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Sony A7R III First Impressions

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At PhotoPlus 2017, Sony announced a new addition to the full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the α7R III. In this post we are going to cover the first impressions of this high-end mirrorless camera.

The new camera comes with a refined image processing system that allows it to shoot full 42.4MP images at up to 10 frames-per-second. It has both silent shooting capability and a mechanical shutter at the full 10 fps.

Before heading to the full coverage of the Sony A7RIII camera, first timers might have a look at the full press text. Official sample photos can be found here. The Sony a7rIII brochure can also be downloaded here. See the Sony A7R III vs Nikon D850 vs Sony A99 II – Comparison.

The Sony a7R III will start shipping from November at a recommended selling price of $3199. Here are some of the first impressions of the new α7R III across the web.

Sony A7R III First Impressions, Hands-on Videos

Sony A7R III First Impressions, Hands-on Videos

Here is everything you need to know about the Sony A7R III, including impressions and comparison, videos. First of all let’s look at the dynamic range of the A7R III. Sony has claimed 15 EV dynamic range from its newest ILC iteration: the a7R III. Have a look at the Sony A7R III Dynamic Range Results and Dpreview says Sony a7R III dynamic range improved, nearly matches chart-topping Nikon D850.

Best Lenses for Sony A7R III

Sony A7R III vs 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D850 vs Fuji GFX 50s Comparison

How does the new Sony A7r III stuck against the Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D850 vs Fuji GFX 50s cameras? See the IR comparison shows the Sony’s eye AF is really paying off in this comparison photo.

Sony A7R III vs 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D850 vs Fuji GFX 50s Comparison

From Imaging Resource review

It’s almost a matter of preference which of the remaining three does the best job with sharpness, and a lot of that has to do with color. The A7R III has a crispness to the blues in the eye that the other two seem to lack, resulting in a sort of grey overtone from both the Nikon and the Fuji. What may be the most impressive is how well the new Sony FE 24-105 f/4 hangs with Nikon’s new 24-70mm and Fuji’s 63mm. 


From TechRadar review:

If Nikon thought it was going to have it all its own way with the D850, it should think again. Sony has taken one of our favorite mirrorless cameras and bolstered the performance to make the new α7R III a much more capable and well-rounded offering. The heady mix of high resolution and high performance is bound to help this camera appeal to an even broader range of photographers.

From The Phoblographer review:

In terms of image quality, the α7R III is truly capable of some of the best looking images you are going to see coming out of a full frame interchangeable lens camera. Standard still images are gorgeous with outstanding dynamic range, tonality, and low noise. In the Pixel Shift mode you are able to get some of the most color rich and detailed images that we have ever seen, and while this feature is useless for wedding and action photographers – for still life and product photographers this feature will be go-to.

Hands-on Videos

Tony & Chelsea Northrup made some RAW files from the Sony a7R III

Sony a7R III | What’s New & First Impressions

The Camera Store TV Sony a7R III hands-on first impressions