94points

Sony Alpha a7 III

82points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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Sony Alpha a7 III
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Sony Alpha a7 III vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has AF tracking
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • 6.93% less body volume
    902.21cm³vs969.3745600000002cm³
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has touch autofocus

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 158g lighter
    492gvs650g
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has GPS
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 35mm narrower
    92mmvs127mm
  • Has a flash

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3. more 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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

4.has an optical viewfinder
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

5.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.weight

650g

492g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

693

15

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

35.8 x 23.8mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

24MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

12800 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.

Best

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
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

1080 x 60fps

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 phase detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 timelapse function
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

For example

Leica Q-P

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

2.has a microphone in
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.has stereo speakers
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5.has a zoom microphone
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

1. longer battery life

610shots

330shots

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

2280mAh

1080mAh

Best

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

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.wireless charging
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Features

1.image quality

96

73

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

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.color depth

25bits

23bits

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

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

3.dynamic range

14.7Evs

12.4Evs

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 D810A

14.8Evs

4.Has WiFi
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.can be controlled remotely
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.Has focus motor
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.Is a normal lens
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony Alpha a7 III
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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