Portrait photographer Manny Ortiz recently got his hands on the newly-announced Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera, allowing him to compare the $2,000 camera to his $3,200 Sony a7R III. Here’s a 6-minute video in which he compares the cameras and discusses the strengths of each one.
“The experience of shooting in the real world, there was no difference than when I was shooting with my Sony a7R III, in autofocus performance, in everything,” Ortiz says.
Here are the pros of each system mentioned by Ortiz in the video:
Reasons for a7 III over a7R III
#1. Price. You save $1,200.
#2. Workflow. If you don’t need the extra resolution, the 24MP files will be faster to work with and cheaper to store.
#3. Low Light. Ortiz concluded that the a7 III performs slightly better in low light, with less noise in the photos.
#4. Autofocus. The a7 III features 693 AF points with 93% viewfinder coverage compared to the 399 points and 68% coverage of the a7R III. But “in the real world, I didn’t notice any difference,” Ortiz notes.