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Sony Alpha a7R III

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Sony Alpha a7R III review: specs and price

Sony Alpha a7R III
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Sony Alpha a7R III

Why is Sony Alpha a7R III better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    35.9 x 24mmvs249.7mm
  • Focus points
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    399vs63.98
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    42.4MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs22421.79 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    650shotsvs411.22shots
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    10fpsvs6.98fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42759.78fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/8000svs1/3095s

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
3.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
4.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.
5.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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.focus points

399

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.
2.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
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.
6.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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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
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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.
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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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
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.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.
4.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.
5.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.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

650shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.battery power

2280mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
6.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.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) 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.
2.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.Has a remote control
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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)
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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 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.
6.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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