Sony Alpha A7R Mark III
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III
|A Less Popular Choice|
61Value for Money
|15 Months Old|
|657g||Mirrorless||42.4MP||7952 X 5304 Pixels||Oct 2017|
|Weight||Camera Type||Megapixels||Maximum Image Resolution||Release Date|
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Best UK Prices
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Price History
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Value for Money
Why Has it Scored 79?
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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.
Average Review Score
4.7 stars (482 reviews)
of Customers Would Recommend
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.
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.
11 Further Awards
It's received 11 Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including DP Review, Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III?
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabiliser
The Alpha A7R Mark III has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of digital cameras.
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.
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.
The Alpha A7R Mark III supports Wi-Fi. 74% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.
Average Display Diagonal
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.
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).
Has a Pre-Flash
The Alpha A7R Mark III has a pre-flash. 96% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.
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.
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".
Has a Touchscreen
The Sony Alpha A7R Mark III has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.
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.
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.
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.
Features Noise Reduction
The Alpha A7R Mark III features noise reduction, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Alpha A7R Mark III features bluetooth, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.
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.
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).
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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What the Reviews Say
6 out of 10 people thought it was a bit expensive
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Release Date
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A7R Mark III
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Video Reviews
|5 Stars||269 Reviews|
|4 Stars||69 Reviews|
|3 Stars||22 Reviews|
|2 Stars||4 Reviews|
|1 Star||2 Reviews|
Sony Alpha A7R Mark III Specification
|Still Image Resolution||2592 x 1456|
|Maximum Image Resolution||7952 x 5304 pixels|
|Image Formats Supported||RAW, EXIF, JPG|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||35.9 X 24|
|Sensor Format||Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||16:9, 3:2|
|Lens Mount Interface||Sony E|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Face detection, Single Auto Focus|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||425|
|ISO Sensitivity||102,400, 32,000, 12,800, 100, 50|
|Light Exposure Modes||Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual|
|Maximum ISO Sensitivity||102,400|
|Minimum ISO Sensitivity||50|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|Light Metering||Evaluative (Multi-pattern)|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Control||Program AE|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1s|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||30s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in, Forced off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction|
|Flash Exposure Correction||±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)|
|Maximum Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Video Formats Supported||AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4, XAVC S|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|HD Type||4K Ultra HD|
|Audio Formats Supported||AC3, LPCM|
|Compatible Memory Card||Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD / MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC / MMC / Transflash, SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO|
|Display Resolution||1,440,000 Pixels|
|Viewfinder Screen Size||0.51"|
|Magnification||Depends on lens|
|Viewfinder Resolution||3,686,400 Pixels|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI Connector Type||Micro|
|USB Connector||USB Type-C|
|Headphone Connectivity||3.5 mm|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade|
|Photo Effects||Sepia, Vivid|
|Image Quality Adjustment||Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness|
|Camera Playback||Single image|
|Scene Modes||Landscape (scenery), Sunset|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Maximum Battery Life||190h|
|Battery Life||650 Shots|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40|
|Cables Included||AC, USB|
|Battery Charger Included||Yes|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Standards||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
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