Hands On With the Sony a7S III: Just How Good Is It and Does It Overheat?

When it comes to getting early impressions of Sony’s latest hybrid camera, the a7S III, one widely respected source is Gerald of Gerald Undone. See what he has to say about his new favorite camera and initial thoughts on how it compares to the Canon EOS R5.

Video geeks may want to hold onto their hats for Gerald’s 26-minute overview, because the level of detail is not lacking. Gerald is coming to this camera as someone who has extensive experience shooting on larger cinema cameras and brings this knowledge to testing the a7S III — probably more exhaustive than what you might get from your typical run-and-gun shooter. And yes, be assured: you also get to find out whether Sony’s new camera overheats.

The camera world has been waiting incredibly patiently for Sony’s new video-centric camera, and so far, the general consensus is that Sony genuinely listened to feedback from customers, as evidenced by the completely overhauled menu system but also in smaller details, such as being able to set a naming convention for video files.

The Sony a7S III is available for pre-order and costs $3,498. For all of the details from the announcement, click here.

So, will you also buy two a7S IIIs instead of one Canon C300? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Edison Wrzosek's picture

If I was more into cinematography-centric productions, THIS would be the camera that gets my money, NOT the R5!

Bjarne Solvik's picture

Safe to say it’s a video camera so it should work:) And all the YouTube bloggers should get on and move on with life. I hope the A7iv is as competent for photography. Then we can forget about cameras and focus on photography. Or not :) Sony foretold Canon and Nikon would get into mirrorless and looks like they did not just lay down waiting for the competition to roll over them.

Spy Black's picture

Considering how Sony had gone through the thermal issues and obviously concentrated on that in this body, I'm amazed Canon of all people would royally blow putting out a camera they were banking on with the same problem Sony went through. How Canon didn't see this in pre-production testing is beyond me, especially with the hindsight of Sony's woes with heat and video. Glad to see Sony appears to have addressed this.

davidlovephotog's picture

Canon did see it and just decided spec sheets were more important than real use.