86points

Sony a7R IV

81points

Sony a7S III

Sony a7R IV
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Sony a7R IV vs Sony a7S III

Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
86
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Sony a7R IV
81
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Sony a7S III

Why is Sony a7R IV better than Sony a7S III?

  • 0.28% larger sensor
    ?

    35.7 x 23.8mmvs35.6 x 23.8mm
  • 4.69x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    61MPvs13MP
  • 70shots longer battery life
    ?

    670shotsvs600shots
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • 34g lighter
    ?

    665gvs699g
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
    ?

Why is Sony a7S III better than Sony a7R IV?

  • 192 more focus points
    ?

    759vs567
  • 3.98x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    409600 ISOvs102800 ISO
  • 4x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 120fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • 9.87% less body volume
    ?

    870.58cm³vs965.952cm³
  • 0.1 newer USB version
    ?

    3.2vs3.1
  • 3680k dots higher resolution (EVF)
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    9440k dotsvs5760k dots
  • 180Mbps higher movie recording bitrate
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    280Mbpsvs100Mbps
  • 0.1mm narrower
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    128.9mmvs129mm

Price comparison

Sony a7R IV

ProductStorePrice
Sony a7R IV pricegrabberSony Alpha 7R IV Full Frame Mirrorless C...Sony Alpha 7R IV Full Frame Mirrorless Camera- Body Only
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$3,198.00
Sony a7R IV aliexpressIV Quick Release QR L Plate Vertival Bra...IV Quick Release QR L Plate Vertival Bracket Grip Adjustment for Sony a7r iv A74/ A7R4/ A7M4 Camera Compatible for Arca Swiss
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$36.99

Sony a7S III

Buy used:

$1,475.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
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$2,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony ILCE7S/B Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digit...Sony ILCE7S/B Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera
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$2,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camer...Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens, Tripod and Ball Head, Bag, 64GB SD Card, Battery and Dual Charger, Accessories, Case, Dust Blower and Lens Cap Keeper Bundle (9 Items)
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$1,198.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
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$898.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchang...Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) (ILCE9/B),Black
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$3,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless ...Sony Alpha a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) ILCE7M3/B - Bundle Kit (Renewed)
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$1,779.95
Sony a7S III AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
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$3,198.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame E-Mount Lens Bundle
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$3,098.00
Sony a7S III aliexpressSony Alpha A7 III ILCE7M3/B Mirrorless D...Sony Alpha A7 III ILCE7M3/B Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Only
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$1890.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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

665g

699g

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.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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.

Optics

1.sensor size

35.7 x 23.8mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

567

759

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

61MP

13MP

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.
4.maximum light sensitivity

102800 ISO

409600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

10fps

10fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 120fps

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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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.Battery life (CIPA)

670shots

600shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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.
3.Has a remote control
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S 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.
5.has an HDMI output
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S III
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Sony a7R IV

ProductStorePrice
Sony a7R IV pricegrabberSony Alpha 7R IV Full Frame Mirrorless C...Sony Alpha 7R IV Full Frame Mirrorless Camera- Body Only
pricegrabber logo
$3,198.00
Sony a7R IV aliexpressIV Quick Release QR L Plate Vertival Bra...IV Quick Release QR L Plate Vertival Bracket Grip Adjustment for Sony a7r iv A74/ A7R4/ A7M4 Camera Compatible for Arca Swiss
aliexpress logo
$36.99

Sony a7S III

Buy used:

$1,475.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony ILCE7S/B Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digit...Sony ILCE7S/B Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera
Amazon logo
$2,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camer...Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens, Tripod and Ball Head, Bag, 64GB SD Card, Battery and Dual Charger, Accessories, Case, Dust Blower and Lens Cap Keeper Bundle (9 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,198.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
Amazon logo
$898.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchang...Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) (ILCE9/B),Black
Amazon logo
$3,498.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony Alpha a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless ...Sony Alpha a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) ILCE7M3/B - Bundle Kit (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,779.95
Sony a7S III AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
Amazon logo
$3,198.00
Sony a7S III AmazonSony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame E-Mount Lens Bundle
Amazon logo
$3,098.00
Sony a7S III aliexpressSony Alpha A7 III ILCE7M3/B Mirrorless D...Sony Alpha A7 III ILCE7M3/B Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Only
aliexpress logo
$1890.00

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