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Sony A7S III Sensor Review, Scored 86 Points : “Low-light Specialist”

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Sony A7S III sensor review published by DxOMark. Sony A7S III achieves an outstanding overall score of 86 points, with a combination of 23.7  bits color depth, 13.9 EV dynamic range, and 2520 ISO low-light. Overall, the Sony A7S III BSI-CMOS sensor has relatively high maximum color depth, good dynamic range at base (albeit optimized for high ISOs), and low noise at all ISO settings.

With the overall score of 86 points, Sony A7S III has the 53rd position in the database of full-frame 35 mm and MF sensors overall, the 51st place for full-frame 35 mm, and the 17th place for Sony cameras.

The US price of the full frame mirrorless camera is $3,498 and now available at AmazonB&HAdorama.

α7SIII α7SII α7III α9II Z6 S1
 overall score 86 85 96 93 95 95
portrait 23.7 23.6 25.0 25.0 25.3 25.2
landscape 13.9 13.3 14.7 14.0 14.3 14.5
sports 2520 2993 3730 3434 3299 3333

“Low-light specialist” .

From the DxOMark conclusion:

The Sony A7S III leverages a lot of tech from the A7 and A7R models, and its stills credentials are impressive…Although it puts in a strong performance at its lowest ISO settings, with a relatively high maximum dynamic range and maximum color sensitivity, evidently some concessions were made in that regard, as it is at high ISOs where it’s class-leading. In particular, the Sony A7S III sensor has an impressive response between ISO 1600 and ISO 6400, even outperforming rivals using 24 MP BSI CMOS sensors..”

Sony A7s III is a native 4K camera with impressive video specs and a revised user interface. It can capture UHD 4K footage at up to 120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 encoding and promises 16-bit Raw video output. 4K video recording is possible at 120fps (up to 30min), 4K 60fps (up to 60min), and FullHD video at 240fps. The camera can record 4K video at 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, has up to 600mbps recording, and supports dual SD UHS-II or new CFexpress Type-A cards.

Sony A7S III has been chosen as the Best Hybrid Camera of 2020. Lately a new firmware version 2.0 for Sony a7S III is also rumored and it will make this video-centric model to get QFHD/120p 12Bit RAW Output via HDMI.

See also Sony A7S III ISO Comparison Test Samples with A7R IV

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