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Advanced 24.2MP Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor

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I have only had it for 6 days and, as a lifelong Canon shooter, am still on the learning curve, but so far, I love what this camera can do. Perhaps the biggest surprise so far, is that my Canon glass with the MC11 adapter performs better with the Sony. Case in point is my Canon 70-200 F2.8. On my 7D, this lens only got sharp at around f4.5 in spite of tweaking the focus. With the Sony, the darn thing is now sharp at f2.8 - that's huge for me as I was getting ready to sell this lens and upgrade to the Tamron when they offer their native Sony glass.Aside from lens performance, high ISO shots are simply amazing - even at 12,800, they are better than 1600 on my 7D - changes everything for me based on what and how I shoot. Though getting used to controls and functions will take a while, I love the customization that is possible and have already tweaked it with the controls I think I will need. Tons of videos out there on how to set it up - take the time to watch a few and it will save you tons of time. Also, don't forget to set up a control button to turn on the APS-C crop, instantly provides 50% more reach at the expense of about 30% reduction in resolution but it beats post processing cropping.After 8 days in Sedona and the Grand Canyon, I am even more impressed. I exposed almost every shot for the highlights trusting I would be able to bring out the shadows with no noise, I was not disappointed. I have attached an example where the shadows looked black in the viewfinder.
Best camera on the market right now. Ive been shooting sony since the 1st gen a7 series, going from an a7
Before getting into the details, I'll just get the summary out of the way: This camera is fantastic. It is replacing my aging Canon 5D Mark III, and it does that job well. The biggest benefit for me is the in-body stabilization (SteadyShot), which works perfectly for legacy and other non-stabilized lenses. Sony calls this a "basic" model, but it is far beyond what I would consider to be basic.Now, on to some of the negatives:The menu system is an improvement, in much the same way that a coyote attack is an improvement over a grizzly bear attack. It takes a while to slog through the menus and set the function and custom settings to make sure you never have to open the menu again.One thing I love about Fuji cameras is the plentiful dials and knobs set to one—and only one—setting. The a7III has two dials that change according to the mode. Living between Aperture and Manual, the switches take some getting used to. This issue is not unique to the a7III, just something I wish was addressed.Since I am primarily a Canon shooter, and Sony lenses are about as affordable as a kidney on the black market, I adapted my Canon lenses to the a7III. While non-stabilized lenses uses SteadyShot by default, my stabilized Canon L lenses prevent me from using SteadyShot, even when optical stabilization on the lens is turned off. While I understand that I'm complaining about a minor use case related to Canon lenses on a Sony camera, I shoot often in dark environements and cannot always bring a tripod.Try as I may, I cannot think of any other reasons not to buy this camera without getting into detailed technical specs. The biggest issue I've had with Sony cameras up to this point was the star eater debacle, which does not seem to be impacting the a7III. If you've got $2k buried in the couch cushions and need an entry level professional camera, you can't go wrong with the a7III.


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