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Sony A7 III : Specifications and Opinions




Sony A7 III, front

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The Sony A7 III is a mirrorless camera with FF (1.0x) sensor and 24.2 megapixels manufactured from 2018. The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 50 - 204800 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 10 FPS x 89 RAW, 177 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1849 €;
201 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10


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 Sensor
 Format   Fullframe, 36 x 24 mm (image ratio 3:2, crop factor 1.0x in comparison with FF)
 Resolution   24.2 megapixel
 ISO sensitivities   50 - 204800
 File formats   JPEG, RAW

 Esposure
 Shutter speeds   30" - 1/8000
 Exp. compensation   +/- 5 stops at 1/3 steps
 Exp. modes   M, S, A, P, Scena
 Metering modes   Multi-Area, Semi-Spot, Spot

 Features
 Mount   Sony E (click here to view al compatible lenses)
 Stabilization   Yes
 Autofocus (AF areas)   693
 Continuos shooting (with autofocus)   10 FPS x 89 RAW, 177 JPEG
 Continuos shooting (without autofocus)   10 FPS x 89 RAW, 177 JPEG
 Live View   Yes
 Dust reduction   Yes
 Video mode   4K (3840x2160p) @ 30 FPS
 WiFi   Yes
 GPS   No
 USB   USB-C (3.1)
 USB Charging   Yes

 Built and notes
 Touchscreen   Yes
 LCD   3.0", 640 x 480 pixels, articulated
 Viewfinder   Electronic, coverage 100%, 0.78x
 Viewfinder resolution   1024 x 768 px
 Flash   No
 Storage   SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-II)
 Storage, Slot 2   SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I)
 Shutter   Mechanical and electronic
 Battery   Li-Ion (Sony NP-FZ100, capacity 16.40 Wh)
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   650 g
 Dimensions   127 x 96 x 74 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on August 07, 2020

Pros: First of all, really great battery life, an epochal leap after trying the old battery on a6000 a7 and a7Sii where it was necessary to have several spares, full customization of the keys, Af c is eye af for my excellent needs, sight I find it good, ergonomics, dynamic range, iso hold, good key feedback, burst although I honestly always used that lowest, silent shot, Q/P ratio, my menu, double slot, construction.

Cons: Screen: here various problems in my opinion I would like a more defined one and that you could open even when we are in portrait mode, full touch as on the S3. Then sensor protection during optical change, have the level and histogram at the same time, mf square not always visible correctly, automatic deactivation oss on tripod, max exposure 30s. Lack of chargers. Proximity sensor viewfinder/lcd too sensitive. Some other details solved with the R4 series such as joystick geometry, sd card order, easy opening of the sd compartment and the wheel lock.

Opinion: After about a year of using the Sony A7iii purely for landscape photos, sporadic portraits and travel photos I feel satisfied with the choice. As you have seen above I summarized the pros and cons where precisely the latter are partly personal preferences and have been corrected in the later models. As I have written in the past I have also used an A7Sii comparing it to the A7iii in the landscape on the same terms and lens I noticed a richer file that of the first, perhaps due to the presence of the AA filter of the iii? Even for high iso we talk about 10k the first even with less mpx has an obvious advantage in cleaning files. It is a machine that has improved all the defects of the first and second series starting in my opinion: from the really generous battery and allows you to make numerous shots, ergonomics, keys and ghiere, introduction of the joystick, usb c, double slot, af finally lending and usable (only problem I had was with the 90 macro trying a little portrait seemed to have gone back , it was the lens because with the others I had no problems). To date, the slow park is very extensive and has numerous alternatives for each type of price and need. Maybe some specialist targets like TS, fisheye and other super canvases are missing, but they'll definitely come as Sony now has a lineup of enough cameras. UPDATE 17-09-2020: During BULB poses around the minute and a half I noticed a lot of hotpixels in the final photo.

avatarjunior
sent on July 04, 2020

Pros: customization, eye tracking, face tracking, very complete menu, iso seal, raw quality and workability.

Cons: AF with low light, AF in backlight, quality of the crosshairs, limited lcd movement, Sony lens price, with wide-angle lenses does not seem to me to be able to focus easily.

Opinion: I switched to Sony selling my Nikon kit, and having already purchased and made the Z6. it was a suffered passage and a decision that took a long time. The A7III has merits and defects, let's start from the merits: remarkable raw file quality, very good shadow opening possibilities, I have two Sigma Art lenses and it seems to me that the files are already great even before touching them in the post, very customizable braketing possibilities, virtually total key customization, which allows you to do everything without ever getting into the menus. The iso seal is very good, it is a fast machine, suitable for many genres. The menu contrary to what many say in my opinion is very complete (I use it in English), allows you to customize each key and also to save set of settings that can be called up with a single button. You can set the machine so that you have different focus modes that can be called up with a key. There are great tutorials on youtube to study the menu in detail, which I recommend you do first. As a focus is a monster with af eye and face tracking, and also as a single subject chase. Today there is a slow park more than discreet, and accessories of various types of various brands. Now I start with the cons: the AF in low light and backlight is bad, much worse than the reflexes I used before, for me it's a big problem and I did not expect it honestly, I hope they can improve via firmware, this thing disappointed me a lot. Another problem to me seems to me that with wide-angle lenses does not focus practically anything that is not close and in the center, with subjects far away to me it seems that just does not see anything with an AF mode to chase. Another focus problem, the lock on AF only works in some modes and I don't think it's possible to switch from a spot mode to the AF lock without switching from the focus mode menu, which is cumbersome and slow. AF-C tracking modes all work poorly when there is a dark subject on a light background. the viewfinder is mediocre as quality and in low light conditions happens to present lag, although it is not something that bothers me too much. the lcd is only oriented in landscape mode, I shooting so much portrait I would have liked to have the lcd oriented even vertically. It lacks the focus stacking that in my opinion on such a technological and expensive machine can not miss. I would have preferred fewer AF modes, but more performing, it seems to me that there are a lot of AF modes that are too similar, difficult to choose and/or activate at the right time. The machine is infallible for portraiture and probably also for individual objects in motion, it seems to me that on the contrary it has difficulty to focus on everything else (in continuous AF). The slow park is discreet but generally at a bit of excessive prices, fortunately the Sigma are great and at high prices, but normal, Sony and Zeiss lenses to me seem offered at excessive prices. As ergonomics the dials are too hard and too cashed. Missing the visor at the top on the body that I used to adjust with the exposure, here you are forced to look in the viewfinder to see the display that I find uncomfortable. The clearing dial, shooting only in manual for me is a waste of space, I would have preferred the viewer in its place. I am still satisfied with the purchase in general, but honestly for the focus in continuous I expected much more, especially reading the reviews.

avatarsupporter
sent on May 25, 2020

Pros: Sensor, burst, AF, EYE AF, all customizable, lightweight, endless lens park, Joystick

Cons: Scope could be better, ibis improveable, weather tracking, slow ignition, lack of switch on the body

Opinion: It's a great machine, it's an entry level only in the name: joystick, double slot, large and sufficient viewfinder (although not excellent), good burst, endless buffer, great AF, eye AF prodigious, a sensor that tolerates everything, but has its beautiful flaws. For example tracking is far from real time tracking that came out shortly after, the various AF areas are not modifiable, the shutter if left in full mechanical some vibration the da, the AF is great but suffers a little low lights, lacks the switch AF/AFC/MF and drive, in ignition if it takes comfortable with 2 seconds full, while emptying the buffer the menu is blocked and the ices are improved... Many but small things on which other brands take care of the details... But when you use it is a means of war, very fast and reliable, according to DXO is the best FF in ISO resistance, it can do any kind of photographic, the lenses of the system are exterminated and practically all very good, on the other hand they are new conception, there are real pearls even on the third parties. The battery lasts a lifetime, when it hooks the human or animal subject no longer loses it, besides they are the only ones who have realized that giving this function to a key is much better, it activates only when it is needed. I consider it a camera for capable people, who know what they want, it is a moment to profile on C1/LR (Raamiel) and it is not instinctive to use, you have to remember the functions and what you have assigned to the keys, need to say that there are valuable glasses, take it with ciffoni does not make sense, buy an economic APSC otherwise, it is always a means of almost 2 thousand euros and it is worth them.

avatarsupporter
sent on May 02, 2020

Pros: versatility, sensor, AF

Cons: menu, lack of ML functionality

Opinion: I have been using it for a few months, I have not become a "Sony fun boy", I try to maintain objectivity and while considering it a great machine, extraordinarily versatile in almost all photographic genres, sensor and AF fantastic, I check several shortcomings between ML features (focus stacking, time lapse, double exposure in the room). It is likely that for many they are unimportant but they are often present on the bodies of other brands, and here you feel the lack of them...like the charger... I don't say anything about the menu because it's like shooting on the red cross...

avatarjunior
sent on April 02, 2020

Pros: Sensor quality, raws, endless retrievals on shadows, convenience and speed

Cons: suffers darn hot pixels even for photos of 15-20 seconds of exposure, no screen totally basculable and not very sharp, missing the charger

Opinion: After over a year of use I can say that it is really a great machine. I came from Canon 6D mark II but after a while it started to sit a little tight because of the poor workability of the files especially on the recovery of shadows. I made this leap into the dark thinking about it over a month, but the feeling was immediate, never misses a shot, burst and autofocus top. Like all things also has some defects of which in my opinion very serious, namely the presence of hot pixels raising ISO due to overheating probably due to bad cooling, which has been solved for example on the A7rIV. The screen has a low resolution and the live view has mostly in low light grain of very big noise, but in the end then you churn out the perfect file and so do not give us weight. If with the arrival of the A7IV they improved the cooling and quality of the viewfinder and screen and who knows, maybe even get to 30mpx would be fantastic. I have always been a canonist, but in the end I am very satisfied and I would never go back, because especially in landscape photos the dynamic range that Sony offers is scary. I wait for the 7IV curious to see if they will have improved the defects (given what it costs to buy it)




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