32points
19points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

89points
69points

Sony Alpha a7 III

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Sony Alpha a7 III
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
32
points
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
89
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Sony Alpha a7 III

Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • 295g lighter
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    355gvs650g
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
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    3.5"vs3"
  • 64.42% less body volume
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    321.02cm³vs902.208cm³
  • 30mm shorter
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    66mmvs96mm
  • 36mm thinner
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    38mmvs74mm

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

  • 9.73x larger sensor
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    35.8 x 23.8mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 11.54x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24MPvs2.08MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has AF tracking
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Buy used:

$849.99

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$75.90

Sony Alpha a7 III

Buy used:

$1,519.01

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

355g

650g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

12.48 x 7.02mm

35.8 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.megapixels (main camera)

2.08MP

24MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.has AF tracking
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
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.
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
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.
6.shoots raw
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
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.
5.has stereo speakers
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has wireless charging
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.dynamic range

13Evs

14.7Evs

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.
4.has an external memory slot
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
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.
6.has an HDMI output
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Buy used:

$849.99

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera aliexpressSmallRig bmpcc 4k Cage DSLR Camera Black...SmallRig bmpcc 4k Cage DSLR Camera Blackmagic Pocket 4k / 6K Camera for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K / 6K BMPCC 4K 2203B
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$75.90

Sony Alpha a7 III

Buy used:

$1,519.01

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a7 III aliexpressSony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Cam...Sony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870 Lens Kit
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$2188.00

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