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I keep using this in quotes, as, frankly, the spec list from the Alpha 7 Mark III look remarkably close to what a flagship camera might have from just a few years ago.
In body image stabilization? While I do value the higher resolution of the a7R3 for my own kit, I would personally say that 10 frames per second is plenty for me, and I would probably opt for an a73 for sports and wildlife work over an A9.
I suspect Sony capabilities is a calculated risk by Sony, though, who view the a73 as the vehicle for getting a lot of Canon and Nikon shooters on the fence to make the jump to Sony. At the same time, after spending a lot of time with the a73, I feel like I could write a similar article to why people might choose a Sony a73 over an a7R3.
On paper, the Sony a73 is one of the most well-rounded full frame options out there and has an amazing price-to-performance ratio, but how does it hold up in real life? Check me out on: Sign Up for My Newsletter: Build and Design The best way to interactively see the build and design along with comparisons to the a7R3 is to watch this video.
The Sony a73 is instantly familiar to those who have used the Sony A9 or a7R3. It looks and feels nearly identical to the a7R3, and, in fact, weighs only 7 grams less vs g, or 1.
The physical dimensions are in fact identical, with the Width xHeight x Depth ratio at There are only a couple of external cues that separate the two models 1 the small badge on the front right of the camera the a73 says, appropriately, a7III, while the a7R3 says, somewhat oddly, just a7R with no mention of the series Mark and 2 the mode dial on top of the camera is slightly different.
It is likely only those with high attention to detail that would ever note these physical differences. One of the single biggest criticisms of the a72 was the battery life.
I own an a and, as I use it most often for shooting video, I am shocked by the fact that it seems to almost always need a fresh battery. Battery life is terrible.
I shot a wedding a few weeks ago with the a7R3 along with a Canon 5D Mark IVand the battery on the Canon died long before the battery on the a7R3 did.
In the a73 the battery rating goes even higher and is rated at images per charge as opposed to on the a7R3. I have found that the a7R3 routinely exceeds the rated battery life, and, beyond that, it also handles shooting video much better.
All signs point to the a73 being even better. In fact, after having had the a73 in hand for a month with daily shooting and occasional video work, I had recharged the battery once after the initial charge! One thing I did note when unpacking the a73 is that, unlike the a7R3, it does not come with a standalone battery charger.
It has an AC adapter so that you can use the USB port on the camera for direct charge, but your only default charging option is in camera.
I like the fact that Sony batteries can be charged in camera as a backupbut that is not my preferred charging method. The Sony BC-QZ1 battery charger is somewhat pricey, but fortunately there are some good charging options from Watson that work fine and at a much cheaper price point.
On the left side of the camera behind one of the covered ports is one other physical difference; the a7R3 has a flash sync port PC that the a73 lacks.
On the note of Bluetooth: This utilizes the PlayMemories Mobile app. It works much more reliably with internal GPS, and I have found trying to geotag on the aseveral A7RIII bodies, and now this a73 to be a somewhat fiddly process that produces inconsistent results.
I would prefer that Sony move to an embedded GPS solution in the future, particularly now that they seem to have the battery life issue solved. I noted previously that Sony has chosen not to give the a73 the improved viewfinder found in the a7R3 and a9, so it has an OLED viewfinder with 2,k dots of resolution and a 60fps refresh rate.
The higher end models have a 3,k OLED with a refresh rate that is twice as high fpswhich makes for a more engaging experience at all times and a much better manual focus lens experience due to the increased clarity when magnifying the image in the viewfinder.
The LCD is also higher resolution on the a7R3, with a k dot resolution compared to the k dot resolution of the a While I miss the higher resolution in the screen and viewfinder of the a73, I can at least look at this as a reasonable cost-saving method and a logical way of differentiating the product lines.
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