đánh giá sony a7r3

When I chạy thử a new camera, I usually have sầu an idea of how the đánh giá might go, but there are always some things that are a complete unknown, and a few things that totally surprise me.

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I know better than to pass judgment on the day a camera is announced. The images, và the user experience are what matter. If a camera has all the best specs but lacks reliability or customizability, it’s a no-khuyễn mãi giảm giá for me.

So, you can probably guess how this review of the Sony A7Riii is going lớn turn out. Released in October of 2017 at $3200, the camera has already had well over a year of real-world field use, by working professionals & hobbyists alượt thích. Also, it now faces full-frame competition from both Canon and Nikon, in the forms of Canons new RF mount và Nikon’s Z mount, although these only have two bodies each and 3-4 native sầu lenses each.


As a full-time wedding & portrait photographer, however, I can’t just jump on a new camera the moment it arrives. Indeed, the aspects of reliability & sheer durability are always important. And, considering the trachồng record for reliability (buggy-ness) of the Sony A7-series as a whole since its birth in October of 2013, I waited patiently for there khổng lồ be a general consensus about this third generation of cameras.

Indeed, the consensus has been loud: third time’s a charm.

Although, I wouldn’t exactly gọi the A7RIII a charming little camera. Little, sure, professional, absolutely! But, it has taken a very long time khổng lồ become truly familiar and comfortable with it.

Before you bình luận, “oh no, not another person complaining about how hard it is lớn ‘figure out’ a Sony camera” …please give me a chance to lớn thoroughly describe just how incredibly good of a camera the A7RIII is, & tell you why you should (probably) get one, in spite of (or even because of) its complexity.

Sony A7Riii (mk3) Specs

42-megapx full-frame BSI CMOS sensor (7952 x 5304 pixels)ISO 100-32000 (up to ISO 50 and ISO 102400)5-axis sensor-based image stabilization (IBIS)Hybrid autofocus, 399 phase-detect, 425 contrast-detect AF points3.6M dot Electronic Viewfinder, 1.4M dot 3″ rear LCD10 FPS (frames per second) continuous shooting, with autofocusDual SD card slots (one UHS-II)4K 
1trăng tròn, 60, 30, 24p
Metal frame, weather-sealed body toàn thân design

Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 1/80 sec, f/11, ISO 100

100% crop from the above image, fine-radius sharpening applied

Sony A7R3 Pros

The pros are going to lớn far outweigh the cons for this camera, và that should come as no surprise khổng lồ anyone who has paid attention to Sony’s mirrorless development over the last few years. Still, let’s break things down so that we can discuss each one as it actually relates lớn the types of photography you do.

Because, even though I’ve already called the A7RIII the “best pro full-frame mirrorless camera”, there may still be at least a couple other great choices (spoiler: they’re also Sony) for certain types of working pro photographers.

Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, 3-stop Polar Pro NDPL Polarizer filter2 sec, f/10, ISO 100

Image Quality

The A7RIII‘s image unique is definitely a major accomplishment. The 42-megapx sensor was already a milestone in overall image unique when it first appeared in the a7RII, with its incredible resolution and impressive sầu high ISO image chất lượng. This next-generation sensor is yet another (incremental) step forward.

.ARW image from a time-lapse made in Av mode & a 10-stop ND filter.The A7R3 doesn’t meter through a 10-stop ND filter, đôi mươi minutes after sunset

Recovered Image, Single Exposure | 6 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100

100% Crop from the above sầu image, after about 4-5 EV of recovery. Not bad…

Compared khổng lồ its predecessor, by the way, at the lowest ISO’s (mostly at 100) you can expect slightly lower noise and higher dynamic range. At the higher ISOs, you can expect roughly the same (awesome) image quality.

Also, when scaled back down lớn the resolution of its 12-24 megapx Sony siblings, let alone the competition, it’s truly impressive sầu khổng lồ see what the A7R3 can output.

Speaking of its competitors’ sensors, the Sony either leaves them in the dust, (for example, versus a Canon sensor’s low-ISO shadow recovery) …or roughly matches their performance. (For example, versus Nikon’s 36 and 45-megapx sensor resolution và dynamic range.)

Sony A7R3, 16-35milimet f/2.8 GM | 31milimet, 1/6 sec, f/10, ISO 100, handheld

100% crop from the above sầu image – IBIS works extremely well!

I’ll be honest, though: I reviewed this camera with the perspective sầu of a serious landscape photographer. If you’re a very casual photographer, whether you vị nature, portraits, or travel or action sports, casually, then literally any camera made in the last 5+ years will deliver more image quality than you’ll ever need.

The Sony A7R3‘s advantages come inkhổng lồ play when you start lớn push the envelope of what is possible in extremely difficult conditions. Printing huge. Shooting single exposures in highly dynamic lighting conditions, especially when you have no control over the light/conditions. Shooting in near-pitch-dark conditions, by moonlight or starlight… You name it; the A7RIII will match, or begin khổng lồ pull ahead of, the competition.

Personally, as a landscape, nightscape, and time-lapse photographer, I couldn’t ask for a better all-around sensor and image chất lượng than this. Sure, I would love sầu to have a native ISO 50, & I vày appreciate the three Nikon sensors which offer a base ISO of 64, when I’m shooting in conditions that benefit from it.

Still, as a sensor that lets me go from ISO 100 to ISO 6400 without thinking twice about whether or not I can make a big print, the A7RIII‘s images have everything I require.

Sony Màu sắc Science

Before we move sầu on, we must address the comtháng stereotype about dissatisfaction with “Sony colors”. Simply put, it takes two…Actually, it takes three! The camera manufacturer, the raw processing software, and you, the artist who wields those two complex, advanced tools.

Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 6 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100 | Lightroom CCC

The truth is that, in my opinion, Adobe is the most guilty buổi tiệc ngọt when it comes to lớn getting colors “right”, or having them look “off”, or having muddy tones in general.

Why vị I place blame on what is by far the most ubiquitous, & in popular opinion the absolute best, raw processing software? My feelings are indeed based on facts, and not the ambiguous “je ne sais quoi” that some photographers try to lớn complain about:

1.) If you shoot any camera in JPG, whether Sony, Nikon, or Canon, they are all capable of beautiful skin tones and other colors. Yes, I know, serious photographers all shot RAW. However, looking at a JPG is the only way to fairly judge the manufacturer’s intended color science. And in that regard, Sony’s colors are not bad at all.

2.) If you use another raw processing engine, such as Capture One Pro, you get a whole different experience with Sony .ARW raw files, both with regard to tonal response and color science. The contrast & colors both look great. Different, yes, but still great.

I use Adobe’s camera profiles when looking for punchy colors from raw files

Again, I’ll leave sầu it up to lớn you khổng lồ decide which is truly better in your eyes as an artist. In some lighting conditions, I absolutely love sầu Canon, Nikon, & Fuji colors too. However, in my experience, it is mostly the raw engine, & the skill of the person using it, that is khổng lồ blame when someone vaguely claims, “I just don’t lượt thích the colors”…

Disclaimer: I say this as someone who worked full-time in post-production for many years, & who has post-produced over 2M Canon CR2 files, 2M Nikon NEF files, và over 100,000 Sony ARW files.

Time-lapsing a rather high-contrast sunrise | The A7RIII handled it beautifully


There is no question that the A7R3 shook up the market with its feature set, regardless of the price point. This is a high-megapx full-frame mirrorless camera with enough important features that any full-time working pro could easily rely on the camera lớn get any job done.

Flagship Autofocus

The first problem that most professional photographers had with mirrorless công nghệ was that it just couldn’t keep up with the low-light autofocus reliability of a DSLR’s phase-detect AF system.

This line has been blurred quite a bit from the debut of the Sony A7R2 onward, however, & with this current-generation, hybrid on-sensor phase+contrast detection AF system, I am happy to lớn report that I’m simply done worrying about autofocus. Period. I’m done counting the number of in-focus frames from side-by-side comparisons between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR competitor.

In other words, yes, there could be a small percent difference in tack-sharp keepers between the A7R3‘s autofocus system & that of, say, a Canon 5D4 or a Nikon D850. In certain light, with certain AF point configurations, the Canon/Nikon vị deliver a few more in-focus shots, on a good day. But, I don’t care.

Sony A7R3, 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100

Why? Because the A7R3 is giving me a less frustrating experience overall due lớn the fact that I’ve sầu completely stopped worrying about AF microadjustment, & having to lớn check for front-focus or back-focus issues on my favorite prime lens.

If anything, on Sony mirrorless, the faster the aperture, the better the lens is at nailing focus in low light. That wasn’t the case with DSLRs; usually, it was the 24-70 & 70-200 2.8’s that were truly reliable at focusing in terrible light, and most f/1.4 or f/1.8 DSLR primes were hit-or-miss. I am so glad those days are over.

Now, the A7R3 either nails everything perfectly or, when the light gets truly terrible, it still manages khổng lồ deliver about the same number of in-focus shots as I’d be getting out of my DSLRs anyways.

NOTE: I always shoot wide open when using autofocus in low light. However, I’m told that autofocus is actually performed at the phối aperture on Sony, meaning you could đại bại a lot of accuracy if you’re using AF in the dark at f/8 for some reason.

Eye Autofocus & AF customization

Furthermore, the A7R3 offers a diverse variety of focus point control & operation. And, with new technologies such as face-detection and Eye AF, the controls really vì chưng need to be flexible! Thanks lớn the cấp độ of customizability offered in the the A7R3, I can vì chưng all kinds of things, such as:

Quickly change from a designated, static AF point khổng lồ a dynamic, adaptable AF point. (C1 or C2 button, you pick which based on your own dexterity and muscle memory)Easily switch face-detection on và off. (I put this in the Fn menu)Designate the AF-ON button khổng lồ perform traditional autofocus, while the AEL button performs Eye-AF autofocus. (Or vice-versa, again depending on your own muscle memory & dexterity)

Oh, and it goes without saying that a ~$3,000 camera gets a dedicated AF point joystick, although I must say I’m preferential lớn touchscreen AF point control now that there are literally hundreds of AF points lớn choose from.

In short, this is one area where Sony did almost everything right. They faced a daunting challenge of offering ways khổng lồ implement all these useful technologies, & they largely succeeded.

This is not just professional-class autofocus, it’s a whole new generation of autofocus, a new way of thinking about how we ensure that each shot, whether portrait or not, is perfectly focused exactly how we want it to be, even with ultra-shallow apertures or in extremely low light.

Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | handheld, 1/4 sec, f/4, ISO 800

Dual Card Slots

Like professional autofocus, dual thẻ slots is nothing new in a ~$3,000 camera. Both the Nikon D850 (và D810, etc.) & the Canon 5D4 (& 5D3) have had these features for years. Although, notably, the $3400 Nikon Z7 does not; it opted for a single XQD slot instead. Read our full Nikon Z7 đánh giá here.)

Unlike those DLSRs, however, the Sony A7R3 combines the professional one-two punch of pro AF và dual card slots with other things such as the portability và other general benefits of mirrorless, as well as great 4K Clip specs & IBIS. (By the way, no, IBIS and 4K Clip aren’t exclusive sầu khổng lồ mirrorless; many DSLRs have sầu 4K đoạn Clip now, & Pentax has had IBIS in its traditional DSLRs for many years too.)

One of my favorite features: Not only can the camera becharged via USB, it can operate directly from USB power!

Sony A7R3 Mirrorless Battery Life

One of the last major drawbacks of mirrorless systems, và the nemesis of Sony’s earlier A7-series in particular was battery life. The operative word being, WAS. Now, the Sony NP-FZ100 battery allows the A7R3 to last just as long as, or in some cases even longer than, a DSLR with comparable specs. (Such as lens-based stabilization, or 4K video)

Oh, và Sony’s is the only full-frame mirrorless platform that allows you lớn directly run a camera off USB power without a “dummy” battery, as of March 2019. This allows you to lớn shoot video without ever interrupting your clip/take khổng lồ swap batteries, và capture time-lapses for innumerable hours, or, just get through a long wedding day without having khổng lồ worry about carrying more than one or two fully charged batteries.

By the way, for all you marathon-length sự kiện photographers và videographers out there: A spare Sony NP-FZ-100 battery will phối you baông chồng $78, while an Anker đôi mươi,100 mAh USB battery goes for just $49. So, no matter your budget, your battery life woes are officially over.


This is one thing I don’t lượt thích to speak about until the gear I’m reviewing has been out in the real world for a long time. I’ve been burned before, by cameras that I rushed to lớn Đánh Giá as soon as they were released, and I gave sầu some of them high praise even, only to discover a few weeks/months later that there’s a major issue with durability or functionality, sometimes even on the scale of a mass regọi. (*cough*D600*cough*)

Winter Storm just outside Yosemite National ParkSony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 1/8 sec, f/14, ISO 100

Thankfully, we don’t have that problem here, since the A7RIII has been out in the real world for well over a year now. I can confidently report, based on both my own experience và the general consensus from all those who I’ve talked to directly, that this camera is a rock-solid beast. It is designed and built tough, with good overall strength và extensive sầu weather sealing.

It does lachồng one awesome feature that the Canon EOS R offers, which is the simple but effective sầu use of the mechanical shutter to protect the sensor whenever the camera is of, or when changing lenses. Because, if I’m honest, the Sony A7R3 sensor is a dust magnet, and the sensor cleaner doesn’t usually vì chưng more than shake one or two of the three or five sầu specks of dust that are always landing on the sensor after just a half-day of swapping lenses periodically, especially in drier, static-y environments.

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Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35milimet f/2.8 GM | 1/80 sec, f/13, ISO 100


Currently, at just under $3200 and sometimes on sale for less than $2800, there’s no dispute- We have the best value around, if you actually need the specific things that the A7RIII offers compared lớn your other options.

But, could there be an even better camera out there, for you và your specific needs?

If you don’t plan lớn make giant prints, và you rarely ever crop your images very much, then you just don’t need 42 megapixels. In fact, it’s actually going to lớn be quite a burden on your memory cards, hard drives, & computer CPU/RAM, especially if you decide lớn shoot uncompressed raw và rachồng up a few thous& images each time you take the camera out.

Indeed, the 24 megapixels of the A7iii is currently (and will likely remain) the goldilocks resolution for almost all amateurs & many types of working pros. Personally, as a wedding and portrait photographer, I would much rather have sầu “just” 24 megapixels for the long 12-14+ hour weddings that I shoot. It adds up lớn many terabytes at the over of the year. Especially if you shoot the camera any faster than its slowest continuous drive sầu mode. (You better buy some 128GB SD cards!)

Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35milimet f/2.8 GM | 8 sec, f/11, ISO 100

As a landscape photographer, of course, I truly appreciate the A7RIII‘s extra resolution. I would too if I were a fashion, commercial, or any other type of photographer whose priority involved delivering high-res imagery.

We’ll get deeper into which cameras are direct competition or an attractive alternative sầu to the A7RIII later. Let’s wrap up this discussion of value with a quiông chồng overview of the closest sibling to lớn the A7RIII, which is of course the A7iii.

The differences between them go beyond just a sensor. The A7iii has a slightly newer AF system, with just a little bit more borrowed giải pháp công nghệ from the Sony a9. But, it also has a slightly lower resolution EVF và rear LCD, making the viewfinder shooting experience just a little bit more digital looking. Lastly, partly thanks lớn its lower megapx count, & lower resolution screens, the A7iii gets even better battery life than the A7RIII. (It goes without saying that you’ll save sầu space on your memory cards and hard drives, too.)

So, it’s not cut-and-dry at all. You might even decide that the A7iii is actually a better camera for you và what you shoot. Personally, I certainly might prefer the $1998 A7iii if I shot action sports, wildlife, journalism, weddings, và certainly nightscapes, especially if I wasn’t going khổng lồ be making huge prints of any of those photography genres.

Or, if you’re a serious pro, you need a backup camera anyway, và since they’re physically identical, buy both! The A7iii & A7RIII are the best two-camera kit ever conceived. Throw one of your 2.8 zooms on the A7iii, and your favorite prime on the A7RIII. As a bonus, you can program “Super-35 Mode” onto one of your remaining customization options, (I lượt thích C4 for this) and you’ve sầu got two primes in one!

Sony A7R3, Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8GM | 1/4000 sec, f/10, ISO 100(Extreme dynamic range processing applied to lớn this single file)


This is going lớn be a short danh mục. In fact, I’ll spoil it for you right now: If you’re already a (happy) Sony shooter, or if you have sầu tried a Sony camera và found it easy khổng lồ operate, there are essentially zero cons about this camera, aside from the few aforementioned reasons which might incline certain photographers khổng lồ get an A7iii instead.

A very not-so-helpful notification that is often seen on Sony cameras.I really bởi wish they could have sầu taken the time to write a few detailsfor all function incompatibilities, not just some of them!

Ergonomics và Menus

I’ll get right to lớn the point: as someone who has tested and/or reviewed almost every DSLR camera (and lots of mirrorless cameras) from the last 15 years, from some of the earliest Canon Rebels to the lademo 1D and D5 flagships, I have never encountered a more complex camera than the A7R3.

Sony, I suspect in their effort to make the camera attractive to both photographers and videographers alượt thích, has made the camera monumentally customizable.

We’ll get to the sheer learning curve và customizations of the camera in a bit, but first, a word on the physical ergonomics: Basically, Sony has made it clear that they are going to stay focused on compactness và portability, even if it’s just not a comfortable grip for anyone with slightly larger hands.

The argument seems to lớn be clearly divided aao ước those who prefer the compact kiến thiết, và those who dislike it.

The dedicated AF-ON button is very cthua thảm to lớn three other main controls, the REC button for video clip, the rear comm& dial, and the AF point joystick. With large thumbs, AF operation just isn’t as effortless and intuitive as it could be. Which is a shame, because I definitely love the customizations that have sầu given me instant access to lớn multiple AF modes. I just wish the AF-ON button, and that whole thumb area, was designed better. My already minor fumbling will wane even further with familiarity, but that doesn’t mean it is an optimal kiến thiết.

By the way, I’m not expecting Sony to lớn make a huge camera that totally defeats one of the main purposes of the mirrorless format. In fact, in my Nikon D850 review, I realized that the camera was in fact too big and that I’m already accustomed khổng lồ a smaller camera, something along the kích thước of a Nikon D750, or a Canon EOS R.

Speaking of the Canon EOS R, I think all full-frame cameras ought khổng lồ have sầu a grip lượt thích that one. It is a perfect balance between portability and grip comfort. After you hold the EOS R, or even the EOS RPhường, you’ll realize that there’s no reason for a full-frame mirrorless camera not lớn have a perfect, deep grip.

As another example, while I applaud Sony for putting the power switch in the right spot, (come on, Canon!) …I strongly dislượt thích their placement of the lens release button. If the lens release button were on the other side, where it normally is on Canon và Nikon, then maybe we could have sầu custom function buttons similar to lớn Nikon’s. These buttons are perfectly positioned for my grip fingers while holding the camera naturally, so I find them effortless to reach compared lớn Sony’s C1 và C2 buttons.

As I hinted earlier, I strongly suspect that a lot of this ergonomic kiến thiết is meant khổng lồ be useful khổng lồ both photographers and videographers alượt thích. And videographers, more of tne than not, simply aren’t shooting with the camera hand-held up lớn their eye, instead, the camera is on a tripod, monopod, slider, or gimbal. In this shooting scenario, buttons are accessed in a totally different way, and in fact, the controls of the lakiểm tra Sony bodies all make more sense.

It’s a shame, because, for this reason I feel compelled khổng lồ disclaim that if you absolutely don’t shoot video, you may find that Nikon and/or Canon ergonomics are significantly more user-friendly, whether you’re working with their DSLRs or their mirrorless bodies. (And yes, I actually lượt thích the Canon “touch dial”. Read my full Canon EOS R Đánh Giá here.)

Before we move on, though, I need to make one thing clear: if a camera is complicated, but it’s the best professional option on the market, then the responsible thing for a pro lớn vày is to suông chồng it up and master the camera. I actually love sầu such a challenge, because it’s my job và because I’m a camera geek, but I absolutely don’t hold it against even a professional landscape photographer for going with a Nikon Z7, or a professional portrait photographer for going with a Canon EOS R. (Single SD card slot aside.)

Yet another quick-access thực đơn. However, this one cannot be customized.


This is definitely the biggest catch-22 of the whole story. The Sony A7R3 is very complex khổng lồ operate, và even more complex khổng lồ customize. Of course, it has little choice in the matter, as a pioneer of so many new features và functions. For example, I cannot fault a camera for offering different bitrates for Clip compression, just because it adds one more item to lớn a menu page. In fact, this is a huge bonus, just like the ability lớn shoot both uncompressed and compressed .ARW files.

By the way, the “Beep” settings are called “Audio signals”

There are 35 pages of menu items with nearly 200 items total, plus five sầu pages available for custom thực đơn creation, a 2×6 grid of live/viewfinder screen functions, & approximately a dozen physical buttons can be re-programmed or totally customized.

I actually love customizing cameras, và it’s the very first thing I vì chưng whenever I pichồng up a new camera. I go over every single button, và every single thực đơn item, lớn see how I can set up the camera so that it is perfect for me. This is a process I’ve sầu always thoroughly enjoyed, that is until the Sony A7-series came along. When I first saw how customizable the camera was, I was grinning. However, it took literally two whole weeks to figure out which button ought khổng lồ perkhung which function, và which arrangement was best for the Fn menu, và then last but not least, how to lớn categorize the remaining five sầu pages of menu items I needed to lớn access while shooting. Because even if I memorized all 35 pages, it still wouldn’t be practical to lớn go digging through them lớn access the various things I need to access in an active scenario.

Then, I started to notice that not every function or setting could be programmed to lớn just any button or Fn thực đơn. Despite offering extensive sầu customization options, (some customization options have 22 pages of options,) there are still a few things that just can’t be done.

“Shoot Mode” is how you change the exposure when the camera’s exposure mode dial is set khổng lồ đoạn Clip mode. Which is useful if you shot a lot of video…

For example, It’s not easy to change the exposure mode when the camera’s mode dial itself is mix to đoạn phim mode. You can’t just program “Shooting Mode” khổng lồ one of the C1/C2 buttons, it can only go in the Fn or custom thực đơn.

As another example, for some reason, you can’t program both E-shutter & Silent Shooting lớn the Fn thực đơn, even though these functions are so similar that they belong next to lớn each other in any shooter’s memory.

Lastly, because the camera relies so heavily on customization, you may find that you run out of buttons when trying to figure out where to lớn put comtháng things that used khổng lồ have sầu their own buttons, such as Metering, White Balance, AF Points. Not to mention the handful of new bells and whistles that you might want to lớn program to lớn a physical button, such as switching IBIS on/off, or activating Eye AF.

All in all, the camera is already extremely complex, and yet I feel like it could also use an extra 2-3 buttons, and even more customization for the existing buttons. Which, again, leads me khổng lồ the conclusion that if you’re looking for an intuitive camera that is effortless to piông xã up and shoot with, you may have nightmares about the user manual for this thing. And if you don’t even shoot video clip at all, then lượt thích I said, you’re almost better off going with something simpler.

But again, just lớn make sure we’re still on the same page here: If you’re a working professional, or a serious hobbyist even, you make it work. It’s your job khổng lồ know your tools! (The Apollo astronauts didn’t say, “ehh, no thanks” just because their capsule was complicated to lớn operate!)

Every camera has quirks. But, not every camera offers the images & a feature set like the A7R3 does. As a camera geek, and as someone who does shoot a decent amount of both photo and đoạn Clip, I’d opt for the A7R3 in a heartbeat.

Sony A7R3, Sony FE 16-35milimet f/2.8 GM, PolarPro ND1000 filter15 sec, f/14, ISO 100

The A7RIII‘s Competition & Alternatives

Now that it’s early 2019, we finally have Canon và Nikon competition in the market of full-frame mirrorless camera platforms. (Not to mention Panasonic, Sigma, Lecia…)

So, where does that put this mk3 version of the Sony A7R, a third-generation camera which is part of a system that is now over 5 years old?

Until more competition enters the market, this section of our reviews can be very simple, thankfully. I’ll be blunt và to lớn the point…

First things first: the Sony A7R3 has them all beat, in terms of overall features & value. You just can’t get a full-frame mirrorless body toàn thân with this many features, for this price, anywhere else. Not only does the Sony have sầu the market cornered, they have three options with roughly the same level of professional features, when you count the A7iii và the A9.

Having said that, here’s the second thing you should know: Canon and Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless mounts are going lớn try as hard as they can to out-shine Sony’s FE lens lineup, as soon as possible. Literally the first thing Canon did for its RF mount was a jaw-droppingly good 50mm f/1.2, và of course the massive beast that is the 28-70milimet f/2. Oh, và Nikon announced that they’d be resurrecting their legendary “Noct” lens nomenclature, for an absurdly fast 58mm f/0.95.

If you’re at all interested in this type of exotic, high-kết thúc glass, the larger kích thước diameters & shorter flange distances of Canon & Nikon’s new FF mounts may prove sầu to have a slight advantage over Sony’s relatively modest E mount.

However, as Sony has already proven, its mount is nothing to scoff at, and is entirely capable of amazing glass with professional results. Two of their newest fast-aperture prime lenses, the 135milimet f/1.8 G-Master and the 24milimet f/1.4 G-Master, prove this. Both lenses are almost optically flawless, & ready khổng lồ easily resolve the 42 megapixels of this generation A7R-series camera, và likely the next generation too even if it has a 75-megapx sensor.

This indicates that although Canon & Nikon’s may have an advantage when it comes lớn the upper limits of what is possible with new optics, Sony’s FE lens lineup will be more than enough for most pros.

Sony A7R3, Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS | 128mm, 1/100 sec, f/14, ISO 100

Sony A7Riii review Verdict và Conclusion

There is no denying that Sony has achieved a huge milestone with the A7R mk3, in every single way. From its price point and feature phối to lớn its image chất lượng & durable body toàn thân, it is quite possibly the biggest threat that its main competitors, Canon & Nikon, face.

So, the final verdict for this review is very simple: If you want the most feature-rich full-frame camera (and system) that $3,200 can buy you, (well, get you started in) …the best investment you can make is the Sony A7Riii.

(By the way, it is currently just $2798, as of March 2019, & if you missed this particular sale price, just know that the camera might go on sale for $400 off, sooner or later.)

Sony A7R3, Sony FE 70-300milimet G OSS | 1/400 sec, f/10, ISO 100

Really, the only major drawbaông chồng for the “average” photographer is the learning curve sầu, which even after three generations still feels lượt thích a sheer cliff when you first pick up the camera và look through its massive sầu thực đơn interface and customizations. The A7R3 toàn thân, (nor the A9 or A7iii, for that matter) is not for the “casual” shooter who wants khổng lồ just leave sầu the camera in “green box mode”, và expect it to be simple to lớn operate. I’ve sầu been testing and reviewing digital cameras for over 15 years now, và the A7RIII is by far the most complex camera I’ve sầu ever picked up.

That shouldn’t be a deterrent for the serious pro, because these cameras are literally the tools of our trade. We don’t have sầu lớn get a degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering in order khổng lồ be photographers, we just have sầu to lớn master our camera gear, và of course the creativity that happens after we’ve sầu mastered that gear.

However, a serious pro who is considering switching from Nikon or Canon should still be aware that not everything you’re used to with those camera bodies is possible, let alone effortless feeling, on this Sony. The sheer volume of functionality related lớn focusing alone will require you lớn spover many hours learning how the camera works, và then customizing its different options khổng lồ the custom buttons & custom menus so that you can achieve something that mimics simplithành phố, and effortless operation.

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Sony A7R3, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 1/4 sec, f/14, ISO 100

Personally, I’m always up for challenge. It took me a month of learning, customizing, và re-customizing this mk3-generation of Sony camera bodies, but I got it the way I want it, & now I get the benefits of things like having both the witchcraft/magic that is Eye-AF, và the traditinal “oldschool” AF methods, at my fingertips. As a working pro who shoots in active sầu conditions, from portraits & weddings khổng lồ action sports & stage performance, it has been absolutely worth it to lớn tackle the steepest learning curve sầu of my entire career. I have confidence that you’re up to lớn the task, too.

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