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ASIAN Geographic contributor Pongkiat Rungrojkarnka – affectionately known as Pocky – shares his delight in the thoughtful improvements that make night shoots 100 percent better with Sony’s Α7RIII technology
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I enjoy photographing the city at night. With Sony’s newest full-frame high-resolution mirrorless camera, the Α7RIII , I can capture moments with better dynamic range and greater responsiveness.
The Α7RIII has few changes to its overall design, but the real difference is in Sony’s attention to detail. With a bigger rear navigation wheel, added joystick, and the ergonomic positioning of its buttons, the Α7RIII is an overwhelmingly pleasant camera to use. At its heart, is the 42.4MP4 full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor provides a high dynamic range, leading to better details from shadows and highlights in post processing. With an electronic viewfinder, LCD panel, ISO 32,000 and an upgraded autofocus, I’m able to shoot in challenging, low-light conditions with the camera operating the same speed and accuracy as in broad daylight.
Though operating on the same batteries as the α9, I can easily take 600 to 650 photographs per charge, greatly lightening my load. The additional SD card slot allows continuous shooting, without worrying about busting existing memory space – and believe me, every photographer knows the frustration of being unable to capture the perfect moment without having to first delete a few hundred pictures, especially now that the camera boasts double the burst rate and faster recording speed! This is one function you’ll definitely be thankful for.
This impressive list of upgrades in specifications and usability will surely please discerning photographers looking for a high resolution camera with high speed functionality – and makes the Α7RIII, in my eyes, one of the most impressive cameras in Sony’s α Series lineup.