Sony A7R III Still a Star Eater

According to recent reports, Sony A7R III full frame mirrorless camera is still has the star eater issue.

The new Sony a7R III (AmazonB&HAdorama) combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, as well as beautiful image and 4K video quality, wide 15-stop dynamic range, high sensitivity with noise reduction of almost a full stop and more. See the best lenses for Sony A7R III camera.

Just a quick update on the release date of Sony a7R III: Sony Japan released their regular “short supply and unprecedented demand” for the Sony a7R III mirrorless camera which is expected to start shipping in early December, 2017. Amazon US will start shipping Sony a7R III mirrorless camera on November 30, 2017.

Sony a7R III Review at dpreview: 90% Gold Award (Second Best Camera Ever)

About the existing the Sony Star Eater issue. It still shows off in the Sony a7RIII comparison at Dpreview. The a7RIII/a7RII comparison tool clearly shows how differently the two cameras handle denoising, which causes the star eater issue.

Sony a7R III Review at dpreview: 90% Gold Award (Second Best Camera Ever)

Dpreview also published their full Sony A7rIII review: “Easily Sony’s best camera yet, and one of the best cameras we’ve ever tested”. The high-resolution shooter received Gold Award at dpreview, with overall score at 90%. It is currently the second best camera in the world, just after Nikon D500.

The conclusion from the review :

The sheer capability of the Sony a7R III is hard to overstate. With the sports-oriented a9, Sony was aiming for outright speed; the a7R III has inherited much of that, but offers far more resolution and dynamic range. Like the Nikon D850, the a7R III is a camera that you can shoot just about anything with, from landscapes to fast action.

There is a vast number of small improvements and refinements in the a7R III. From the ergonomics to the better organized menus, this is the most usable and engaging a7-series camera yet. The on-sensor autofocus system needs some work in terms of subject tracking, but in other autofocus modes, the a7R III makes it dead easy to get the most out of the 42.4MP of resolution it offers. Never before has shooting such high resolution files been so fun, or so painless.

The a7R III still can’t quite match the feeling of immediacy that comes with using a high-end DSLR; the card write speeds can get in your way, and the learning curve for new users can be steep. But the fact remains that the a7R III is capable of gorgeous still images and video, and has the feel of an impressively polished product. In our opinion, this is easily Sony’s best camera yet, and one of the best cameras we’ve ever tested. It’s the most well-rounded mirrorless camera on the market today, and for that, it earns our highest award.

Key Features

  • 42MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • Faster, lower-noise image processing
  • 10 fps shooting with full AF, 8 fps with ‘live’ updates between shots
  • 3.69M dot (1280 x 960 pixel) OLED viewfinder
  • Improved autofocus, including more tenacious Eye AF mode
  • 5-axis image stabilization, rated at 5.5 stops (CIPA) with 50mm lens
  • 4K footage from ‘Super 35’ crop region oversampled from 5K capture
  • Video AF less inclined to refocus to background
  • ‘Picture Profile’ video gamma/gamut modes including S-Log2 and 3
  • Twin SD Card slots (one UHS-I and one UHS-II compatible)
  • Bayer-cancelling multi-shot mode for improved resolution
  • True 14 bit uncompressed Raw, even in continuous drive mode
  • Use of phase detection (including Eye AF) at 3 fps with adapted lenses

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