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Sony Alpha a7R III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony Alpha a7R III. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the price and image quality are overall positive. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the flash. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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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 100/100 = 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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2018-04

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 : 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

Techradar Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A7R III review

 

Sony's megapixel monster gets a performance boost

10fps at 42.2MP ; Advanced 5-axis IS system ; Large and bright EVF ; Fast AF performance ; Improved handling

Battery life could still be better ; Limited touchscreen control ; Only one SD slot supports UHS-II cards

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.

2018-01

Expert review by : Timothy Coleman (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money

 

The Sony A7R III is the epitome of competence, whatever your genre of photography. Only the more demanding sports and wildlife photographers will need

Sharp images with plenty of detail and exceptional dynamic range ; Much improved new battery with 650-single-shot-life ; Lovely electronic viewfinder ; Very respectable high-speed performance ; Customisable 'My Menu' for direct access to most used...

Still takes a while to work your way around the camera ; LCD touchscreen lacks some functionality ; Some buttons/dials are not the easiest to control ; Still uncomfortable to hold with larger lenses

In terms of all-round competence, the Sony A7R III goes head-to-head with the Nikon D850 as the best full-frame camera money can buy. It's battle of mirrorless versus DSLR.

2018-01

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha 77 Mark II review

 

Sony's enthusiast-level SLT gets a speed boost as well as better image quality

24Mp sensor captures lots of detail ; Excellent AF system ; Good noise control

Cumbersome articulating mechanism on the screen ; 12fps option on the mode dial rather than within the continuous shooting options ; No touch-screen

Image quality from this camera is excellent, even at high sensitivity settings. Also, the autofocus system is fast and accurate; it can even cope with very low light levels, making this a great camera for enthusiasts who want to shoot a range of...

2014-07

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...

2018-04

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Michael Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A7 III

 

A simply excellent full-frame camera at the price. Sony A7 III.

Excellent value for money ; Improved battery stamina ; Fast and responsive autofocus system ; Revised button layout for intuitive control

AF point illumination could be improved ; Convoluted menu system ; Thin plastic port covers aren’t weather-sealed ; Handles poorly with large gloves in cold climates

Simply put, the Sony A7 III is the finest example of the most affordable full-frame camera on the market. It’s a sensational camera for the money and compliments the ever-evolving Sony A7-series quite brilliantly.

2018-04

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Sony A7 III

 

When some companies launch a "basic" model, they usually have no frills and are kind of boring as they want you to pay more to upgrade. I don't even think they want to sell the basic model sometimes, it's just so you can compare the more expensive one...

2018-02

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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

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