Sony Alpha a7R III
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The Sony a7R Mark III is a full-frame mirrorless camera that uses a 42.4MP stabilized BSI CMOS sensor. The Mark III has numerous improvements over its predecessor, many of which are borrowed from the flagship a9. Faster processing and a redesigned shutter allow for 10 fps bursts (or 8 fps with no viewfinder blackout), and a refined autofocus system promises better subject tracking performance. The design hasn't changed much, with the main additions being a higher resolution EVF, joystick for adjusting the focus point, dual SD card slots and a higher capacity battery. Video can be captured at UHD 4K (30p) using the full-width of the sensor or a Super 35 crop, and 1080/120p option is also available. The a7R III supports S-Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma profiles, among others.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||7952 x 5304|
|Effective pixels||42 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length mult.||1×|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S|
|Storage types||Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one)|
|USB||USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||657 g (1.45 lb / 23.17 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91″)|
It's fair to say that the Sony a7R III is a great option for an incredibly wide variety of photographers. Offering great image quality, fast burst shooting speeds, high quality 4K video and a reasonably compact package, it's an incredibly well-rounded offering. The endless customization options can be daunting at first, but in the end, it's a camera equally at home capturing fast action one moment, and expansive landscapes the next.
Good for: Hybrid stills and video shooters, photographers looking for a versatile tool for a wide range of subjects in a compact package.
Not so good for: Those that need the absolute best in autofocus tracking, those that require even faster burst speeds.
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