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Sony a7S III

"The A7S III is a good camera for photographers but an excellent one for video makers. Compact, well-built and thoughtfully designed,"
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Pros

  • 12MP full-frame sensor
  • 4K recording at 10-bit quality
  • 120fps slow motion at 4K
  • Face and eye detection autofocus
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Incredible low light performance
  • Proper flip-out screen
  • Great image quality
  • Impressive battery life

Cons

  • No 6K or 8K video
  • Quite heavy with a decent lens
  • Menu button remains unusually placed
  • Limited appeal for stills photographers

Overall Rating

95.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 259 customer and expert reviews from 12 review sites and 1 stores.
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  • 96.5%
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  • 97.1%
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  • 99.2%
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  • 99.6%
    Battery Life
  • 97.1%
    Video Quality
  • 95.6%
    Build Quality

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The Sony a7S III has one of the best 4K video feature sets you'll find in a full-frame mirrorless camera, including 120fps capture for slow-motion playback.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • 12MP full-frame sensor
  • 4K recording at 10-bit quality
  • 120fps slow motion at 4K
  • Face and eye detection autofocus
  • Subject tracking at 10fps
  • High sensitivity for low light
  • 5-axis IBIS
  • Dust and splash protection

Cons

  • CFExpress cards required for best quality slow-motion video
  • Video autofocus doesn't work SLR lens adapters

It’s taken Sony five years to upgrade the video-centric A7S II to a Mark III, but the wait has been worth it for keen enthusiast and professional moviemakers. It might not boast 6K or 8K video resolution of some of its rivals, and with only 12.1MP it’s not a powerhouse super-stills machine either. But apart from a big and expensive cinema camera, it’s the only camera that can shoot 4K at 60p full frame with no crop, recorded internally, in 10-bit 4:2:2 with no limitations on recording time and with all the advanced AF functions still working.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Amazing real world video specs
  • Incredible low light performance
  • Stunning AF, even for video

Cons

  • Still images only 12MP
  • No waveform monitoring
  • No 6K or 8K video

After the 8K-capabilities of the Canon EOS R5, the Sony A7S III might seem a bit of an anti-climax. I’m sure some videographers were hoping for a big jump in resolution from the 12mp A7S II. However, Sony already has the 61Mp A7R IV and the 24Mp A7 III, so sticking with 12Mp means that the A7S III has even better low-light capability than its predecessor but with a much better autofocus system, a vari-angle screen and the highest-resolution viewfinder around. The A7S III is about more than grabbing the headlines for its resolution, it promises to make capturing 4K video easier than before and for that video quality to be the best 4K footage you can get from a Sony camera. It doesn’t disappoint as the quality of the footage is superb.

Read more on camerajabber.com

Pros

  • Vari angle touchscreen and class leading electronic viewfinder
  • Large pixels for great low light performance
  • 4K full pixel readout without binning and 10 bit depth 4:2:2 colour available in all recording formats

Cons

  • 12Mp seems low resolution for stills
  • Uses a new memory card format CFexpress Type A that's interchangeable with SD

This may just be Sony's most impressive video-centric camera to date (well, ignoring the ultra-pricey Alpha A1). By using the right sensor, processing power and heat dissipation, Sony offers full-frame recording at staggering resolutions and quality, and does so in a well-designed piece of kit. The price might make you wince though.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Great low-light performance
  • Strong video capabilities
  • Lots of flexibility offered by ports
  • Proper flip-out screen
  • Impressive autofocus and tracking
  • Great image quality

Cons

  • It's expensive
  • Quite heavy with a decent lens
  • Menu button remains unusually placed
  • 12MP resolution may limit some photographers

Find out how the Sony Alpha A7S III performs in our in-depth review. With a full-frame 12mp sensor, the A7S III offers exceptional low-light performance, but is it enough for photographers? Or is it best suited to video use?

Read more on ephotozine.com

A finely tuned low-light 4K champion

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Class-leading low-light video
  • New Touch UI
  • Fully articulating touchscreen
  • Impressive battery life
  • No overheating issues

Cons

  • Pricier than predecessor at launch
  • Low resolution for stills

The A7S III is a good camera for photographers but an excellent one for video makers. Compact, well-built and thoughtfully designed,

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Truly superb for video shooters
  • Excellent low light performance
  • Vastly improved menu system

Cons

  • Limited appeal for stills photographers
  • No 8K video

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