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Sony A7R III detailed hands on review

by | Feb 12, 2018 | Blog, Camera Reviews

After accepting that the Sony A9 was out of my price range, I waited patiently for Sony to announce the next A7 series model. When Sony called to say I could borrow one to review, I jumped. Here’s the review:

I also posted a “Best Video Settings” for the A7R III:

And I completed a video I’d started with the RX10 IV about Sony’s menu system

The photos were taken at a birthday party, using the Sony HVL-F60 flash; at the Toronto Women’s March (2018), at the new Bentway skating rink, and (as usual) at Nathan Philips Square. The images used in the video are available on flickr, if you’d like to see the EXIF data.

Behind the scenes
My on-camera scenes were recorded with a Sony A63000 with the 16-70mm, the beauty shots with the SEL30M35 macro lens. Screen captures with the Atomos Shogun from the HDMI connector – where the feature didn’t support HDMI out, I used the using the Sony A63000 with the SEL30M35 macro lens. to shoot the screen. The viewfinder is recorded using an iPhone8. Captures may be slowed down or speeded up to match the narration.

I use a Rodelink Filmmaker wireless kit for on camera audio, a Rode NT USB for narration. I edit on a 5K iMac using Final Cut 10.3.4.

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