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Sony A7 III

Sony A7 III

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Sony A7 III Camera Review

Sony A7 III Camera Review

Posted   05.08.18
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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Sony’s 24.2-megapixel A7 III is a near-perfect all-around mirrorless camera. You can fire bursts at 10 fps, capture sharp images with excellent dynamic range day or night, and autofocus accurately on fast-moving subjects or portraits. It also handles very well and captures the sharpest 4K video of any full-frame mirrorless camera on the market, except for Sony’s much more costly A9. It’s not perfect, as the viewfinder and EVF are less sharp than rival models. Overall, however, it’s the best $2,000 camera you can buy and arguably the best on the market, period.

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Pros
  • Stellar low-light/high ISO capability
  • Much-improved handling
  • Fast 10 fps shooting
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Sharpest 4K video of any Sony full-frame camera
  • Double the battery life of the last model
Cons
  • EVF and viewfinder not quite as good as rivals
  • Two SD card slots but only one is high-speed UHS-II
  • Not as weather-resistant as the Fujifilm’s X-H1
  • No 10-bit video output like Panasonic’s GH5s

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Sony E
Resolution (effective)
24.2 megapixels
Sensor size
Full-frame
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
Sd, Microsd, Ms pro hg duo, Ms pro duo, Ms m2
Type
Lens mount
Resolution (effective)
Sensor size
Image stabilization
Memory card
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Sony E
24.2 megapixels
Full-frame
Optical (sensor-shift)
Sd, Microsd, Ms pro hg duo, Ms pro duo, Ms m2

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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