DPReview names Sony a7R III “Product of the Year”


DPReview has named Sony a7R III “Product of the Year” AND “High End Camera of the Year” for 2017!

“You guessed it – one of the last cameras released in 2017 ended up taking the top spot. The Sony a7R III is a truly impressive camera, which combines advanced stills and video features in a body designed to satisfy the needs of professionals and enthusiasts alike. While the a9 is faster, and features an autofocus system better optimized for shooting sports, the a7R III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for the rest of us, and a well-deserved winner of our award for the best product of 2017.” – DPReview

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DPReview also named Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM “Zoom Lens of the Year”

“Sony’s pro-grade 16-35mm F2.8 is built to an exceptionally high standard and offers excellent sharpness, making it an ideal companion to Sony’s new a7R III.

For many years, Sony was criticized for offering a relatively small lineup of high-quality lenses, but products like the new 16-35mm F2.8 GM prove that the company has what it takes to make world-class optics.

Sharp even wide open, fast to focus and capable of producing some of the nicest sunstars we’ve ever seen, this lens will be useful for everything from landscapes to indoor sports to weddings. The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM earns our award for best zoom lens of 2017.” – DPReview

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DPReview also named Sony RX10 IV “Compact Camera of the Year”

“Our expectations of compact cameras have shifted a lot in recent years, thanks in no small part to Sony. The Cyber-shot RX100 and RX10-series have shaken up the compact market by offering better image quality, faster shooting, and much more advanced video capabilities than most competitors, amid a product refresh cycle that is, frankly, exhausting.

Although it might look like a relatively minor update to last year’s RX10 III, the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV is a considerably more attractive camera thanks to the addition of phase-detection autofocus. It rarely hunts for focus even at 600mm.

While it can’t manage DSLR-level subject tracking, it’s impressively capable for both stills and video, and this combined with the razor-sharp 24-600mm stabilized zoom lens makes for an unbeatable combination. As such, the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV earns our award for the best compact camera of 2017.” – DPReview

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3 thoughts on “DPReview names Sony a7R III “Product of the Year””

  1. Can I upgrade the firmware on Sony a7RIII to 1.01 using mac and OSSierra 10.12.6?

    More: Just now it is near dark even during the days. And so far i am not sure on the capabilities to Sony a7RIII versus Sony a7RII to work in low light without producing too much noise. Tips for taking photos of birds in low light near darkness with this camera? Night photographing as Northern Light Photographing, no problems. Bur here we have just 3-4 hours on the middle of the when wi can photograph f.ex. eagles. The sun comes back here the second week in february.

    1. The A7R3 is the top high ISO performer of any Full Frame camera..if it does not make you happy, then I am not sure there is any camera out there for you. Maybe Medium format but then good luck with long lenses.

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