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Filming a Wedding With the Sony a7S III: Just How Good Is It?

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Sony’s new a7S III is quite the piece of gear on paper, but how does it perform out in the real world? Videographer Matt Johnson puts it through its paces shooting a beautiful Texas wedding, complete with high temperatures, bright highlights, and dark shadows — not to mention some dim interiors and a couple of donkeys.

The a7S III is falling into the hands of more creatives, and we’re beginning to get an idea of its potential and reliability. Johnson shoots a long day, coming away with some gorgeous footage, and taking advantage of the camera’s low-light capabilities and its 10-bit 4K 120p.

At a shade under $3,500, this new camera from Sony isn’t cheap but it does come packed with features, such as the little-discussed gyro that means you might be able to shoot incredibly stable footage without the need for a gimbal. Check out this article to learn more.

Perhaps the more important question presented by this video is why more weddings don’t feature donkeys that deliver alcohol. I can only hope that the company hiring out these beer burros is making a killing.

What are your thoughts? Should there be donkeys at every wedding? Is the a7S III going to be the wedding videographer’s camera of choice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.