Tony Northrup: Sony a7 III is better than Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R for Sports Photography

Tony Northrup made a test and put the latest mirrorless cameras for sports photography. The cameras he tested are the Sony a9, Sony a7R III, Sony a7 IIICanon EOS R, Nikon Z7 and Fujifilm X-T3.

The test includes continuous autofocus accuracy, subject tracking, frames per second, usability, and image quality. According to the ranking by Tony Northrup from worst to best, the Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III are better than Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R. But for sports photography there is another “secret” winner – Fujifilm X-T3. So Sony needs to release the Sony a7000 mirrorless camera to beat the Fujifilm X-T3. You can watch the review below.  … Continue reading


Deal: $200 off on Sony a7R II and a7S II, $500 off on Sony a9

Sony recently released the new instant rebates in the US: you can now save $200 on Sony a7R II and Sony a7S II, and save $500 on Sony a9.

$200 off on Sony a7R II: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$200 off on Sony a7S II: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$500 off on Sony a9: $3,998 at AmazonB&HAdorama. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0

Sony today released the new firmware update version 2.00 for Sony A7 III and Sony A7R III full frame mirrorless cameras.

This looks like a major upgrade as the firmware update for Sony A7 III and A7R III. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/2.8 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

Sony A7 III camera is also the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III. Check out the Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0 details and download links below.  … Continue reading


Nikon Z7 Image Quality Comparison with the D850, Canon EOS R and Sony a7R III

Tony Northrup compares the Nikon Z7 image quality with the D850, Canon EOS R and Sony a7R III cameras. 

The Nikon Z7 has a 45.7 MP sensor that can push 9 fps and a superior autofocus system with a total of 493 focus points. The full frame MILC offers hybrid autofocus system, with both on-sensor phase detection and contrast detection AF.

For new users keep in mind that the current Sigma interchangeable lenses for Nikon F mount do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the Nikon Z7 via FTZ Mount Adapter ($246.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama).  … Continue reading


Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII Image Quality Comparison

Tony & Chelsea Northrup published a video comparing the image quality of the new Canon EOS R a with its siblings. Here is Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII  Image Quality Comparison.

From the video review we understand that dynamic range of the EOS R sensor is better than the Canon 6D Mark II. Also the Canon EOS R definitely has a better image quality than the Sony a7 III in most conditions, with noticeably sharper images, even at high ISOs.

Check out the Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII Image Quality Comparison video below for more details. … Continue reading


Sony a7R III Vs. Canon EOS R Vs. Nikon Z7 Noise Comparison

Here is a noise comparison of the Sony a7R III Vs. Canon EOS R Vs. Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras.

Photons to Photos has added Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 to their database. Now we can see the read noise comparison on Sony a7R III against the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7.

From the result high-resolution Sony a7R III has less noise overall against the newly announced Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7. We guess the Nikon and Canon data is based on pre-production models so we can see the improvements later.
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Video Comparisons: Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850

Here are several video comparisons between the Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850 cameras.

The entry-level A7 III and the high-resolution A7R III and D850 have been making waves this year and are in the conversation for best camera you can buy right now.

The Sony a7R III – $3,198.00 – (AmazonB&HAdorama), $2,000 A7 Mark III : Amazon | B&H Photo Video | Adorama, and $3,300 D850 are the cameras that come up in that conversation. Let’s see which one is going to win out! … Continue reading


Sony a7R III Firmware Update Ver.1.10 Released

Great News!! Sony has released the new firmware update Ver.1.10 for the Sony A7R III full-frame mirrorless camera.

Firmware v1.10 adds the 0.5 sec delay setting to the menu so users can halve the current shortest time between frames taken with the camera in Pixel Shift Shooting mode. Previously, delays of 1-30 seconds could be selected. The move will reduce the total amount of time the pixel shift mode takes to record the images it needs, so perhaps will also reduce the risk of movement in the subject.

Users can now also use exposure bracketing in silent mode when recording uncompressed Raw files, and the focus assist peaking display can be tuned when shooting in S-Log mode. Sony says it has improved the general stability of the camera and has fixed problems it had with Eye AF failing in when used with certain settings. … Continue reading


Video: How Sony Alpha a9 is Made?

Take a look at this video of how Sony Alpha a9 is made. A few weeks ago Rich visited the factory in Chonburi, Thailand, where the Sony A9 is manufactured. He learnt a lot about the factory and how the A9 is built, and was even allowed to film some of the production line.

At a glance : Sony Alpha a9 mirrorless camera features a 24.2-Megapixel Full Frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor; ISO 50-204800; shooting speeds up to 20 fps; 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF; 4K UHD video; Wi-Fi, NFC, LAN; 5-Axis image stabilization. … Continue reading


Sony a7R III Reviews Roundup

Here are some reviews of the high-speed and resolution Sony A7R III full-frame mirrorless camera. Check it out!

Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera. Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the a7R III combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps1 with full AF/AE tracking.

Here is everything you need to know about the Sony A7R III, including review and videos.  … Continue reading