Comparing the Sony A7R III vs the Nikon D850, Canon 5D Mark IV & Fuji GFX


posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:36 PM EDT


The Sony A7R III on paper appears to do some seriously impressive stuff. Packing 10 frames per second into a high-resolution 42-megapixel sensor is extremely unique, and add to that a fully revamped autofocusing system and you have yourself a camera that appears to be capable of more than any other camera it could be compared to. So we decided to do that comparison, and see how Sony's new flagship carried itself against the Canon 5D Mark IV, the Nikon D850 and the Fujifilm GFX. 

First, we tried the camera in a straight-up, sharpness/resolution test by photographing a model with all four cameras at the same focal length and same settings. Then, we tested the autofocus performance of the A7R III against that of the Canon 5D Mark IV and compared how we thought both handled a high-stress, heavy-motion studio situation. 

Taken with the Sony A7R III and the FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS: 1/40 sec, f/5, ISO 250

There is a lot to unpack here, so check out our Hands-on Comparison with the Sony A7R III and judge for yourself how it stacks up against the competition. 

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