Sony a9 III Review: A COSTLY Revolution!

Are you tired of compromising on the speed and performance of your camera? Look no further than the Sony a9 III. With its revolutionary features and unparalleled speed, this camera is a game changer for professional photographers and videographers. The Sony a9 III is a costly investment, but it’s worth every penny for those who demand the best in their equipment. In this review, we will delve into the key features of the Sony a9 III, its performance, and whether it’s worth the hefty price tag. So, if you’re considering upgrading your gear, read on to see if the Sony a9 III is the right choice for you.


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It’s Chris Nichols here and we are in the middle of an Antarctic freeze, with western Canada experiencing temperatures as low as -40 to -45 degrees. Despite that, we are here to talk about the Sony A9 III today. In our previous video, we covered the handling and features of the A9 III. Today, we want to focus on the compromises and caveats that come with having a camera with a global sensor.

Handling and Display

After spending more time with the camera, we find that the Sony A9 III has the best handling among Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new grip and customizable button under the grip are significant improvements. The full articulated screen and over 9 million EVF are also standout features, as they enhance the shooting experience.

Sports and Action Photography

The Sony A9 III is a powerhouse when it comes to sports and action photography. Thanks to its global shutter, it can achieve insanely fast shutter speeds and high burst rates, making it an ideal choice for capturing fast-moving subjects. It can shoot up to 120 frames per second, without compromising on autofocus performance.

Card Set Up and Low Light Performance

The A9 III uses dual CF Express type A cards or dual SD cards. While the CF Express type A cards offer faster throughput, the camera does not yet support the latest CF Express protocols. In terms of low light performance, the camera’s ISO performance is not as good as contemporary full-frame cameras. Its low light performance is comparable to a modern APS-C camera.

Dynamic Range and Autofocus

The global shutter of the A9 III results in a base ISO of 250, which impacts its dynamic range. The ability to push and pull shadows and highlights is also diminished compared to other cameras. On the autofocus front, the Sony’s real-time autofocus system remains one of the best in the industry, with a high hit rate.

Overall, the Sony A9 III offers impressive features for sports and action photography. However, the compromises and limitations of its global shutter should be considered, especially in low light and dynamic range scenarios.


FAQ – Sony a9 III Review: A COSTLY Revolution!

1. What are the key features of the Sony a9 III?

The Sony a9 III comes with a 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor, 30fps blackout-free shooting, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:2 video recording, and a powerful BIONZ XR image processing engine.

2. Is the Sony a9 III worth the high price tag?

Many professional photographers and videographers consider the Sony a9 III to be worth the high price due to its exceptional performance, speed, and image quality.

3. What improvements does the Sony a9 III offer compared to its predecessor?

The Sony a9 III boasts improved autofocus performance, a higher resolution EVF, an enhanced user interface, and improved weather sealing for added durability.

4. Can the Sony a9 III be used for video recording?

Yes, the Sony a9 III supports high-quality video recording, offering 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:2 video capabilities for professional videographers.

5. What are the potential downsides of the Sony a9 III?

Some users may find the high price of the Sony a9 III to be a downside, as well as the limited touchscreen functionality and slightly heavier weight compared to other mirrorless cameras.

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