DPReview: Sony a7III Receives Gold Award

DPReviews has given the Sony a7III a glowing review and no one should be surprised. The a7III offers an incredible value for those looking to purchase a full frame camera and you can read the full review here or just check out the summary below.

Put simply, the Sony a7 III is a new benchmark for full frame cameras due to its compelling combination of value and capability – and the fact that this series of cameras has come so far in less than five years is impressive in its own right. For around the same price as an ‘entry-level’ full frame camera in 2012 and 2013, the a7 III offers speed for the sports shooter, autofocus accuracy for the portraitist, dynamic range for the landscape photographer and low light image quality for the couple at a candlelit dinner. And don’t forget about the best video quality and feature set this side of a dedicated cinema rig.

What we like What we don’t
  • New 24 megapixel BSI sensor
  • Great low ISO dynamic range, and high ISO noise performance
  • Very reliable autofocus system lifted from Sony’s a9 sports camera
  • Updated ergonomics including an autofocus joystick
  • 10 frames-per-second burst shooting, dropping to 8 with ‘live view’
  • Very high-quality 4K and HD video, including Log capture and slow-motion
  • Updated menu system
  • Good battery life
  • Market-leading noise reduction and detail in out-of-camera JPEGs
  • Expansive customization options for both stills and video capture
  • Good wireless connectivity
  • USB charging, USB C / 3.1 connection
  • Headphone / mic jack included
  • Viewfinder resolution on the low side
  • Lacks DSLR feeling of ‘immediacy’ for controls and menus
  • Continuous AF at smaller apertures can result in hunting or focus failure
  • Only one card slot supports the faster UHS-II format
  • Some lenses may result in ‘striping’ in images containing flare
  • Lackluster touchscreen experience
  • Moiré artifacts may be a problem
  • Weather-sealing doesn’t appear to be as robust as competitors
  • Unintuitive video autofocus
  • Some buttons are too small and could use more tactile feedback
  • No in-camera Raw processing
  • 8-bit internal and external video capture limits Log footage flexibility

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