Seven Things You Might Want To Know Before Buying The Sony a7 III

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Sony a7 III at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 2.36m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
  • USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

Sony cameras are hyped and tech-packed, but regularly fall short on simple things, like ergonomics. In this short video, DIYPhotography lists seven aspects of the A7III that might disappoint you, especially if you discover them after having bought the Sony a7 III:

  1. No built-in Intervalometer
  2. The touchscreen is infuriating
  3. Only one UHS-II memory card slot
  4. Default settings are good for no one
  5. There is no battery charger
  6. Confusing Menus
  7. Monitor Lag

Here is the video:

Sony a7 III: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

[via DIY Photography]

This Photographer switched back to Canon from Sony, here is why

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We usually see a lot of post/articles where photographers explain they switched away from Canon, usually to Sony or Fuji.

Photographer Marc Schultz leaved Canon for Sony, and now he is coming back. He lists 5 reason for his switch back to Canon.

  1. Better Autofocus for Video
  2. Canon Log
  3. Better Color Science
  4. Ease Of Use
  5. Feel In The Hand

I think the first 3 points don’t need much of a discussion, especially Canon having a much better color rendering than the competition. The last 2 points, “ease of use” and “feel in the hand” are rarely underlined when people compares Canon ergonomics to the competition’s solutions. Canon not only has a great interface and menu system, but as Marc Schultz says about holding a Canon camera in his hands:

One of the most important things, something often less emphasized by others, is how a camera feels in your hand when shooting. When I am clutching a Canon DSLR, I always feel like it is just the perfect fit and feel, which gives me a relaxed confidence when shooting. This is something that is very necessary in my opinion in order to stay focused on what you are shooting, and without being distracted by the awkward or uncomfortable shape of a camera that you don’t like.

Couldn’t agree more. These things are as much important as sensor resolution or fancy features.

[via Marc Schultz via PetaPixel]

Let’s talk video performance: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III video-comparison

 

Sony A7R IIIvs EOS 5D Mark IV

Sony A7R III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Which one is better for video?

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted part 4 of his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV () vs Sony A7R III () showdown. This episode examines video performance of the two cameras.

Part 3 was about high ISO performance and resolution. Part 2 was about dynamic range, Canon isn’t exactly famous for being industry leading here. Part 1 of the EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III showdown was about color science, where Canon is the state of the art other have to reference.

Let’s talk ISO performance and resolution: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III video-comparison

 

Sony A7R IIIvs EOS 5D Mark IV

Sony A7R III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Which one has better ISO performance?

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted part 3 of his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV () vs Sony A7R III () showdown. This episode examines high ISO performance and resolution of the two cameras.

Part 2 was about dynamic range, Canon isn’t exactly famous for being industry leading here. Part 1 of the EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III showdown was about color science, where Canon is the state of the art other have to reference.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III vs Nikon D850 showdown

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Dan Watson posted a 20 minutes video where he compares the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV () with the Sony A7R III () and the Nikon D850 ().

The comparison is all about skintones, low light performance, dynamic range, ergonomics, and more. You can download the raw files used for the comparison from here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon

Sony A7R III: Amazon

Nikon D850: Amazon

Let’s talk Dynamic Range: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III video-comparison

Sony A7R IIIvs EOS 5D Mark IV

Sony A7R III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Which one has more dynamic range?

 

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted part 2 of his Canon EOS 5D Mark IV () vs Sony A7R III () showdown. Part 2 is about dynamic range, and Canon isn’t exactly famous for being industry leading here. Part 1 of the EOS 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R III showdown was about color science.

Enjoy!

[via Dustin Abbott]