Last week Sony released the a7RIII, a high powered, 4k filming, 42 megapixel packed mirrorless camera.
Just that summary of specs got me excited for this thing. I've been on the edge about switching from Canon to Sony for the past few years. Ever since the a7rII & a7sII came out, I've had my eye on the work they've been able to produce. To say the least, it's rightfully stunning. On top of that, to have the camera, and Sony systems in general, backed by names like Chris Burkard, Renan Ozturk, and Ben Moon doesn't hurt.
Specs. You can google the hell out of this camera and get the nitty gritty on the technical bullshit. However, I don't understand half of the things those tech pages say. Thus, I'll list what makes me my insides warm from this release.
- 42 megapixels
- 10 fps (both for mirrorless & mechanical shutter)
- Improved battery life
- 4k video at 30fps & 1080 HD at 120 fps
- The same autofocus as the a9
- 5 axis incamera stabilization
With 42 megapixels at 10fps, it's hard to not be impressed. It's also hard not to get slightly disappointed with Canon and Nikon for not producing anything near the same capabilities in recent years.
The camera, being a mirrorless system, is significantly lighter than it's Canon & Nikon counterparts. That makes this a phenomenal option for backcountry skiing & alpine climbing photography. Light enough to forget it's in your touring or climbing pack. It's also said to have pretty solid weathering proofing, most likely not to the standard of the Canon 1Dx.
This system looks rad and something that I'll consider switching to once the thorough reviews come out for it. Since I've been wanting to dive into video recently, this looks like a camera that'll produce beautiful footage without sacrificing it's stills capabilities. Plus... ITS SO LIGHT. I would be forever stoked to not have to carry a heavy DSLR up fixed lines, skin tracks, and on trail runs.