Sony a7 III Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3K/B)

This was one of the last electronics I purchased before leaving for Europe. Knowing what it would cost to buy one once I got there and how difficult it might be to receive a package, I pulled the trigger on it. Fortunately, it was in stock despite heavy demand on all of the websites I sourced. I did have to buy the kit lens which is the Sony 28-70mm. I am actually glad I bought this kit because it is actually a very good kit lens.

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Purchase Date: August 2nd 2018

We Got Ours By: Full-Priced New Purchase

We Paid: $2198 (USD)

Lowest Price: $1890 (USD)

Highest Price: $2198 (USD)

Product Summary:

This camera is an amazing value for the price. It is no surprise that it was one of the best selling full-frame cameras in 2018. I was fortunate to be able to find one in stock and did not have to wait a long time for mine to deliver. It has set a new standard for cameras at around the $2,000 price range and forced the hands of industry leading companies like Canon and Nikon to build full-frame mirrorless cameras. Undoubtedly there will be better cameras to come but as of this review, it is one of the best cameras in the market.




Would We Recommend it? Yes

  • Great value for the features
  • Full-frame sensor with amazing low light capabilities
  • Great hybrid autofocus system with eye-tracking autofocus
  • Compact size and light weight
  • Compatible with many lenses and accessories
  • Customizable menu and physical buttons
  • Quality construction. Feels durable nice in hand.
  • Great battery life
  • Dual SD card slots for high store capacity or redundancy
  • Can be charged and/or powered using USB cable
  • Clunky menu system takes time to learn
  • In-body stabilization is mediocre at best
  • Does not offer 10-bit video color-depth which several competitors do
  • Does not have a flip-out screen for selfie-mode
  • Does not come with a separate battery charger
Product Specifications:
  • 24.2MP5 35-mm full-frame CMOS sensor with back-illuminated design
  • Sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills)
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps2 with AF/AE tracking
  • 4K HDR3 4 movie recording capability
  • LENS COMPATIBILITY -Sony E-mount lenses
  • SENSOR TYPE 35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor – NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) – Approx. 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX) – Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES) – Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)32
  • VIEWFINDER TYPE – 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
  • MONITOR TYPE – 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
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