Megapixel anxiety. It’s real. It may even be incurable

Would you buy a Sony A7S III? No? It's that 12MP sensor, isn't it? (Image credit: Sony)

The Sony A7S III is a terrific video camera, as are its cousins the ZV-E1 and FX3. But it only has a 12 megapixel sensor. So we know that’s fine for 4K video, and you only buy these cameras for video anyway. But still. 12 megapixels? Even the most pragmatic, logically minded filmmaker will feel just a tiny twinge of anxiety.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at