Sony Alpha 7 III Boxing Day Deals 2021
I have to be honest, I’ve been holding out for the sony a7iii ever since it was announced. i knew that if sony could just get it right, they would have a camera that not only performed well but had excellent dynamic range and high ISO capabilities as well. for this reason, I was really excited to get my hands on it after it was released and put it through its paces.
the a7iii didn’t disappoint! while some of the features aren’t brand new or revolutionary, they make a huge difference when shooting photos and videos in a variety of lighting conditions. for this reason, I’ve decided to write a review about it.
the camera is aesthetically very similar to the a7ii with the exception of 4 extra buttons on top. these can be programmed to do anything you wish, even if that means they aren’t doing anything! however, they are really useful when shooting video in manual mode since it’s necessary to change aperture and shutter speed at almost every shot while filming.
the a7iii has a new joystick on the back that can be programmed to access any feature you wish, and a brand new focus hold button to help toggle autofocus when shooting video. personally, I’ve mapped the joystick to control aperture and shutter speed while changing ISO with the focus hold button. it took me a while to get the hang of reaching for a button-down by my thumb and moving it around in order to change aperture, but I would much rather have that than separate buttons that need to be pressed.
the joystick is also very useful when you’re shooting video, as you can control aperture and shutter speed separately with ease – something that wasn’t possible on the a7ii. The screen is better than ever and you can add grids, histograms, zebras and other information to it in order to aid in composition. I prefer to have an accurate image of the final product in the viewfinder.