Sony A7 III review

The Sony A7 III is the affordable all-rounder in Sony's current A7 range, but does the new A7 IV just blow it away?

Sony A7 III
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Sony A7 III is far from new, being launched back in February 2018, and it's since been superseded – technically – by the new A7 IV. Even so, it's still a leading contender amongst affordable full frame cameras. Its specifications make it a terrific all-rounder, both for stills photography and video. Its handling and control layout aren’t perfect, and other cameras might grab the headlines in one area or another, but few are so consistently capable across such a wide range of disciplines.


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    10fps continuous shooting

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    Highly sophisticated AF system

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    Uncropped 4K video


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    Imbalance with larger lenses

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    No drive or focus mode dials

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    Burst shooting buffer nowhere near A7 IV's

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The Sony A7 III has long been one of our favorite all-round entry-level full frame mirrorless cameras. Its 24MP resolution is enough for most, its AF system is fast and powerful, its 10fps shooting is very impressive at this price and it even shoots 4K video (though there is a small crop if you want to shoot at 30p). How can you beat that? 

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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