α7 III WITH 35 MM FULL-FRAME IMAGE SENSOR

Full Specifications and Features

Starting at

$2,599.99

2 Models
2 Models

Lens

Lens

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording System

Recording System

Recording System

Recording System

Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction

White Balance

White Balance

White Balance

White Balance

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Drive

Drive

Drive

Drive

Playback

Playback

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Audio

Audio

Print

Custom function

Lens Compensation

Power

Power

Power

Power

Power

Power

Power

Power

Others

Size & Weight

Size & Weight

What's In The Box

Lens Compatibility

Lens Mount

Aspect Ratio

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

Number of Pixels (total)

Sensor Type

Anti-Dust System

Recording Format

Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

Image Size (pixels) [16:9]

Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

Image Quality Modes

Picture Effect

Creative Style

Picture Profile

Dynamic Range Functions

Colour Space

14bit RAW

Uncompressed RAW

Recording Format

Video Compression

Audio Recording Format

Colour Space

Picture Effect

Creative Style

Picture Profile

Image Size (pixels), NTSC

Image Size (pixels), PAL

Image frame rate

Image size (frame rate/bitrate)

Movie Functions

Clean HDMI output

Location information Link from smartphone

Media

Memory Card Slot

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

Noise Reduction

Multi Frame NR

White Balance Modes

AWB Micro Adjustment

Priority Set in AWB

Bracketing

Focus Type

Focus Sensor

Focus Point

Focus Sensitivity Range

Focus Mode

Focus Area

Other Features

AF Illuminator

AF Illuminator Range

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

Metering Type

Metering Sensor

Metering Sensitivity

Metering Mode

Exposure Compensation

Exposure Bracketing

AE Lock

Exposure Modes

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

Scene Selection

Viewfinder Type

Number of Dots

Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

Colour Temperature Control

Field Coverage

Magnification

Dioptre Adjustment

Eye Point

Finder Frame Rate Selection

Display Contents

Monitor Type

Number of Dots

Touch Panel

Brightness Control

Adjustable Angle

Display Selector (Finder/LCD)

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

Quick Navi

Focus Magnifier

Zebra

Peaking MF

Others

Display Content

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

Clear Image Zoom

Digital Zoom

Face Detection

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

Others

Eye-Fi ready

Type

Shutter Type

Shutter Speed

Flash Sync. Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

Silent Shooting

Type

Compensation Effect

Control

Flash Compensation

Flash Bracketing

Flash Modes

External Flash Compatibility

FE Level Lock

Wireless Control

Drive Modes

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

Self-Timer

Photo Capture

Modes

PC Interface

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

USB Type-C™ Terminal

NFC™

Wireless LAN (Built-In)

Bluetooth

HD Output

Multi Interface Shoe

Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe

Smart Accessory Terminal 2

Mic Terminal

DC IN Terminal

Sync Terminal

Headphone Terminal

Vertical Grip Connector

PC Remote

LAN Terminal

Microphone

Speaker

Compatible Standards

Type

Setting

Supplied Battery

Battery Life (Still Images)

Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

Internal Battery Charge

Power consumption with Viewfinder

Power consumption with LCD screen

USB Power Supply

Operating Temperature

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Body Only
ILCE-7M3
Body Only 
ILCE-7M3

What's In The Box

  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Shoulder strap

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Mount

  • E-mount

Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 25.3 megapixels

Sensor Type

  • 35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Anti-Dust System

  • Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording Format

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

  • 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6 M)

Image Size (pixels) [16:9]

  • 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2 M)

Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

  • -

Image Quality Modes

  • RAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)

Picture Effect

  • 8 types: Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome

Creative Style

  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Colour Space

  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard, compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour

14bit RAW

  • Yes

Uncompressed RAW

  • Yes

Recording Format

  • XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant

Video Compression

  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

  • XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator

Colour Space

  • xvYCC standard (x.v.Colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour

Picture Effect

  • Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key

Creative Style

  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

Image Size (pixels), NTSC

  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH)

Image Size (pixels), PAL

  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)

Image frame rate

  • NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps

Image size (frame rate/bitrate)

  • NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)

Movie Functions

  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx.9 Mbps)), TC/UB (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable), Gamma Disp. Assist

Clean HDMI output

  • 3840 x 2160 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

Location information Link from smartphone

  • Yes

Media

  • Memory Stick™ PRO Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick™ Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

Memory Card Slot

  • SLOT1: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2: Multi slot for Memory Stick™ Duo/SD (UHS-I compliant) memory card

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

  • Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/,Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy

Noise Reduction

  • Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off

Multi Frame NR

  • -

White Balance Modes

  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight / Flash / Underwater / Colour Temperature 2500 to 9900K and colour filter G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step) / Custom

AWB Micro Adjustment

  • Yes G7 to M7, 57-step A7 to B7, 29-step

Priority Set in AWB

  • Yes

Bracketing

  • 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus Type

  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensor

  • Exmor R CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • 35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV-3 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 (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

Other Features

  • Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (sold separately), Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.

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 attached)

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

  • selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)

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, Centre-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: +/- 3 EV (1/3 EV steps))

Exposure Bracketing

  • Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments

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) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene Selection

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

  • Yes

Scene Selection

  • Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait

Viewfinder Type

  • 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), XGA OLED

Number of Dots

  • 2 359 296 dots

Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

  • Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Colour Temperature Control

  • Manual (5 steps)

Field Coverage

  • 100%

Magnification

  • approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)

Dioptre Adjustment

  • -4.0 to +3.0m-1

Eye Point

  • Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1(CIPA standard)

Finder Frame Rate Selection

  • -

Display Contents

  • Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

Monitor Type

  • 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Number of Dots

  • 921,600 dots

Touch Panel

  • Yes

Brightness Control

  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

  • Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees

Display Selector (Finder/LCD)

  • Yes (Auto/Manual)

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

  • On/Off

Quick Navi

  • Yes

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes (35 mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)

Zebra

  • Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

Peaking MF

  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)

Others

  • Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Centre/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

Display Content

  • Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram,For viewfinder, Monitor Off

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

  • -

Clear Image Zoom

  • Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

Digital Zoom

  • Smart zoom (Still images): 35 mm full frame: M: approx 1.5x, S: approx 2x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3x, S: approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35 mm 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): 35 mm full frame: approx 4 x, APS-C: approx 4x

Face Detection

  • Modes: Face Priority in AF (On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority (On/Off), Face registration, Max. number of detectable: 8

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

  • -

Others

  • Touch Focus: Yes (Available with LCD monitor or Viewfinder operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

Eye-Fi ready

  • -

Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Type

  • -

Shutter Speed

  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s 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 s

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Silent Shooting

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Type

  • Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect

  • 5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Bracketing

  • 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

Flash Modes

  • 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

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 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+: max. 10fps, Hi: max. 8fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3fps

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

  • JPEG Extra fine L: 163 frames, JPEG Fine L: 172 frames, JPEG Standard L: approx. 177 frames, RAW: 89 frames, RAW & JPG: 79 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 40 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 36 frames

Self-Timer

  • 10 sec delay/5 sec delay/2 sec delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec delay/5 frames after 10 sec delay/3 frames after 5 sec delay/5 frames after 5 sec delay/3 frames after 2 sec delay/5 frames after 2 sec delay)/Bracketing self-timer

Photo Capture

  • Yes

Modes

  • Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete,Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

  • Yes

USB Type-C™ Terminal

  • Yes (SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) compatible)

NFC™

  • Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

Wireless LAN (Built-In)

  • Wi-Fi® Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

Bluetooth

  • Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))

HD Output

  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D),BRAVIA® Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB

Multi Interface Shoe

  • Yes

Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe

  • -

Smart Accessory Terminal 2

  • -

Mic Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

DC IN Terminal

  • -

Sync Terminal

  • -

Headphone Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Vertical Grip Connector

  • Yes

PC Remote

  • Yes

LAN Terminal

  • -

Microphone

  • Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)

Speaker

  • Built-in,monaural

Compatible Standards

  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Type

  • Custom key settings,Programmable Setting (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu, Reg Cust Shoot Set

Setting

  • Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Supplied Battery

  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Battery Life (Still Images)

  • Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

  • Approx. 115 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

  • Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

Power consumption with Viewfinder

  • Still images: approx. 3.2 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.9 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Power consumption with LCD screen

  • Still images: approx. 2.8 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.7 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

USB Power Supply

  • Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

Operating Temperature

  • 32–104 degrees F / 0–40 degrees C

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • Approx. 650 g / 1 lb. 7.0 oz

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 73.7 mm, Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 62.7 mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 3 inches, Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (from grip to monitor)
Body + 28-70mm Zoom Lens
ILCE-7M3K
Body + 28-70mm Zoom Lens 
ILCE-7M3K

What's In The Box

  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Lens cap
  • Lens hood
  • Lens rear cap
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • SEL2870
  • Shoulder strap

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Mount

  • E-mount

Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 25.3 megapixels

Sensor Type

  • 35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Anti-Dust System

  • Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording Format

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

  • 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6 M)

Image Size (pixels) [16:9]

  • 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2 M)

Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]

  • -

Image Quality Modes

  • RAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)

Picture Effect

  • 8 types: Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome

Creative Style

  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Colour Space

  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard, compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour

14bit RAW

  • Yes

Uncompressed RAW

  • Yes

Recording Format

  • XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant

Video Compression

  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

  • XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator

Colour Space

  • xvYCC standard (x.v.Colour when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour

Picture Effect

  • Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key

Creative Style

  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))

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, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

Image Size (pixels), NTSC

  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH)

Image Size (pixels), PAL

  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)

Image frame rate

  • NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps

Image size (frame rate/bitrate)

  • NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)

Movie Functions

  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx.9 Mbps)), TC/UB (TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Auto Slow Shutter, REC Control, Clean HDMI Info. (ON/OFF selectable), Gamma Disp. Assist

Clean HDMI output

  • 3840 x 2160 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

Location information Link from smartphone

  • Yes

Media

  • Memory Stick™ PRO Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick™ Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

Memory Card Slot

  • SLOT1: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2: Multi slot for Memory Stick™ Duo/SD (UHS-I compliant) memory card

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

  • Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/,Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy

Noise Reduction

  • Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off

Multi Frame NR

  • -

White Balance Modes

  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight / Flash / Underwater / Colour Temperature 2500 to 9900K and colour filter G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step) / Custom

AWB Micro Adjustment

  • Yes G7 to M7, 57-step A7 to B7, 29-step

Priority Set in AWB

  • Yes

Bracketing

  • 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus Type

  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensor

  • Exmor R CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • 35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV-3 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 (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

Other Features

  • Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (sold separately)), Lock-on AF, Eye AF, AF micro adjustment with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (sold separately), Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.

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 attached)

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

  • selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)

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, Centre-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: +/- 3 EV (1/3 EV steps))

Exposure Bracketing

  • Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments

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) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene Selection

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

  • Yes

Scene Selection

  • Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait

Viewfinder Type

  • 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), XGA OLED

Number of Dots

  • 2 359 296 dots

Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

  • Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Colour Temperature Control

  • Manual (5 steps)

Field Coverage

  • 100%

Magnification

  • approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)

Dioptre Adjustment

  • -4.0 to +3.0m-1

Eye Point

  • Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1(CIPA standard)

Finder Frame Rate Selection

  • -

Display Contents

  • Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

Monitor Type

  • 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Number of Dots

  • 921,600 dots

Touch Panel

  • Yes

Brightness Control

  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

  • Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees

Display Selector (Finder/LCD)

  • Yes (Auto/Manual)

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

  • On/Off

Quick Navi

  • Yes

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes (35 mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)

Zebra

  • Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

Peaking MF

  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)

Others

  • Grid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Centre/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

Display Content

  • Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram,For viewfinder, Monitor Off

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

  • -

Clear Image Zoom

  • Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

Digital Zoom

  • Smart zoom (Still images): 35 mm full frame: M: approx 1.5x, S: approx 2x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3x, S: approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35 mm 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): 35 mm full frame: approx 4 x, APS-C: approx 4x

Face Detection

  • Modes: Face Priority in AF (On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority (On/Off), Face registration, Max. number of detectable: 8

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

  • -

Others

  • Touch Focus: Yes (Available with LCD monitor or Viewfinder operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

Eye-Fi ready

  • -

Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Type

  • -

Shutter Speed

  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s 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 s

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Silent Shooting

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Type

  • Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect

  • 5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Bracketing

  • 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

Flash Modes

  • 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

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 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+: max. 10fps, Hi: max. 8fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3fps

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

  • JPEG Extra fine L: 163 frames, JPEG Fine L: 172 frames, JPEG Standard L: approx. 177 frames, RAW: 89 frames, RAW & JPG: 79 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 40 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 36 frames

Self-Timer

  • 10 sec delay/5 sec delay/2 sec delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec delay/5 frames after 10 sec delay/3 frames after 5 sec delay/5 frames after 5 sec delay/3 frames after 2 sec delay/5 frames after 2 sec delay)/Bracketing self-timer

Photo Capture

  • Yes

Modes

  • Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete,Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

  • Yes

USB Type-C™ Terminal

  • Yes (SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) compatible)

NFC™

  • Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

Wireless LAN (Built-In)

  • Wi-Fi® Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

Bluetooth

  • Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))

HD Output

  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D),BRAVIA® Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB

Multi Interface Shoe

  • Yes

Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe

  • -

Smart Accessory Terminal 2

  • -

Mic Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

DC IN Terminal

  • -

Sync Terminal

  • -

Headphone Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Vertical Grip Connector

  • Yes

PC Remote

  • Yes

LAN Terminal

  • -

Microphone

  • Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)

Speaker

  • Built-in,monaural

Compatible Standards

  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Type

  • Custom key settings,Programmable Setting (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu, Reg Cust Shoot Set

Setting

  • Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Supplied Battery

  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Battery Life (Still Images)

  • Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)

  • Approx. 115 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

  • Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

Power consumption with Viewfinder

  • Still images: approx. 3.2 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.9 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Power consumption with LCD screen

  • Still images: approx. 2.8 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.7 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

USB Power Supply

  • Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)

Operating Temperature

  • 32–104 degrees F / 0–40 degrees C

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • Approx. 650 g / 1 lb. 7.0 oz

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 73.7 mm, Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 62.7 mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 3 inches, Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (from grip to monitor)

Features

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Back-illuminated 24.2 MP full-frame sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R® CMOS image sensor features 24.2-megapixel resolution, back illumination, and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range. Two times faster data readout speed is achieved through copper wires and front-end LSI.

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Entirely enhanced image processing system

A combination of new-generation image processing system and a new sensor achieves an up to 1.5-stop improvement in image quality. A wide ISO sensitivity range of up to ISO 51200 is standard, and approx. up to 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivity settings is realized. Upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction join to suppress noise and maintain a sense of high overall resolution. Colour reproduction, especially of skin and nature scenes, has also been dramatically improved. The α7 III also supports 14-bit RAW output even during silent shooting/continuous shooting.

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Wider, faster, more steadfast AF performance

An evolved image processing system and α9 camera AF algorithms optimized for the α7 III improve AF speed, precision, and tracking performance. 693 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points provide high-density wide-area coverage. AF speed improved by up to twice and more precise AF tracking performance let you capture and maintain focus on a quickly moving subject in unpredictable motion. The α7 III also autofocuses reliably down to EV-3 brightness.

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Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses

Phase-detection AF can operate even when an A-mount lens is mounted to the α7 III via an LA-EA3 adaptor. The 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high-performance tracking.

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Eye AF now supporting AF-C

Eye AF newly supports AF-C mode with greater precision that dramatically enhances portrait shooting, plus higher AF speed that makes it easier to shoot a portrait of a moving subject, even if the subject looks down and away from the camera, or is backlit with face in partial darkness. The α7 III supports Eye AF for A-mount lenses mounted via an adaptor.

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AF-ON button and multi-selector

The new AF-ON button activates autofocus without any half-press-shutter-button focus sequence, so you can concentrate better on exactly when to release the shutter and capture the moment instantly. A multi-selector lets you shift the point of focus quickly and efficiently. You can select and shift the point of focus intuitively, so you won’t miss great chances to shoot moving subjects.

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Comprehensive AF convenience

AF tracking sensitivity when shooting stills is adjustable in five steps for subjects that move outside of the focus area. Autofocus areas and points remain the same or change when switching between horizontal and vertical orientations, depending on the shooting situation. AF area registration allows frequently used focus point settings to be memorized and assigned to custom buttons for fast, convenient recall at a touch whenever needed.

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Up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking

With new shutter charge unit and image processing system refinements, the α7 III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking (up to 8fps with minimal display lag in live-view continuous shooting mode) for easy, stable shooting of even intensely active subjects. Up to approximately 177 JPEG images (standard) in full resolution, 89 compressed RAW images, or 40 uncompressed RAW images can be captured in one continuous burst. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife and other sensitive situations when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.

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Enhanced operability for continuous shooting

Images captured in continuous shooting mode can be displayed as a group, and such groups can be deleted or protected in one quick operation. Furthermore, with higher burst capacity and UHS-II media compatibility, the camera significantly streamlines the operation of writing data to memory cards. The Fn button and menu button can be operated to change settings immediately after continuous shooting, while data writing is in progress.

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Anti-flicker shooting

Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimize the flicker’s effect on still images. This suppresses exposure and colour anomalies at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as exposure and colour inconsistency between continuous shots, so you can take images indoors with more confidence.

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Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies

High-resolution full-frame 4K movies with full-pixel readout without pixel binning that condenses approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) results in minimal moiré and jaggies. Advanced image processing makes it possible to record full-frame 4K movies with outstanding image quality in the mid-to-high ISO range, so you make the most of the 4K movie format’s unique potential in every shot. Super 35 mm can also be selected, instead of full-frame mode, as needed.

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Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

Supporting a wide range of HDR movie production needs, the α7 III offers S-Log3 as well as S-Log2 gamma curves, for great flexibility to fine-tune images as desired through colour grading operation in post-production [1], and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile for instant HDR workflow. However, colour grading is not required to enjoy instant playback of high-quality, true-to-life images [2] with no blocked shadows or blown highlights on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV.

Versatile movie recording functions

The α7 III provides a wide array of functions to facilitate workflows of professional videographers, including clean HDMI output, time code/user bits (TC/UB), rec. control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

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Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

An efficient combination of focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF accurately locks onto even fast-moving subjects, then tracks them smoothly during movie recording. AF coverage for movies extends across an area almost as wide as the AF coverage area for still images, so once the high-density AF system locks onto a movie subject, the camera continues to track it steadily and tenaciously. Three AF drive speed settings give you freedom to use slow focus effects when shooting movie scenes.

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My Menu and new menu interface

My Menu lets you register and arrange up to 30 menu items in order of frequency of use for instant recall, and unused items can be erased, as needed. A custom menu can be created to suit particular shooting needs. The α7 III has primary menus reorganized for easier searching, with group names and page numbers at the top of the displays.

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Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into PlayMemories Home or the new Imaging Edge software suite from Sony running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or traveling.

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Promptly changeable customization

Camera setups can be registered (up to two in the camera and four on a memory card) for quick access via mode dial. Up to 81 functions can be assigned to 11 custom keys, and even sets of customized functions can be assigned for stills, movies, and playback. Recall Custom Setting During Hold function is convenient for temporary recall of shooting settings assigned to custom buttons while such a button is held.

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High-resolution, high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

Providing high resolution and contrast, plus the excellent gradation and colour reproduction that are advantages of OLED viewfinders, this approximately 2359K-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ faithfully depicts images with clear corner-to-corner visibility. Magnification is 0.78x (approx. 38.5° diagonal FOV). ZEISS® T* coating greatly reduces obtrusive lens reflection on the ocular lens. Startup is approximately 40% faster than with the α7 II when the camera is switched on. Furthermore, view mode can be set to “High” to provide finer and more natural details by taking maximum advantage of the data read from the 24.2 effective megapixel sensor.

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Touch screen LCD for easy instant focus operation

A 3.0-type 922K-dot LCD screen offers touch screen operation and bright, clear, finely detailed views even outdoors. Use Touch Focus to focus instantly on a point that you touch on the screen and Touch Pad to drag the focus frame with a fingertip on the LCD as you monitor the shot through the viewfinder. This LCD tilts up by as much as 107°, and down by as much as 41° for flexible, convenient camera holding and shot monitoring. 

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In-body 5-axis image stabilization with 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage

This comprehensive system compensates for five types of camera shake that tend to blur images: pitch/yaw shake when shooting at longer focal lengths; X/Y shake in close-up (including macro) shooting; and roll shake when recording stills at night and movies. It effectively achieves 5.0-stop-faster shutter speed, so the α7 III can take full advantage of its high-quality imaging capability and live-view image performance. Furthermore, it functions with A-mount lenses attached via mount adaptor, as well as E-mount lenses.

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Location Information Link via Bluetooth®

The camera can be paired with PlayMemories Mobile app installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

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Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

A USB Type-C port supporting fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 facilitates high-speed PC Remote transfer of large RAW data files, so you can quickly review images on a PC and continue shooting without delay. Also, a setting to transfer only JPEG files to PC lets you check images via PC even more quickly after continuous shooting because the camera doesn’t have to send big volumes of RAW data.

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Longer battery life to shoot for more professional lengths

For extended periods of confident shooting, the NP-FZ100 battery has approximately 2.2 times the capacity of a NP-FW50 battery that allows shooting of up to approximately 710 photos with one full charge and an optional VG-C3EM Vertical Grip can hold two batteries. USB Type-C™ and Multi/Micro USB ports allow external mobile batteries to power the camera for extended recording. Even more conveniently, accessories such as a remote control unit can be used via Multi/Micro USB port while power is supplied via USB Type-C™ port. BC-QZ1 optional battery charger allows quicker charging than charging via USB.

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Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

This camera provides two media slots for SD card (UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing) and SD card/Memory Stick™, respectively. Two cards in the slots can be used to simultaneously record or relay record data; separate RAW data from JPEG data, or stills from movies; and copy data from one card to the other. The memory card cover is lockable to prevent it from being opened unintentionally.

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Highly durable and operable in tough conditions

The α7 III functions reliably in challenging environments. Its body is fortified by lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, and internal frame. The number of lens mount screws has been increased to six for enhanced durability. Major buttons and dials are sealed. Sealing is provided throughout the body to minimize entry of dust and moisture.

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One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

One-touch remote can turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi® to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don't have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

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New Imaging Edge software suite from Sony

Imaging Edge software suite can maximize image quality, improve production efficiency and help you finely adjust RAW-based images. Use its “Remote” to remotely control shooting while monitoring scenes via live-view PC screen; "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos; and “Viewer” to view, rate and select photos from a list of shots.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

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Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

Free Download (Go to Phase One Website)