Does the A7RIII shoot 14 Bit at 10FPS?

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9VIII Senior Member • Posts: 1,046
Does the A7RIII shoot 14 Bit at 10FPS?

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r-iii/sony-a7r-iiiA.HTM#comparison

About 2/3 of the way down this article from Imaging Resource, under the section "The Sony A7R III Image Sensor" you'll find this quote:

"The camera does drop to 12-bit RAWs when shooting in continuous burst mode using the compressed RAW format"

where DPReview seems to make a statement directly opposed to that in bold at the start of a recent article, though DPReview does not give any numbers:

"The Sony a7R III retains its dynamic range even in bursts."

https://www.dpreview.com/news/4302149407/sony-a7r-iii-dynamic-range-improved-nearly-matches-chart-topping-nikon-d850

So which is it?

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Richard Butler
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Re: Does the A7RIII shoot 14 Bit at 10FPS?
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9VIII wrote:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r-iii/sony-a7r-iiiA.HTM#comparison

About 2/3 of the way down this article from Imaging Resource, under the section "The Sony A7R III Image Sensor" you'll find this quote:

"The camera does drop to 12-bit RAWs when shooting in continuous burst mode using the compressed RAW format"

where DPReview seems to make a statement directly opposed to that in bold at the start of a recent article, though DPReview does not give any numbers:

"The Sony a7R III retains its dynamic range even in bursts."

https://www.dpreview.com/news/4302149407/sony-a7r-iii-dynamic-range-improved-nearly-matches-chart-topping-nikon-d850

So which is it?

It's both. In compressed mode it drops to 12-bit, in uncompressed mode (which you'd need to be in, if you were worried about DR) it stays in 14-bit.

Richard - dpreview.com

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