- 24MP sensor
- 10fps burst mode
- 693-point AF system
- 4K video capabilities
- 3” articulating touchscreen LCD with 921.6k dots
- ISO range of 100-51,200
- In-camera image-stabilization
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 710-shot battery life
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The Sony a7 III dropped in 2018, but it’s still the best Sony camera for 2020. Why? Because it’s one of the most versatile mirrorless cameras Sony has ever released.
If you’re a photographer, a videographer, or you dabble in both, the Sony a7 III provides a camera with an excellent autofocus system, unbelievably clear shots and weather-sealing to ensure you never miss any action.
Plus, the Sony a7 III comes with an Eye AF system that works on pets, which is a cute, albeit unnecessary, perk.
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Sony a7 III Specs
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We published a fully Sony a7 III review a while back and you can read that here if you’re interested in a longer breakdown of this camera’s capabilities. But, here’s the basic specs:
Sony a7 III Video Test
Just so you can see the Sony a7 III in action, here is a video test by Picture Pulse.
The Sony a7 III is the best Sony camera for video because it shoots 4K video in a full frame format with S-Log. You can shoot 4K at 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps, or full HD at 30fps, 60fps, or 120fps.
Here’s another video test by Jakob Mihailo.
The one downside to the Sony a7 III’s video quality is that the in-camera image-stabilization hasn’t improved much since the technology first came out. Thankfully, Sony is already known for being the best for this feature.
Sony a7 III Stills
Here’s a slew of Sony a7 III stills so you can see what you’re getting into.
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My favorite quality about the Sony a7 III for stills is that the color has undoubtedly improved since the last Sony a7, with more accurate skin tones and easy transitions.
These photos are going to be easy to edit in post
Purchase a Sony a7 III
The Sony a7 III is available on MPB starting at $1,800. Considering that’s for a pre-owned camera in like-new condition with a battery, charger, and front lens cap, that’s a pretty good deal! That’s a savings of nearly $200 over a new one, and that’s money you can keep in the bank or use to snag a lens for your new-to-you a7 III.
If you’ve never bought a used camera before, it can be a little intimidating. There are plenty of horror stories from folks that have bought what they thought was a good camera on places like Craigslist, only to find that they were hoodwinked.
But buying through MPB gives you the peace of mind you deserve. MPB rates every camera so you know precisely the condition it’s in before you buy. Speaking of buying, it’s a simple process that gets your camera in the mail quickly and to your door ASAP.
I’ve bought (and sold and traded in) photography gear with MPB multiple times, and it’s been a pleasant experience all the way around. If you’re ready to upgrade your gear and do it on a budget, head over to MPB!