Sony A7R III with Sony A7S II Comparison

Sony A7R III and Sony A7S II Main Features

  • October, 2017
  • October, 2015
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 74 mm, 657g.
  • 127 x 96 x 60 mm, 627g.
  • Price Category:
  • Price Category:

Sony A7R III Scores


Imaging score
87
Features score
88
Value for money score
99
Portability score
77
Overall score
92

Sony A7S II Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
86
Value for money score
89
Portability score
79
Overall score
89

Sony Alpha A7S II with Sony Alpha A7R III Overview


Let's compare Alpha A7R III with Alpha A7S II. Both cameras produced Sony. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R III was released in 2017, and Sony A7S II in 2015. Alpha A7R III is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A7S II 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R III is greater than that of Alpha A7S II. The difference of 30 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Alpha A7R III has a higher resolution of 3686k dots, Alpha A7S II has a resolution of 2359k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A7R III has 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R III has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R III Alpha A7S II
Brand Sony Sony
Model Alpha A7R III Alpha A7S II
Announced October, 2017 October, 2015
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Sony E (NEX)
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 116 116
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.78
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 425 169
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 4240 x 2832
Max Native ISO 32000 102400
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 409600
Min Boosted ISO 50 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 370 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 657 g 627 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74 mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

Interesting Pro Mirrorless

Leica M Edition 60
Leica M Edition 60

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Leica M mount

Nikon Z6 Mark II
Nikon Z6 Mark II

25MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Nikon Z mount

Sony Alpha A9 Mark II
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II

24MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Sony E mount

Leica M8
Leica M8

10MP | APS-H CCD | Leica M mount

Leica M10
Leica M10

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Leica M mount

Sony Alpha A7
Sony Alpha A7

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Sony E mount

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

20MP | Four Thirds CMOS | Micro Four Thirds mount

FujiFilm GFX 100S
FujiFilm GFX 100S

102MP | Medium format BSI-CMOS | Fujifilm G mount

Sony Alpha A7R II
Sony Alpha A7R II

42MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Sony E mount

Leica M Typ 262
Leica M Typ 262

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Leica M mount