Sony A7 III initial user review by GRANDPASOONG
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Sony A7 III initial user review by GRANDPASOONG I have been waiting for up grade my A7 with great patience, alas here comes the A7 III. Received the preordered camera on April 12 from Crutchfield, thanks for your excellent service, I must be the few to received the first shipment. The package consists of camera body, a battery, a charging plug-wire and the usual useless instructions but no battery charger. The battery DOA, last less than 3 minutes in operation, it took around three and half hours to fully charge it. The A7 III fit nicely in hands, the enlarged grip help the handling of the camera, the build quality is excellent but I have doubt about the weather sealing of this body. The camera is compact in designing yet feels solid but on heavy side. The first thing to do is setup up the camera functions buy working the Fn manual and assigning the desired function to the customer keys. Since I like to use some manual focus lenses, the way I setup those functions may not applied to others. Following are my settings. Fn Button Upper row: 1.Center Lock-on AF 2.Face Priority in AF 3.SteadyShot Adjust 4.SteadyS Focal Len 5.Photo File Format 6.Photo Silent Shooting Second Row: 1.Zebra Display 2.Zebra Level 3.Picture Profile 4.DRO/Auto HDR 5.Prioritize Rec. Media 6.Touch Operation Customer Key In Photo Mode Assign AEL button to Eye AF Control Wheel to Creative Style Customer button 4 to APS-
Pros: Enough said
Cons: No battery charger No panorama shooting No time-elapse?! Questionable weather sealing of the camera body.