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Sony a7S III review: Digital Photography Review


Sony’s alpha 7S Mark III is the third iteration in probably the most video-focused of the corporate’s a7 sequence of full body cameras. It is basically a local 4K digital camera with spectacular video specs and a revised person interface. It could seize UHD 4K footage at as much as 120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 encoding and guarantees 16-bit Uncooked video output.

  • 12MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • Bionz XR processor
  • On-sensor section detection
  • ISO 80-102,400 (expandable to 40-409,600)
  • 9.44M-dot EVF with 0.91x magnification
  • 4K video at as much as 120p, 60p for ‘at the least an hour’
  • 16-bit Uncooked video output at as much as 60p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 inner seize (in codecs together with H.265 and All-I H.264)
  • Absolutely articulating LCD
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization with SteadyShot lively mode
  • Twin card slots that every settle for both SD or CFexpress Kind A

The Sony a7S III promote for round $3500. This can be a $500 premium over 2015’s Mark II however nonetheless $500 decrease than the launch value of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H, which we see as its closest competitor.

What’s new and the way it compares

The a7S III provides a sequence of latest options corresponding to 10-bit inner video and Uncooked video output however the modifications go a lot deeper.

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Physique, controls and dealing with

Alongside a number of ergonomic enhancements, which incorporates higher use of the touchscreen, Sony has considerably redesigned its menu system.

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Video testing

The a7S III has a twin acquire sensor and produces impressively low rolling shutter instances.

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Stills and video studio scene

We have shot our studio take a look at scene in each stills and video modes, to allow us to look at the digital camera’s element seize and presentation.

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Video AF, dynamic vary and Uncooked video

We discovered the a7S III’s video AF is superb however not fairly as foolproof as in stills. Its DR, whereas good, would not fairly stay as much as the promise, however is simple to entry. And Uncooked video has promise, however requires some workflow planning.

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The a7S III lives as much as its spectacular specs, offering a extremely versatile video creation device. We’re not fairly so satisfied about it as a stills digital camera, however it’s a robust addition to the market.

Pattern gallery

We have ready a pattern gallery of photographs utilizing a near-final a7S III.

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