Sony A7 III

Sony a7 III focus operation is made simple using a touch screen LCD

With a 3.0-type 922K-dot LCD display, you may use touch screens and get bright, crisp, and finely detailed images even in the sunlight.

Touch Focus and Touch Pad let you quickly lock in on a specific location on the screen by just swiping your finger over it, while the viewfinder lets you move the focus frame around with your fingertip.

What we like about the Sony a7 III is that the LCD can be tilted up to 107° and down to 41°, making it easy to handle the camera and view the shot.

Sony A7 III

Full-frame 24.2MP sensor with back-illuminated illumination.
Its gapless on-chip lens architecture and high-resolution 24.2-megapixel Exmor RTM CMOS image sensor make it an ideal choice for use with 35mm full-frame cameras.

Copper wires and LSI at the front-end are responsible for a two-fold increase in data readout speed.

A next-generation image processing system and a new sensor result in an up to 1.5-stop increase in picture quality.

The Sony a7 III has ISO range of up to 51200 and a dynamic range of up to 15 stops at low sensitivity settings are typical.

Improved detail reproduction and area-specific noise reduction work together to reduce noise while maintaining a high feeling of resolution.

Additionally, the color reproduction of skin and nature images, in particular, has been much enhanced. Even while shooting silently or continuously, the 7 III offers RAW output in 14-bit format (15 bits per pixel).

The AF coverage, speed, and consistency are all improved on the latest Sony a7 III giving its a more advanced image processing system and optimized AF algorithms for the 9 camera for the Sony a7 III increase AF speed, accuracy, and tracking. High-density wide-area coverage is provided by 693 phase detection AF points and 425 contrast detection AF points.

Improved AF speed and tracking performance allowed you to catch and retain focus on a fast-moving subject in erratic motion. Furthermore, the 7 III’s focusing works dependably down to EV-3 brightness.

A-mount lenses are supported by focal-plane phase-detection AF.

Even when using a LA-EA3 adapter to attach an A-mount lens to the 7 III, phase-detection autofocus will work. Fast responsiveness and high-performance tracking are provided by a 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system.

In addition to the AF On button and the multi-selector,
Since there’s no longer a half-press of the shutter button required to activate autofocus, you can better focus on precisely when to release the shutter and capture the moment instantaneously with the new AF-ON button!

A multi-selector allows you to rapidly and easily change the focus of your attention. You won’t lose out on wonderful opportunities to photograph moving objects since you can easily pick and alter the point of focus.

Sony A7 III

Maintain a laser-like focus at all times.
Improved eye-to-camera accuracy and AF speed make it simpler to capture a moving subject in a portrait even when the subject is looking down and away from the camera or is backlit with part of their face in partial darkness with the new Eye AF support for AF-C mode. When using an adapter to attach A-mount lenses to the 7 III, Eye AF is supported.

Convenience of AF in its entirety
Focus tracking sensitivity may be adjusted in five increments for subjects that move beyond the focus region while photographing stills.

When transitioning between horizontal and vertical orientations, the autofocus regions and points stay the same or vary, depending on the shooting circumstances. Memory of commonly used focus point settings may be saved to custom buttons, which can then be accessed with a single touch.

The ability to fire continuously has been improved.
You may quickly erase or safeguard groups of photos taken in continuous shooting mode by swiping your finger over the screen.

In addition, the camera’s high burst capacity and UHS-II media compatibility greatly speed up the process of writing data to memory cards. Changing settings while data is being written may be accomplished by using the Fn or menu buttons immediately after continuous shooting.

OFX
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With AF/AE tracking, you may shoot at up to 10 frames per second.
Continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking is possible at up to 10 frames per second with the 7 III (up to 8 frames per second in live-view continuous shooting mode, with low display latency) because to improvements to the shutter charge unit and the image processing system.

In testing the Sony a7 III for one continuous burst recorded as much as 177 full-resolution JPEG photos (the norm), 89 compressed RAW images, or 40 uncompressed RAW photographs. A quiet, vibration-free electronic shutter is great for wildlife and other delicate circumstances when even a little amount of noise might jeopardize a photo.

Alpha 7 III Specification

Lens
LENS MOUNT
E-mount
Image Sensor
ASPECT RATIO
3:02
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Approx. 12.1 megapixels
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)
Approx. 12.9 megapixels
SENSOR TYPE
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
ANTI-DUST SYSTEM
Yes (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)
Recording (Still Images)
RECORDING FORMAT
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif ,Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3] 
35mm full frame L: 3776 x 2832 (11M), M: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), S: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M), APS-C L: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), M: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M), S: 1232 x 920 (1.1M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [16:9]
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] 
35mm full frame L: 2832 x 2832 (8M), M: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), S: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M),APS-C L: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), M: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M), S: 912 x 912 (0.8M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
RAW (Compressed / Uncompressed), JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard), HEIF(4:2:0 / 4:2:2) (Extra fine / Fine / Standard), RAW & JPEG, RAW & HEIF
PICTURE EFFECT
CREATIVE STYLE
PICTURE PROFILE
Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
COLOUR SPACE
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut). (compatible with TRILUMINOS Color)
14BIT RAW
Yes
Recording (Movie)
RECORDING FORMAT
XAVC S, XAVC HS
VIDEO COMPRESSION
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch,LPCM 2ch(48kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48kHz 24bit), LPCM 4ch(48kHz 24bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
COLOUR SPACE
Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut). (compatible with TRILUMINOS Color)
PICTURE EFFECT
CREATIVE STYLE
PICTURE PROFILE
Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200Mbps), 60p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps), 24p (100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200Mbps), 50p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280Mbps), 60p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), 24p (100Mbps / 50Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280Mbps), 50p (200Mbps / 100Mbps)* details of frame rate
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (200Mbps), 60p (150Mbps), 30p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 24p (100Mbps / 60Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (200Mbps), 50p (150Mbps), 25p (100Mbps / 60Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280Mbps), 60p (200Mbps), 30p (140Mbps), 24p (100Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280Mbps), 50p (200Mbps), 25p (140Mbps)* details of frame rate
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 60p (50Mbps / 25Mbps), 30p (50Mbps / 16Mbps), 24p (50Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 50p (50Mbps / 25Mbps), 25p (50Mbps / 16Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50Mbps), 30p (50Mbps), 24p (50Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50Mbps), 25p (50Mbps)* details of frame rate
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600Mbps), 30p (300Mbps), 24p (240Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500Mbps), 25p (250Mbps)* details of frame rate
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222Mbps), 30p (111Mbps), 24p (89Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185Mbps), 25p (93Mbps)* details of frame rate
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 
NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, 240fps,PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps, 200fps* details of frame rate
MOVIE FUNCTIONS
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 (6Mbps), 1920 x 1080(9Mbps), 1920 x 1080(16Mbps)), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist, RAW Output(HDMI)
Recording System
LOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONE
Yes
MEDIA
SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), CFexpress Type A memory card
MEMORY CARD SLOT
SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card/CFexpress Type A card
RECORDING MODE ON 2 MEMORY CARDS
Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy
Noise Reduction
NOISE REDUCTION
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.,High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
White Balance
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
SHUTTER AWB LOCK 
Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)
Focus
FOCUS TYPE
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSOR
Exmor R CMOS sensor
FOCUS POINT
35mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 345 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 285 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
FOCUS MODE
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
FOCUS AREA
Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
EYE AF
[Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
OTHER FEATURES
Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point
AF ILLUMINATOR
Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF ILLUMINATOR RANGE
Approx. 0.3m – approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
FOCUS TYPE WITH LA-EA3 (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Phase-detection
Exposure
METERING TYPE
1200-zone evaluative metering
METERING SENSOR
Exmor R CMOS sensor
METERING SENSITIVITY
EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
METERING MODE
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)
AE LOCK
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
EXPOSURE MODES
AUTO(iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)
ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
Still images: ISO 80-102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.)
ANTI-FLICKER SHOOT.
Yes
SCENE SELECTION
Viewfinder
VIEWFINDER TYPE
1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
NUMBER OF DOTS
9 437 184 dots
FIELD COVERAGE
100%
MAGNIFICATION
Approx. 0.90 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
DIOPTRE ADJUSTMENT
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
EYE POINT
Approx. 25mm from the eyepiece lens, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
DISPLAY FUNCTION
Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emph disp dur REC
FINDER FRAME RATE SELECTION
NTSC mode: STD 60fps / HI 120fps, PAL mode: STD 50fps / HI 100fps
LCD Screen
MONITOR TYPE
7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
NUMBER OF DOTS
1,440,000 dots
TOUCH PANEL
Yes
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
ADJUSTABLE ANGLE
Opening Angle:Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:Approx. 270 deg.
FOCUS MAGNIFIER
Yes, Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)
Other Features
PLAYMEMORIES CAMERA APPS™
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Still images:Approx. 2x,Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
DIGITAL ZOOM
Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:Approx. 1.5x, S:Approx. 2x, APS-C: M:Approx. 1.3x, S:Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx.6.1x, S:Approx. 8x, APS-C: L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.2x, S:Approx. 8x,Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: Approx. 4x, APS-C: Approx. 4x
FACE DETECTION
Face Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority
SELF-PORTRAIT SELF-TIMER
OTHERS
Interval Recording, ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name, Save/Import Settings, Help guide, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate
Shutter
TYPE
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER TYPE
Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
SHUTTER SPEED
Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
FLASH SYNC. SPEED
1/250 sec.
ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER
Yes (ON/OFF)
SILENT SHOOTING
Yes (ON/OFF)
Image Stabilization
TYPE
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
COMPENSATION EFFECT
5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Flash Control
TYPE
GUIDE NO.
FLASH COVERAGE
CONTROL
Pre-flash TTL
FLASH COMPENSATION
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
FLASH MODES
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
RECYCLING TIME
EXTERNAL FLASH COMPATIBILITY
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE LEVEL LOCK
Yes
WIRELESS CONTROL
Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)
Drive
DRIVE MODES
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
CONTINUOUS DRIVE SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
NO. OF RECORDABLE FRAMES (APPROX.)
JPEG Extra fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames, RAW: over 1000 frames, RAW & JPG: over 1000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): over 1000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: over 1000 frames
SELF-TIMER
10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOOTING
Playback
PHOTO CAPTURE
Yes
MODES
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning),Index view,Enlarged display mode (L: 10.6x, M: 6.92x, S: 5.32x),Auto Review,Image orientation,Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie),Protect,Rating,Display as Group
Interface
PC INTERFACE
Mass-storage / MTP
MULTI / MICRO USB TERMINAL
Yes, Type-C® Terminal (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps(USB 3.2) compatible)
BLUETOOTH
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4GHz band))
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)
MIC TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
SYNC TERMINAL
HEADPHONE TERMINAL
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
VERTICAL GRIP CONNECTOR
Yes
LAN TERMINAL
SONY A7 III FUNCTIONS
FTP Transfer Func.,View on Smartphone,Remote control via Smartphone,NFC One-touch remote,PC Remote,BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI),PhotoTV HD
Audio
MICROPHONE
Built-in, stereo
SPEAKER
Built-in, monaural
Print
COMPATIBLE STANDARDS
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III
Custom Function
TYPE
Custom key settings,Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets),My Dial Settings,My Menu,Reg Cust Shoot Set
Lens Compensation
SETTING
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Power
SUPPLIED BATTERY
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 510 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 600 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
Approx. 80 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
Approx. 130 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 135 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE
Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH VIEWFINDER
Still images: Approx. 4.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: Approx. 7.6W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH LCD SCREEN
Still images: Approx. 3.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: Approx. 7.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB POWER SUPPLY
Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
Others
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
32 – 104 degrees F / 0 – 40 degrees C
Size & Weight
WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED)
Approx. 699 g, approx. 1 lb 8.7 oz
Sony a7 III DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
Approx. 128.9mm x 96.9mm x 80.8mm, Approx. 128.9mm x 96.9mm x 69.7mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR), Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches, Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)