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Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

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.
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Alpha 7 III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor

An entirely renewed image sensor and image processing system further enhance image quality. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps1, 4K2 movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II allow you to capture more decisive moments.
Alpha 7 III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor

Back-illuminated 24.2MP3 full-frame sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor features 24.2-megapixel3 resolution, back illumination, and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range. Two times faster4 data readout speed is achieved through copper wires and front-end LSI.

Entirely enhanced image processing system

A combination of new-generation image processing system and a new sensor achieves an up to 1.5-stop improvement4 in image quality. A wide ISO sensitivity range of up to ISO 51200 is standard, and approx. up to 15-stop5 dynamic range at low sensitivity settings is achieved. Upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction combine to suppress noise and maintain a sense of high overall resolution. Color reproduction, especially of skin and nature scenes, has also been dramatically improved. The α7 III also supports 14-bit RAW output6 even during silent shooting/continuous shooting7.

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 up to twice as fast8 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 brightness9.

Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses10

Phase-detection AF can operate even when an A-mount lens10 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.

Always keep the eye in focus

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 lenses11 mounted via an adaptor.

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.

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.

Up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking1

With new shutter charge unit and image processing system refinements, the α7 III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking1 (up to 8fps1 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 burst12. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife and other sensitive situations when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.

Enhanced operability for continuous shooting

Images captured in continuous shooting mode can be displayed as a group. 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 progress13.

Anti-flicker shooting14

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 color anomalies at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as exposure and color inconsistency between continuous shots, so you can take images indoors with more confidence.

Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies2

High-resolution full-frame 4K movies2 with full-pixel readout without pixel binning that condenses approximately 2.4 times15 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.

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 color grading operation in post-production [1], and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)16 picture profile for instant HDR workflow. However, color 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 Motion17, simultaneous proxy movie recording, extraction and separate storage of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Providing high resolution and contrast, plus the excellent gradation and color 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. Start-up 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.

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.

In-body 5-axis image stabilization with 5.0-stop18 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-faster18 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.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth19

The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge Mobile app20 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.

Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

A USB Type-C21 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.

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 an NP-FW50 battery. You can shoot up to approximately 710 photos22 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.

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.

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 moisture23.

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 social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install an Imaging Edge Mobile app20 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.

Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.24.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.25.

Capture One (for Sony)26

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.

External flash control from the camera

Software update of the camera, flash and Wireless Radio Commander adds external flash setting function that allows you to configure the settings of an attached flash or Wireless Radio Commander (both sold separately) from the camera. Most settings, including light output, are accessible via a camera menu and changes are shown on flash display.

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Lens
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Lens MountE-mount
Image Sensor
Aspect Ratio3 : 2
Number Of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 25.3 megapixels
Sensor Type35 mm full frame (35.6 × 23.8 mm), Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust SystemCharge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording (still images)
Recording FormatJPEG (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 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9]35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]-
Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Picture Effect8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome
Creative StyleStandard, 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 ProfileYes (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
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Color SpacesRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard, compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
14bit RAWYes
Uncompressed RAWYes
Recording (movie)
Recording FormatXAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video CompressionXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording FormatXAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Color SpacexvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
Picture EffectPosterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Creative StyleStandard, 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 ProfileYes (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
Image Size (pixels), NTSCXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60 M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)
Image Size (pixels), PALXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)
Slow & quick motion (shooting frame rate)NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
Slow & quick motion (recording frame rate & image size)NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)
Movie FunctionsAudio 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 output3840 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 8-bit / RGB 8-bit
Recording System
Location information Link from smartphoneYes
MediaMemory 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 SlotSLOT1: 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 cardsSimult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/,Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy
Noise Reduction
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Multi Frame NR-
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7 (57-step), A7 to B7 (29-step) / Custom
AWB Micro AdjustmentYes G7 to M7, 57-step A7 to B7, 29-step
Priority Set in AWBYes
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus
Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)27
Focus SensorExmor R® CMOS sensor
Focus Point35 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 RangeEV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus ModeAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other FeaturesEye-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 IlluminatorYes (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator rangeApprox. 0.3 m - approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)selectable (phase-detection, contrast-detection)
Exposure
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering SensorExmor R® CMOS sensor
Metering SensitivityEV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering ModeMulti-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 BracketingBracket: 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 LockLocked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button (On/Off/Auto)
Exposure ModesAUTO (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 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 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot.Yes
Scene SelectionPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
Number of Dots2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature ControlManual (5 steps)
Field Coverage100%
Magnificationapprox. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -3.28 feet-1)
Diopter Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye PointApprox. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Finder Frame Rate Selection-
Display ContentsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
LCD Screen
Monitor Type2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of Dots921,600 dots
Touch PanelYes
Brightness ControlManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable AngleUp by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)Yes (Auto/Manual)
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)On/Off
Quick NaviYes
Focus MagnifierYes (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)
ZebraYes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)
Peaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
OthersGrid Line (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Display ContentGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
Other Features
PlayMemories Camera Apps™-
Clear Image ZoomStill images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Digital ZoomSmart 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 4x, APS-C: approx 4x
Face DetectionModes: 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-
OthersTouch 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-
Shutter
TYPEElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type-
Shutter SpeedStill 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. Speed1/250 sec.28
Electronic Front Curtain ShutterYes (ON/OFF)
Silent ShootingYes (ON/OFF)
Image Stabilization
TYPEImage Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect5.0 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
ControlPre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Bracketing3/5/9 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 ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless29, Hi-speed sync.29
External Flash CompatibilitySony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level LockYes
Wireless ControlYes (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 ModesSingle 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. 10 fps, Hi: max. 8 fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3 fps30
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 frames30
Self-Timer10 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
Playback
Photo CaptureYes
ModesSingle (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
Interface
PC InterfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/Micro USB TerminalYes31
USB Type-C® TerminalYes (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 OutputHDMI micro connector (Type-D),BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
Multi Interface ShoeYes32
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe-
Smart Accessory Terminal 2-
Mic TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
DC IN Terminal-
Sync terminal-
Headphone TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip ConnectorYes
PC RemoteYes
LAN Terminal-
Audio
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural
Print
Compatible StandardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
TypeCustom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets), My Menu, Reg Cust Shoot Set
Lens Compensation
SettingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Power
Supplied BatteryOne rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images)Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)33
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)Approx. 115 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)34, 35
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)34, 36
Internal Battery ChargeYes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)
Power consumption with ViewfinderStill 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 screenStill 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 SupplyYes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C Terminal)
Others
Operating Temperature32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and memory card included)Approx. 1 lb 7.0 oz / 650 g
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)

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

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.

Quick Specs


Product Type
Digital camera - 4K - mirrorless system
Lens Included
FE 28-70mm OSS lens
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
Image Processor
BIONZ X
Sensors
Digital level meter
Wireless Interface
Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
Sensor Resolution
24.2 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160
Lens System
Zoom lens 28 - 70 mm - f/3.5-5.6 FE OSS
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
11.8 in
Digital Zoom
4x
Image Stabilizer
Optical (5-axis Steady Shot)
Viewfinder
Electronic - 0.5" - color - OLED
Display
LCD display - 2.95"
Supported Battery
1 x Sony NP-FZ100 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2280 mAh (included)
Interface
HDMI, USB 3.1
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5 in x 2.9 in x 3.8 in
Weight
22.93 oz

General


Product Type
Digital camera - 4K - mirrorless system
Lens Included
FE 28-70mm OSS lens
Sensor Resolution
24.2 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS
Total Pixels
25,300,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
24,200,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
Full Frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Frame Rate (Max Resolution)
30 fps
ISO (Max)
204800
Native ISO
100-51200
Extended ISO (Max)
204800
Extended ISO (Min)
50
Sensor Dust Reduction
Yes
Sensor Features
Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Anti-Dust coating
Digital Zoom
4x
Image Processor
BIONZ X
Image Stabilizer
Optical (5-axis Steady Shot)
Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
HDR Mode
Auto HDR mode
Sensors
Digital level meter
Print Standard
DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching
Auto Focus
TTL contrast and phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
693
AE/AF Control
Face-priority AF, Touch Area AF
Face Detection
Face-priority AF function
Digital Video Format
AVCHD, XAVC S
Image Recording Format
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160
Audio Signal Format
Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel), Linear PCM
Auto Focus Features
Focus Peaking function
Interface
HDMI, USB 3.1, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 4.1
Connectivity Features
Remote control via mobile devices, remote live view, Wireless Image Transfer

Exposure & White Balance


Light Sensitivity
ISO 50, ISO 102400, ISO 204800, ISO 100-51200
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
1200
Exposure Modes
Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, macro, night portrait, night scene, sports mode, sunset
Bracketing Modes
Flash Exposure Bracketing, white balance bracketing
Special Effects
Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, Sunset, Landscape, Portrait, Clear, Deep, Light, Autumn Leaves, Retro, partial color, Toy camera, Posterization, High contrast monochrome, Pop Color, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft High-key, Night Scene, Standard, Style Box, Posterization (B/W)
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), underwater, 2500K - 9900K, fluorescent light (daylight white)
Shutter Type
Mechanical electronically-controlled
Max Shutter Speed
1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
30 sec
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing
3, 5, 9 steps in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV steps
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
X-sync Speed
1/250 sec
Exposure Range
EV -3-20 (ISO 100)

Lens System


Type
Zoom lens 28 - 70 mm - f/3.5-5.6 FE OSS
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
11.8 in
Max View Angle
75 degrees
Zoom Adjustment
Manual
Lens Construction
8 groups / 9 elements
Filter Size
55 mm
Lens Mounting Type
Sony E-mount
Features
Internal focusing system, full-time manual focusing, ED glass, splashproof, aspherical lens, dustproof

Additional Features


Continuous Shooting Speed
8 frames per second, 10 frames per second
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Built-in speaker, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, highlight point display, takes photos while movie recording, contrast control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, USB charging, built-in help guide, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Clear Image Zoom, noise reduction over long exposures, Lens Distortion Correction, high ISO speed noise reduction, PlayMemories Camera Apps support, silent shooting, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD, GPS via mobile, S-Log2 gamma setting, peripheral shading correction, chromatic aberration correction, anti-flicker, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording, S-Log3 gamma setting

Viewfinder


Viewfinder Type
Electronic - OLED
Viewfinder Color Support
Color
Viewfinder Diagonal Size
0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution
2,359,296 pixels
Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
100%
Optical Viewfinder Magnification
0.78x
Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
-4 to +3
Features
Viewfinder brightness control, color temperature control

Display


Type
2.95" LCD display
Display Format
921,600 pixels
Display Form Factor
Folding
Touch Screen
Yes
Display Features
Display brightness control

Microphone


Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo

Connections


Connector Type
  • USB 3.1 (USB Type-C)
  • HDMI output (19 pin micro HDMI Type D)
  • Microphone (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
  • Headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)

Miscellaneous


Included Accessories
Eyepiece cover, body cap, shoulder strap, AC power adapter, shoe cap, micro-USB cable
Protection
Dust-resistant, moisture-resistant

Battery


Battery Type
Sony NP-FZ100 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
Details
1 x Sony NP-FZ100 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2280 mAh (included)
Battery Life Details
  • Photo shooting - 710 shots (LCD Monitor on)
  • Photo shooting - 610 shots (EVF on)
  • Video recording - 2.08 hours (LCD Monitor on)
  • Voice recording - 1.92 hours (EVF on)

Memory / Storage


Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card, SDHC UHS-II Memory Card, SDXC UHS-II Memory Card
Image Storage
  • 6000 x 4000
  • 3936 x 2624
  • 3008 x 2000
  • 1968 x 1312
  • 6000 x 3376
  • 3936 x 2216
  • 3008 x 1688
  • 1968 x 1112
Video Capture
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 30 fps - 100Mbps
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 24 fps - 100Mbps
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 30 fps - 60Mbps
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 24 fps - 60Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 120 fps - 100Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 120 fps - 60Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 60 fps - 50Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 30 fps - 50Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 24 fps - 50Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 60 fps - 25Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 30 fps - 16Mbps
  • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 i - 60 fps - 24Mbps
  • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 i - 60 fps - 17Mbps
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 25 fps - 100Mbps
  • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 p - 25 fps - 60Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 100 fps - 100Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 100 fps - 60Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 50 fps - 50Mbps
  • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 p - 25 fps - 50Mbps
  • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 i - 50 fps - 24Mbps
  • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 i - 50 fps - 17Mbps

Dimensions & Weight


Width
5 in
Depth
2.9 in
Height
3.8 in
Weight
22.93 oz
Weight Details
Camera with battery and memory card: 22.9 oz

Environmental Parameters


Min Operating Temperature
32 °F
Max Operating Temperature
104 °F

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