Sony a7R III Sensor gets Highest DxOMark Score Ever for a Mirrorless Camera

November 30th, 2017
Sony a7R III Sensor gets Highest DxOMark Score Ever for a Mirrorless Camera

DxOMark has awarded the Sony a7R III an excellent score of 100, the highest score ever given for a mirrorless camera and the same as the Nikon D850, which is 1st place among all non-medium format cameras.

DxOMark has compared the a7R III to the a7R II, discussing that although they have a backlit sensor with the same pixel count, the Mark III’s sensor has a greater processing power and a twofold increase in the data readout speed due to a better processing engine.

These technological improvements enable a maximum continuous shooting rate of 10fps with continuous autofocusing and metering.

Sensor performance – superior dynamic range

The DxOMark analysis praises the dynamic range of the a7R III, declaring that “the sensor can indeed capture wide dynamic range with good color”. According to tests and comparisons, dynamic range is the most significant improvement of the a7R III’s sensor over the a7R II.

Moreover, the low-light ISO is also very good and stands at ISO 3523.

Check graphs below for better reference

DxOMark

Dynamic Range

Color Depth

Conclusion

DxOMark concludes that “the Sony a7R III has a high-performing sensor that’s capable of capturing images with a broad range of color and tone, while keeping noise well under control”. While the Sony has its strengths in the high ISO range, the Nikon defeats it in the low ISO range. As stated in the analysis: “Photographers who predominantly shoot in bright light or capture motionless subjects with the camera on a tripod will record the most information, be it color, tone, or detail with the Nikon D850 set to ISO 32. However, if they require values above that, the Sony A7R III sensor produces marginally better images”.

Summary of comparison

Summary of camera comparison

Final statement

There is no doubt that Sony mirrorless camera line is still going strong, with clear improvements from model to model.

Is there a chance for any other photo camera company to compete with Sony in the mirrorless world? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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December 5th, 2017

Doesn’t matter. People are still going to bitch about the camera not being “good enough.”

 Corey Ellis
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December 5th, 2017

Any chance can we see a rolling shutter test from you guys. I am not seeing a lot of information about this issue and I heard early on there would be an improvement over other a7 cams. Thanks!

Rolando Letelier
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December 1st, 2017

Awesome… but where’s my A7SIII ?

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December 5th, 2017

Any advantages the S has over the R aside from grading and low light?

Josh Burkhead
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November 30th, 2017

For $3,000 it damn well better.

Marcin Grochowski
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November 30th, 2017

??

Daniel Lindegren
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November 30th, 2017

Rolling shutter Jello party.

Mikhail Polyakov
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November 30th, 2017

120% for shitty skin tone

David Wilson
David Wilson
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December 4th, 2017

Maybe you need to learn how to change the settings and use editing software.

Loving my new Sony A7R III. Stunning camera.

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