Z7, Z7ii, A7riv and compare those against the R5.

    Canon R5 lies in the same class as Nikon Z7, Z7ii and Sony A7R iv and Canon is as always ridiculously overpriced at 3899$ compared to Z7, Z7ii and A7riv

    Additionally Canon R3 has the weakest hardware and the weakest feature set compared to Z9 and Sony A1 and is once again ridiculously overpriced when compared to the correct league of cameras.

    This video is BS… and anyone watching it, please don't fall for this nonsense. If you want a flagship camera, Nikon Z9 is the bargain of the decade and if you fell for the Canon R5 BS above, take a look at Nikon Z7 and Z7ii or Sony A7Riv.

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  19. Lori Hathaway

    Apple AirTag – where did you find the case for it that goes onto your camera strap please?

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  20. David Robertson

    Really fine production — great results for all the effort you guys put into it.🎬

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  21. zakarya ahmed hezam

    morninh

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