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Advantages of the Sony A7

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
127×94×48 mm vs 127×96×74 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
417 g vs 650 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.9" vs 2.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$749.00 vs $1,898.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,149 cheaper (2.5x less)
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Advantages of the Sony Alpha a7 III

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Focus points
Many more focus points
693 vs 117
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Much longer battery life
710 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.78x vs 0.71x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The Alpha a7 III's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
92 lenses
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Movie format Poor movies Help
A71080p @ 60fps
Alpha a7 IIIUHD @ 30fps

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