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Sony A7 III vs HX80

The Sony Alpha A7 III and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in February 2018 and March 2016. The A7 III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the HX80 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a full frame (A7 III) and a 1/2.3-inch (HX80) sensor. The A7 III has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the HX80 provides 18 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Sony A7 III versus Sony HX80
Sony A7 III Sony HX80
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Sony E mount lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 18 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800) ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 12,800)
Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots) Electronic viewfinder (638k dots)
3.0 LCD, 922k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
610 shots per battery charge390 shots per battery charge
127 x 96 x 74 mm, 650 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm, 245 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A7 III and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Sony A7 III and the Sony HX80. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Sony A7 III vs Sony HX80
Compare A7 III versus HX80 top
Comparison A7 III or HX80 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony HX80 is considerably smaller (51 percent) than the Sony A7 III. It is worth mentioning in this context that the A7 III is splash and dust resistant, while the HX80 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the HX80 has a lens built in, whereas the A7 III is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the A7 III and their specifications in the Sony FE Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the A7 III gets 610 shots out of its NP-FZ100 battery, while the HX80 can take 390 images on a single charge of its NP-BX1 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony HX80 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 390 n Mar 2016 349 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Canon SX720 110 mm 64 mm 36 mm 270 g 250 n Feb 2016 379i
5.
 
Canon SX710 113 mm 66 mm 35 mm 269 g 230 n Jan 2015 349i
6.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999i
7.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
8.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
9.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
10.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
11.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
12.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499i
13.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
14.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
15.
 
Sony HX90V 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 360 n Apr 2015 429 i
16.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999i
17.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The HX80 was launched at a lower price than the A7 III, despite having a lens built in. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Sony A7 III features a full frame sensor and the Sony HX80 a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the HX80 is 97 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 5.6. The sensor in the A7 III has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the HX80 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Sony A7 III and Sony HX80 sensor measures

With 24MP, the A7 III offers a higher resolution than the HX80 (18MP), but the A7 III nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 1.25μm for the HX80) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A7 III is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 11 months) than the HX80, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the HX80 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A7 III implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A7 III for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony HX80 are 24.5 x 18.4 inches or 62.2 x 46.6 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 14.7 inches or 49.7 x 37.3 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A7 III has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Sony Alpha A7 III has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-12800.

A7 III versus HX80 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7373096
2.
 
Sony HX80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p........
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.9286285
4.
 
Canon SX720 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p........
5.
 
Canon SX710 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p........
6.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.3329995
7.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7340795
8.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493
9.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.8334499
10.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
11.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
12.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.3351792
13.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.458670
14.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498
15.
 
Sony HX90V 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p........
16.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.6244990
17.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the A7 III provides a higher video resolution than the HX80. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the HX80 is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A7 III offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the HX80 (2359k vs 638k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Sony A7 III and Sony HX80 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
2.
 
Sony HX80638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
4.
 
Canon SX720none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
5.
 
Canon SX710none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/3200s 6.0 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A7C2360 n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
8.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
10.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
11.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony HX90V638 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The A7 III has a touchscreen, while the HX80 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The HX80 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the A7 III does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A7 III is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Sony A7 III has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the A7 III and the HX80 write their files to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A7 III features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the HX80 only has one slot. The A7 III supports UHS-II cards (on its first slot), while the HX80 can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Sony Alpha A7 III and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
2.
 
Sony HX80-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon SX720-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon SX710-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Sony A7CYstereomonoYYmicro3.2YYY
8.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
9.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
10.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
12.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
13.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony HX90V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the A7 III has a hotshoe, while the HX80 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

Both the A7 III and the HX80 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The HX80 replaced the earlier Sony HX60, while the A7 III followed on from the Sony A7 II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Sony website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Sony A7 III or the Sony HX80 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A7 III:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24 vs 18MP) with a 18% higher linear resolution.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2359k vs 638k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (610 versus 390) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 1 year and 11 months after the HX80).


Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the A7 III necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 127x96mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the A7 III).
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in March 2016).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A7 III is the clear winner of the match-up (24 : 8 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A7 III 24:08 HX80

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A7 III and the Sony HX80 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the A7 III or the HX80. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony HX80.......... Mar 2016 349 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Canon SX720..+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2016 379i
5.
 
Canon SX710..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2015 349i
6.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999i
7.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..86/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
8.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
9.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
10.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
11.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
12.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499i
13.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
14.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
15.
 
Sony HX90V4/5+ +..4/54.5/5 Apr 2015 429 i
16.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999i
17.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Sony A7 III vs Sony HX80

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
    Launch Date February 2018 March 2016
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 349
    Sensor Specs Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 847.28 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 42.8 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 18 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4896 x 3672 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 1.25 μm
    Pixel Density 2.83 MP/cm2 64.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO 80 - 12,800 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ X BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 96 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.0 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.7 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3730 ..
    Screen Specs Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2359k dots 638k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Single UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Sony A7 III Sony HX80
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type NP-FZ100 NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)610 shots per charge390 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9 in)
    102 x 58 x 36 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 650 g (22.9 oz) 245 g (8.6 oz)

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    Once again, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. I appreciate it.