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Sony's A7R III mirrorless can take anything you throw at it

Sony's A7R III mirrorless can take anything you throw at it
From Engadget - December 27, 2017

Sony promised and has delivered on better JPEG images too, with more true-to-life color accuracy and less aggressive sharpening than before. I tend to shoot both RAW and JPEG images to have a backup, and for one particular photo, I was comfortable using a JPEG in place of a glitched RAW image.

Early reviews of the A7R III indicated that it did not work with Sony's PlayMemories smartphone app, but Sony seems to have fixed that issue -- it worked fine for me. The app lets you connect to the the camera via NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth, see a live view, change settings like f-stop and aperture, and trigger photo or video capture. You can also transfer images from the memory card to the app. PlayMemories has always been clunky and connecting to the camera can be a pain, as its meager 2.2 iOS app store rating shows. (It has a much better 3.8 score on Google Play.)

Video

With 8-bit (16.8 million colors), Sony's A7R III may not support 10-bit video and a billion colors like Panasonic's GH5, but it's still arguably the best full-frame, mirrorless camera for video on the market. There are two 4K shooting modes: One at full-frame with some line-skipping, and the other that uses APS-C cropping with a full sensor readout. The latter produces a better image if you peep close, but if you want full-frame depth-of-field, you will have to settle for slightly more noise and moire. Personally, I could barely see the difference.

Wrap-up

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