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α7 III + Free Memory Card & Battery

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  • Overview

    Free Gift Includes:
    32GB SD Card
    NP-FZ100 Battery

    An entirely renewed image sensor and image processing system further enhance image quality. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II allow more decisive moments to be captured.

  • Specifications

    Lens

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Lens Mount

    E-mount

    Image Sensor

    Aspect Ratio

    3:2

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    Number of Pixels (total)

    Approx. 25.3 megapixels

    Sensor Type

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

    Anti-Dust System

    Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

    Recording (still images)

    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]

    35mm 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]

    35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), 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 Modes

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

    Picture Effect

    8 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 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, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color 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 Color

    14bit RAW

    Yes

    Uncompressed RAW

    Yes

    Recording (movie)

    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.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

    Picture Effect

    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

    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, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color 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, 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), PAL

    XAVC 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 Functions

    Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx.9Mbps)), 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

    Recording System

    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

    Noise Reduction

    Long 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 Modes

    Auto / 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 Adjustment

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

    Priority Set in AWB

    Yes

    Bracketing

    3 frames, H/L selectable

    Focus

    Focus Type

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

    Focus Sensor

    Exmor R CMOS sensor

    Focus Point

    35mm 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 / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / 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)

    Exposure

    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, 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 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

    Viewfinder Type

    1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

    Number of Dots

    2 359 296 dots

    Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

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

    Color Temperature Control

    Manual (5 steps)

    Field Coverage

    100%

    Magnification

    approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m<sup>-1</sup>)

    Dioptre Adjustment

    -4.0 to +3.0m<sup>-1</sup>

    Eye Point

    Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m<sup>-1</sup> (CIPA standard)

    Finder Frame Rate Selection

    -

    Display Contents

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

    LCD Screen

    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 Selecter (Finder/LCD)

    Yes (Auto/Manual)

    Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

    On/Off

    Quick Navi

    Yes

    Focus Magnifier

    Yes (35mm 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 (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

    Display Content

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

    Other Features

    PlayMemories Camera Apps™

    -

    Clear Image Zoom

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

    Digital Zoom

    Smart zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: M: approx 1.5x, S: approx 2x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3x, S: approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: L: approx 4x, M: approx 6.1x, S: approx 8x, APS-C: L: approx 4x, M: approx 5.2x, S: approx 8x,Digital zoom (Movie): 35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x

    Face 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

    -

    Shutter

    Type

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

    Shutter Type

    -

    Shutter Speed

    Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode),

    Flash Sync. Speed

    1/250 sec.

    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

    Yes (ON/OFF)

    Silent Shooting

    Yes (ON/OFF)

    Image Stabilization

    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 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

    Flash Control

    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

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

    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

    Playback

    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

    Interface

    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 (2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

    Bluetooth

    Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz 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

    -

    Audio

    Microphone

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

    Speaker

    Built-in,monaural

    Print

    Compatible Standards

    Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

    Custom function

    Type

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

    Lens Compensation

    Setting

    Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

    Power

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

    Power consumption with LCD screen

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

    USB Power supply

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

    Others

    Operating Temperature

    32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

    Size & Weight

    Weight (with battery and memory card included)

    Approx. 650 g / 1lb 7.0 oz

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 73.7mm, Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 62.7mm (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)

  • Highlight

    24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with back-illuminated design

    Sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills)

    Fast Hybrid AF with 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points

    High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

    4K HDR movie recording capability

    Lens Compatibility

    Sony E-mount lenses

    Sensor Type

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

    Number Of Pixels (Effective)

    Approx. 24.2 megapixels

    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)

    Battery Life (Still Images)

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

    Viewfinder Type

    1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

    Monitor Type

    7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

  • Features
    Back-illuminated 24.2MP full-frame sensor

    Back-illuminated 24.2MP full-frame sensor

    The 35mm 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.

    Entirely enhanced image processing system

    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 realised. 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.

    Wider, faster, more steadfast AF performance

    Wider, faster, more steadfast AF performance

    An evolved image processing system and α9 camera AF algorithms optimised 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.

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

    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.

    Always keep the eye in focus

    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 lenses mounted via an adaptor.

    AF-ON button and multi-selector

    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

    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 memorised and assigned to custom buttons for fast, convenient recall at a touch whenever needed.

    Up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

    Up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

    With new shutter charge unit and image processing system refinements, the α7 III can shoot continuously at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking (up to 8 fps 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.

    Enhanced operability for continuous shooting

    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.

    Anti-flicker shooting

    Anti-flicker shooting

    Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimise 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.

    Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies

    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 35mm can also be selected, instead of full-frame mode, as needed.

    Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

    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.

    Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

    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 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 reorganised for easier searching, with group names and page numbers at the top of the displays.

    Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

    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 customisation

    Promptly changeable customisation

    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 customised 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™

    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.

    Touch screen LCD for easy instant focus operation

    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 stabilisation with 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage

    In-body 5-axis image stabilisation 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.

    Location Information Link via Bluetooth

    Location Information Link via Bluetooth

    The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge 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.

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    Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

    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.

    Longer battery life to shoot for more professional lengths

    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.

    Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

    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

    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 minimise entry of dust and moisture.

    One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

    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 an Imaging Edge 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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    Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

    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.

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    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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

    Capture One (for Sony)

    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)

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    • Overview

      Free Gift Includes:
      32GB SD Card
      NP-FZ100 Battery

      An entirely renewed image sensor and image processing system further enhance image quality. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II allow more decisive moments to be captured.

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    • Specifications

      Lens

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Lens Mount

      E-mount

      Image Sensor

      Aspect Ratio

      3:2

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      Number of Pixels (total)

      Approx. 25.3 megapixels

      Sensor Type

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

      Anti-Dust System

      Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

      Recording (still images)

      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]

      35mm 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]

      35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), 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 Modes

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

      Picture Effect

      8 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 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, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color 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 Color

      14bit RAW

      Yes

      Uncompressed RAW

      Yes

      Recording (movie)

      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.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

      Picture Effect

      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

      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, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color 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, 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), PAL

      XAVC 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 Functions

      Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx.9Mbps)), 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

      Recording System

      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

      Noise Reduction

      Long 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 Modes

      Auto / 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 Adjustment

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

      Priority Set in AWB

      Yes

      Bracketing

      3 frames, H/L selectable

      Focus

      Focus Type

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

      Focus Sensor

      Exmor R CMOS sensor

      Focus Point

      35mm 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 / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / 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)

      Exposure

      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, 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 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

      Viewfinder Type

      1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

      Number of Dots

      2 359 296 dots

      Brightness Control (Viewfinder)

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

      Color Temperature Control

      Manual (5 steps)

      Field Coverage

      100%

      Magnification

      approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m<sup>-1</sup>)

      Dioptre Adjustment

      -4.0 to +3.0m<sup>-1</sup>

      Eye Point

      Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m<sup>-1</sup> (CIPA standard)

      Finder Frame Rate Selection

      -

      Display Contents

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

      LCD Screen

      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 Selecter (Finder/LCD)

      Yes (Auto/Manual)

      Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

      On/Off

      Quick Navi

      Yes

      Focus Magnifier

      Yes (35mm 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 (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)

      Display Content

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

      Other Features

      PlayMemories Camera Apps™

      -

      Clear Image Zoom

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

      Digital Zoom

      Smart zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: M: approx 1.5x, S: approx 2x, APS-C: M: approx 1.3x, S: approx 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): 35mm full frame: L: approx 4x, M: approx 6.1x, S: approx 8x, APS-C: L: approx 4x, M: approx 5.2x, S: approx 8x,Digital zoom (Movie): 35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x

      Face 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

      -

      Shutter

      Type

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

      Shutter Type

      -

      Shutter Speed

      Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode),

      Flash Sync. Speed

      1/250 sec.

      Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

      Yes (ON/OFF)

      Silent Shooting

      Yes (ON/OFF)

      Image Stabilization

      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 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

      Flash Control

      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

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

      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

      Playback

      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

      Interface

      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 (2.4GHz band), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, Send to Computer, View on TV

      Bluetooth

      Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz 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

      -

      Audio

      Microphone

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

      Speaker

      Built-in,monaural

      Print

      Compatible Standards

      Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

      Custom function

      Type

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

      Lens Compensation

      Setting

      Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

      Power

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

      Power consumption with LCD screen

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

      USB Power supply

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

      Others

      Operating Temperature

      32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

      Size & Weight

      Weight (with battery and memory card included)

      Approx. 650 g / 1lb 7.0 oz

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 73.7mm, Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 62.7mm (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)

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    • Highlight

      24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with back-illuminated design

      Sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills)

      Fast Hybrid AF with 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points

      High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

      4K HDR movie recording capability

      Lens Compatibility

      Sony E-mount lenses

      Sensor Type

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

      Number Of Pixels (Effective)

      Approx. 24.2 megapixels

      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)

      Battery Life (Still Images)

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

      Viewfinder Type

      1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED

      Monitor Type

      7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT

  • features
    • Features
      Back-illuminated 24.2MP full-frame sensor

      Back-illuminated 24.2MP full-frame sensor

      The 35mm 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.

      Entirely enhanced image processing system

      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 realised. 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.

      Wider, faster, more steadfast AF performance

      Wider, faster, more steadfast AF performance

      An evolved image processing system and α9 camera AF algorithms optimised 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.

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

      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.

      Always keep the eye in focus

      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 lenses mounted via an adaptor.

      AF-ON button and multi-selector

      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

      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 memorised and assigned to custom buttons for fast, convenient recall at a touch whenever needed.

      Up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

      Up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

      With new shutter charge unit and image processing system refinements, the α7 III can shoot continuously at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking (up to 8 fps 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.

      Enhanced operability for continuous shooting

      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.

      Anti-flicker shooting

      Anti-flicker shooting

      Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimise 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.

      Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies

      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 35mm can also be selected, instead of full-frame mode, as needed.

      Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

      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.

      Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

      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 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 reorganised for easier searching, with group names and page numbers at the top of the displays.

      Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

      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 customisation

      Promptly changeable customisation

      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 customised 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™

      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.

      Touch screen LCD for easy instant focus operation

      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 stabilisation with 5.0-stop shutter speed advantage

      In-body 5-axis image stabilisation 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.

      Location Information Link via Bluetooth

      Location Information Link via Bluetooth

      The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge 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.

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      Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

      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.

      Longer battery life to shoot for more professional lengths

      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.

      Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

      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

      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 minimise entry of dust and moisture.

      One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

      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 an Imaging Edge 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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      Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

      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.

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      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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

      Capture One (for Sony)

      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.

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