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.

Purchase Date: August 2nd 2018

Manufacturer's Website: www.sony.com

Where To Buy: www.amazon.com

We Got Ours By: Full-Priced New Purchase

We Paid: $2198 (USD)

Lowest Price: $1890 (USD)

Highest Price: $2198 (USD)

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.

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Would We Recommend it? Yes

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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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