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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good investment that will last you years

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    Elfudge
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    Anyone hesitate going to Sony's mirrorless: don't. There's a reason why this camera is sold out everywhere. There's a lot of raves about this camera. When Sony came up with NEX 7 more than 5 years ago, it was a head turner in terms of design and image quality. A really small camera can produce image and 1080p video that is good if not better than other APS-C cameras of its generation. The A7 series live up to the expectation with one important upgrade: full frame sensor. Coming to the third iteration of the A7 series, Sony not just give you the best bang for the buck it is now already a mature system with full options of lens line up and accessories. Compare that to Nikon and Canon, they are just becoming more serious in the mirrorless game. But the true and tried is Sony and the camera for the general purpose shooting is the Sony A7 iii. The camera feels and looks good. It is a solid camera in terms of design and portability. Image quality is great, enjoy it with your 4K screen so you can realize how good it is. Noise control, sharpness and color is pleasing. Dynamic range is great, the camera is able to capture some really complex lighting conditions. Low light performance is great, will likely to turn heads of Canon 5D series owners. High ISO feels useful not just some gimmicks though you may want to limit shooting above iso 6400. Menu customization is great and well structured. Compatibility to Sony A-mount lens is available through a separate mount adapter and it works great although you're going to waste the A7 iii auto focus system by using the adapter's AF system. Kit lens is not bad. It is actually good for the money. If you compare it with the Zeiss F/4 lens of the same focal length, you will appreciate your kit lens more as there are not a few people keeping their kit lens rather than getting the Zeiss lens due to insignificant image quality differences between these lenses. Video quality is also great and options for great video lens are there. You can buy cheaper APS-C power zoom lens, which works great for A7 iii video. No 4K 60fps but that is okay because that is the standard 4K framerate nowadays. Video is still limited to not exceed 30 minutes per clip. Built-in microphone is okay but most people will eventually use external mic anyway if they are serious about their video. One feature that no Canon and Nikon give you even with their newest mirrorless camera that they just announced: dual slot cards. This gives you another layer of security so you know that your image will not get corrupted due to some memory card error. You can also assign the first slot to take JPEG and the second slot to take RAW. Transferring image from camera to computer and even to smartphones are easy. The app works well. For those of you who consider getting the A7R iii or A7 iii, the former does give you more resolution. If you have tons of APSC E mount lens, it does more make sense to get the A7R iii because the A7 iii will automatically crop your image to 10mpix while A7Riii will give you several more mpix. When you come to think of it, even with the cropped 10mpix image that can make good quality A4 size prints. A7 III is a good investment that will last you years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Price and Features just had a baby!

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    Thatstaindphotographyguy
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    I purchased the last generation A7ii back in 2015 and loved the camera. Not because it was perfect but rather because I saw where it was going and its potential. Coming fronm the Canon 6D, everything was just smaller, the feature set was more robust, and I knew that mirrorless was the future of photography so I decided to become an early adopter. The biggest issues I had with the A7ii model was the slow autofocus speeds as compared to the A7Rii, the lack of continuous eye autofocus, and a single memory card slot. Sure, there were a few minor others, but nothing that I couldn't live with. Fast forward three years to the announcement of the A7iii; Sony literally fixed EVERY problem I had with the a7ii...and then some. Is this a perfect camera? No, that doesn't exist. Is it close to the perfect camera for me? Yes, indeed! I don't need the 42 megapixels of the A7Riii. I don't need the low-light capabilities of the soon-to-be-released A7Siii. The A9 is a great camera but the benefits of the superior buffer speeds and frames per second just don't warrant the $4K price tag, for my use. The A7iii is the sweet spot between them all! The autofocus system was borrowed from the A9 and is super fast and reliable. It now has two memory card slots making event photography more of an option than in the previous generations. It now has continuous eye autofocus. Its like Sony was with me through every gripe and complaint of the A7ii. The price point is just right, the feature set beats all competitors in its class, and it makes shooting fun. With the addition of the previously missing feature sets, I can now spend more time taking photos and focusing in on composition and creativity. I love it! Now, the bad. The electronic view finder (EVF) is a bit worse than the A7ii's EVF. it was noticeable at first glance but not a deal breaker. The buffer won't clear as fast as the A9 making the silent shooting mode a moot point in LED lighting (due to banding issues) and the resolution is almost half of what is possible on the A7Riii. And...that's all! Literally. I cannot find any other reason to give pause to purchasing this camera. So much so that I bought a second one as a backup for my event photography. With that said, why are you still here reading this!?! Go buy the A7iii and get out there and start taking great photos. Happy shooting my friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Camera I Have Ever Used!

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    FireMedic19
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    I recently bought the Nikon Z6 and fell in love with the build quality, but poor autofocus performance, limited native lens selection, subpar battery life and issues with the EVF (It shows a brighter image than what the camera will actually capture, Jared Polin talks about this in his Real World Review of the Z7) caused me to return it. I picked up this kit as a replacement and I could not be happier! The build quality feels great. The EVF and rear screen could be better, but I do not feel that they detract from this camera at all. Battery life is insane, I have been setting this camera up over the past few hours while taking about 200 test shots and I am currently at 99%. In my opinion, the menu system is amazing, I feel that this menu system is better than the Z6 menusystem (again, just my opinion). The autofocus system is literally INSANE, I cannot believe how fast and accurate it is, even in terrible light with a kit lens. I have pretty big hands, so I did need to buy the battery grip for this camera to be comfortable, but having the extra battery is going to be amazing. I have been shooting Canon primarily for the past 10 years and now I see why everyone is jumping ship and moving to Sony. I never thought I would love another camera enough to give up my 5D Mark IV, but this camera is a game changer. I cannot wait to see what Sony has in store for their future cameras and lenses. Don't hesitate, buy this camera, I promise you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera to get out of the beginner stage

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    MomentCapturer
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    Buying a Sony mirrorless camera has been the best investment I've ever made. I started with a Sony a6000, I took it everywhere. But when i was looking to finally upgrade I decided to wait and review everything single camera i could think of. After about a good 10 months of just researching i cam to the conclusion that the Sony a7iii was going to be the one for me. From the moment I got the camera in my hand i knew i was holding something special and that it was worth every penny. From the feel and weight of the camera to just lifting it to your face to take a shot. it is a great camera. I do not have any complaints about the camera, the battery is great, the display is easy to use and understand. If you're still essentially a beginner like i am, this camera will make you want to invest more in to your camera and lenses. You'll want the best to continually take better shot. This camera will immediately show you a difference in your new from old camera. Do not buy unless you're ready to go all in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I've been waiting for this to be in stock!

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    rkane
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    I switched from Canon to Sony a few years back when I decided I needed a smaller walk around camera and picked the A6000 as a black friday deal. Little did I know that this impulse buy was the start of a Sony Love affair! I stalked my local Best buy for months until I finally scored the A7III with 28-70mm lens. While I didn't originally want the kit lens I was just desperate to get my hands on the camera so I bought the kit. I have been pleasantly surprised with the sharpness of the this kit lens and it makes a nice walk around lens. I was in need of full frame, image stabilization and the low light capabilities for my professional/client work and the A7III is perfect for me! I shoot a broad variety of subjects and dabble in video so the need for a camera with versatility is a must. The features I love with Sony are size of camera for my small hands, the Eye AF and the continuous focus tracking is so much better then I had on my Canon gear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Camera!

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    wowbango
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    I'm by no means a professional, I'm an amateur at best and likes taking pictures on trips and of my kids and dog. ON a trip in September, I had my camera bag stolen with my Nikon camera and lenses, probably totaling about $7k. WOMP. Well I finally came around to replacing it and after weeks of research decided to buy this bad boy. BOY AM I HAPPY I DID. This mirrorless camera is incredible, the autofocus is lightning fast, unmatchable by Cannon or Nikon. The EYE-AF is nuts! IT works so incredibly well and really helps in both video and stills. The menu systems are very complex and hard to get used to, but that's just part of the learning curve. The only thing I would note is how much more expensive Sony Glass seems to be compared to my Nikon ones. That being said, I also came from a DX format camera and moved to a full frame, so that's to be expected. So as a recently converted Nikon shooter...Sony is blowing me away. Can't wait to get my hands on more lenses for this puppy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera, well worth the price!

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    bhobbies19
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    Newish photographer, but bought the A7III as something I could grow into. Was debating DSLR vs Mirrorless, and really glad I went this route! The body is compact and much easier to deal with than a dslr. I was worried that I wouldn't like the viewfinder on the mirrorless, but it has pleasantly surprised me - really clear and provides a great representation of what I'm shooting. The camera feels extremely well built, like it was machined out of a solid block of aluminum. Crazy fast shooting rate, and the pictures I have been able to take (even with my limited experience) have been really impressive. So many great features, I can't wait to learn and try them all. Was deciding between this and the Nikon Z6, the only thing I liked more on the Nikon was the bigger screen and better touch interface, along with a better viewfinder. But in the end I want to take better pictures, and for me the Sony clearly had the advantage there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Phenomenal Full-Frame Camera

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    Aladdin
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    My first camera was a Canon T7i. After only a year, I quickly jumped ship when I saw what Sony was doing with their camera bodies. I sold it all off and managed to snag this at launch. You truly cannot go wrong with this camera. For a couple extra hundred dollars, you are getting some awesome features such as their 93% focus coverage and IBIS. It feels nice in the hands and I've had no issues with the battery as expected. Sigma is also soon releasing many ART prime lenses. With a 35mm or 50mm, it is a nice small set up. If you've been on the fence, just do yourself a favor and purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera

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    Mkho
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    Where to begin. Exceeds all expectations. Photo quality is out of this world, and the amount of detail you can pull from shadows, even at really high iso, is incredible. Customization features are great. Don't be fooled by what people say about Sony's menu system, just spend some time and get your shortcuts and most used features set in the 'my menu' tab and you'll be set. Did I mention the auto focus???? Holy smokes!!! Even with adapted lenses this thing focuses in a split second and nails it always. There's a reason this camera is hard to find, it is THAT good. I don't know what kind of full-frame mirrorless canon and nikon are working on, but its going to take alot of effort to beat this camera. Espescially at its price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Trick
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    As a 20 year Canon user, I can honestly say that this camera is amazing. It was a very difficult decision to jump ship over to Sony, but I doubt I will ever look back. I was comparing this camera to the 5D mkIV for an upgrade to an old Canon and chose this over the Canon. With its eye AF, 4k video options and silent shooting, I felt this camera would serve my needs better than the Canon, even when the Canon cost roughly twice what this camera did. With a metabones adapter for my Canon glass, I can even use my Canon primes! The picture quality is amazing, and construction feels solid. So far I have no complaints. I highly recommend this camera to anyone looking for an upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    Vmike
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    I just bought this camera for a great deal. $500 off I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone. Don’t be afraid of the menu once you get familiar with it is a peace of cake. I was thinking of buying this camera for a while and finally bought it, coming from a Nikon D600 I totally loved the size of the Sony Aiii I know Nikon came out with a new mirror less camera but I have no regrets of buying this camera to me the size is perfect and the weight of it is awesome. Low light pictures and videos are great. If you’re thinking about getting this camera go ahead and buy it you won’t regret it. It’s not the same experience trying it out in the store then shooting pictures at the street, home or wherever you would like to shoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A GREAT 'Basic' FF Camera!

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    Keji
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    As a hobbyist, I love my A7iii as my 1st FF camera, coming from a Nikon APS-C. Sony delivers a great 'basic' camera with awesome results for less than what other big name brands offer! I will surely be using this camera for years to come! One of the reasons I got this is the superb autofocus, it works as advertised! My shots are on point, pictures are sharp and clear, depending on your lens, of course. For those starting out in photo/videography, this is a worthy investment to increase the quality of your photos/videos! (will update more in the future)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The WOW Factor

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    David
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    This camera has WOWED me in every way! Hasn’t let me down once YET lol. But so far so great! I recommend anyone on the fence to make the leap of faith and purchase this camera. I’m coming from the Sony A550 to the Nikon D750 to the Canon 5DIV and this A7iii is by far my favorite camera I’ve own! Why are you still reading this review? Go buy it already! Thank me later☺️

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switch

    Posted
    Scott
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    Even though I’m still a a novice in photography, I have been on the Canon side up until I discovered this camera. Sony has just been on top of their mirrorless cameras over Canon and Nikon, although I would like to own a camera with these brands sometime in the future for comparisons and differences, and for the price and specs this one has it made me switch from using Canon to Sony. I haven’t used it as much but I am looking forward to using it more often to help me build my photography skills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera especially in low light

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    Bill
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    I have had this camera for just under 2 months now and have taken about 1100 photos so far. It is a big change from my alpha 550 and is amazing how sharp the photos are. I coach track and have used the video capabilities to film the athletes and the quality has been very good especially indoors with artificial light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PICTURES & VIDEO!

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    Kaleigh
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    I bought this camera for my business. I have absolutely no regrets. I shoot mostly videos but also use it for photography as well. This camera shoots perfectly clear pictures. The settings are able to be customized to meet your needs. I was so hesitant to spend the money on this camera and contemplated going with canon as that's what I had previously had but it really was worth it. 10/10 recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera with an even better price

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    rex450se

    I am just in photography as a hobby and still consider myself a beginner/basic user. I have been waiting on Nikon to come out with their mirrorless and they were just taking too long. Also, with what Sony is offering for under $2000 I couldn't pass it up. So I jumped the Nikon ship and couldn't be happier. I don't think you find a better camera for under $2000, this thing is amazing. The autofocus is unbelievable and I love the EVF.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A7iii is insanity

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    SunnyKanwar
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    I pick this up after being a Canon user for years. The quality and feel of the a7iii is like no other. It's a bit pricey but definitely worth it. It's perfect for all levels of photography and all types of photography. The kit lens is great as well. I use the Lens kit for landscape, portraits, and random photography. Check out my photography page for pictures I have taken with this camera @mon5tagraphy (Instagram)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera

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    JeanIrizarry
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    This is a great camera! It is a little difficult to adjust to it at first if you are not a Sony user but ones you configure each button the way you like it is very smooth. The slow-motion on this camera is Amazingly smooth and it is 1080HD. The low light shooting its really good, you can go really high on the ISO shooting with the PP2 and get small amount of grain. I could continue talking much more about this camera it is AMAZING.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera for the Price

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    Dylan
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    As a photography hobbyist, I had always hesitated to buy a full-frame camera due to the high price to get a fully-featured one. In comes the Sony A7iii which completely changed the game. At the price, this camera blows away everything else in remotely the same range with features that would otherwise only be expected on a professional camera at twice the cost. I could not more highly recommend any other camera on the market today.

    I would recommend this to a friend