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Sony - Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Image Quality / Poor Ergonomics & UI

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    Daniel
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    This is a hard camera for me to review. I like it a lot but it has some minor issues that hold it back from being awesome in my opinion. The image quality and auto focus are great for the style of shooting I prefer. I generally shoot studio and location portraits. However, the camera ergonomics and user interface feel like someone that has never used a camera before designed them. Expect to buy a battery charger at an additional $88 because the camera does not come with one. The in-body USB battery charging is painfully slow. Other than that, the camera is fine and a solid 4 out of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It isn't as good as it was advertised

    Posted
    libra926

    Issues: 1. I personally have 'hot shoe' functioning issues 2. Eye Focus isn't that great. It looses its focus when object moves. 3. Camera turns off itself sometimes when not using native lenses. 4. Skin tones aren't the best. 5. It does not come with the external battery charger

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi libra926, we regret to hear that the camera failed to meet your standards. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback as it will help us make improvements and possible changes with our cameras. Best regards, -Mark sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the camera you’re looking for!

    Posted
    Negative287

    I bought this Kit a few weeks back, as every review out there spoke about how good it is. Well, reality vs potentially sponsored reviews are not always in sync. Here's what was actually good about the camera... AF was very fast with native lenses. Sensor has very low noise. Video has a ton of good features and works fairly well. Here's what's not so good about the camera. The Meter is not in sync with the capabilities of the sensor and things that should be better handled by the meter often leave you with lost data in the Highlights (I know how to use a cameras meter, this one is just very liberal with its settings). Skin tones are among the worst I've ever had in a camera and two other people who bought this camera reached out to me to tell me they felt the same way. Eye Auto Focus only works if the subject is facing the camera and even then it depends heavily on the lens for locking on. As soon as your subject turns their head at even the slightest angle away from the camera, it is unable to get a lock on the visible eye. Sony set the contrast so low in the images, in order to get a bette Dynamic Range out of the camera, that you literally have to use their best lenses (with great microcontrast) in order to get a decent looking image out of the camera. Another point of failure is the fact that the camera doesn't come with an external battery charger and that creates major issues where you're likely to snap the door off while trying to charge the camera via the plug that was provided. Even more, the menu driven controls has you going through about 100 pages of controls just to configure the camera. It's one of the worst menu systems you'll ever use and this is compounded by the ridiculously poor content in the cameras manual! The literally layout the whole camera menu system in the manual and fail to thoroughly explain several settings. If you're looking st this body and you don't need the 5 FPS burst rate, just go ahead and grab the A7R II, you won't regret that decision.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend