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Sony Alpha 7R III

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Sony Alpha 7R III review: specs and price

Sony Alpha 7R III
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    42.4MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    24 x 35.9mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
    425vs46.93
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    102400 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
    650shotsvs389.64shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2816s
  • more viewfinder coverage
    100%vs98.21%

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
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Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3. more viewfinder coverage

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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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Leica Q-P

100%

4.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

5. higher resolution (screen)

1440k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.weight

675g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

425

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

24 x 35.9mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.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.

4.megapixels

42.4MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

102400 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.

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Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

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.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.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.

5.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.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
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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.

2.has a microphone in
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.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.

5.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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

650shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

2.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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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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.

4.can be controlled remotely
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
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It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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