Sony a7RIII Pixel Shift, High ISO, Buffer Testing, and Worth The Upgrade?

The Sony a7RIII looks like a pretty crazy camera from the buffer test below. One of my biggest issues with the Sony a9 was how it encourages you to shoot an irresponsible amount and it looks like the a7RIII might have a similar issue if you shoot it in burst mode too much. I am still editing photos from my time with the Sony a9 from way overshooting and I hate pairing down my photos so owning a camera that shoots too quickly is never good for me, but it’s good to have the option. Thankfully ill never touch the 10fps mode because it drops the RAW files to 12-bit, but 8fps might be useful at times.

As for Pixel Shift, its utility is very subject and photographer skill dependant. Luminous landscape and insights4print do a good job of exploring its usefulness, but I really think Sony needs to compile these shots in camera so that you can check them on the spot. If you’re forced to use a computer to compile the image then you won’t know if you got the shot until much later and that is not something photographers expect when shooting a digital camera.

luminous-landscape – Pixel Shift

insights4print – PSMS: Does it Deliver?

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