> Nikon and Canon do not offer eye AFGiven Sony fails to acquire focus completely eye AF does not even come into picture in low light. With A7R II I tried battery/grip extender and it was still less ergonomic for my hands then Canon or Nikon DSLRs - just did not feel right at all.". By: David Schloss, Imaging Resource (Dec 18, 2013) Read full review @ dpreview Tweets by @dpreview. If you need more quality, you can output a clean 4:2:2 signal over HDMI to send to a field recorder. Even Sony's RX100M4 compact camera that I also had on me at the time nailed it about 50% of the time. Not recommended, sure, but what if you want to shoot a dark scene? You can actually mf conditions in which you cannot even see your subject through a OVF.I shoot glow in the dark fast events like dodgeball, really fast moving with my A9 and I yield better results than with my 1DX, never mind a semi-stationary wedding in much better light! But they still did not get to measurable and comparable review of rolling shutter and still no word on Super 35. Nikon snaps instantly. Boy, I just held my collection item Canon 20D and it feels too fat to the point to be borderline uncomfortable. @miksto"Let me disappoint you. You are of no use to me without the answer. In their case it is not about just what you are used to. the weight was fine, although yes, it was heavier than I expected. But what you said already proves you live in denial and cannot even read. To me the size it more important than the weight. If it focuses it is already superior to the one that does not focus. Is the camera planted on their face all the time? We've seen this type of system in Olympus mirrorless models and the Pentax K-1 SLR previously. tbcass. Are not able to read fully, have too short attention span for that and thus only can take words out of context? @armandino>> From a practical point of view there is virtually no need to shoot f2.8 or higher in -3EV, -4EV. @bear740your objections are subjective and so your conclusions such as "I can't see any serious amateur or professional using this camera for long shooting sessions at all"As a fact I am a pro photographer and I do not see such issues, on the contrary, I can often choose a very light set up without killing my back after hours of use. The Sony A7 II was only capable of Full HD so this is quite an upgrade over its predecessor. A7R III is nowhere near with -2EV on select lenses and this was a problem even in Xmas lit city in the evening.4) They seem to agree with me on ergonomics saying that "ergonomically A9 is more of a challenge". Cinema5d.com promised but not yet published such comparison. I need no website to gain clientele. ImpulsesThe fanboys will always inject their useless opinions. Exactly. Rubber... we are talking about physical ergonomics. I think you are really trying hard to find negatives on this camera. On the rear we see some control changes. The blank space on the left hand side is a silly design error in my opinion. I do not like to talk about A9 because that has no relevance to A7R III which is the subject of this article and of what I was talking about. 3 fps continiuous shooting if you need continuous AF. Frankly it would not be a problem if only I did not see it being a problem in what I would consider rather regular uses cases in which I tried A7R III. They are either F2.8 or F4. I took a close look at a frame shot with the full-frame area, versus a shot framed identically using Super35, and it's very difficult to discern a difference in quality. This has been a bone of contention with serious astrophotographers, who have pointed out that the older a7R II's noise reduction system "eats" small stars. But I think it's only a viable choice for photographers with a heavy investment in the A-mount. If you dial back resolution to 1080p you'll be able to crank the frames faster—50, 60, 100, and 120fps are also available. Sometimes a single day can bring 2500 shots. You can claim lock speeds all you want...but since the Nikon can't lock at any edge of the frame, it will lose AF challenges 100% of the time if focus coverage is needed. And no one has ever complained about a bit of extra leeway in exposure adjustment. No, just different. It is you who lives in denial of rather basic easily verifiable fallacies. Sign up for What's New Now to get our top stories delivered to your inbox every morning. The a7R III shoots video at up to 4K quality, includes a standard 3.5mm microphone jack on the body, and works with an add-on adapter for projects that require XLR audio. All you ”tough” guys thinks its all a matter of liftning it off the tanke.No it’s about dragning it CONSTANTLY on a shoulder and a 2kg packade from Canikon - no thanks. It fails way too often in the Xmas decorated city which is not even serious low light. @mikstoof course I am laying, if I am not there is a chance that you might be wrong, and that is absolutely unacceptable.Again you look like you do not like to talk about the A9 at all because:1) you have no experience with it2) it will prove you wrongI really doubt you have a similar experience as I do because you have no experience in using the A9. "Their claim refers to UHD super 35 that is pretty much the only worthy mode as far as I am concerned as I long abandoned shooting 1080p". Until Sony gets it's act together with Playmemories, I have removed it from my MacBook and I don't even use the Smartphone control feature. @ mikstoFrom a practical point of view there is virtually no need to shoot f2.8 or higher in -3EV, -4EV. It's a fact for me.Your experience may differ. @armandino>> much of the physical positive feel of the ergonomics has to do with what we are used to. If your AF point is manually selected there is no real difference, actually it seems pretty well documented that the A9 outperforms the D5 and 1DXII. This is no good for events. your comments about banding or gello. The EVF gives me an instant understanding of how the camera sees what my eyes were looking at moments before. All cameras AF systems have trade offs: You are praising Panasonic yet its continuous focus is subpar, Nikon and Canon do not offer eye AF and lack the flexibility of a mirrorless of switching from EVF to monitor seamlessly, Nikon live view AF is subpar. If you have time to set af point manually (static or slow moving subjects), I'm sure the sony system is killer, just like nikon. @osvAs if I have a need to prove anything to you. I see it merely as catching up to DSLR's and other mirrorless brands, I would choose them over a Sony. No doubt this camera will soon be a favourite one for video-makers and small budget film makers. how much with fast primes (faster than 2.0)? Learn to read please. (imbecile), 'the m5 also has better ergonomics than the A7RIII'. So it might lose a tad in extreme low light (questionable if you are shooting at 1.4) but you do gain advantages even in marginally better light. I love using it. what AF setting are you using?Those trials of Xmas city in the evening sessions were shot mostly with Sony E-mount Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 lens.I tried different settings as it was a two week trial of A7R II. The display itself is 3 inches in size and packs a 1,440k-dot resolution, a modest bump from the 1,228k screen used by the a7R II. It still requires good light and good contrast or you lose the moment. More so that it lies about acquiring focus where it clearly did not as with face detection example I gave above. Almost LOL now. Sony cameras have a lot of problems. You'll need to use a U3 card to take full advantage of video features, and I recommend investing in high-speed UHS-II memory if you plan on utilizing burst image capture. And it wasn't even that dark. They referred to "overly fast movement" pointing out clearly that A7R II is so bad it cannot handle fast movement well.But I am specifically interested in handling objects that move fast and filming them without either them or background getting skewed. I use to respond a bit sour to such idiotic statements, now, meh, if you do not get it is your problem. In other words who gives a shixxt? Even my Canon friend commented on this immediately when he tried my A7R3. Everythingis1Does your handle imply that you like to use one word for all occasions? @miksto "The only thing you said is not to use AF-S which in itself is a crappy suggestion. The best of competition has AF working down to -4EV IRRESPECTIVE of F-number while A9 claims to focus down to -3EV with F2 only and you are not as lucky if you use higher F-numbers (which is highly likely if you do sports/action with A9 with 70-200 F 2.8 or alike). Bluetooth is used to set the camera's clock, keep a connection to your phone alive for quicker pairing, and add GPS data to images, based on your phone's GPS. I can already see in reviews on the web that A7R III's rolling shutter is still a problem but I want to see how much of a problem it is in a measurable and comparable way. I guess you never heard of PRIMES yet. I tend to swap between the Wide setting, which automatically chooses what to focus on, and the Flexible Spot, which restricts focus to a specific area. @ChriscotechAbsolutely, that is the obvious consideration, but honestly I got tired of repeating myself.Also, "using the joystick painfully jammed my right thumb against my nose" is very opinionated as the joystick is positioned like any other camera:http://j.mp/2k6Ch1R, Yeah, the AF-ON is in the completely wrong place anyway, and even worse if you are left-eyed.I find it very awkward and painful to shoot my A9s and now A7r III for very long, holding in the AF-ON button.I wish I would toggle it on :), >> "using the joystick painfully jammed my right thumb against my nose" is very opinionated as the joystick is positioned like any other camera. The Fujifilm X100V and the Sony Alpha A7R III are two enthusiast cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2020 and October 2017. >> I tend to think that you are trying to use the Sony AF like a Canon/Nikon camera. Otherwise you so far are not being useful nor helpful missing the point totally. I find it hard now to imagine how an OVF can be better. "Or tell me what am I doing wrong here:"What lenses are you using? >> 1) you would want to shoot in such low light with an F4 lensCine lenses for video. Yes, Sony still cannot nail low light AF. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. I am so happy that people who can not lift 1005g finally have a good camera that weighs only 657g! I already know that I regularly have use cases of dealing with fast moving objects and that rolling shutter matters to me. Your subscription has been confirmed. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. If you are panning to follow a fast moving subject the rolling shutter on the background doesn't matter because it will be out of focus and blurry from movement. The handling of the camera (to say nothing of decent battery life) was fluid and a joy to use. As I explained in my trial I focused specifically on the areas where I knew A7R II had serious real life limitations for me and that is the right thing to do when trialing the new A7R III to see whether Sony addressed those pain points. A7R III was down right awful with this moon AF test though when it did the result was great. @mikstoIf shooting 4K super 35 with minimal rolling shutter is you primary goal why didn't you buy the A6500? For example, a7rIII camera and lens 50mm 1.8 on star tracking head like a iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount. I test this with simply focusing on a table. Sony requires good light and good contrast. The original Sony A7 is quite hard to find now, but the later A7 Mark II can now be found at heavily discounted prices. This is what I found with A7R III over two week trial. The in-body image stabilization is also slightly improved. So the respective cell for A7R III could be green (for HD). I said event. >> Nikon live view AF is subparIt is superior in low light. Muddying waters further, Sony has its own a99 II, which uses A-mount SLR lenses, the same 42MP sensor, and supports 12fps image capture. Latest reviews. It's pretty hard for it not to be my opinion! It is crap that AF depends on F-number. I'm trying to sell it for about 2500 and get the new A7R iii for about 2000. For my type of use the A9+A7RIII have the most to offer now on the market. @RubberDialsAs you can see above I am waiting for comparable and measurable confirmation of how bad/good it is.The first indication from cinema5d.com is that in Full Frame rolling shutter of A7R III has not improved at all compared to Sony A7R II. @osvYou are still a hopelessly terrible reader. That was not my question though. I will watch if others have anything useful to say but not you. @ tbcass and Eric Hensel: it's a matter of personal taste, of course, and I enjoy using digital cameras, I'm no purist. I shoot low light events all the time and realistically I prefer using the A9 over the 1DX because I find the A9 actually being more accurate and somewhat faster and for the far brighter EVF. The additional comments really clarify that and put even less credibility in your AF experience and criticism. Silent shooting option. The left control cluster for the a9R will contain controls appropriate for a super highres stills and video camera, not those of the a9 speedster. We'll delve into this later in the review. We didn't find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast. since when DPR tests cameras Kai style?Besides the test simply reinforces the already stated observation (which did not need actual testing) that the construction of the A7RIII is not the same as some of the competition.The camera is clearly not designed to take hosing that way, is not rocket science, just read the manual. Just how much time do they spend peering through their OVF? For users wanting to use the camera's video dynamic range with a high dynamic range display but without the extra hassle of color grading, the a7R III joins the Panasonic GH5 in offering Hybrid Log Gamma recording: essentially Log capture with tags to tell displays how to correctly render it. Rolling shutter also still seems to be a big problem. You can edit footage right out of the camera without color correction, or you can opt to shoot in Sony's Hybrid Log Gamma for HDR, or in the flat Slog3 profile for the most versatility when grading footage—even the video delivers 14 stops of dynamic range. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Why would you use an F4 in such conditions? I'm shooting at 1/500 so the millisecond counter on the stopwatch gets captured clearly. I gave 3 points above that explain irrelevance of that video. I would disagree when it comes to A7R II/III. I was being totally sarcastic. The Sony a7R Mark III is the company's latest high-resolution full frame mirrorless camera. But does not matter - you make me laugh here at least. *D850 can shoot 9fps when combined with a battery grip and D5-style battery. Its 24MP sensor is able to acquire and process data fast enough to allow for this, while eliminating the pitfalls you get with electronic shutters with slower readout—notably distortion caused by the rolling shutter effect and banding, which can be created by certain artificial light sources. Please give us practical conditions in which 1) you would want to shoot in such low light with an F4 lens, 2) why you would not use an F2 or faster.I would easily trade the extreme low light close aperture AF performace for eye focus. Sorry Sony. You will see the 'ergonomics' are the same. Our experience is comparable based on your numbers. ?I am left eyedI have a traditionally large mediterranean noseI have medium/large sized handsI am used to large DSLRs such as 1DXI have no issues with A9/A7RIII ergonomicsyet I can fit my A7RII, A7RIII, A9 with 28/1.8, 55/1.8, 85/1.8 in a bag with weight and size less than a single 1DX+70-200L. When I do landscapes now I spend the same time as I did back then so in that case it's no different. When Sony released the full-frame mirrorless a7R III in 2017, it was to generally positive reviews. Sony states that this isn't an issue with the a7R III, but independent tests have shown that, while it's less of an issue, it's not completely gone. The USB ports are also used for tethered shooting. The a7R III has a brand new mechanical shutter, designed to minimize vibration, while at the same time supporting 10fps capture with 1/250-second flash sync speed. If you have what I ask - kindly share. Richard, I tried your admittedly much more straightforward method with bursts of ~60 frames and HI+ does give me 10fps. Sony cameras do apply some level of noise reduction to Raw images. Do OVF users like to spend time peering through a tunnel? 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Only the A9 performs well in that case, so be aware. Otherwise sounds at least as good as d850. The tracking of fast moving surfers was flawless. But most important to me, there has been no appreciable change in size. Save on Sony a7 III and a7R II deals at the Black Friday sale, together with Sony camera lens discounts. And I'd much rather carry that little bit of extra weight and have IBIS. Eric HenselI agree. I never seen a wedding performed in such a poor light that a camera like the A7RIII or the A9 cannot handle it. I'm saying that your opinion (" when it comes to critical shooting ....... the optical viewfinder wins") is wrong, not fact. I hope no need to explain what cine lenses are for. With the grip attached, the camera is still very light and compact but I like the fact that I can take it off and use one of the small lenses to make a small stealth camera with enormous power. I have no interest in the Fuji controls and don't understand why anyone would in 2017. Uncompressed raw also 14 bit when using Bulb exposure? I think a minor change will make a lot more people happy. You can add the optional pinkie grip.Did you try this? "That is also BS. The sensor shifts by one pixel between each shot, so you get color information at each pixel site, eliminating the interpolation associated with the Bayer sensor design. I have tried uncompressed raw in single shot mode and also at 10 frames per second with the mechanical shutter and the sizes of the raw files are identical suggesting that 14 bit depth is maintained at 10 fps. Better just look outside Sony. In one case when I tested on a gimbal and the gimbal got hit by a passer by with only gentle shake and not much movement of the frame the rolling shutter resulted in very visible jello effect that lasted for about 10 seconds - this is just awful rolling shutter. How silly was that a decision by Sony? I have heard the 3 arguments so often by Sony fanboys..thought I would regurgitate them. What are your numbers? It opts for the newer FZ100 battery introduced in the a9. The X100V is a fixed lens compact, while the A7R III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Never ever will I go back to that tiny impossible-to-see-in-the-dark OVF of Canon 5D3 that I had before I switched to Sony. Then you did not push them to that point. You really are a persistently terrible reader. Admittedly that was rare but I found some scenes where it was persistently failing in the outside daylight and was consistently getting entire image out of focus. Maybe some sorta screen refresh rate issue/interaction that doesn't become evident until you start shooting faster? Ummm... that would be the M in PASM just like any other camera. I stated one simple fact that holds true. I would like to see what if any difference the Pixel shifting provides. Besides, you do not get better files from your Canon/nikon! Our Verdict. '. Both cinema5d and red do not postulate what you lie here. your time would be better spent learning how to operate your camera, at SLOW panning speeds, instead of yelling on the internet about things that do not matter in the real world. And seriously, are shooting weddings with an F4 zoom lens?Not to mention that if you are trained properly and you have proper custom buttons set up mf on a Sony can be fast and accurate. Like the a9, the a7R III has a fully electronic shutter option. no, you never "film" at all, you are shooting digital, not film. The a7R III is always 14-bit when set to Uncompressed Raw, regardless of drive mode. Looks like your ability to read is totally missing that even claim I did not ask a question. May be if I did not own ergonomically better cameras I would not know the difference having no choice but... in direct comparison Sony loses. We take a look at how these two cameras stack up against one another. wrong, this is not your forum, you don't get to tell people what to post and who to respond to... stop behaving like a troll, you are not the only person who reads these threads. Way better than looking trough a grainy OVF groundglass or an OVF. I am sorry to say but you have just let yourself down. Fuji in particular.. Pentax for years, for example. The Nikon D810A is a solid alternative. Why? There's not much that you can't shoot with it and the right lens. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games. Without a grip it is just awful in comparison. Dougbm_2You stated your opinion as a fact. When it went on sale, I bought one to see how it differed from the Rx100. >> Nikon and Canon do not offer eye AFGiven Sony fails to acquire focus completely eye AF does not even come into picture in low light. With A7R II I tried battery/grip extender and it was still less ergonomic for my hands then Canon or Nikon DSLRs - just did not feel right at all.". By: David Schloss, Imaging Resource (Dec 18, 2013) Read full review @ dpreview Tweets by @dpreview. If you need more quality, you can output a clean 4:2:2 signal over HDMI to send to a field recorder. Even Sony's RX100M4 compact camera that I also had on me at the time nailed it about 50% of the time. Not recommended, sure, but what if you want to shoot a dark scene? You can actually mf conditions in which you cannot even see your subject through a OVF.I shoot glow in the dark fast events like dodgeball, really fast moving with my A9 and I yield better results than with my 1DX, never mind a semi-stationary wedding in much better light! But they still did not get to measurable and comparable review of rolling shutter and still no word on Super 35. Nikon snaps instantly. Boy, I just held my collection item Canon 20D and it feels too fat to the point to be borderline uncomfortable. @miksto"Let me disappoint you. You are of no use to me without the answer. In their case it is not about just what you are used to. the weight was fine, although yes, it was heavier than I expected. But what you said already proves you live in denial and cannot even read. To me the size it more important than the weight. If it focuses it is already superior to the one that does not focus. Is the camera planted on their face all the time? We've seen this type of system in Olympus mirrorless models and the Pentax K-1 SLR previously. tbcass. Are not able to read fully, have too short attention span for that and thus only can take words out of context? @armandino>> From a practical point of view there is virtually no need to shoot f2.8 or higher in -3EV, -4EV. @bear740your objections are subjective and so your conclusions such as "I can't see any serious amateur or professional using this camera for long shooting sessions at all"As a fact I am a pro photographer and I do not see such issues, on the contrary, I can often choose a very light set up without killing my back after hours of use. The Sony A7 II was only capable of Full HD so this is quite an upgrade over its predecessor. A7R III is nowhere near with -2EV on select lenses and this was a problem even in Xmas lit city in the evening.4) They seem to agree with me on ergonomics saying that "ergonomically A9 is more of a challenge". Cinema5d.com promised but not yet published such comparison. I need no website to gain clientele. ImpulsesThe fanboys will always inject their useless opinions. Exactly. Rubber... we are talking about physical ergonomics. I think you are really trying hard to find negatives on this camera. On the rear we see some control changes. The blank space on the left hand side is a silly design error in my opinion. I do not like to talk about A9 because that has no relevance to A7R III which is the subject of this article and of what I was talking about. 3 fps continiuous shooting if you need continuous AF. Frankly it would not be a problem if only I did not see it being a problem in what I would consider rather regular uses cases in which I tried A7R III. They are either F2.8 or F4. I took a close look at a frame shot with the full-frame area, versus a shot framed identically using Super35, and it's very difficult to discern a difference in quality. This has been a bone of contention with serious astrophotographers, who have pointed out that the older a7R II's noise reduction system "eats" small stars. But I think it's only a viable choice for photographers with a heavy investment in the A-mount. If you dial back resolution to 1080p you'll be able to crank the frames faster—50, 60, 100, and 120fps are also available. Sometimes a single day can bring 2500 shots. You can claim lock speeds all you want...but since the Nikon can't lock at any edge of the frame, it will lose AF challenges 100% of the time if focus coverage is needed. And no one has ever complained about a bit of extra leeway in exposure adjustment. No, just different. It is you who lives in denial of rather basic easily verifiable fallacies. Sign up for What's New Now to get our top stories delivered to your inbox every morning. The a7R III shoots video at up to 4K quality, includes a standard 3.5mm microphone jack on the body, and works with an add-on adapter for projects that require XLR audio. All you ”tough” guys thinks its all a matter of liftning it off the tanke.No it’s about dragning it CONSTANTLY on a shoulder and a 2kg packade from Canikon - no thanks. It fails way too often in the Xmas decorated city which is not even serious low light. @mikstoof course I am laying, if I am not there is a chance that you might be wrong, and that is absolutely unacceptable.Again you look like you do not like to talk about the A9 at all because:1) you have no experience with it2) it will prove you wrongI really doubt you have a similar experience as I do because you have no experience in using the A9. "Their claim refers to UHD super 35 that is pretty much the only worthy mode as far as I am concerned as I long abandoned shooting 1080p". Until Sony gets it's act together with Playmemories, I have removed it from my MacBook and I don't even use the Smartphone control feature. @ mikstoFrom a practical point of view there is virtually no need to shoot f2.8 or higher in -3EV, -4EV. It's a fact for me.Your experience may differ. @armandino>> much of the physical positive feel of the ergonomics has to do with what we are used to. If your AF point is manually selected there is no real difference, actually it seems pretty well documented that the A9 outperforms the D5 and 1DXII. This is no good for events. your comments about banding or gello. The EVF gives me an instant understanding of how the camera sees what my eyes were looking at moments before. All cameras AF systems have trade offs: You are praising Panasonic yet its continuous focus is subpar, Nikon and Canon do not offer eye AF and lack the flexibility of a mirrorless of switching from EVF to monitor seamlessly, Nikon live view AF is subpar. If you have time to set af point manually (static or slow moving subjects), I'm sure the sony system is killer, just like nikon. @osvAs if I have a need to prove anything to you. I see it merely as catching up to DSLR's and other mirrorless brands, I would choose them over a Sony. No doubt this camera will soon be a favourite one for video-makers and small budget film makers. how much with fast primes (faster than 2.0)? Learn to read please. (imbecile), 'the m5 also has better ergonomics than the A7RIII'. So it might lose a tad in extreme low light (questionable if you are shooting at 1.4) but you do gain advantages even in marginally better light. I love using it. what AF setting are you using?Those trials of Xmas city in the evening sessions were shot mostly with Sony E-mount Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 lens.I tried different settings as it was a two week trial of A7R II. The display itself is 3 inches in size and packs a 1,440k-dot resolution, a modest bump from the 1,228k screen used by the a7R II. It still requires good light and good contrast or you lose the moment. More so that it lies about acquiring focus where it clearly did not as with face detection example I gave above. Almost LOL now. Sony cameras have a lot of problems. You'll need to use a U3 card to take full advantage of video features, and I recommend investing in high-speed UHS-II memory if you plan on utilizing burst image capture. And it wasn't even that dark. They referred to "overly fast movement" pointing out clearly that A7R II is so bad it cannot handle fast movement well.But I am specifically interested in handling objects that move fast and filming them without either them or background getting skewed. I use to respond a bit sour to such idiotic statements, now, meh, if you do not get it is your problem. In other words who gives a shixxt? Even my Canon friend commented on this immediately when he tried my A7R3. Everythingis1Does your handle imply that you like to use one word for all occasions? @miksto "The only thing you said is not to use AF-S which in itself is a crappy suggestion. The best of competition has AF working down to -4EV IRRESPECTIVE of F-number while A9 claims to focus down to -3EV with F2 only and you are not as lucky if you use higher F-numbers (which is highly likely if you do sports/action with A9 with 70-200 F 2.8 or alike). Bluetooth is used to set the camera's clock, keep a connection to your phone alive for quicker pairing, and add GPS data to images, based on your phone's GPS. I can already see in reviews on the web that A7R III's rolling shutter is still a problem but I want to see how much of a problem it is in a measurable and comparable way. I guess you never heard of PRIMES yet. I tend to swap between the Wide setting, which automatically chooses what to focus on, and the Flexible Spot, which restricts focus to a specific area. @ChriscotechAbsolutely, that is the obvious consideration, but honestly I got tired of repeating myself.Also, "using the joystick painfully jammed my right thumb against my nose" is very opinionated as the joystick is positioned like any other camera:http://j.mp/2k6Ch1R, Yeah, the AF-ON is in the completely wrong place anyway, and even worse if you are left-eyed.I find it very awkward and painful to shoot my A9s and now A7r III for very long, holding in the AF-ON button.I wish I would toggle it on :), >> "using the joystick painfully jammed my right thumb against my nose" is very opinionated as the joystick is positioned like any other camera. The Fujifilm X100V and the Sony Alpha A7R III are two enthusiast cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2020 and October 2017. >> I tend to think that you are trying to use the Sony AF like a Canon/Nikon camera. Otherwise you so far are not being useful nor helpful missing the point totally. I find it hard now to imagine how an OVF can be better. "Or tell me what am I doing wrong here:"What lenses are you using? >> 1) you would want to shoot in such low light with an F4 lensCine lenses for video. Yes, Sony still cannot nail low light AF. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. I am so happy that people who can not lift 1005g finally have a good camera that weighs only 657g! I already know that I regularly have use cases of dealing with fast moving objects and that rolling shutter matters to me. Your subscription has been confirmed. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. If you are panning to follow a fast moving subject the rolling shutter on the background doesn't matter because it will be out of focus and blurry from movement. The handling of the camera (to say nothing of decent battery life) was fluid and a joy to use. As I explained in my trial I focused specifically on the areas where I knew A7R II had serious real life limitations for me and that is the right thing to do when trialing the new A7R III to see whether Sony addressed those pain points. A7R III was down right awful with this moon AF test though when it did the result was great. @mikstoIf shooting 4K super 35 with minimal rolling shutter is you primary goal why didn't you buy the A6500? For example, a7rIII camera and lens 50mm 1.8 on star tracking head like a iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount. I test this with simply focusing on a table. Sony requires good light and good contrast. The original Sony A7 is quite hard to find now, but the later A7 Mark II can now be found at heavily discounted prices. This is what I found with A7R III over two week trial. The in-body image stabilization is also slightly improved. So the respective cell for A7R III could be green (for HD). I said event. >> Nikon live view AF is subparIt is superior in low light. Muddying waters further, Sony has its own a99 II, which uses A-mount SLR lenses, the same 42MP sensor, and supports 12fps image capture. Latest reviews. It's pretty hard for it not to be my opinion! It is crap that AF depends on F-number. I'm trying to sell it for about 2500 and get the new A7R iii for about 2000. For my type of use the A9+A7RIII have the most to offer now on the market. @RubberDialsAs you can see above I am waiting for comparable and measurable confirmation of how bad/good it is.The first indication from cinema5d.com is that in Full Frame rolling shutter of A7R III has not improved at all compared to Sony A7R II. @osvYou are still a hopelessly terrible reader. That was not my question though. I will watch if others have anything useful to say but not you. @ tbcass and Eric Hensel: it's a matter of personal taste, of course, and I enjoy using digital cameras, I'm no purist. I shoot low light events all the time and realistically I prefer using the A9 over the 1DX because I find the A9 actually being more accurate and somewhat faster and for the far brighter EVF. The additional comments really clarify that and put even less credibility in your AF experience and criticism. Silent shooting option. The left control cluster for the a9R will contain controls appropriate for a super highres stills and video camera, not those of the a9 speedster. We'll delve into this later in the review. We didn't find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast. since when DPR tests cameras Kai style?Besides the test simply reinforces the already stated observation (which did not need actual testing) that the construction of the A7RIII is not the same as some of the competition.The camera is clearly not designed to take hosing that way, is not rocket science, just read the manual. Just how much time do they spend peering through their OVF? For users wanting to use the camera's video dynamic range with a high dynamic range display but without the extra hassle of color grading, the a7R III joins the Panasonic GH5 in offering Hybrid Log Gamma recording: essentially Log capture with tags to tell displays how to correctly render it. Rolling shutter also still seems to be a big problem. You can edit footage right out of the camera without color correction, or you can opt to shoot in Sony's Hybrid Log Gamma for HDR, or in the flat Slog3 profile for the most versatility when grading footage—even the video delivers 14 stops of dynamic range. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Why would you use an F4 in such conditions? I'm shooting at 1/500 so the millisecond counter on the stopwatch gets captured clearly. I gave 3 points above that explain irrelevance of that video. I would disagree when it comes to A7R II/III. I was being totally sarcastic. The Sony a7R Mark III is the company's latest high-resolution full frame mirrorless camera. But does not matter - you make me laugh here at least. *D850 can shoot 9fps when combined with a battery grip and D5-style battery. Its 24MP sensor is able to acquire and process data fast enough to allow for this, while eliminating the pitfalls you get with electronic shutters with slower readout—notably distortion caused by the rolling shutter effect and banding, which can be created by certain artificial light sources. Please give us practical conditions in which 1) you would want to shoot in such low light with an F4 lens, 2) why you would not use an F2 or faster.I would easily trade the extreme low light close aperture AF performace for eye focus. Sorry Sony. You will see the 'ergonomics' are the same. Our experience is comparable based on your numbers. ?I am left eyedI have a traditionally large mediterranean noseI have medium/large sized handsI am used to large DSLRs such as 1DXI have no issues with A9/A7RIII ergonomicsyet I can fit my A7RII, A7RIII, A9 with 28/1.8, 55/1.8, 85/1.8 in a bag with weight and size less than a single 1DX+70-200L. When I do landscapes now I spend the same time as I did back then so in that case it's no different. When Sony released the full-frame mirrorless a7R III in 2017, it was to generally positive reviews. Sony states that this isn't an issue with the a7R III, but independent tests have shown that, while it's less of an issue, it's not completely gone. The USB ports are also used for tethered shooting. The a7R III has a brand new mechanical shutter, designed to minimize vibration, while at the same time supporting 10fps capture with 1/250-second flash sync speed. If you have what I ask - kindly share. Richard, I tried your admittedly much more straightforward method with bursts of ~60 frames and HI+ does give me 10fps. Sony cameras do apply some level of noise reduction to Raw images. Do OVF users like to spend time peering through a tunnel? 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