Sony A7R III verdict
The A7R III is so good, so powerful and so versatile it seems churlish to criticise it at all – but we’ll do it anyway, knocking off half a star for its troubling body-lens size mismatch, and 530/650-shot battery life, which is good for mirrorless but poor next to a pro DSLR.
Otherwise, its capabilities are simply incredible. Sony’s continued investment in top-quality professional lenses, one of the last barriers for professionals considering a swap from DSLR to mirrorless, is all but gone.
Sony A7R III competition
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
It doesn’t have the A7R III’s resolution, but the 1D X II can hit 14fps with a big advantage in buffer capacity, battery life and lens range.
The ultimate grudge match? Close in price, the D850 wins for resolution but needs the optional grip to approach the A7R III’s burst speed.
Sony A99 II
Maybe the A7R III’s biggest challenge comes from its own maker? The Alpha brand looks neglected, but the A99 II is still a real powerhouse.