Sony Alpha 7 III

Here’s our concise review of the full-frame Sony Alpha 7 III enthusiast mirrorless camera…

Sony Alpha 7 III

Sony Alpha 7 III

Sony’s game-changer, the Alpha 7 III packs incredibly advanced features into an affordable full-frame body. You’ll find a 35mm 24.2MP BSI sensor, and an outstanding 693-point phase detection autofocusing system, borrowed from the Alpha 9, as well as the impressive tracking algorithms and Eye AF. There’s also the nippy 10fps continuous shooting speed from the Alpha 7R III, the weather-sealed body and an increased ISO range of 100-51,200.

For landscape photographers, the near 15 stops of dynamic range produce excellent files, with plenty of leeway in editing, and the AF assist magnifier is perfect for nailing focus. It also packs in powerful 4D focus, which includes Eye AF. This allows you to get the perfect focus in every portrait, and track sporting events with total accuracy. The rear 921k-dot tilting touchscreen may not be the highest resolution in test, but it’s more than enough for creating compositions and reviewing images on the go. It may be a touch expensive for many, but there’s no doubting its ability.

Pros
Low-light performance
Image stabilisation
Amazing focusing system

Cons
Fiddly menus
Most costly

Spec
Weight: 650g
WxHxD: 127x96x74mm
Battery: 710 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 693 points
Speed: 10fps
Video: UHD 4K