A Hands-on Experience With the Sony a9 III

The announcement of the Sony a9 III set the photography world alight with excitement as it became the first camera to feature a global shutter. In this video from Julia Trotti, she puts the camera through its paces in a sports environment. Let's see how she gets on.

The global shutter is a very exciting prospect, and now that it has been brought to market, we should eventually see this technology move into different cameras over time. Whether you are a professional user or a consumer, the global shutter could be available on far more models in the future at a varying range of price points.

The Sony a9 III is a beast, with up to 120 fps, high-quality 4K video files, and one benefit of the global sensor is the ability to have a flash sync speed of up to 1/80,000, which is insane!

Sony has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to mirrorless autofocus performance, and this camera, as expected, is no slouch. Since the days of the a7 III, Sony has hit the nail on the head with autofocus, and it just keeps getting better and better. Of course, the likes of Canon and Nikon have caught up, maybe even surpassed in some scenarios, but you will rarely go wrong with Sony.

The a9 series is typically targeted at sports and wildlife shooters, so fast, accurate autofocusing is a must, and the a9 III delivers.

Another benefit of the a9 III, along with its global shutter, is the lack of distortion. Trotti starts photographing a golfer taking a swing, and the club is perfectly straight. With other camera bodies, you would likely see a bending of the club in motion. Whether you are photographing golf, soccer, motorsports, or American football, this camera will keep the images sharp, in focus, and perfect.

With the a9 III, you will never miss a moment!

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Greg Sheard is a Scottish based photographer, focusing on wildlife, landscape and portrait work. Greg's mission in life is too help those who suffer with mental health issues and be a voice for the millions of people around the world who need that care, attention and awareness.

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