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.
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.
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.
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
|NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)|
|Approx. 12.1 megapixels|
|NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)|
|Approx. 12.9 megapixelsSENSOR TYPE35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor R CMOS sensorANTI-DUST SYSTEMYes (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)Recording (Still Images)RECORDING FORMATJPEG (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|
|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, ResetCREATIVE LOOKST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONSOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))COLOUR SPACEsRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut). (compatible with TRILUMINOS Color)|
|XAVC S, XAVC HS|
|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|
|Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut). (compatible with TRILUMINOS Color)|
|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|
|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|
|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 SystemLOCATION INFORMATION LINK FROM SMARTPHONEYesMEDIASD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), CFexpress Type A memory cardMEMORY CARD SLOTSLOT1: 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 cardRECORDING MODE ON 2 MEMORY CARDSSimult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy|
|Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.,High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off|
|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)|
|Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)|
|Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|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)|
|AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking|
|[Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)|
|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|
|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)|
|1200-zone evaluative metering|
|Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight|
|+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))|
|Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)|
|Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)|
|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.)|
|1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (color)|
|NUMBER OF DOTS|
|9 437 184 dots|
|Approx. 0.90 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)|
|-4.0 to +3.0m-1|
|Approx. 25mm from the eyepiece lens, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)|
|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|
|7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT|
|NUMBER OF DOTS|
|Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode|
|Opening Angle:Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:Approx. 270 deg.|
|Yes, Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)|
|PLAYMEMORIES CAMERA APPS™|
|CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM|
|Still images:Approx. 2x,Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)|
|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 Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority|
|Interval Recording, ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name, Save/Import Settings, Help guide, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate|
|Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter|
|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|
|ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER|
|Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)|
|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.)|
|+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)|
|Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.|
|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 (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)|
|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|
|10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer|
|PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOOTING|
|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|
|Mass-storage / MTP|
|MULTI / MICRO USB TERMINAL|
|Yes, Type-C® Terminal (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps(USB 3.2) compatible)|
|Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4GHz band))|
|MULTI INTERFACE SHOE|
|Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)|
|Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)|
|Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)|
|VERTICAL GRIP CONNECTOR|
|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|
|Exif Print, Print Image Matching III|
|Custom key settings,Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets),My Dial Settings,My Menu,Reg Cust Shoot Set|
|Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion|
|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)|
|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)|