Customers are spoiled for choice when it comes to full frame hybrid cameras, but how do three of the major bodies compare against one another, and which one is right for you?
The fact that the Sony a7 III continues to be included in these comparisons almost three years after it was announced is a testament to how many features Sony managed to cram inside it. And Jared Polin is absolutely right: the sheer number of third-party lenses available makes it the best choice for anyone making the first steps into the world of full frame who wants to avoid spending a small fortune in order to kit themselves out with glass. Polin mentions Tamron and Sigma, but you can add Samyang/Rokinon and Viltrox to that list as well.
Speaking of Viltrox, Polin doesn’t mention that Nikon now has its first third-party lens available to purchase in the shape of the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8. At just $399, it’s significantly cheaper than the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S (currently discounted by $100 to $696.95), and if it compares well to the Sony version, it will make an excellent choice for those on a budget.
Anyone leaning towards the Sony a7 III might want to keep in mind that the a7 IV is due to be announced in the middle of next year. If you need to figure out whether you should grab a cheap a7 III now or wait until its successor arrives in the summer (we assume), check out this article.
Are you in the market for a new full frame camera? Let us know which one gets your choice in the comments below.