Sony a7S II vs. Sony a7 III vs. Sony a7R IV

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Sep 18, 2019
Sep 11, 2015
Feb 27, 2018
Jul 16, 2019
 
$3000
$2000
$3500
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
4240 x 2832
6000 x 4000
9504 x 6336
4240 x 2384, 2768 x 1848, 2768 x 1560, 2128 x 1416, 2128 x 1200, 1376 x 920, 1376 x 776
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
 
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
24 megapixels
61 megapixels
12 megapixels
25 megapixels
63 megapixels
Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm)
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Bionz X
Bionz X
Bionz X
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-409600)
Auto, 100-51200
Auto, ISO 100-32000 (expands to 50-102800)
50
50
50
409600
204800
102800
10
11
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
5-axis
 
 
 
5 stop(s)
5.5 stop(s)
RAW
RAW
RAW
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
  • Contrast, saturation, sharpness
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2x)
Yes (4)
Yes (2x - 4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
169
693
567
Sony E
Sony E
Sony E
1×
1×
1×
 
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
1,228,800
921,600
1,440,000
No
Yes
Yes
TFT-LCD
 
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
0.78×
0.78×
0.78×
2,359,296
2,359,296
5,760,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Selection
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene
 
No
No
No
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
 
 
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
  • Single
  • Continuous (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo)
  • Self-timer
  • Bracketing (Ex0osure, WB, DRO)
5.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p [60-100Mbps]), Full HD (1920 x 1080 @ 120p/60p/60i/30p/24p [50-100Mbps]), 720p (30p [16Mbps])
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
XLR support via adapter
Supports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG
 
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 25 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
 
 
Yes
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4:2:2 8-bit 4K or 1080 video output)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 + NFC
Yes (wired or smartphone)
Yes (wired)
Yes (via smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger
370
710
670
627 g (1.38 lb / 22.12 oz)
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
665 g (1.47 lb / 23.46 oz)
127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91)
129 x 96 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.78 x 3.07)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
None
None
None