31points
25points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

89points
67points

Sony Alpha 7R III

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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60 facts in comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs Sony Alpha 7R III

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
31
points
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
89
points
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha 7R III?

  • 320g lighter
    355gvs675g
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 56.16% less body volume
    321.02cm³vs732.3030990000001cm³
  • 22.3mm thinner
    38mmvs60.3mm
  • 29.7mm shorter
    66mmvs95.7mm

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

  • 9.83x larger sensor
    ?

    24 x 35.9mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 20.38x more megapixels (main camera)
    42.4MPvs2.08MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has AF tracking
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    ?

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
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$569.00

Sony Alpha 7R III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body
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$2,498.00
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorles...Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Renewed)
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$2,349.00
Sony Alpha 7R III pricegrabberSony Alpha ILCE-7RM3/B Full Frame Mirror...Sony Alpha ILCE-7RM3/B Full Frame Mirrorless Camera- Body Only
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$2,498.00
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$42.12

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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Sony Alpha 7R III
2.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.weight
?

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

355g

675g

6.is a system camera
?

A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Optics

1.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

12.48 x 7.02mm

24 x 35.9mm

2.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.megapixels (main camera)
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Best

Panono Camera

108MP

2.08MP

42.4MP

6.has sensor shift stabilization
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With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.Supports slow-motion video recording
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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2.dynamic range
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The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

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13Evs

14.7Evs

3.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
4.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III
6.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha 7R III

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Amazon logo
$569.00

Sony Alpha 7R III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body
Amazon logo
$2,498.00
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorles...Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$2,349.00
Sony Alpha 7R III pricegrabberSony Alpha ILCE-7RM3/B Full Frame Mirror...Sony Alpha ILCE-7RM3/B Full Frame Mirrorless Camera- Body Only
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$2,498.00
Sony Alpha 7R III aliexpressPixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Ada...Pixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Adapter Suit For Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount NEX A7 III/A7R III/Alpha A9/Alpha 7R/Alpha 7
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$42.12

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