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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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The battery and image quality also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the lens and focus. There are some mixed comments about the storage and shutter.

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durability, flash, price, focus, lens

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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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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2018-09

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Sony Alpha A7R III review: Mirrorless, but certainly not pointless

 

The Sony Alpha A7R III is easily one of the best cameras you can buy at the moment. Here is our detailed review of Sony Alpha A7R III.

2018-04

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Sony A7R III review

 

Sony hits the prosumer sweet spot with its latest full-frame camera

Fast burst mode and autofocus ; Superb all-round video and still quality ; Lengthy battery life

Large body by CSC standards ; Screen tilts but doesn’t flip

A true imaging powerhouse, with the price tag to match

2018-02

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."

2017-12

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A7R III

 

The best mirrorless camera that money can buy. Sony A7R III.

Phenomenal image quality in almost any situation ; Extremely fast and responsive ; Compact, lightweight design with well-placed controls ; Superb electronic viewfinder ; In-body image stabilisation gives sharper images with any lens

AF area is invisible when moved using the joystick ; Rear screen only tilts up or down ; Handgrip too close to the lens for shooting with gloves

Quite simply, the Sony A7R III is a ludicrously brilliant camera, and one of the very best on the market.

2017-12

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

2017-10

Expert review by : Dale Baskin (dpreview.com)

Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

 

Mirrorless compared: Nikon Z7 and Sony a7R III. Nikon has finally announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z7, and it probably won't come as any surprise that it's poised to take on the current high resolution mirrorless king: the a7R III....

Sony's early adoption of full-frame mirrorless means that it has owned the category until now, but the Z7 is a shot across the bow from Nikon.

2018-08

Expert review by : T3.com (t3.com)

Sony Alpha A7R III review: quite simply one of the best cameras in the world

 

It’s the best mirrorless all-rounder and one of the best cameras of any kind

42.2MP at 10fps ; 5-axis IS system ; Fast autofocus

Battery could be better

2018-04

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,...

2017-12

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...

At its core, the a7R III can be seen as a mashup of the best parts of its predecessor, the a7R II, and Sony's sports-shooting flagship a9. As with Nikon's D850 for DSLR users, the a7R III has the potential to be a 'Goldilocks' camera for those looking...

2017-11

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.

I'm not rating the a7R III at this time. I've only had a few hours to use it, and there's simply more testing required before I go about recommending a $3,200 camera.

2017-10

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

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.49
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):35.9 x 24
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 resolution: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:73.7
Height :95.6
Weight:657
Width:126.9