The Canon EOS R7 and the Nikon Z6 Mark II are both excellent cameras in their own right. Technically speaking, these two cameras are not from the same segment because one is a full-frame camera, and the other is an APS-C camera. Yet these two cameras are often brought into the same discussion because they’re both excellent sports and wildlife photography cameras. So which one of these should you pick?
The most crucial deciding factor could be the sensor size. An APS-C sensor powers the Canon EOS R7. A full-frame sensor powers the Nikon Z6 II. Despite that, the Canon EOS R7 has a resolution of 33-Mp whereas the Z6 II has a resolution of 25 MP. In terms of resolution, the Canon EOS R7 wins.
An important differentiating factor is that the Canon EOS R7 uses the smaller RF-S lens mount, which is the APS-C version of RF lenses. When writing this, there are only three native RF-S lenses. To best use the EOS R7, you must use the larger RF lenses, which are optimized for the larger image circle of full-frame RF cameras. On the other hand, the Nikon Z mount already has a bunch of super telephoto lenses you can use.
One critical issue with the Canon EOS R7 is that the built-in image stabilization does not always work as desired with legacy EF and EF-S lenses. On the other hand, more than 300 F-mount lenses are fully compatible with the new Z-mount system, provided you use the FTZ adapter.
The viewfinder on the EOS R7 has less resolution than the one on the Z6 II. Between 2360K dots and 3690K dots, Nikon wins the debate.
The EOS R7 has a faster frame rate between the two cameras. The EOS R7 shoots at 15 fps using the mechanical shutter. The Z6 II shoots at a tad less at 14 fps. in reality, that’s not a huge difference, and most Canon users can live with that. What counts at the end of the day is the buffer. The Canon R7 has a better buffer at 224 continuous frames. The Nikon Z6 II can shoot a maximum of 124 frames only in the continuous mode.
Both cameras are weather sealed, but the Canon is lighter than the Nikon. At about 97 grams, the Canon EOS R7 wins the weight debate between the two cameras.
Both cameras have their strengths and weaknesses; it all depends on your preference and the system you wish to use.