Though it's billed as Sony's "basic" full frame mirrorless model, the A7 III is anything but. Several reviewers actually called the A7 III one of the best cameras Sony has ever made. Considering it's several thousand dollars cheaper than Sony's top-of-the- line cameras, that's saying something. Image quality from the 24.2MP full frame camera was "exceptional," and reviewers loved how fast and responsive it was overall, with the A7 III capable of firing off 10 frames per second bursts for capturing fast action. The A7 III's 693-point autofocus system was quick and reliable, and the camera performed well in low light, making this model suitable for a range of subjects from portraits to concert photography to sports. The camera's 4K video was also impressively crisp. While there are some handy features including a tilting rear LCD screen with touch capabilities and improved battery life, Sony cut a few corners to bring the A7 III in at under $2000. Notably, weather-sealing is inferior to some comparable models while the LCD screen and electronic viewfinder (EVF) were lower resolution. Overall though, the Sony A7 III isn't simply a well-priced full frame shooter, it's one of the best cameras on the market, bar none.
"The Sony a7 III is a well-priced, well-rounded camera suitable for all kinds of photography." - DPReview, read the full review here.
"Sony’s 24.2-megapixel A7 III is a near-perfect all-around mirrorless camera. It’s the best $2,000 camera you can buy and arguably the best on the market, period." - Engadget, read the full review here.
"The Sony a7 III is an entry-level full-frame camera that goes well beyond the basics in features, with excellent image quality, 10fps subject tracking, and 4K video capture." - PC Magazine, read the full review here.
"Dollar-for-dollar, the Sony A7 III is the world's best full-frame mirrorless camera ever created. The Sony A7 III is a fantastic camera at a bargain price. The images and ergonomics are Sony's best ever." - Ken Rockwell, read the full review here.
"The Sony Alpha A7 III is a feature packed and highly versatile body that sets a new benchmark for “entry-level” full-frame cameras. At $1,999, it’s not exactly cheap, but for serious enthusiasts and even professional photographers, the A7 III offers a rich feature set at a reasonable price point." - Photography Life, read the full review here.
"The A7 III is a solid step forward for Sony’s 'basic” model,' and our initial impressions were of unrestrained delight. However, the ensuing months have unleashed a barrage of innovative cameras that have tempered our excitement somewhat. Full-frame mirrorless competition from Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic means Sony is no longer running uncontested. As great as it is, the A7 III isn’t a shoo-in; it is, rather more conservatively, a choice worth considering." - Digital Trends, read the full review here.
"Sony's 'entry-level' full-frame mirrorless camera undergoes its third revision, and by most counts, it's better than ever -- better image quality, better performance, better video, better design and better battery life. For serious amateurs, enthusiasts and even professional photographers, the Sony A7 III packs in a ton of improvements across the board at a very reasonable and attainable price point." - Imaging Resource, read the full review here.
"The A7 III hardly puts a foot wrong. Its specifications make it a terrific all-rounder, one that’s so powerful its price is actually a bit of a surprise. Its handling and control layout aren’t perfect, and other cameras might grab the headlines in one area or another, but few are so consistently capable across such a wide range of disciplines. What a great camera!" - Digital Camera World, read the full review here.
"The Alpha A7 III is a brilliant camera that ticks a lot of boxes for many photographers. Sony has taken some of the best bits from its flagship Alpha A9 and A7R III, and distilled them into a single camera that offers a fantastic mix of performance and image quality. For the price, there's nothing that can touch it." - Tech Radar, read the full review here.
"The a7 III is an excellent camera that, despite its positioning relative to the other a7 models, will undoubtedly enjoy a welcome reception among professionals." - PDN, read the full review here.
"Simply put, the Sony A7 III is the finest example of the most affordable full-frame camera on the market. It’s a sensational camera for the money and compliments the ever-evolving Sony A7-series quite brilliantly." - Trusted Reviews, read the full review here.
"If you’re interested in trying out what a premium full-frame camera is like but don’t want to make a huge financial investment just yet, there is really no better place to start than the 24.2MP Sony A7 III. While a few corners have been cut on this model to hit its sub-$2,000 price tag—such as with the lower-resolution rear screen and EVF—it’s really not that far removed in image quality from the top-of-the-line A7R III. Plus, it gives you 10 fps continuous shooting in both mechanical and silent modes, five-axis optical in-body image stabilization, an autofocus system that’s on par with Sony’s A9 sports camera, and 4K video recording with full pixel readout." - Shutterbug, read the full review here.