Sony NX80 vs Sony A7III | An ACTUAL Video Camera vs YouTube Camera!

Sony NX80 vs Sony A7III | An ACTUAL Video Camera vs YouTube Camera!

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Today we compare a legitimate video camera against a more traditional YouTube Camera! Does the extra pro features on the NX80 make it a better fit for the online content creator then the tried and true Sony A7iii?

Both cameras can record in up to 4k 30fps, but have very good autofocus, but one has a built in Zeiss lens and the other requires a fair amount of accessories and lenses to turn it into a usable camera.

Which one will work better for the online content creator? Let’s find out!

Sony NX80

Sony A7iii

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49 thoughts on “Sony NX80 vs Sony A7III | An ACTUAL Video Camera vs YouTube Camera!”

  1. I skipped through a little, but I am wondering why you chose 4K30, because the A7III has a crop in that framerate and resolution. 4K24 would have been better for the comparison, in my opinion.

  2. A7iii has a richer color. The A7iii with a Sony Lens image stabilization works flawless, but a Sony Lens is $$$$$$

  3. I do like how you said why YouTubers complain that that Hybrids aren’t video focused first they’re photography cameras that take video. Will never be as good as a video cinema focused camera.

  4. what do you do that you need multiple lenses? that's right, nothing. The camcorder has parfocal lenses, id buy the camcorder unless you needed to broadcast

  5. Maybe yoh fidn't graduated well, but here NX80 looks witb bettter Dynamic range and witb more realistic color.

  6. I like the nx80 way better in image quality, it gives it that like like colour tone where the a7iii gives it that warm look which I'm my opinion means you can colour grade from scratch where the a7iii kinda gives you a head start which I like the nx80 for that

  7. Hello i just dont like how you opinion to the cheapest you opinion like a proffessional but your not. your just a small piece of yt

  8. I honestly thought that the “an actual video camera” part of your title was referring to the Sony A7iii.

    At one time I shot on the Sony AX100 (Camcorder) but it wasn’t versatile enough for much of the video related stuff I was trying to do. It’s really difficult to achieve certain looks that you can get from interchangeable lenses.

    So I moved to the Panasonic GH5 for about a year then I eventually moved to the A7iii.

  9. As someone who is about to splash some cash on a camera for mostly video this is a comparison I have been ticking over in my head for over a year.

    I like that a camcorder is grab and go and might be what I need to grab those moments off road that are unrepeatable but can’t understand why I can’t have a camcorder system with a FF sensor and interchangeable lense at a similar price point to a A7iii.

    Thanks for the vid, even though it hasn’t helped sway me in either direction 🙁

  10. I prefer a7iii. I like full frame, exchangeable lenses etc.. you can also use APSc lenses and a small gimbal. Creators need photo and video. If I was cinema only I’d prefer to get a cinema camera with detachable lenses

  11. I hope Sony doesn’t listen to YouTubers, no one wants flip out screen except for ya guys, your left hand carry most of the weight of the camera from the bottom, the flip out screen will be in the way. Sony, most people don’t vlog, period!

    And camcorders are not for me for sure, they are big, can’t take photos, smaller sensor.

  12. I started making content with a camcorder now the sony fdr. And i must say i actually love it. Only downside is that it's heavy but exploring abandoned places i must say i love nightvision

  13. The Everyday Dad is amazing and Gerald Undone is amazing. Two great Youtubers that should have way more subscribers than they currently have

  14. There are four criterias…" No, there aren't. There are four criteria. Criterion is the singular form of the noun. Other than the mild Latin fail, I did enjoy the video. Thanks for everything!

  15. For the video camera, save some money and get the Sony AX700 instead of the NX80. It's the same camera without the audio options on the handle and wi-fi. One thing to remember is that the AX 700 and NX80 added picture profiles to the camera and include HLG shooting for those who are interested in that. It should have been easier to match your cameras if you were looking to have similar colors.

    The good thing I found with the video camera vs my mirrorless is that the video camera has no record time limit and is better as a 'set and forget' camera. I can start recording and come back two hours later to stop it. The lack of good low light does make it harder to use the NX80/AX700 in run and gun situations.

  16. A "YouTube type of camera" What's that, a GoPro, or did you mean to say a DSLR camera that offers more lens flexibility and shorter depth of field that most cinematographers like? If I were recommending a camera that looks good and is cheap, I would say "buy a Sony a7 for under $800.00". You should do a comparison of the a7, a7 II, a7 III, and the a7R III just for shits and giggles. I think your views would be shocked at how inexpensive getting a great camera can be vs comparing these apples and oranges.

  17. NX80 is a lot sharper and the image has a lot more detail. Impressive and probably a good fit for a lightweight ENG / YouTube dedicated video set up. Both leave a lot to be desired in the color department, but that's Sony across the board…they've still yet to get a solid handle on good color science.

  18. I think the NX looks more like older Sony color science and the a7iii looks more Canonish. That is personal preference though and if it was me I'd just record Log and grade regardless of which one i'd be using.

    About the m50, I know you like it but it's really hard to have a 4k monitor, watching a 4k video and it's mushy. Just looks like you missed focus and I know you didnt since it's canon autofocus, so it's correct. Would bet the g9 with the autofocus pulsing would be more pleasing, tbh.

    I realize that it is a small setup and all, but having a Z6, a7iii and a G9 I dont understand why you would use the m50 and get a video that is not sharp.

    In other news, I watch all your videos and find them amazing so i'm not a hater xD

  19. Buy both. I use the Z90 (for its SDI output) + Top LED + ME64 top mic with AVX receiver and the A73 with a wide lens. It's horses for courses and depends on the job at hand and the speed you need in use. Buttons on the NX80/Z90 makes it easier to use in rush. The A73 with wide lens takes over where the Z90 lens stops. If you need to go low profile the A73 looks like stills camera and no one will notice you. The Z90 when rigged for news looks like what it is and attracts attention!

  20. I love my sony a7iii , the only down side is the monitor….. and not being able to use it as a vlogging screen. But apart from that i love it

  21. The biggest issue with the Sony mirrorless cameras is the limited EU tax-driven 29 min 59 sec continuous video limit. This is critical when shooting long takes (i.e. live events like wedding ceremonies, shows, and sporting events). This is why I use my dedicated video cameras for most professional applications.

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