The newly-developed 24.2 back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS full-frame sensor works in conjunction with the BIONZ X image processor to ensure the new Sony A7 Mark III delivers outstanding, high-resolution photos and video while minimising noise. It also boosts processing speed by about 1.8 times in comparison to the A7 Mark II and enables an impressive ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable to ISO 50 – 204800). It also features a five-axis optical image stabilisation system, advancements in colour reproduction technology and the ability to output 14-bit RAW files.
With a level of performance that’s largely improved over the A7 II, the A7 III offers new possibilities. With 425 contrast AF points working in conjunction with a 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system, the AF system covers 93 percent of the frame, with reliable focusing. AF response and tracking is also vastly improved, with double the focusing speed in low-light and double the tracking speed, ensuring precision and accuracy in all conditions. Wildlife photographers will love that silent shooting is available at up to 10 frames per second with AF/AE. The Eye AF feature is also impressive, which comes in particularly handy when the subject is looking away or obstructed.
Shoot full-resolution images at up to 10 frames per second with continuous, AF/AE tracking for up to 177 standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images. In live view mood, you can also shoot continuously at up to eight frames per second with minimal lag the display. Better yet, as large numbers of burst images are being written to the card many key camera functions are still completely available to use, including image playback, the ‘Fn’ and ‘Menu’ buttons and more.
The A7 III is more than just a great choice for photographers; it also proves outstanding for budding and experienced videographers alike, with 4K video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. By collecting more than enough data and then oversampling it, exceptional detail and depth is achieved ensuring superior quality 4K footage. The camera also offers an HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamme) xiy picture profile for instant HDR workflow, S-Log2, and S-Log3 for increased colour grading flexibility, as well as gamma display assist, proxy recording and zebra functionality.
The Sony A7 Mark III packages a wealth of impressive features into a stylish-looking camera body that is small and light to carry, at just 657g, with extensive weather-sealing that makes it moisture and dust resistant. A slew of impressive features ensures it is also intuitive and easy to use, including a rear three-inch, tilting 922k-dot touchscreen LCD, dual media slots, and 11 buttons that can be customised to 81 different functions. The high-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides precise imagery through the viewfinder, battery life is extended, and a new multi-selector AF-ON button and touch focus functions make operating this camera even easier, for longer.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame|
|Max Resolution||24 MP: 6000 x 4000|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||693 Phase Detect and 425 Contrast AF Points|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||100 - 51200 (expandable to ISO 50 – 204800 for still images)|
|Memory Card Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (921,600)|
|Shutter||1/8000 to 30 Seconds Bulb Mode|
|Burst Rate||Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 89 Frames in Raw Format|
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 Second|
|External Flash Connection||Hot shoe|
|Self Timer||10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 3.0, USB Type-C|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||836g|
|Shipping Weight (Kg)||1.0000|
|Choose Style||With 50mm Lens|
The Sony Alpha A7R Mark III uses the high-capacity Z-series NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery from Sony. When used together, it will deliver up to approximately 530 shots per charge when shooting with the viewfinder.
Pixel Shift shooting is a new and unique compositing function in the Sony a7R III, which allows you to achieve greater than 42.4MP resolution – increasing it by four times. By taking four images and shifting the sensor 1 pixel between each, the camera is able to capture extra resolution – you can then combine the images later in post-production using the Sony Imagine software. It will still be a 42-megapixel file, but will contain four times the resolution. You’ll be amazed by the detail!
Yes, the camera features a ratings function so you can assign star values, from 1-5, to images in-camera while you’re on the go, so you can edit and sort your images faster once you’re at home during post-production.
The memory card slot 1 is UHS-II compatible – perfect for the Sony SF-G Series UHS-II SD, for the best performance. The second card slot is UHS-I compatible – ideal for the SF-UZ Series SD.