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Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III. Take a look at the major differences between these two mirrorless camera which comes at apporx same price.  We are going to put a detailed specs comparison review of the concert 6 camera vs Sony 7III so have a look and do share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below or even if you have any suggestion to this comparison..

Comparison between the Sony A7 III camera vs Nikon Z6. The Nikon Z6 is of-course Nikon first full frame mirrorless camera with 24 megapixel sensor,  and features approx 273 autofocusing points on plane. The ISO range of the Nikon Z6 is almost equivalent to the Sony A7 III offerings. But its the matter of time and we have to wait to see the actual samples from both camera to Compare the differences,  but before that we are doing a specification comparison review between these two camera point and let us find out The Major and differences between the two.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III – Comparison Review

Feature/Models Nikon Z6 Sony A7 III
Megapixel 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor 24 megapixels
Sensor size CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Image processor Expeed 6 Bionz X & Front-End LSI
Low pass Filter No No
AF system On Sensor PDAF On Sensor PDAF
AF points 273-Point 693 Points
ISO 100-204800 50-204800
Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000
Image Stabilization Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction 5 Axis Image Stabilization
Continuous shooting speed 12 fps Shooting 10fps
Video UHD 4K30 Video 4K30p
Display 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (921,600)
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi / NFC WiFi / NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 310 710
Weight 675 g 650 g
Size 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm

 

1. What made Nikon to jump on mirrorless lineup

Before you begin we must thanks Sony that made Nikon jump to the mirrorless line up, and not only Nikon the Canon is also preparing to jump on the mirrorless ship. It was also necessary for the moment we are living in the technology is changing and just like we have seen the shifting of film world to the digital world in the same manner, we will going to witness the change from DSLR to mirrorless world, for the companies those who are accepting or adopting the change  early will have better survival rate in future, and that’s the key for success is to always evolve and it always accept the change.

2. 3rd Generation of Sony vs 1st Generation of Nikon

we are comparing the Nikon Z6 with the Sony A7 III camera, but at the same time we have to keep in mind that it’s the Nikon first generation of full frame mirrorless system camera.We are comparing the latest Sony is 7 III with Z6,  what we have to keep in mind that more advanced models are said to be unfold in near future from Nikon which will going to have a bit more advanced Core specification to lead the mirrorless category. But for now we are comparing the first generation of Nikon mirrorless system cameras with Sony’s IIIrd Generation mirrorless camera.  And before we begin let me tell you that Nikon Z6 have some limitation as well as some surprise inside it.

3. The Mount difference (55mm vs 46mm)

Nikon created a future perfect camera, the  Z series Mount is really very big and it is capable to accept the f 0.95 lenses and if you’re going to look at the Nikon road map then you will surprise to see that Nikon is set to an announce NOCT NIKKOR 58 mm f/0.95 lens in the year of 2019. So, Nikon latest Z series camera is capable to accept lenses starting from the aperture F0.95.  Due to the Limited image circle opening the Sony A7 or A9 series camera are not able to accept that 0.95 lenses even in near future.

4. Limited native lenses

As you can see Nikon only announced 3 lenses with the Nikon full frame mirrorless system cameras, But there is also a possibility that you can use your old DSLR lenses with Nikon FTZ mount  adaptor. But if you talk about the native lenses right now, then all we have only 3 lenses for Nikon Z Mount system and those include are 24 to 70 the 50 mm and finally the 35 mm f/1.8. we do have a road map from Nikon  that shows the set of lenses coming in near future to satisfy the professional needs, but at the same time we have to accept the fact also that we do have a limited range of lenses for the Nikon mirrorless system cameras and if you are Nikon F-mount DSLR user having a bunch of FX format for lenses then there is no issue for you, but if you are a new user and new user and looking for a range of lenses then  you may feel a bit suffocating in while getting Nikon Z series camera. The Z-series camera will have decent range of lenses in the year of 2019.

 Nikon Z6 DSLR Lens

5. Nikon DSLR lenses compatibility with Nikon mirrorless system cameras

How much Nikon DSLR lenses are compatible with the new Z6 or Z7 mirrorless camera, based on the little hands on review of the model we have found that a Nikon is using some kind of external motor in the adaptor to drive the DSLR lenses and due to that the lens auto-focusing speed is not as fast as we have seen in the Nikon D850 or Nikon D5. That doesn’t mean the autofocusing is slower Or Poor then Sony A7 series. Now the AF speed of the Nikon Z series camera is still better than Nikon Z series camera but it is not competing with the Nikon DSLR phase auto focusing is speed when used with native lenses.

6. Nikon is bit more strict for Third Party Lens Makers

Nikon haven’t shared the details of their Z Mount with Third party lens maker’s specifically like Sigma, Tamron and others.  Then again to create an  Nikon Z Mount lens they have to reverse engineer the Mount to access the details of the camera.  But Sony is just opposite they have shared the details of the FE as well as E mount and that’s why the Sigma the tamron are making some of the best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.

So, again if you are waiting for Nikon Z Mount lenses,  then you have to wait for few years because Nikon native lenses are coming a bit late and at the same time as we have told U, Nikon is not willing to share the details of the Z Mount with other third party Lens Maker to save the profit they may get from making the lenses.

At the same time Nikon also claims that there FTZ mount adapter will allow you to have full compatibility with the 9III nikkor lenses.

7. Design and grip of the camera

let’s begin with the design and grip of the Camera, Nikon Z6 and Z7 camera have a bulky large front grip so user feel a bit more comfortable to their hands and fingers while holding the camera for a long time..Now on the rear side of the camera we do also get a large thumb grip.

Users with a bit bigger hands feel uncomfortable specifically while holding mirrorless camera such as Sony A7 or A9, both of them literally have a very small grip in the front which make it problematic if you are shooting for a long time.

8. Viewfinder design is top-notch

The design Z6 is pretty good, Nikon has designed the viewfinder of the camera very cleverly, the viewfinder do have a bit large distance from the rear LCD screen of the camera. So,  Your Face wouldn’t stick to the LCD screen while Looking through the viewfinder and if you wear glasses also even then you won’t find any problem while Looking through it.

Now let’s go technical the resolution of the Nikon Mirrorless viewfinder is III,690k dot OLED with a magnification ratio of .08x.

 

9. Weight Difference

and if you’re going to talk about the weight of both the camera the Nikon Z6 weighs approx 675 grams whereas Sony A7 III weighs  approx 650 grams. So wait isn’t a big issue the Nikon Z6 is approx 25 gram bit more heavier than the Sony A7 III.

10. Nikon allow you to use full touchscreen of their mirrorless system cameras

you will surprise to know that the Sony A7 III camera which I have used to have some limitation while using the touch screen (limited to selecting AF points only or sliding the image), you can’t use it for zooming while reviewing the shots or in most of the time the touch screen isnt so useful. Maybe in the next generation of camera we don’t have such issues. But with Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless camera I have seen that Nikon allows you to do the zoom, and all kind of stuff …, you can change settings and all that you want, since it carries well optimised and redesigned menu system for a touch screen.  Now even if you’re going to compare about the display screen sizes, even then the Nikon do have a bit bigger touch screen compared to the Sony.

 

11. Top LCD display screen

With the Nikon Z6 camera you are getting top LCD display screen just like Sony A9 camera. But with the Sony A7 III camera you are not getting that, so if you are a DSLR user and do have a habit of using top display screen then of course the Nikon Z6 will make you bit more comfortable while you are shooting.

12. Autofocus

Nikon always work on roots to improve the core technology of the camera, the recently announced Z6 camera is capable to shoot in extremely dark light environment and features a minimum sensitivity range of – 4 Ev with F2 lens. Sony A7 III camera is limited to -III Ev with an F2 lens.

Let’s talk about Auto focusing points and other features, Sony A7III feature  693 AF points which is more dense compared to Z6 and  and directly coming from Sony A9. As we all know Sony A9 auto focusing system is one of the best autofocus in system of the world.. Now other most biggest advantage in the auto focusing system of the Sony mirrorless cameras is eye AF tracking. It’s of of the best AF mode to track subject eye, Sony A7 III does it very well. Even in extreme conditions when your model is moving or running the eye tracking autofocus work very well.

 

13. No vari-angle display screen

Both camera doesn’t have vari-angle display screen, so the shooting ram Limited-And it is one of the biggest problem for youtubers those who see themselves while recording the video. So I again neither does Nikon Z6 not the Nikon z7 or even the Sony A7 III is capable to become the best camera for youtubers due to the Limited rotational movement or display screen. Yes you can use external monitors by the way to solve your problem.

14. Memory card slots

Everyone is surprised to see that Nikon has opted only single xqd compatible slot in their new mirrorless cameras. So, if you have already bunch of SD card slot then it will not going to be used in the new Z6 or Z7 mirrorless camera.

Now as we all know the latest generation of Sony mirrorless cameras features Dual SD card slots in them and one of them is UHS II  compatible. And in general professional photographers do like having extra memory card slot in their camera to avoid the memory run out problem in the middle of their project.

We hope the future generation of Nikon mirrorless system camera will have dual memory SD / XQD card slots.

15. Continuous shooting speed

The continuous shooting speed of Nikon Z6 camera is 12 frame per second, now the exposure is locked at the first frame. If you’re using the live you then the  continuous shooting speed of the camera reduced up to 5.5 frames per second.

how does it compare against the Sony is 7III mirrorless camera let’s have a look, Sony A7 III camera can do 10 frames per second with auto exposure tracking, so it is really a great advantage with Sony that the exposure settings is not locked at the first frame as we have in the Z6 camera, you are getting the continuous auto exposure support even at 10 frames per second In the Sony A7 III camera which is really great.

 

16. Video quality Nikon mirrorless  vs Sony mirrorless

Nikon Z6 features excellent video capabilities, Now here we have a difference of 10 bit vs 8 bit, the Sony A7 III limited to 8 bit output where as the Nikon Z6 have 10 bit output option to an external recorder via HDMI port. As we all know if you are a youtuber the YouTube doesn’t play videos above than 8 bit, 10 bit recording is for those who work professionally and do lot of stuff while editing.  If you are a regular youtuber then you don’t actually need a 10 bit camera.

But again there are some  video limitations of the Nikon Z6 camera that you must know before buying that camera.

Sony A7 III has a set of dedicated picture profiles,  designed specifically for movie recording. With Sony A7 III camera you have a choice to set the S log2 and S log III which are available for internal recording, and you can also use the hybrid log Gama the HLG profile in the Sony A7 III camera.

Now for Nikon Z6 there is a N-log mode available via HDMI, so if you are interested in recording internally in your xqd card then you don’t get the option to set your desired B-Log profile. You need a external recorder to get your N-log file from Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 camera.

 

17. Battery life

before Sony A7 III camera, the battery life of A7 mirrorless camera we are terrible compared to DSLR. But due to Sony innovation the recently and out Sony A7 III camera uses the same battery of Sony A9. Which allow the Sony A7 III camera to the record 710 images in a single charge according to CIPA standard. Nikon Z6 battery life is limited to III10 shots in a single charge. Which is of course just half compared to the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.

 

18. Conclusion

It’s and effort to stop the migration of Nikon users to Sony camp

Now even Nikon knows there is no best camera other than Sony A7 III in the market, why I am telling you this because,  Nikon Z6 is excellent camera but at the same time the auto focusing system is not as good as the Sony A7 III. The Nikon is still missing the eye auto tracking feature that the Sony have. And again the battery life is just half compared to the Sony. And in the video mode the log profiles is limited to external recorders. So, there are lot  space is still left where Nikon have to improve.

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Sony A7RIII vs A7III vs A7SII vs A7RII - High ISO Test Videos


One of the best low-light comparison video created by our reader and very talented professional Shooter and Vlogger.  Sony A7RIII vs A7III vs A7SII vs A7RII – High ISO Test Videos.  Out of all these cameras, Sony A7III and A7s II performed very well.


Ok, I have a confession to make. I have all 4 top end Sony A7 series cameras – A7RIII, A7III, A7SII, A7RII (Too much I know…). But for a reason though, to make this comparison video for you guys. At one stage, I had all 4 sony cameras with me. So whilst I still have all of them, I decided to make a low light test comparison between all 4 cameras to share with you guys and see at which ISO all four of them begin to degrade. So you know where and when not to step across that boundaries. The results – might surprised you!


At one stage, I had all 4 sony cameras with me. So whilst I still have all of them, I decided to make a low light test comparison between all 4 cameras and see at which ISO all four of them begin to degrade. The results – might surprised you! As usual, comment and let me know your thoughts, CC welcomed and if you like the video, please do press the like button and if you want to see more hit the subcribe button. Enjoy!

Also see – How Does Sony A7 III Perform With Canon Lenses ? | How to map you Sony A7 III pixel to solve out multiple problems

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Best Lenses For Sony A7 III

 

Sony A7 III camera

Just take a look at the Best Lenses for Sony A7III full frame mirrorless camera. Our editors created a list of best lenses, recommended lenses for your Sony A7 III?  Sony A7 III features almost same core specification as of Sony A9 camera, you can also call it mini A9 camera. The camera features even better core specification $5K and $6k range flagship fullframe DSLRs.

Just imagine the power of 24FPS continuous shooting speed with AF support. You are getting 5 axis image stabilization while recording video or still. With video you get S-Log support and custom look profiles which you can use on. The Sony A7III is the best Fullframe camera of the world right now based on Specification vs Price value we are getting.

Best Lenses for Sony A7 III Camera

Best Standard Zoom Lenses || Best Portrait Prime Lens || Standard Prime lenses || Best Tele-photo prime lens || Best Tele-Zoom lens || Best wide angle zoom || Best Ultra wide angle lenses || Best Macro lens ||

1. Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony A7 III

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens ($2198) – Of course one of the best lens for Sony A7 III camera for shooting portraits, events and landscapes. The Impressive range covers almost your entire needs. This lens captures super sharp images and do have amazing capability to resolve high resolution sensors. The 24-70mm f 2.8 is highly suitable for portrait, landscape, Street photography as well as event shootings. The lens shows edge to edge sharpness even at 24 mm even at f 2.8, Auto focusing speed of this lens is ultra fast. The overall build quality of this lens is very solid and this lens is also weather shield. Ultimate lens made by Sony for Sony Alpha series users.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS ($1198) . This lens is sharp and the perfect lens for travel purpose when you are not willing to carry a dollar $2K all the time then this lens is perfect for you. And above all if you are a Landscape, architecture or street shooter you should get the F4 version instead of F2.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E [Best Value for Money] One of the best third party lens ever made. The most attractive feature of this lens is its price tag, for @$799 you can get this lens. And even at that price point Tamaron is giving you superb optics with constant aperture, and full time silent AF support with stepping motor inside.

Lens Pricey Buy Now
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens $2,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS $1,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS $498 Amazon | B&H
Tamron FE 28-75mm RXD Lens $799 Amazon | B&H

Tamron 28-75mm RXD F2.8 Sample Image


2. Best Portrait Prime Lens for Sony A7 III Camera

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS ($1498) This lens is dedicated for shooting portraits only. The most important feature is for extra smooth bokeh this lens have built-in apodization lens element. One of the best portrait lens ever made by Sony for FE mount camera. In order to get that super creamy bokeh you must use it in t-mode. Which reduces the effective f/2.8 to F/5.6. The lens also features Direct drive SSM motors for silent and Fast AF. Highly recommended for video as well as still purpose.

Sony 100mm F2.8 Sample STM GM OSS

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens ($1,798) The Sony 85 MM lens is one of the best performance lens ever made by Sony for its full frame mirror less camera series. This lens is made for pro shooters, 85mm focal length is a must have thing for professional while shooting a portrait and this lens gives you amazing sharpness, beautiful bokeh and excellent performance in low light, absolutely worth it for its price. This lens do carry very high resolving power of upto 170MP (I have seen Sony A7 III samples with pixel shift resolution). You get crisp and clear picture even at high resolution mode. The Sony 85 mm f 1.4 lens is not only suitable for portrait shooting it is also perfect for shooting low light events. We highly recommend you to this lens for lens Arsenal.

If you are looking for a budget lens of then the 85 mm f 1.4 lens might not the best lens for you. Since its cost too much but yet it do deliver the phenomenal quality of image.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($1,199) – Zeiss is affordable compared to Sony GM series portrait lens, Batis 85mm f 1.8 lens is the best lens if you are looking for best performance under budget. This full frame lenses is specifically made for Sony FE Mount cameras. the Zeiss Batis lens is weather sealed and features fast auto focusing system with excellent sharpness, you will be losing F1.4 depth but you are saving a lot of money. With 1.8 aperture and the sharpness Is undoubtedly at top since the lens is made by Zeiss itself.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($598) – Now we have one more affordable option for you, The 85mm Sony FE lens with F1.8 aperture. Keep in mind even the most affordable gear of today’s world are far better than the lens and camera setup used by Ansel Adams. BTW, This Lens also have decent performance and will going to cost you all in $598. Sony 85 mm f 1.8 lens is highly recommended for those who are beginners or semi-professional users.

Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens Best Value for Money AT $499 you are getting a F1.4 Lens with Auto Focus. That’s really amazing, the quality of this lens is just awesome and very sharp. Three aspherical elements inside the lens controls the spherical aberrations very well. Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. However the lens motor do make some noise while doing AF. So, use external mic while creating video that’s all. One of the best third party lens for Sony fullframe camera ever made.

 

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS $1498 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens $1,798 Amazon | B&H
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens $1,199 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
$598 Amazon | B&H
SONY FE 55 F1.8 ZA $998 Amazon | B&H

 


3. Standard Prime lenses for Sony A7 III camera

Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ($1,598) The first lens we are recommending is made by Zeiss and it is 35 mm F1.4 lens. This is one of the best lens for your Sony A7III camera your money can buy. The lens delivers outstanding image quality and exhibit Minimal CA and Zero Distortion. specifically a excellent option when you are interested in shooting night street shots, wedding and events with a prime lens. The design of the aperture ring of the lens will going to make you comfortable either you are still Shooter or you are a videographer. So if you’re going to ask me the best standard Prime lens for Sony A7III camera is then the first answer will be 35 mm f 1.4 lens it will going to resolve the 24 as well as 50 MP resolution very wisely.\

Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Sample Image

The next lens is 50 mm f 1.4 lens that we have already discussed in the set of portrait lenses so you have to just click here and jump and that section.

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA ($998) And finally the 55 mm f 1.8 lens from Zeiss. This particular lens is very popular among full frame Sony Alpha users. This lens captures very sharp images with excellent contrast ratio and a very acceptable background bokeh quality.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* $1,598 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* $1,498 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* $998 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 $248 Amazon | B&H
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA $798 Amazon | B&H

4. Best Tele-photo prime lens for Sony A7 III camera

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($1,199) The best telephoto prime lens for Sony A7 III camera is again 85 mm F1.8 lens. Its optics helps you captures high resolution images and bokeh quality of this lens is also very pleasant. One of the best lens available for portrait purpose. If you want a better lens? then Sony to have f 1.4 las we have mentioned in the portrait section.

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS ($1,098) This lens is a multiple purpose lens for your Sony A7 III camera. The lens is made for Macro work, but it can also used as a super portrait lens. The lens justifies its label of being a true macro lens by rendering images in 1:1 ratio. As we all know Macro photography we do need support of very good Image stabilization system or a steady tripos. With 90mm lens OSS and A7II 5 axis IS support you can capture crisp and clear macro shots and hand-held mode. A must have lens for Sony A7 III camera.

Sony 90mm D2.8 Macro Lens Sample Image

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens $1199 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS $1098 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS $1,498 Amazon | B&H

5. Best Tele-Zoom lens for Sony A7 III camera

Sony 70-200 MM F2.8 GM OSS ($2598) Lens is one of the best telephoto zoom lenses among Sony users, those who look for speed and ultimate image quality . This is undoubtedly one of the best sport lenses available for Sony A7 III and also one of the most expensive lens, but it features ultimate sharpness, super quick auto focusing, ZERO distortion throughout its focal-length . The lens features ultra advance AF mechanism, so you can track your subjects while shooting still images or creating a video.  The Sony 70-200 F2.8 GM is the best zoom lens available for Sony Fullframe Sensors camera.

Sony 20-200MM F2.8 GM Lens Sample Image

Sony 70-200mm sample image

The Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS ($1498)
The lens is bit small lens and features fast AF speed and excellent sharpness. But due to the F4 aperture the lens isn’t able to perform under natural low-light condition like the F2.8 version. One of the biggest advantage in getting the F4 aperture based lens is it will cost you half compared to the F2.8 version.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS ($1,198)
Sony 70 to 300 mm lens is one of the best zoom lens available for Sony full frame E Mount mirrorless cameras. The lens features excellent range, ability to resolve higher resolution sensor perfectly, the lenses sharp, And lens also features Built in optical image stabilization system and will going to synchronize with your is Sony A7 III.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony 70-200 MM F2.8 GM OSS $2598 Amazon | B&H
Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS $1498 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS $1198 Amazon | B&H

6. Best wide angle zoom lens for Sony A7 III camera

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM ($2,198)The lens is one of the best lens for shooting landscape and architecture. Also recommended for indoor architecture shoot and Live vlogging, although its bit heavy for Live vlogging purpose. The lens is perfect for working in low light conditions, Resolving power is just extraordinary. So, it will going to work perfectly with your Sony A7 III camera in normal as well as in pixel shift mode.

Sony 16-35mm Lens F2.8 Sample Image

16-35mm lens sample image

Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS ($1348) One of the best lenses and will cost you ½ of 16-35mm F2.8 version. The resolving power of the lens is best for the A7 III camera. One of the best lens available for landscape photography. The lens performance is really impressive, tack sharp, fast focusing, acceptable levels of distortion even at 16mm. Lens is highly recommended for professional landscape, architecture, street shooters. The built in OSS is very effective and

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM $2,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS $1,348 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G $1,698 Amazon | B&H

7. Best Ultra wide angle lenses for Sony A7 III

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 ($1499) One of the best lenses we recommend is Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 for architecture and astrophotography. The Lens is super sharp and perfect for taking ultra high resolution images from your Sony A7 III camera.

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE Lens ($849)  One of the most affordable and best Ultra-wide angle zoom lens available for Sony A7 III camera. The Lens features Auto Focus with Manual Focus Override, you get very minimal chromatic aberrations,

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 $1,499 Amazon | B&H
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 $1,499 Amazon | B&H

5. Best Macro lens for Sony A7 III

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS ($1,098)
Sony 90mm is one of the best macro lens available for Sony A7 III camera. The lens capture super sharp images, DOF is excellent and color and contrast output is just awesome. Due to the 90mm focal-length you get excellent working distance. Highly Recommended.

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro ($498)
The 50mm F2.8 Macro lens is also extremely sharp and can also be used for portrait purpose. But as usual you get bit limited working distance compared to the 90mm F2.8 lens. But one of the best thing is the lens is dust and water resistant so you don’t have to worry about weather.

Sony FE50mm F2.8 Lens Image

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS $1098 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro $498 Amazon | B&H
Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro $549 Amazon | B&H

These are the set of Best lenses for you Sony A7 III camera. Do ask our questions / suggestion in the comment box ?

Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D Mark II

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Sony A7 III camera become most popular camera just after its announcement due to its price and the core specs. Canon 6D Mark II is few month older than Sony A7 III and now let’s have a look how they perform against each other in specs comparison test.

Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D Mark III Specification Comparison

Feature/Models Sony A7 II Canon 6D Mark II
Megapixel 24 megapixels 26.2 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor Bionz X & Front-End LSI Digic 7
Low pass Filter No Yes
AF system On Sensor PDAF Phase Detect + DPAF
AF points 693 Points 45 points
ISO 50-204800 50-102400
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization 5 Axis Image Stabilization 5-axis (Video section)
Continuous shooting speed  10fps 7fps
Video  4K30p Full HD @60fps
Display  3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (921,600) 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless  WiFi / NFC WiFi / NFC
Environmentally sealed  Yes yes
Battery life  710 1200 shots
Weight  650 g 765 g
Size  126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm 144 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm

Design difference

With a approx 100gm difference in body weight, the Canon is made with magnesium alloy chassis with a polycarbonate body and the Sony is made up with magnesium alloy body.

Both camera features fullframe sensor inside them, as you can see the Canon 6D mark II camera features a bigger body compared to the Sony A7 III camera.

I prefer Canon 6D Mark II over the Sony A7 III when we compared the Top controls and Top LCD display of both the camera, If you want top LCD display in Sony line-up you have to get the Sony A9 camera, but thankfully Canon 6D mk II does Top LCD display with extensive manual controls.

On the rear side you get the vari-angle display screen with Canon 6D Mark II which is more usable for your compositional freedom and highly essential for live content creators.

I am always not in favor of  size and weight comparison of camera with interchangeable lens camera systems, since both camera requires different type of lenses to shoot and when you add lenses to these camera the siz and weight of the body changes rapidly.

Sensor Size and Image quality

Canon 6D Mark II camera features bit more resolution and the Sony A7 III camera features one stop more ISO range. As you can see in the high ISO test, the Canon 6D Mark II image quality look bit inferior compared to Sony A7 III, may be due to one stop more dynamic range of the Sony A7 III camera.

Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D Mark III High ISO Test

We have picked up high ISO test samples taken at ISO 51200 via dpreview you can view more at the dprview website.

AF area comparison between the Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D Mark II

Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D II

We  have compared the on screen phase AF points of Canon 6D Mark II vs Sony A7 III. However when you have Canon 6D Mark II at live view mode and taking still or recording a video, you get entire view-able area under AF mode due to the help DPAF technology. So, if we talk about the AF the Canon 6D Mark II isn’t look inferior compared to Sony A7 III camera.

Canon 6D Mark II DPAF Coverage

Canon 6D Mark II DPAF coverage is similar to Sony A7 III 693 AF point based Hybrid AF sensor, so literally we don’t have any big difference in the AF systems of both the camera, however Canon is giving you Phase AF sensor exclusively that work with viewfinder of the camera.

Video – 4K vs Full HD

Both camera does ultra fast AF while recording video, but Canon 6D Mark II is limited to Full HD video recording mode which can disappoint you . So, if you are a professional cinematographer you may prefer picking up Sony A7 III camera. But for youtube content creators Canon 6D Mark II is more usable due to its vari-angle display.

Sony A7 III vs Canon 6D mark II Dynamic Range Score

From DXO Mark Test results, you can see we have a big difference in between the test scores of both the camera. The color depth, Dynamic range as well as Low Light ISO score of Sony A7 III camera is better compared to the Canon 6D Mark II.

More Test on Dynamic Range by Photons to Photos

Dynamic range test from Photons to photo website, from both the DXO mark test results as well as PTP the Sony A7 III camera is showing better dynamic range compared to the Canon 6D Mark II camera.

Wide Range of Lenses available with Canon 6D Mark II

Canon 6D Mark II offers wide range of AF lenses with the EF and EF-S mount support, and guess what you can get the 50mm F1.8 yongo lens @ $45 only at B&H store and if you can afford you Canon 50mm F1.2 L lens ia available at $1299 at B&H Store. So, you have wide range of lenses available based on your need, budget and features.

Concision

Canon 6D Mark II camera doesn’t have top end features like the Sony A7 III camera and yes Sony A7 III is a better choice compared to Sony A7 III camera. The final choice is yours what you need from you camera, but both of them are excellent tool for us.

 

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Sony A7 III / Sony A7R III and Sony A9 Camera Hot pixel, Stuck pixel Dead Pixel Fix

how to remap your sensor

TNC Exclusive – Hot pixel, Stuck pixel Dead Pixel Fix. Well after doing a bit research with Sony A7 and A9 series cameras I have found that they have a hidden feature inside of pixel re-mapping. You won’t gonna find this method in user manuals but it does work in most of the cases.

Before we begin first let me introduce you what Pixel mapping actually is.

1.What us pixel Mapping ?

A sensor is made up of many photodiodes, sometimes they fail resulting hot, dead pixels. Pixel Mapping is a in-camera preventive maintenance utility that locate and remap defective / non-functioning photodiodes from use.
A software is applied to take over the function of affected photodiodes function using surrounding working ones. No repair is performed & the process completes under a minute.

2.Pixel Mapping is hidden inside Sony A7 series, Sony A9 and Sony A6xxx series cameras

Well I do remember approx 10 years ago, I have used pixel Mapping in Sony DSLR A350, they do have a dedicated menu option of Pixel remapping which is visible in Live view mode. But in recent generation of Sony cameras this specific feature is kept hidden.

Yes, we don’t know the exact reason why Pixel mapping feature is hidden inside Sony consumer level camera. But, yes it do exist and you can use it also remove your dead, stuck and hot pixels.

 3.Hot pixel, Stuck pixel Dead Pixel Fix – By Pixel Mapping Method

Use this method is you have a Hot pixel, Stuck pixel Dead Pixel inside your Sony A7III, Sony A7R III, Sony A7S II, Sony A9 and model above Sony A6300 camera.

  1. Start your Sony FF or APS-C sensor based mirrorless camera
  2. Open the date setting menu of the camera and select a future date (for example change the year from 2018 to 2019 OR 2020) and once the date is set restart the camera. Once you switch off the camera after few sec you will hear the shutter button and the task is now completed and problems are gone.
  3. Open the camera menu setting once again and then restore the date time setting back to normal.

Take a look at the Video people using the Pixel Mapping method to solve their problem

Sony A7 series stuck pixel issue solved

Doing Pixel Re-mapping on Sony A6300

 

Sensor Solution by Pixel Re-Mapping Method

Ok, the method we are discussing here is pixel Remapping method. It’s really look wired and useless but it does work in most of the cases. So, either you are having a hot pixel or blinking pixel issue with Sony A7III or A7R III or any A9 camera, this method will word effectively.

The Sony A7 / A9 series Sensor Map Method Article was first published on 26 March 2018 at Thenewcamera.com. Do not republish this article in any form without crediting the source.

 

 

Sony A7 III vs Fuji X-H1 - High ISO Video Test

The high ISO test between Fuji X-H1 camera and the Sony A7 III done by pro youtuber Max Yuryev. let’s talk about the basic difference in specification and price of all the camera.

For your information we know that the Fuji x-H1 is actually APS-C sensor based camera and the Sony A7III is a full frame sensor  camera. So we have a clear advantage that we are getting more imaging area to collect the light. let’s talk about the major difference between the two, Sony A7 III have already have high density 693 point based focusing system that’d coming from the flagship Sony A9 camera. where is the Fuji X-H1 camera have 425 AF points.

The battery Grip – On of the most important thing for Fuji is battery grip, without battery grip the camera isn’t able to go beyond 15min of recording limit but with the Sony A7 III you don’t have such limit either in 4K, or when you are recording FHD videos @ 120fps.. all formats of Video can be recorded upto 30min. Keep in mind when you are recording FHD @ 120fps with Fuji without battery grip you get only 6min of recording limit.

With Battery grip Fuji cost more than Sony A7 III

Before we end this I must tell you that you get lots of customization and controls with Sony A7 III camera, you can tweak from the basics like tuning saturation or you also have a option to choose from many gamma and colour curves, including S-Log2, S-Log3 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) directly coming from Sony Alta.

Video test between Sony A7 III vs Fuji X-H1

Fuji cameras generally captures underexposed images / videos. As you can see in the screenshot after raising 1 stop more the ISO. The exposure level of the X-H1 camera matches with competitor. So, to make the competition more fair and to match the  exposure level of both the camera Fuji ISO kept 1 stop more than of Sony A7 III.

For detailed comparison You must look at the Video below by having at least Full HD

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Sony A7 III High ISO Test

Finally, the first still High ISO test report of the Sony A7 III camera published by dpreview. Take a look at the high ISO test between Sony A7 III, Sony A7R III, Nikon D750 and Canon 5D Mark IV.

Sony A7 III vs Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R III vs Canon 5D Mark IV

Sony A7 II camera noise

 

As you can see the Sony A7R III is still a best choice for still work since you get a lot of details with high resolution sensor. Despite of having a weak filter inside the Sony A7 III camera the level of details isn’t similar to A7R III due to less resolution.

Nikon D850 is showing unusual color noise on BW image which is unacceptable. However the details are visible and moire is also very well controlled.

And finally we have the Canon 5D Mark IV camera. As we know that Canon cameras do have built-in OLPF and so we are not able to get the 100% details of a subject when compared to Camera without low-pass filter.

Sony A7 III Color noise test

color noise test image

As you can in this test I have kept ISO at 102400, practically I never use ISO above the 12800 in any FF DSLR / Mirrorless camera but to see the difference in test in first look results we have to set the ISO at a higher level.

As you can see clearly Sony A7R III and Nikon D850 color noise levels are well controlled compared to Sony A7 III . Despite of being a canon user for a long time, I have no hesitation is saying that Canon 5D Mk IV is suffering from a lot of color noise and loss of details.

Sony A7III is definitely one of the best  camera ever announced by Sony. I do have some issue but despite if that you are getting a lot features in $2k camera.

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