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Sony A7 III review: An impressive camera

By Marcus Wong - 17 Jul 2018
Launch SRP: S$2899


Speed demon

Whether it’s regarding resolving capabilities or color accuracy, the A7 III is clearly better than the camera it replaces. However, given that the camera is a full S$700 more than its predecessor, the question becomes: how much of an upgrade do you actually get? After all, S$700 can go a long way towards purchasing a better lens, or a flash unit perhaps. 

So why upgrade? Well, for starters the improved handling will certainly be appreciated if you use the camera with heavier lenses or for long periods of time, as will the various customization options available. Likewise, if you have to deal with lower shutter speeds and require more accuracy in focusing, then the improved image stabilization system and the ability to work at higher ISOs will certainly be invaluable.

Ultimately though, speed is what will make you upgrade to this camera because no amount of additional equipment can make your camera respond faster. Regarding taking images or making adjustments to settings, the faster processor, bigger buffer and better layout of controls simply make the camera easier to work with, giving you greater allowance to capture that perfect image. All things considered, the A7 III is certainly a worthy addition for all Sony photographers, be they amateurs or professionals.

  • Performance 9
  • Design 8
  • Features 8.5
  • User-Friendliness 9
  • Value 8
The Good
Much improved physical interface
Increased continuous shooting rate
Greatly improved autofocus performance
Double card slots for more versatility
The Bad
Price is significantly higher
Battery life still lags behind traditional DSLRs even though it has improved