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Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

96points

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

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Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
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103 facts in comparison

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* vs Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
98
points
Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
96
points
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* better than Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*?

  • 2.35x larger sensor
    ?

    24 x 35.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 1.75x more megapixels (main camera)
    42.4MPvs24.2MP
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    102400 ISOvs51200 ISO
  • 300shots longer battery life
    ?

    650shotsvs350shots
  • 2.51x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3523 ISOvs1405 ISO
  • 15 better image quality
    ?

    100vs85
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 6.12% better color depth
    ?

    26bitsvs24.5bits

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* better than Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*?

  • 10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    11fpsvs10fps
  • 222g lighter
    453gvs675g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 41.57% less body volume
    427.89cm³vs732.3030990000001cm³
  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    2vs1

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Design

1.Weather-sealed
?

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

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
2.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
4. more viewfinder coverage
?

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.

Best

Fujifilm GFX100

100%

100%

100%

5.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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
6.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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Optics

1.focus points
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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

425

425

2.has AF tracking
?

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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
3.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

24 x 35.9mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.widest aperture
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

f/4 (Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

f/4 (Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

5.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

2.9x (Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

0.23x (Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*)

6.maximum light sensitivity
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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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

102400 ISO

51200 ISO

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
4.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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

2

1

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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
6.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.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Battery

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

650shots

350shots

2.battery power
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

2280mAh

1100mAh

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

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
6.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

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

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Features

1.image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

100

85

2.noise
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

3523 ISO

1405 ISO

3.color depth
?

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

26bits

24.5bits

4.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

14.8Evs

14.7Evs

13.7Evs

5.has an external memory slot
?

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.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
6.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

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