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Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2018)

MSRP 2000 USDNeoscore 65%NEX score 78%

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Product Overview

Sony a7 III is a premium mirrorless camera in the Sony E-mount system. Introduced by Sony in 2018, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has an excellent battery life, and you may just get away without a second battery. The 10.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
The Sony a7 III comes with 693 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the Sony a7 III for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 5 stops of IBIS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional battery life
  • 5 stops of IBIS
  • Good 10.0 fps burst rate
  • Rather compact
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Viewfinder with low 0.78x magnification
  • Low resolution EVF
  • Lacks intervalometer for timelapse

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No in-camera stabilization
  • No telephoto zoom
  • No in-body stabilization
  • No manual controls
  • Can’t crop 1080p at any frame rate
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
74 mm / 2.91 in
Size | Height
96 mm / 3.78 in
Size | Width
127 mm / 5.00 in
Weight
650 g / 22.97 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting
Resolution
921,600 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.78x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Autofocus
693 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
(5 stops)
Intervalometer
No
ISO Range
100 ~ 51200
Processor
Bionz X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
710 shots
Max Burst Rate
10.0 fps
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

Production

Battery
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
Debut
2018-02-27
Model Name
ILCE-7M3

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following***:
For $1,300, the Canon RP succeeds as an entry-level full-frame camera. The Sony is just much better at producing a pleasing image from a grainy photo than the Canon. The biggest issue in day-to-day shooting is the Canon's lack of in-camera stabilization.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Easy to use
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No in-camera stabilization
  • No manual controls

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Sony Alpha A7 III is a highly versatile and feature-packed camera. It delivers crisp and satisfying images from its 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor. It captures good-looking 4k video in either full- frame or cropped APSC modes. It handles itself confidently for action with 10fps bursts and phase-detect autofocus across almost the entire sensor.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Can’t crop 1080p at any frame rate

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Sony a7 III looks a lot like the a7 II, but the upgrades inside are palpable. Autofocus system is vastly improved, with much wider coverage and 10fps capture. A high-capacity battery keeps the camera shooting for much longer than previous a7 models. Sony sells an add-on accessory with balanced XLR input for projects.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • High-capacity battery
Cons
  • No in-body stabilization
  • No telephoto zoom

User Reviews

References

1. ^ I Pitted Canon's 'Affordable' EOS RP Against My Beloved Sony A7 III. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/i-pitted-canons-affordable-eos-rp-against-my-beloved-so-1834327043. 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
2. ^ Sony A7 III review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-alpha-a7-mark-iii-review/. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
3. ^ Sony a7 III Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-a7-iii. 2019-05-02. Retrieved 2022-02-02.

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