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Sony Alpha A7R Mark III

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Sony Alpha A7R Mark III
83
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
61
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
15 Months Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and high image quality 657g digital camera, with very good user reviews.
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657g Mirrorless 42.4MP 7952 X 5304 Pixels Oct 2017
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With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III number 260 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
84
Reviews
88
Features
62
Value for Money
88
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2019.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Wide standard ISO 100-32000 range
Never waste a moment
Reliable AF down to ev-3 brightness
AF tracking improved by approx. 2x
Up to 2x faster (approx.) AF response
Comprehensive fast hybrid AF coverage
Dramatically evolved AF performance

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 71 in sports photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 216 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for everyday photography, ranking number 271 in everyday photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (482 reviews)

56%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
269 Reviews
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69 Reviews
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6 Recommended Awards

The Sony Alpha A7R Mark III has received six Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Trusted Reviews, ljudochbild.se and fotovideo.nu.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from ljudochbild.se Recommended from fotovideo.nu Recommended from focus-numerique.fr Recommended from hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended from tek.no

6 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received six Editor's Choice Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Pocket Lint, PC Mag and Digitaltrends.com.
Editor's Choice from Pocket Lint Editor's Choice from PC Mag Editor's Choice from Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice from CNET.com.au Editor's Choice from reviewed.com Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au

11 Further Awards

It's received 11 Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including DP Review, Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from DP Review Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs Gold from What Digital Camera Essential from PhotographyBlog.com Dave's Pick from Imaging Resource.com 4 Star from 01net.com Especially Recommended 6 star from Lydogbilde.no Top Class from kamerabild.se 5 Star from fotomaniak.pl Innovative Design from hardwarezone.com.sg

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III?

Picture Quality
147
34
Lens System
59
26
Viewfinder / Screen
38
14
Size and Weight
56
14
Video Capability
19
2
Features
23
3
Design
37
13
Price
18
18
Ease of Use
21
7
Noise Level
11
15
Robustness
21
3
Landscape Photography
6
0
Battery
11
9
Sports Photography
2
2
Exposure Controls
2
0
Wildlife Photography
2
0
Flash
0
2
Product Quality
1
0
Connectivity
3
0
Support
1
1
6 Out of 10 People Thought it Was a Bit Expensive

Nine people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
17 people agree
17 people disagree
  • ... from a small, full-frame camera, the Sony a7R has it wrapped up. It's worth the higher price and pairs well with Sony's impressive FE lenses...Small, light, ...
    DP Review 13 Feb 2014
  • ... might not look like a high- end studio camera, and it might not cost as much as a high-end studio camera, but its high-resolving, full-frame image sensor, ...
    pdnonline.com 9 Jun 2014
  • ... though, the AF is not the fastest, so it's not a great action camera, and not a huge deal, but to me the shutter is LOUD and feels sort of clunky. A few ...
    Lance - Bhphotovideo.com 29 Aug 2014
  • ... quality. Lightning autofocus speed. Excellent viewfinder. Rocksolid build. The price hurts. Huge full-frame sensor. Rock-solid build. No in-body image ...
    stuff.tv 21 May 2014
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    Expensive
    9 people agree
    4 people disagree
    One Person Thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Was of a Good Quality
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    Over 30 People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was very well made and several people thought that it was also strong and durable, reliable and was difficult to damage or scratch.

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    Very Well Made
    17 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a ...
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • In the A7R III, Sony has built on the already impressive full-frame Mark II model, by creating a high-resolution and high-speed camera. Think of this Sony ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Nov 2018
  • ... video are stunning and the body is well-built (although it seems it's not as hardy as Canon or Nikon bodies this generation atm). Its ergonomics and handling ...
    MxPxP86 - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Feb 2018
  • ... much easier to use that either Leica system. I have always loved my leica lenses because they are so well made and supremely sharp from edge to edge, and ...
    Scats - Bhphotovideo.com 9 Jan 2014
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    Strong and Durable
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Reliable
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Had a Battery That Needed Frequent Recharging

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had a bad battery life.

  • ... Prograde sensor. Tilting LCD. Rock solid build quality. Price. Battery life could be better. Pro-grade sensor.
    T3.com 21 Jan 2014
  • ... and this is the perfect camera! Internet connection. Picture quality. Battery life.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... controls allows me to easily do vertical shots. Also, battery life is disappointing so having two batteries, IMHO, is a necessity. I did recently get the ...
    Dressage - Bhphotovideo.com 29 Dec 2013
  • ... Loud shutter. Lacks hybrid autofocus of the 7. Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder. Slow Xsync. Limited selection of native Sony FE ...
    Imaging Resource.com 18 Dec 2013
  • Over 90 People Thought This Digital Camera Was a Great Size

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was a good body shape and was compact. Over 20 people also thought that it was a good size and several people thought that it was also lightweight, wasn't heavy and bulky and was really easy to carry around.

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    A Good Body Shape
    29 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 25 May 2015
  • ... perfection.1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting an...
    digitalcameraworld.com 25 May 2015
  • ... duo of cameras kickstart the revolution. The Sony A7R promises absolutely amazing image quality in a compact body...Incredibly small body for a fullyfeatured, ...
    Imaging Resource.com 18 Dec 2013
  • ... promises absolutely amazing image quality in a compact body...Incredibly small body for a fullyfeatured, fullframe camera. Resolution that rivals a mediumformat ...
    Imaging Resource.com 18 Dec 2013
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    Compact
    28 people agree
    3 people disagree
    A Good Size
    20 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Lightweight
    12 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Not Heavy and Bulky
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Thoughtfully Designed

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was good-looking and over 10 people thought that it was also very ergonomic. Several people also thought that it was well designed and smooth.

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    Good-Looking
    26 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • Sony's compact camera system range moves closer to actual DSLR styling with this full frame 36.4 megapixel sensor model in other words it incorporates a chip that is a physical size match for a frame of 35mm film. ...
    macworld.co.uk 4 Feb 2014
  • ... appeared in selected hands (such as Michael Reichmann's), “first-impression” style reviews quickly fo...
    luminous-landscape.com 1 May 2014
  • ... the Sony approach and distribution of dials and controls I did realize I was getting my images to look better. Once I started testing it on the streets ...
    Gtx4 - Bestbuy.com 9 Jun 2016
  • ... my Canon 5dmk2 and better then nikion 800full frame. This camera gives the best film look I have seen. The image is super sharp. 24x34 inch prints look ...
    CALVIN - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Jan 2014
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    Very Ergonomic
    13 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Well Designed
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Majority of People Thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Was Easy to Use

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls and was easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    15 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... interchangeable lens rx1. Picture quality is top notch and don't regret at all... Easy to use and customize. Lens options are few. Size and weight. Lots ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2014
  • ... who had used Leica lenses with the A7R, and they love it. The camera is exceptionally easy to use. I only use it in manual focus and only use it with Leica ...
    Jeb - Bhphotovideo.com 30 Dec 2013
  • ... weight and increased flexiblity. This camera takes awesome pictures, easy to use menu sytem,I have had it about 3 weeks now and using my Nikon equipment ...
    Dan - Bhphotovideo.com 20 Jan 2014
  • ... performance, very fast focus, light body, reasonably good ergonomics, ease of use and top notch image quality. The only negative I can offer is the very ...
    Kenzmyth - Bhphotovideo.com 31 May 2014
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    Has Good Controls
    10 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Great Technical Features

    More than 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had good features.

  • ... has a significant Achilles heel in the form of action shooting, the extensive feature set, massive resolution, and exc...
    reviewed.com 4 Mar 2014
  • ... sphere, basically because it can. Not content to launch the world's first compact system camera to feature a full-frame sensor, the company has launched ...
    techradar.com/au/ 12 Dec 2013
  • ... than a DSLR, which feels like a bowling ball in comparison. One of the best features is the IBIS, which has transformed how I work, especially when doing ...
    Benjamin - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Jul 2018
  • ... sphere, basically because it can. Not content to launch the world's first compact system camera to feature a full-frame sensor, the company has launched ...
    Techradar 15 Oct 2013
  • Four People Thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had wifi capacity.

  • ... with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a ...
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • ... around. I had 5D III but it's too big to carry around. A great option that I like about A7RII is wifi, I can transfer pictures to iPhone instantly anywhere...
    TTVu - Bestbuy.com 15 Nov 2015
  • ... that's annoying. A small raw file would be nice. Wifi would be useful if you could convert a raw file in camera, but you can't. All in all a great camera. ...
    Evan - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had Superior Technical Guidance
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    6 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was a Bit Noisy

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was noisy and seven people thought that it also wasn't quiet.

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    Noisy
    14 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... resolution makes focus and lens quality critical. Modest performance. Loud shutter. Lacks hybrid autofocus of the 7. Mediocre battery life when using ...
    Imaging Resource.com 18 Dec 2013
  • ... Compact, dust and moisture-resistant body. Vertical shoot. Expensive. Loud shutter. Focus and burst shooting are slower than Alpha 7. Some color-shift ...
    PC Mag 10 Dec 2013
  • Editors' note: The Sony Alpha A7 and A7R cameras are nearly identical and share parts and features, however, there are differences, which we point out ...
    Digitaltrends.com 6 Dec 2013
  • ... leica works like a charm with 509 mm and shorter fdocallength lenses. Noisy shutter - but will work when at a distance with long focal length lenses...
    Pobble - Bhphotovideo.com 13 Dec 2013
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    Not Quiet
    7 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Two People Thought it Had a Low Capacity

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III didn't have a big storage capacity.

  • ... life could be improved as could auto focus performance, massive file sizes require decent storage space.
    macworld.co.uk 4 Feb 2014
  • This roundup contains the majority of current full-frame camera offerings available. Full-frame cameras have image sensors as large as a frame of 35mm ...
    DP Review 8 Dec 2014
  • Over 90 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 50 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had a good autofocus and more than 30 people thought that it also had a good lens. Several people also thought that it had an excellent image stabiliser and had a good zoom.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    58 people agree
    39 people disagree
  • ... combines this resolution with high speed and fast autofocus capabilities to a degree we've not previously seen.Like it... It's fair to say that the Sony ...
    DP Review 22 Nov 2017
  • ... resolution (A7S II), sharp image quality but slow autofocus system (A7R), fast autofocus system but not best-in-the-li... It needs a little more refinement, ...
    CNET.com.au 4 Oct 2015
  • ... lightweight build ensure first-rate handling, and the autofocus is fast in spite of the fact that it only uses a contrast-...36Megapixel fullframe sensor. ...
    Digital Versus 5 Nov 2013
  • ... you’re a photographer who doesn’t care too much about video, they’ll give you superior focusing and batt...
    gizmodo.com 9 Sep 2015
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has a Good Lens
    32 people agree
    19 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 60 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had a superb viewfinder and over 10 people thought that it was also mirrorless. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it had a good screen and had very an electronic viewfinder.

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    Has a Very Good Viewfinder
    23 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a tilting screen, all packed into a compact metal weather ...
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • ... resolution. The successor of the A7R, it has a revised body design, an excellent viewfinder, a very fast AF system, and many professional features. ( Editor's ...
    shutterbug.com 29 Dec 2015
  • ... EVF is very close to what you're going to get! - The after-exposure view *in the viewfinder* is wonderful; in sunlight much better than looking at the ...
    Danl - Bhphotovideo.com 3 May 2014
  • ... fullframe sensor. Superb image quality. Lightning autofocus speed. Excellent viewfinder. Rocksolid build. The price hurts. Huge full-frame sensor. Rock-solid ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 21 May 2014
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Mirrorless
    18 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Screen
    10 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Has Very an Electronic Viewfinder
    10 people agree
    4 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Produced Good Quality Photos

    Over 100 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was able to produce good images and more than 40 people thought that it also had a good picture resolution and had a superb picture quality. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that over 30 people thought that it had a good image sensor and several people thought that it also had a good ISO range and was brilliant in low light.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    162 people agree
    25 people disagree
  • ... availa... The Sony Alpha A7R is a feature packed camera, with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, ...
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • ... is using to launch its full-frame mirrorless camera system. It emphasizes pure image resolution and quality over absolute speed, utilizing a 36... The ...
    PC Mag 10 Dec 2013
  • ... absolute speed, utilizing a 36... The Sony Alpha 7R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with an amazing 36-megapixel image sensor. It's not quite as fast ...
    PC Mag 10 Dec 2013
  • ... is using to launch its full-frame mirrorless camera system. It emphasizes pure image resolution and quality over absolute speed, utilizing a 36-megapixel ...
    IT Reviews.com 12 Dec 2013
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    56 people agree
    15 people disagree
    Has an Excellent Picture Quality
    51 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    33 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    10 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Very Good in Low Light
    10 people agree
    5 people disagree
    More Than 30 People Thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Took Good Videos

    Over 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was superb for video recording.

  • ... photographers. Offering great image quality, fast burst shooting speeds, high quality 4K video and a reasonably compact package, it's an incredibly well-rounded ...
    DP Review 22 Nov 2017
  • ... packed camera, with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder ...
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • ... much you spend. The most expensive DSLR or mirrorless offerings will give you top-notch photos or great video — not both in a single package. But Sony's ...
    gizmodo.co.uk 7 Oct 2015
  • ... to get the lens that are made for this camera. It's even better. 4K video is awesome too. Read all the reviews from the pros and get this camera. I can ...
    Tigershot88 - Bestbuy.com 2 Nov 2016
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had a bad flash.

  • ... lenses currently. Vignetting with 55mm wide open. Sluggish focus. Flash not provided. Short battery life.
    Ephotozine 8 Jan 2014
  • ... with third-party wide-angle rangefinder lenses. No PC sync socket. No built-in flash. External battery charger not included. Native lens library is in ...
    PC Mag 10 Dec 2013
  • ... prove challenging for some computers when editing. No touchscreen. No builtin flash. No way of entering the focal le.
    Digital Versus 5 Nov 2013
  • It's here, it's here! When a delivery guy arrived with a Sony bag earlier this week we has a sneaky feeling it was the Alpha 7R. So after sprinting over... ...
    Digital Versus 5 Nov 2013
  • Two People Thought it Had Good Exposure Controls

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III had good exposure controls.

  • ... auto ISO, auto white balance, auto HDR etc.. Exposure compensation easily assigned to one of two accessible dials, front or back, and that's it. Easy. ...
    Steve - Bhphotovideo.com 12 Feb 2014
  • ... As to exposure, I like the area exposure setting with the lock exposure lever (on back of camera) pulled down (only need to do it once). That locks exposure ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Sep 2016
  • Most People Thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Eight people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III good for landscape photography.

  • Brilliant landscape photography camera with a good lens, but some niggles. The A7R shares all the niggles and annoyances of the A7. While each person will ...
    Michael J. Davies "Creosote" - Amazon 3 Feb 2015
  • ... for half the price and size and weight.

    I have mine exclusively for landscape photography and have paired it with the Sony 16-35 F4 Zeiss lens, ...
    Michael J. Davies "Creosote" - Amazon 3 Feb 2015
  • ... usage, so cant comment upon those facets.

    This is just the ideal landscape photography camera. I have to knock off a star for the slowness and ...
    Michael J. Davies "Creosote" - Amazon 3 Feb 2015
  • ... couple of users of the A7Riii decided to take the plunge. I shoot almost exclusively landscapes and 90% of the time I am using a tripod, so I bring that ...
    Tom - Bhphotovideo.com 7 Feb 2018
  • Two People Thought it is Good for Sports Photography

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III takes good sports photos.

  • ... fast and easy. Just an amazing camera.. a must have for anything but fast moving sports...
    Peter - Bhphotovideo.com 13 Jan 2014
  • ... weaknesses are few but definitely there: The A7r is far from ideal for sports or fast moving wildlife photography. I cannot speak for the A7 because that ...
    Lemansblue - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Jan 2014
  • Two People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III is good for wildlife photography.

  • ... weaknesses are few but definitely there: The A7r is far from ideal for sports or fast moving wildlife photography. I cannot speak for the A7 because that ...
    Lemansblue - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Jan 2014
  • ... deal. The shutter is noisy but i don't care it makes no difference because I do not shoot wildlife or wedding photography. The auto focus is not as fast ...
    Andrew - Amazon.co.uk 1 Sep 2016
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a pre-flash
    Has a headphone output
    Larger than average viewfinder screen size
    Has a touchscreen
    3 USB version
    650 battery life
    Has a microphone in
    Features noise reduction
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Has a built-in speaker(s)
    Higher than average display resolution
    Has an anti-dust function
    Features bluetooth
    3984 x 2656 still image resolution
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    7952 x 5304 pixels image resolution
    Average display diagonal
    Heavier than average
    Only 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    Over 30 people thought it was solidly made
    Over 90 people thought this digital camera was a great size
    More than 50 people thought this digital camera was thoughtfully designed
    The majority of people thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it had great technical features
    Four people thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III was easy to connect to other devices
    Over 90 people thought this digital camera had a lens that was good
    More than 60 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    8 out of 10 owners thought it produced good quality photos
    More than 30 people thought the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III took good videos
    Two people thought it had good exposure controls
    Two people thought it is good for wildlife photography
    The majority of customers thought this digital camera had a battery that needed frequent recharging
    6 out of 10 owners thought it was a bit noisy
    Two people thought it had a low capacity
    More than 10 people thought it did not have a good flash
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III of 42.4MP is higher than 99% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    7952 X 5304 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Alpha A7R Mark III is 7952 x 5304 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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    3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 5976 x 3992 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Alpha A7R Mark III of 102,000 is higher than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of digital cameras.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III of only 0.000125s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 87% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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    Heavier Than Average

    The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg. The Alpha A7R Mark III's weight of 657g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 92% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A7R Mark III supports Wi-Fi. 74% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The Alpha A7R Mark III's display diagonal of 2.95" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 61% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and 3840x2160 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 1024 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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    Has a Pre-Flash

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has a pre-flash. 96% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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    Has a Headphone Output

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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    Larger Than Average Viewfinder Screen Size

    The viewfinder screen size of the Alpha A7R Mark III of 0.51" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average viewfinder screen size of all digital cameras is 0.89", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 8".

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    Has a Touchscreen

    The Sony Alpha A7R Mark III has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    3 USB Version

    The Alpha A7R Mark III supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most digital cameras.

    Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported USB version is 1.1.

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    650 Battery Life

    Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III which takes 650 battery life.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has a microphone in, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Alpha A7R Mark III features noise reduction, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    The Alpha A7R Mark III's digital zoom of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 87% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

    The Alpha A7R Mark III has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Alpha A7R Mark III of 1,440,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 98% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Sony Alpha A7R Mark III has an anti-dust function. 92% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Features Bluetooth

    The Alpha A7R Mark III features bluetooth, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    3984 X 2656 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A7R Mark III is 3984 x 2656. That's 24% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a still image resolution of 7952x5304, 5168x3448, 3984x2656 plus 5 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 6000 x 3368.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A7R Mark III supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 90% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Release Date

    October 2017

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    For the latest Sony digital camera technology you may want to consider waiting until June 2019. Also the price of the current Sony digital cameras may drop off just before the latest models are released in June. The biggest month in 2018 for new Sony digital camera releases was June, with three new Sony digital cameras released that month. Three new Sony digital cameras were released in August 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Sony camera releases. January was the biggest month in 2016 for new Sony digital cameras, with seven new Sony digital cameras released that month.

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    Sony digital cameras tend to depreciate faster than most digital cameras.

    Most digital cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Sony cameras drop in price by 7% on average. On a typical new Sony camera costing £1,061, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £71.

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    Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Specification

    Key Features
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    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Lens Mount Interface
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Pre-Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker(s)
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Audio System
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Screen Size
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Viewfinder Resolution
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    Microphone in
    USB Version
    Headphone Output
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Headphone Connectivity
    Camera
    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Anti-Dust Function
    Image Quality Adjustment
    Camera Playback
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
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    Depth
    Width
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Maximum Battery Life
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    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Version
    Wi-Fi Standards

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    sony ilce7rbiv, sony ilce7rm2b, sony a7rii

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