Sony Alpha A7 III Digital Camera Review
Sony Alpha A7 III is an outstanding camera that includes many brilliant aspects of Sony’s best products that are A7R III and Alpha A9. Being a mix of A7R III and Alpha A9, the image quality and overall performance of Alpha A7 III is remarkable.
Let’s take a look at the positive and negative aspects of the camera.
Below are the positives:
- The camera has a continuous shooting mode of 10fps
- The camera supports uncropped 4k video
- The camera has 693-point autofocus (AF) system
- The camera has 5-axis in-body image stabilization system
- The camera comes with a dynamic range of 15 stops
- The camera comes with a long-lasting and compact body
- The camera’s OLED electronic viewfinder’s resolution is 2.3M-dot
- The camera comes with a touchscreen
Below are the negatives:
- UHS-II cards are supported by only one SD slot
- There is a fraction of tearing in the EVF
- Touchscreen control is limited
- Accessory ports are not well weather-sealed
Compared to A7S and A7R series, cameras of A7 series weren’t so bright and were labeled as the basic type of cameras with few features, however, the A7 III of A7 series, after getting so many features of Alpha A9 and Alpha A7R III, is no way a basic type of camera.
Sony didn’t find increasing the resolution of A7 III so just like Alpha A7 II, the resolution is kept to 24.2MP. The resolution is the same but the sensor is entirely different and is more advanced. The sensor is basically a back-illuminated sensor that, along with an advanced BIONZ X image processor, has a better sensitivity range than the older model. This is because, compared to the 25600-limit of the A7 II, A7 III, just like Alpha A9, has 204800 ISO ceiling, and thus it is better.
When it comes to EVF’s resolution, even though the A7 III’s 2.3M-dot EVF resolution is lower than A7R III’s 3.8M-dot resolution, still, its magnification from 0.71x to 0.78x makes it better than A7 II.
With Sony Alpha a7III, you can save a lot of time because this camera comes with a touch-sensitive display to ensure browsing of images and setting of a focus point are done on a quick basis. One thing you should know is that the menu of the camera can’t be navigated on a quick basis.
The older model of Alpha A7 III provides 4.5 stops of stabilization but such is not the case with Alpha A7 III because A7 III’s 5-axis image stabilization has been improved and it will provide you 5 stops of stabilization. Even though the difference is slight but still it counts.
Sony Alpha a7III has a 4k video capture and this is something that shouldn’t come as a surprise. When recorded in 24p, the sensor’s full breadth is used along with full pixel readout with no pixel binning. With this, the collected data is 6k. For shooting at 30p, consider the 1.2x crop option that roundabout uses the sensor’s 5k.
The Alpha A7 III comes with a brand new Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) profile that bolsters the workflow of an instant HDR; consequently, HDR-compatible TVs are allowed to playback HDR footage of 4k.
For increasing the color grading, S-Log3 and S-Log2 are also present, and if you are having a desire of shooting full HD footage, then 120fps can do the job for you.
A7 III has slots for two SD cards, however, only one of them, just like A7R, can support fast UHS-II cards. This camera is also blessed by Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity and wifi so that you can transfer images.