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Sony Alpha a7 III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Sony Alpha a7 III. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and sensor are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the storage and shutter. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

performance, image quality, price, sensor, portability

viewfinder, battery, low-light, shutter, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7 III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony A7 III review: A peerless full-frame mirrorless camera

 

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...

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

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

The Sony Alpha A7 III might not have the highest resolution, fastest shooting speed or best video quality. But by borrowing features from the flagship A9 and A7R III, it's uniformly excellent at everything.

May, 2018

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7 III hands-on review

 

Excellent still image quality ; Excellent 4K video ; 10 FPS continuous shooting ; Significantly improved battery life ; Best value in its class

Slightly heavier than mark II model

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Sony a7 III Review

 

The Sony a7 III sets a new benchmark for full-frame cameras thanks to its compelling combination of value and capability. It's at home shooting everything from sports to portraits, and is one of the most impressive all-around cameras we've seen in a...

Put simply, the Sony a7 III is a new benchmark for full frame cameras due to its compelling combination of value and capability – and the fact that this series of cameras has come so far in less than five years is impressive in its own right. For...

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony a7 III

 

The Sony a7 III is an entry-level full-frame camera that goes well beyond the basics in features, with excellent image quality, 10fps subject tracking, and 4K video capture.

24MP full-frame BSI sensor. 10fps with tracking. 5-axis stabilization. 4K HDR video. Silent shooting available. Tilting touch LCD. Dual SD slots. Vastly improved battery. Focus joystick. Flat profiles available.

Screen not true vari-angle. Only one card slot is UHS-II. No in-body flash. Accessory required for time-lapse. Shooting buffer must clear to start video. Dense menu system. Omits PC sync socket.

The Sony a7 III looks a lot like the a7 II, but the upgrades inside are palpable. Its sensor offers the same resolution, but the BSI design improves high ISO performance. The autofocus system is vastly improved, with much wider coverage and 10fps...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Sony A7 III and A7R III review: mirrorless magic

 

Sony's latest professional mirrorless cameras pack a punch

Best value in class ; Great image quality ; 10fps image shooting! ; Excellent controls and grip ; Reliable battery life

Menu system could use a complete redesign ; EVF sub-par compared to rest of the Alpha line

Ultimately, 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...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Sony a7 III studio scene published

 

Our review of the Sony a7 III is well underway and, as part of this, we're publishing our studio test scene. We'll be building out the review in the coming weeks as we test and shoot the camera in a series of situations.

Mar, 2018

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

Sony A7 III

 

The Good. For an affordable camera, the Sony a7 III is jam-packed with features you'll find in the more expensive bodies. It's got the autofocus power to keep up with many action shots and the very wide ISO range of the $4k Sony a9. It's got the...

Jul, 2018

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

Sony a7 III Review

 

The a7 III announcement sent waves across the camera marketplace and as I complete this review, many weeks after the camera first hit the streets, it remains out of stock at all major retailers. Sony has been aggressively pursuing marketshare, using...

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7 III Review

 

Sony referred to the A7 III as a "basic model" during their early promotion, whether jokingly or not, but the A7 III is far from being basic. Indeed, it's so well-specced on paper that it surprised a lot of people who weren't expecting such a...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7 II Review

 

Excellent 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; Sensor-shift IS brings stabilization to nearly any lens; Much-improved ergonomics and top-deck control layout; 'Mark II' maintains same impressive image quality, dynamic range and high ISO performance;...

(Similar to A7): Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Battery life could be better; Low-light AF still not as good as most DSLRs; High ISO JPEGs look over-processed; Slow buffer clearing; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses (but...

Sony has yet another winner on their hands with the A7 II. By addressing some of the design and ergonomic quirks of the original model, as well as providing a notable technological achievement with their 5-axis image stabilization -- and some subtle,...

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3,LPCM
Built-in Microphone:Y
Noise reduction:Y

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):710
Battery life (max):3.5
Battery Type:NP-FZ100
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF 2.0,Exif 2.31,MPF,PRINT Image Matching III
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
Eye Relief:0.906
Histogram:Y
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
Photo effects:Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback Modes:Folder
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black
Dustproof:Y

Display

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

Flash

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

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:693
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Filter size:2.17
Focal length range (f-f):1.12 - 2.75
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:3.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.12
Minimum aperture number:36
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.62

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 51200, Auto
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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC

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

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPEG
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3936 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:25.3

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB connector:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1

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
Lens cap included:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y
Viewfinder:2359296

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

Viewfinder screen size:0.51
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.9
Height:3.76
Lens diameter:2.85
Lens length:3.27
Lens weight:10.4
Weight:22.9
Width:5.1