Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis: For $2000, the A7 III is an attractive full-frame 4K video option


posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3:20 PM EDT

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As you probably know from reading reviews, including ours, the Sony A7 III is a pretty darn good full frame stills camera, especially given its $2000 price point. It outclasses it's closest rivals in just about every category when it comes to capturing images, but how does it fare in video? In that regard, one of the only cameras that sits as a direct competitor might be the Panasonic GH5. In our A7 III Video Features & Analysis, we take a look at what the Sony A7 III is capable in both 4K and 1080p Full HD, and compare its performance against that of the GH5. 

Even though it lacks many of the framerate, bitrate and compression options that you get with the GH5, in video quality alone as well as in ISO performance, the Sony A7 III is a really tantalizing, attractive option for videographers. The full frame "look" is present, the sensor's propensity for violet/blue tones makes for a unique cinematic style, and the inclusion of S-Log 1 and S-Log 2 out of the box is a nice bonus. 

Still frame taken from a Sony A7 III 4K video clip.

There is a lot to look at with the A7 III, including the 120 frames per second 1080p option, comparing the 4K and 1080p video in terms of quality, the IBIS compared to the GH5, and much more. For that, head over to our video review!

• Sony A7 III Video Features, Specs & Analysis