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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 95 reviews

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    Richbarr
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    The eye focus on this camera is absolutely stunning. It does a great job at keeping the models in focus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb camera

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    LuisF
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    It is an incredible camera, the auto focus and quality are amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best mid range camera hands down!

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    Yaniel
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    Everything about this camera is incredible. Size, auto focus, battery life, video and photos, and it just keep getting better with every update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    tone
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    GREAT CAMERA FOR EVERYTHING! I love this camera. Really love the eye focus

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST CAMERA YET

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    Chelle
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    Got this camera for my boyfriend and he loves it. The camera has silent shooting and touch focus. Battery life is great and it has two sd card slots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    Beenfr3sh
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    This is worth every dollar, such a great buy for the money. This cam is very near perfection. Full frame, feels great in the hands, fast auto focus, takes amazing pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 month in coming from an A6300

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    Isamu
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    I was looking for a camera which could better focus with low light. I found that with the A7III. The eye focus works well, as advertised. Limited low light usage shows great promise, slowly bumping up iso at each session shows I have yet to reach a plateau. The size is a bit of a change, but also the owner of Cannon full bodies, the A7III is a nice middle ground in size. All in all, the A7III is a good choice for a full frame upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

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    Mariano40
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    I been a wedding photographer for over 22 years and used Canon DSLR's for a very long time. After careful reviews, I decided to buy the A73 for its amazing focusing system. All I can say its money well spent. The focusing system its simply amazing. I feel more confident during every photo session! I could go on and on about the wonderful features of this amazing camera. Just know that Sony is so far ahead from its competitors in mirrorless technology. You will not regret buying this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best hybrid camera 2018

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    Dclearciew
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    Ok so I never do reviews but I must say this camera deserves it . For the last 5 months or so I have tried several cameras . Fuji xt3 , eos r, d850, a7riii, D750 etc . I must say out of the bunch this is the most well rounded camera I have used PERIOD . Eye auto focus is awesome !!! I am mainly a portrait photographer and I often shoot at shallow depth of field and I nail focus 95% of the time ! Also Sony has truly worked on skin tones a lot !! I used to hate them and found that I had to do a lot in post to make them work for me but not any more . I'll say this if you have been thinking about switching camera systems for the last few years this is the one to pick up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Capabilities Reasonable Price

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    TimH
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    This is A7iii is my second Sony camera. My other Sony is A77II. As much as I have enjoyed that camera it isn't even in the same realm. The images this camera produces are beautiful. I find the camera to be very user friendly with the exception of the menu system. I watched several videos on how to use/set the menu up and although those few hours were a bit dry did help me become confident in using the DEEP menu structure. The A7iii ability to gather light isn'thing less than spectacular. The auto focus is as close to instantiations as seems possible as well as very accurate. I have not shot any video with it yet, so I will leave those functions to others to comment on. The body is a bit small for my hands especially when paired with the 24-70 2.8 GM lens which is my only lens as this time. I felt the need to purchase a third party grip right away since I didn't feel very confidant in the grip I had with the enormous lens. The ability to set custom functions to several buttons makes many common tasks easy. I do miss the fully articulating screen of my other camera but I usually use the EVF anyway. The A7iii and A7Riii both have some firmware issues at the time of this review which have caused me to be unable to view pictures I have taken in camera. Yes that is frustrating but having read several articles I believe Sony will be releasing a Firmware update in the next week or two which will fix this bug. This is the sole reason I didn't give this camera a 5 star review. The lack of an included dedicated charger, while annoying was not a major issue for me since I knew about it before purchasing my camera so ordered a charger at the same time. The menu structure while very DEEP allows a lot of customization which I appreciate. This camera allows the user to create their own menu for the settings which one most frequently uses and that is brilliant! I was disappointed Sony didn't include a PC sync port on this camera but the Sony wireless adapter has one on it, so not a major problem. The battery life is better than any camera I have ever had including several Cannons I had before switching to Sony. All in all I am very happy with this camera and encourage anyone on the fence to give this wonder a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far beyond what you pay for

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    Shariq
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    I'm an ex-Nikon full-frame shooter (D810) who switched to Sony when the A7Riii came out. I couldn't be happier with the RIII, but needed a backup so bought the A7iii when it came out, thinking it will play second fiddle. Was I wrong! A7iii is the little brother who outruns the older brother a little too often. If you want to see where the A7Riii ranks amongst other full frames, do some research. You will find most experts put it above the venerable 5DMk4 and tied with the D850. Well, in many ways, the a7iii beats the a7riii. Focus coverage is better. If you like shooting wildlife or sports, the a7iii's focusing system is more closely related to the "biggest brother" a9, than the a7riii, and it's the one you want. a7riii has amazing iso performance and dynamic range and blows its Canon counterparts out of the water, well the a7iii is better in this department too. File management with a7riii 43mp file (80mb uncompressed RAW) can be difficult, and the 24mp on the a7iii hits the sweet spot for most photographers. It matches the a7riii's great 10fps burst rate, which according to most reviews is double to triple what Canon's and Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless can do in real world. Any camera deserving of the "Pro" label requires dual memory slots. Hard drives go bad, solid state drives go bad, xqd cards go bad, and yes, sd cards go bad. I have been using digital cameras now for about 18 year, and I have had card failures about 6 times. Some may say that doesn't seem frequent enough to be worrying about it. Imagine saying that to your grandparents, who asked you to shoot their 50th anniversary, and that's when the card error happens. . worse yet, imagine being responsible for someone's wedding pictures. Well, unlike it's Canon and Nikon mirrorless counterparts, the a7iii has you covered in this department too, so you can have instant backups of all your pictures. So, what's the catch? Well, there is no perfect camera, and this one is no exception. The LCD screen on the a7riii is nothing to write home about, and the a7iii has it worse. The viewfinder on the a7riii is amazing, while on the a7iii, it's kind of okay. Unlike its Canon counterpart, its LCD screen does flip towards the front of the camera (only tilts up and down), so if you are looking for a camera for vlogging, look at Canon. Bottom line, the shortcomings of this camera are not related to the quality of pictures that you take with this camera. A so, so, LCD screen will not impact what people will see as your pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend