Perfection for all. Everything you need.
Capture the peaks of more decisive moments with the α7 III from Sony, packing newly developed back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor and other advanced imaging innovations, high-speed response, ease of operation, and reliable durability that are ready for various shooting needs.
Gain control of expressive freedom
With outstanding imaging capability and high-speed performance contained in a compact body, the α7 III gives you the power, precision, and flexibility to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments just as you like.
Rendering scenes in realistic detail
A newly developed back-illuminated image sensor and evolved image processing system fulfill various shooting needs with high-quality imaging capabilities that you would expect only of a full-frame camera.
Newly developed sensor, evolved image processor
The latest technology achieves stunning processing speed
The newly developed 24.2MP back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor is paired with a front-end LSI that effectively doubles the readout speed of the image sensor, as well as an updated BIONZ X™ processing-engine that boosts processing speed by approximately 1.8 times compared to the α7 II. This results in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide 15-stop dynamic range. It also has the ability to output 14 bit RAW format even when shooting in silent5 or continuous mode. Nothing less than spectacular images.
Reducing noise in high-resolution images
Up to 1.5-stop improvement in image quality
Standard ISO range is extended to ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills), while Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction technologies maintain image details and cut noise. With highly effective performance in mid-to-high sensitivity ranges, you can shoot at high ISO with no concerns about noise or image deterioration.
Subtle gradation from shadow to highlight
Dynamic range of up to approx. 15 stops
Approx. 15-stop dynamic range at low-sensitivity settings is achieved, thanks to a revamped CMOS sensor and image processor that provide for smooth gradation from shadow to highlight. This gives you greater freedom of creative imaging.
Faithful color reproduction
More accurate color reproduction straight out of the camera
Color reproduction performance is dramatically enhanced, giving subjects that you capture more natural color that is faithful to how the colors look in real life. Skin tones in portraits, blue skies in landscapes, and vivid hues in still life images look very realistic as a result.
Steadier shots with 5-axis stabilization
The latest high-precision stabilization uses stabilization unit and gyro sensors and algorithms to achieve a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates five types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses and delivers excellent performance.
14-bit RAW output for rich gradations
For smoother, more natural gradation, the latest BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI process image signals in 16-bit form. This processor also allows 14-bit RAW data output, even when in silent or continuous shooting mode.
4D FOCUS—AF performance evolves
AF performance is improved using the same AF advancements as in the α9 and applying it optimally. Once the α7 III captures such unpredictably moving subjects as dancers, boxers, and wild animals in action, it won’t easily let them go.
4D FOCUS: Stunning wide coverage
693. Remarkable number of phase-detection AF points
This camera features 693 phase-detection AF points11 covering approx. 93% of image area, plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points12 to improve focus.
4D FOCUS: Fast AF speed
Up to two times faster AF performance
Combining focal-plane phase-detection AF for excellent speed and tracking plus high-precision contrast-detection AF, Sony’s sophisticated Fast Hybrid AF can capture fast-moving subjects in razor-sharp images. This system advances performance to double AF speed.
4D FOCUS: Steadfast tracking
Enhanced AF tracking for swiftly moving subjects
The AF performance inherited from the α9 accounts for AF tracking with enhanced precision for continuous shooting of quick action. With faster image sensor readout, even complex subject motion can be tracked and sudden movements can be predicted with great precision, letting you capture decisive moments.
Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness
Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3, for more reliable autofocus in dark scenes.
Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses
693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF not only covers a wide area and responds instantly—it offers the benefits of high tracking performance even with an A-mount lens mounted via mount adaptor LA-EA3.
Catch the eyes to see into the soul
Eye AF revolutionizes portraiture
With the α7 III, Eye AF can now be used with AF-C mode, for fast, effective eye detection/tracking performance when shooting stills. The easy maintenance of optimum focus on moving subjects can totally transform your portraiture.
Fast continuous shooting captures the height of a moment
The α7 III can shoot in a continuous burst at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking and up to 8fps burst shooting when shooting with live-view mode. The camera also supports silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking at maximum resolution.
Confidence-boosting continuous shooting
Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps—or 8fps for live-view shooting—with AF/AE tracking. Up to approximately 177 JPEG (standard) images, 89 compressed RAW images, or 40 uncompressed RAW images can be captured in one continuous burst
Shoot continuously in absolute silence
This camera allows silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking1. Silence is critical for various scenes, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.
When artificial lighting flicker is detected, the shutter is timed to minimize possible exposure and color inconsistency in images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as between continuous shots.
Better operation during continuous shooting
Groups of shots taken in continuous mode can be reviewed, deleted, or protected quickly. You can access a menu screen and change settings, as well as operate image playback during data writing.
High-resolution 4K HDR
As well as new capability of recording stunning 4K movies through 2.4-times higher oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow.
Reliable features and operation in a compact body
The α7 III’s operability is enhanced by fast control during shooting, dazzlingly clear views through the Tru-Finder, versatile connectivity, and extended shooting endurance from various power sources, plus high durability and resistance to wet or dusty conditions.
Extended shooting between battery changes
Longer battery life to shoot for more professional lengths
The α7 III can use a NP-FZ100 battery with approx. 2.2 times as much capacity as a NP-FW50 battery, allowing you to shoot up to approximately 710 photos with one full charge. BC-QZ1 optional battery charger allows quicker charging than charging via USB.
Dual media slots, UHS-II support
With two media slots, including one that’s UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the α7 III can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies, and copy data between cards.
My Menu: faster to your favorites
Register up to 30 frequently used items on the new My Menu for instant recall. You can create and customize an optimal menu for your own convenience.
With rating function, you can rate recorded still images from 1 to 5 stars anywhere right on the spot, using the playback screen to perform the function if it is assigned to a custom button.
High connectivity for smooth workflow
USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible USB Type-C™ port makes high-speed PC Remote data transfer smooth and effortless, for handling large image files produced using PC-tethered shooting.
|Water Resistant Capabilities||Not Available|
|Power Source||NP-FZ100 rechargeable battery|
LENS AND FOCUS
|Lens Type||Not Available|
|Lens Construction||Not Available|
|Optical Zoom||Not Available|
|Digital Zoom||Not Available|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Maximum Aperture||Not Available|
|Minimum Aperture||Not Available|
|Focal Length||Not Available|
|Focusing Area Mode(s)||Center, Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), Expanded flexible spot, 425 points (contrast-detection AF), Zone, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)|
|Focusing Distance||Not Available|
|File Format(s)||XAVCS, AVCHD|
|Video Size||1920 x 1080 pixels (60 fps), 1920 x 1080 (120 fps), 3840 x 2160 pixels (30p)|
|Display||2.95″ – 3.0″ type / TFT / 921 600 dots|
|Viewfinder||XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)|
|Menu Language(s)||and others, French, English|
|Interface||3.5mm stereo headphone jack, HDMI (Micro, Type-D), USB Type-C, Multi / Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe|
|Microphone & Speaker||Both built-in: Microphone stereo, Speaker monaural|
|Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Tripod Socket||Standard 1/4 inch|
|Remote Control||PC Remote, Remotely Control Your Camera from a Smartphone or Tablet|
|Cable Release Capability||Not Available|
EXPOSURE & IMAGING
|Shooting / Drive modes||Continuous Hi+, Continuous High, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Bracketing, Single, Continuous Low Speed|
|Exposure / Capture Modes||Programmed AE (P), Manual (M), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene Selection, Auto, Shutter-speed priority (S), Aperture Priority (A)|
|Scene Modes||Sports Action, Portrait, Sunset, Macro, Night portrait, Landscape, Night scene|
|Exposure Metering System||Spot, Center-weighted, Multi-segment, Highlight, Entire Screen Avgerage, Spot Standard/Large|
|Exposure Compensation||+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps)|
|Shutter Type||Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec to 30 sec|
|White Balance Mode||Shade, Flash, Auto, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps), Incandescent, Daylight, Custom, Underwater, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Cloudy|
|Picture Effects / Color Modes||High Contrast Monochrome, Retro Photo, Rich-tone Monochrome, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), Posterization (Color, B/W), Soft High-Key, Pop Color, Toy camera|
|Camera Type||NFC Capable, 4K, Wi-Fi Capable, Mirrorless Camera / Compact System Camera|
|Resolution||24.2 effective megapixels|
|Image Sizes||3936 x 2624 pixels, 6000 x 4000 pixels, 3008 x 2000 pixels|
|File Format(s)||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Image Sensor Type||35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R® CMOS|
|Image Processor Type||BIONZ® X image processor|
|Image Stabilization Technology||5-axis image stabilization|
|Memory Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Micro SDXC, SDHC, Micro SDHC, Micro SD, Memory Stick Micro (Mark II), SD Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SDXC (UHS-I)|
INCLUDED “IN THE BOX”
|Accessories||Body Cap, Accessory shoe cap, AC Adapter AC-UUD12, ■ Supplied accessories may vary by region or by country!, Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Eyepiece Cup, Micro USB Cable, Shoulder Strap|
|Dimensions||126.9 x 95.6 x 59.7 mm|
FLASH & LIGHTING
|Flash Type||External Flash only|
|Flash Mode||Rear Sync., Autoflash, Wireless, Slow Sync, Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Fill-Flash, Flash-off|
|Flash Effective Range||Not Available|
|Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed||Not Available|