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Sony Alpha a7R III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony Alpha a7R III. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and image quality. The size and battery also get good feedback. Many are critical about the flash and price. Views are divided on the storage.

performance, battery, size, image quality, usability

price, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7R III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7R III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha a7R III from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony's A7R III mirrorless can take anything you throw at it

 

Sony's A7R III handles landscapes, action and video with aplomb.

Its only real rival is the superb Nikon D850, and which you choose may depend on whether you prefer mirrorless or DSLR. DP Review called them "genuinely two of the best cameras the world has ever seen."

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7R Mark III hands-on review

 

With big improvements to battery life and performance, Sony's A7R Mark III is a worthy successor.

42.4MP full-frame sensor ; 10 FPS burst shooting ; Vastly improved battery life ; Improved image stabilization ; Improved AF performance

No “anti-distortion shutter” rating ; Burst mode limits compressed RAWs to 12-bit

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony a7R III

 

The a7R III takes Sony's proven high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera and improves upon its speed, autofocus system, and video capabilities.

Proven 42MP full-frame sensor. Improved processor and autofocus system. 10fps image capture with tracking. Silent shooting option. Tilting touch LCD. Dual card slots. Larger battery than a7R II.

Only one card slot supports UHS-II speeds. No built-in flash. No in-camera time-lapse support. Can't start video until image buffer is cleared. Dense menu system.

The a7R III doesn't offer increased resolution when compared with its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it's not a serious upgrade. It takes a sensor that's already proven to deliver excellent performance and ekes a bit more dyanmic range out of it,...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Sony a7R Mark III review

 

Sony's a7R Mark III shoots 42.4MP files at 10fps and incorporates a robust video feature set, large battery, refined ergonomics and more. It certainly looks impressive, but what is it like to use, and how does it stack up against the rest of the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (steves-digicams.com)

Sony A7R III

 

NOTE: this page was originally published as a PREVIEW and has now been updated as a FULL REVIEW. Also, you can read our earlier First Impressions review by clicking HERE.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Sony a7R III Review

 

The a7R III arrives as Sony's highest resolution MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) and is rivaled only by the a9 as the most-fully-featured Sony option. After finishing the review, I stated "As I go back to my Sony a7R II to continue work...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A7R III camera for professionals | LetsGoDigital

 

Sony released a new full-frame mirrorless camera. The Sony Alpha 7R III incorporates professional photo and video features.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 7 III DSLR camera

 

Sony A7 III SLR camera : In just over two weeks, Sony will announce a series of new product introductions. On Sunday, April 23 several new Sony Alpha SLR cameras are expected. Initially it was thought the Sony A7S III would be unveiled, but as more...

Apr, 2017

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7R III Review

 

The A7R III is the most well-balanced Sony camera to date, offering a compelling mix of resolution, speed and size that also makes it one of the best cameras that we've ever reviewed, be that mirrorless or DSLR.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7R III Review

 

The Sony A7R III sees improvements in pretty much every area: physical design features, image quality, speed and performance, as well as video recording capabilities and battery life.

Fantastic image quality; Improved dynamic range over its predecessor; Very good high ISO performance; Much improved real-world AF performance; Class-leading burst rates, even with RAW; Improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization; Better 4K video...

Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash; Buffer clearing still slow despite UHS-II support.

The Sony A7R III sees improvements in pretty much every area: physical design features, image quality, speed and performance, as well as video recording capabilities and battery life. The A7R III remains a top-notch camera for pixel-peepers, capturing...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3,LPCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y
Noise reduction:Y
Voice recording:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:2280
Battery life (CIPA standard):650
Battery life (max):190
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB
Video recording time:115

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF,PRINT Image Matching III
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Sepia, Vivid
Playback Modes:Fast forward, Repeat, Zoom
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sunset / Landscape, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,3,5,10 / 2,5,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1440000 / 921600
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash metering modes:Wireless triggering
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Fill-in, Forced off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Pre-flash:Y
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:399 / 425
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus / Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Lens mount interface:Sony E

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 12800, 32000, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot / Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body / SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:EXIF,JPG,RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Megapixel:42.4
Sensor format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C) / Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):7952 x 5304, 5168x3448, 3984x2656, 5168x3448, 3984x2656, 2592x1728, 7952x4472, 5168x2912, 3984x2240, 5168x2912, 3984x2240, 2592x1456
Supported aspect ratios:3:2 / 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:N
USB connector:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Magnifier:Y
Self-timer:Y
Viewfinder:3686400

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4,XAVC S
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder screen size:0.51
Viewfinder type:Electronic / Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.9
Height:3.76
Weight:23.2
Width:5