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Sony A7R III

Sony A7R III

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Sony's full-frame, 42-megapixel A7R III is the king of mirrorless cameras, with category-leading resolution, low-light performance and video shooting capability. It also has an excellent electronic viewfinder and stellar autofocus capabilities with spot-on face detection and much-improved subject tracking. Battery life could be better and its menu system is still clunky, but this is nitpicking on an otherwise world-class camera.

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Pros
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Fast autofocus
  • Better handling than before
  • Advanced 5-axis stabilization
  • Best full-frame mirrorless for video
Cons
  • Battery life better but still not as good as DSLRs
  • Menu system still a bit wonky
  • High price
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
100
TechRadar
The Sony Alpha A7R III is not only the most well-rounded mirrorless camera you can buy today, but one of the best cameras out there right now.
 
90
Gizmodo
The verdict is that this camera is absolutely amazing and is unarguably one of the best cameras you can buy, period. But it’s also overkill for most people. Ultimately, it’s aimed at professionals.
 
100
Stuff
A true imaging powerhouse, with the price tag to match.
 
100
T3
The best camera that Sony has ever made. This one goes toe to toe with Canon or Nikon’s finest.
 
90
PC Mag
The a7R III takes Sony's proven high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera and improves upon its speed, autofocus system, and video capabilities.
 
80
The Verge
You can have fantastic all-around performance with the A7 III or megapixel overkill with the A7R III. Both are great cameras, but one is far more suitable for the niche of professionals who specialize in detail-oriented photography, while the other is going to be on many new photographer’s wishlists.
 
90
Digital Photography Review
It's fair to say that the Sony a7R III is a great option for an incredibly wide variety of photographers. Offering great image quality, fast burst shooting speeds, high quality 4K video and a reasonably compact package, it's an incredibly well-rounded offering. The endless customization options can be daunting at first, but in the end, it's a camera equally at home capturing fast action one moment, and expansive landscapes the next.
 
100
Imaging Resource
Sony's camera technology has been advancing at an incredible rate in recent years, and the A7R Mark III is an impressive example of them leveraging advances made in one model to extend the life of other bits of their technology. In this case, they took what was already one of the best sensors on the market, combined it with advanced processor from the fastest full-frame camera (the Sony A9) to produce a new hybrid simultaneously having very high resolution and very high performance, particularly in its autofocus system. This fusion of state-of-the-art technologies along with improvements in ergonomics and battery life no doubt results in one of the best full-frame cameras on the market today.