Sony A7III: Full Size Samples, and differences between the a7RIII and A9
Had some more time with the new Sony A7III and also had a private meeting today with Sony where I learned all about this new camera, and the differences between the A7RIII and A9 as well as the previous A7II.
Before I get to some full size OOC JPEGS, let me talk a little bit about what the A7III is, who it is for and why you may or may not want one.
If you saw my report last night, that was RIGHT after I received the camera, and I was pretty pumped about it due to the price point and what you get. After shooting with it more today, I have that same enthusiasm as this camera has astounding IQ (as they all seem to have) and it is FAST. Between this and the A9, for anything besides tracking a fast-moving subject, this is just as fast. Unless you want the BEST POSSIBLE tracking for sports, this camera can do all the A9 does and probably with a slight improvement in IQ and low light.
Here is how the A7III differs from the A7RIII that comes in at $1300 more.
- The A7III does not have pixel shift mode that the RIII has
- The A7III is 24 MP vs 42MP, so lower resolution (sweet spot IMO)
- Lower res EVF and LCD but to be honest, it was not that noticeable to me (though the RIII and a9 are crisper)
- Weather sealing is not the same as the RIII and A9, it still has it but not as extensive from what I gathered
- The backside does have some plastic parts where the RIII does not.
Sony is marketing the A7III to everyone, as it can do just about anything you want it to. But let me be clear, they are not calling it a PRO camera, though I feel any PRO could use this, and I know a few who are buying one, or two. I would say the only reason one may want the RIII is for the extra resolution and the A9 the absolute best AF tracking one can get. I saw an AF tracking demo today that had the A9 beat all comers. The A7III beat the RIII and everyone else as well for tracking. So it is faster than the RIII and just under the A9. So if you do not need mega res, or mega speed the A7III would be it, and you could use the savings for glass.
Video? The A7III does the 6K thing and goes to 4K in 24 or 25P mode. This offers the best video quality with this camera. With it’s fast AF, and amazing video capabilities, this could be an amazing camera for creators.
Will be shooting some action tomorrow with the A7III so I look forward to that. So far it seems like an AMAZING buy for $2000. If you have been wanting to get into full frame, this is the one to get.
It has been 4 years since the A7II and this follow up, the A7III is quite the follow up. More than 2X as fast as the older version, and with so may more features. The Eye AF is amazing, and Sony is the only one who has continuous focus eye AF. So much tech, and more to come.
Below are a few images, full size JPEG from camera. I shot with the Sony 85 1.8 which is an AMAZING lens for the money. In fact. if you have been wondering about it JUMP as it is well worth the cost.
Remember the images below were JPEG using the “Standard” color mode.
Of course you must click these to see full size…