Sony announce the A7R III

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Inspiring maximum creativity

Welcome to a new world of imaging with resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range, processing speed, and shooting response further enhanced. The α7R III packs pro-style operability into a strong, compact body to give you greater flexibility to take brilliant shots in any situation. With such high power, precision, and potential at your command, you can capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

A portal to unseen worlds

Together, an effective 42.4MP (approx.) image sensor and enhanced image processor can take imaging as far as adventurous imaginations allow.

Doubled AF tracking effectiveness, even during continuous shooting at up to 10fps, advances the evolution of steady, lightning-fast camera performance.

Greatly enhanced Eye AF focuses on and tracks an eye with great precision and speed, even when a subject is moving, is looking down and away, or is backlit.

SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 enabled by a USB Type-C™ connector allows high-speed PC Remote data transfer for smooth handling of large RAW

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting delivers overwhelming resolution, color fidelity, and texture reproduction, capturing the atmosphere of subject and environment.

Movies of extraordinary presence result from innovation supporting 4K1 HDR2 images of high resolution, broad dynamic range, and wide color gamut.

The Exmor R sensor’s back-illuminated, gapless on-chip lens design increases light sensitivity and provides wide dynamic range, despite its high resolution of 42.4MP3.

A new front-end LSI and BIONZ X™ boost processing speed and are teamed with the Exmor R™ sensor to deliver up to 15-stop dynamic range at low ISO sensitivity for stills, enabling richer tonal expression.

The standard ISO range has been extended to ISO 100-32000 (expandable4 to ISO 50-102400), and noise has been reduced by as much as a full stop5 in the mid sensitivity range.

14-bit RAW format output contains rich tonal information from highlights to shadows, and is available even when shooting in silent or continuous mode

High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides natural, high-precision viewfinder image. The functional advantages of an EVF, such as high visibility in darkness and AF capability when using magnified display, is further enhanced for powerful shooting support. For even greater versatility, the α7R III’s small, light body is robust and rigid enough for rugged use.

399 phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of image area width and height plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points12 improve focus that might otherwise be unachievable.

Thanks to much more responsive, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, AF speed is up to approximately two times faster13 under dim lighting conditions.

The AF algorithm inherited from the α9 accounts for two times more precise5 AF tracking for continuous shooting, even of complex or sudden movement.

 

High-resolution 4K1 HDR2

In addition to capability to record stunning high-resolution 4K movies1 through 5K (15MP) oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)2 picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow, that offers wide dynamic range for highly precise and lifelike movie images without color grading.

 

Full Specifications and Features

$3,199.991

 

Lens

Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Lens MountE-mount

 

Image Sensor

Aspect Ratio3 : 2Number Of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 42.4 megapixelsNumber of Pixels (total)Approx. 43.6 megapixels
TYPE35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensorAnti-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: 7,952 x 5,304 (42M), M: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), S: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), M: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), S: 2,592 x 1,728 (4.5M)Image Size (pixels) [16:9]35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 4,472 (36M), M: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), S: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), M: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), S: 2,592 x 1,456 (3.8M)Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)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-keyCreative 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, ResetDynamic 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 Color14bit RAWYesUncompressed RAWYes

 

Recording (movie)

Recording FormatXAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliantVideo CompressionXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio Recording FormatXAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo CreatorColor SpacexvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS ColorPicture 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 MonochromeCreative 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, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH)Image Size (pixels), PALXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M) XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16 M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17 M, FH)Image frame rateNTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fpsImage Size (frame rate/bitrate)NTSC mode: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920×1080 (50p, 25p)Movie FunctionsAudio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (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. AssistHDMI 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 8bit / RGB 8bit

 

Recording System

Location information Link from smartphoneYesMediaMemory 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

 

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 / FluorescentWarm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight/ Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature2500 to 9900K& color filterG7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)/ CustomAWB Micro AdjustmentYes G7 to M7,57-stepA7 to B7,29-step
Priority Set in AWBYesBracketing3 frames, H/L selectable

 

Focus

Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2Focus SensorExmor R® CMOS sensorFocus Point35 mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 323 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 255 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 (399 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, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, 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 meteringMetering SensorExmor R® CMOS sensorMetering 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., HighlightExposure Compensation+/- 5.0 EV (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) )ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Still images: ISO 100-32000 (Expandable to ISO 50 to 102400), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)Anti-Flicker Shoot.Yes

 

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type1.3 cm (0.5-type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLEDNumber of Dots3 686 400 dotsBrightness Control (Viewfinder)Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)Color Temperature ControlManual (5 steps)Field Coverage100%
Magnificationapprox. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)Diopter Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0m-1Eye PointApprox. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA Standard)Finder Frame Rate SelectionNTSC: Std 60fps, Hi 12fps; PAL: Std 50fps, Hi 100fpsDisplay ContentsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

 

LCD Screen

TYPE2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFTNumber of Dots1,440,000 dotsTouch PanelYesBrightness ControlManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeAdjustable AngleUp by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degreesDisplay Selecter (Finder/LCD)Yes (Auto/Manual)Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)On/Off
Quick NaviYesFocus MagnifierYes (35mm full frame: 6.2x, 12.4x, APS-C: 4.0x, 8.0x)ZebraYes, (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)Peaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)Others(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker, (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe), WhiteMagic™, Grid LineDisplay 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):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. 6.2x, 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 DetectionModes: Face Priority inAF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority (On/Off), Face registration, Max. number detectable: 8OthersTouch Focus: Yes (Available with LCD monitor or Viewfinder operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, Copyright Info, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring RotateEye-Fi ready-

 

Shutter

TYPEElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane typeShutter SpeedStill 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. Speed1/250 sec.3
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 Effect5.5 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 TTLFlash 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), Wireless4, Hi-speed sync.4
External Flash CompatibilitySony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoeFE Level LockYesWireless 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 bracketContinuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)Continuous shooting: Hi+: max. 10 fps, Hi: max. 8 fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3 fps 5No. of recordable frames (approx.)JPEG Extra fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Standard L: 76 frames, RAW: 76 frames, RAW & JPG: 76 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 28 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 28 frames, 5
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-timerPixel Shift Multi Shooting  Yes 6

 

Playback

Photo CaptureYes
ModesSingle (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 19.9x, M: 12.9x, S: 10.0x), 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 remoteMulti/Micro USB TerminalYes7USB Type-C™ TerminalYes (SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) compatible)NFC™Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharingWireless LAN (Built-In)Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV 8 Bluetooth®Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))HD Output4K movie output/4K still image PB, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), HDMI micro connector (Type-D), PhotoTV HD
Multi Interface ShoeYes9Mic TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)Sync terminalYesHeadphone TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)Vertical Grip ConnectorYesPC RemoteYesLAN 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 3 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-FZ100Battery Life (Still Images)Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)10Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)Approx. 100 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 115 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)1112Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)Approx. 180 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 190 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)1113
Internal Battery ChargeYes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C™ Terminal)Power consumption with ViewfinderStill images: approx. 3.7 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.5 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)Power consumption with LCD screenStill images: approx. 3.0 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.2 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)657 g / 1 lb 7.2 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 73.7 mm, Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 62.7 mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 3 inches, Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (from grip to monitor)

 

What’s In The Box

Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Cable Protector
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Shoulder strap

Body cap
Accessory shoe cap
Eyepiece cup
USB Type-C™ cable

 

 

 

Features

 

Picture of α7R III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor

 

Back-illuminated 42.4 MP full-frame sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor features 42.4-megapixel14 resolution, back illumination and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range, anti-reflection (AR) coating on sensor seal glass, and other innovations that unleash the sensor’s power to make images look realistic.

 

Picture of α7R III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor

 

Further enhanced image processing engine

The latest front-end LSI makes data readout from the image sensor approximately two times faster15 and the BIONZ X image processor is now about 1.8 times faster16. Enhanced image processing realizes lower noise and further extended dynamic range across a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 32000 (standard ISO, expandable to ISO 50-102400 for stills). Moreover, upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction achieves noise reduction — equivalent of approx. one stop — in mid-range ISO settings. Also, reproduction of skin color has been dramatically improved, which is advantageous for portrait shooting. The α7R III also supports 14-bit RAW output17 even during silent shooting/continuous shooting.

 

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A quantum leap in AF performance

An evolved image processing system and α9 camera. AF algorithms optimized for the α7R III improve AF speed, precision, and tracking performance. 399 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points provide high-density wide-area coverage. Up to approximately two times faster18 AF speed and two times more precise15 AF tracking performance let you capture and maintain focus on nimble wildlife in unpredictable motion. The α7R III also autofocuses reliably down to EV-3 brightness19.

 

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Eye AF with doubled15 tracking performance

Eye AF’s enhanced precision, plus two times greater AF speed and AF tracking performance15 further assist you to easily shoot a portrait of a moving subject using AF-C even during continuous shooting, and even if the subject looks down and away from the camera, or is backlit with face in partial darkness. The α7R III’s E-mount body supports Eye AF for A-mount lenses20 mounted via an adaptor.

 

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Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses21

Phase-detection AF can operate even when an A-mount lens is mounted to the α7R III via an LA-EA3 adaptor that doesn’t include a dedicated phase detection AF sensor. The 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high-performance tracking whether an A-mount or E-mount lens is attached.

 

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Up to 10fps22 with AF/AE tracking

With new shutter unit and image processing system refinements, the α7R III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps22 with AF/AE tracking (up to 8fps22 with minimal display lag in live-view continuous shooting mode) for easy, stable shooting of even intensely active subjects. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.

 

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Up to 76 images in continuous shooting

Greater buffer memory, system speed, and UHS-II support allow the α7R III to capture up to approx. 28 uncompressed RAW, or 76 compressed RAW or JPEG images23, in a continuous burst at 10fps. Fn menu/menu display access, setting changes and review playback can occur during data writing. A countdown of the number of still images remaining to be written to memory is on display during playback.

 

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AF-ON button and multi-selector

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

 

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Anti-flicker shooting24

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.

 

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In-body 5-axis image stabilization with up to 5.5-stop25 shutter speed advantage

Now more effective than ever for the α series, 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 5.5-stop-faster25 shutter speed, so the α7R III can take full advantage of its 42.4-megapixel14 and live-view image performance. Furthermore, it functions with A-mount lenses attached via mount adaptor, as well as E-mount lenses.

 

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Pixel Shift Multi Shooting26 opens a new world of resolution

Applying mechanisms and control technology of image stabilization, this new feature composites four separate pixel-shifted images that contain total data27 equal to approx. 169.6 million, or 42.4 million x 4 (RGGB), pixels to reproduce a single optimal still image of super-high resolution, detailed texture, balanced color, and realistic atmosphere, with minimal moiré and color artifacts. Images shot using this feature can be processed with the new Sony imaging software suite. [1] The image sensor is moved in 1-pixel increments while shooting four sequential frames. [2] Each pixel represents R, G, and B information.

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AE precision that’s faithful to a photographer’s intentions

A 1200-segment live-view exposure analysis makes color analysis and metering precise. Focus information from the lens keeps AE control and image brightness consistent even when subject position or background brightness changes. Highlight and Entire Screen Average metering modes now join the α7R III’s Multi, Center, and Spot metering modes. When the Focus Area parameter is set to Flexible Spot or Expand Flexible Spot, the metering spot can be linked to the focus area.

 

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Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

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

 

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3.69-million-dot, high-luminance Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder™

This approximately 3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides accurate detail, contrast, and black reproduction, while maintaining natural image brightness. High-quality mode, suitable for fine focus adjustment, takes full advantage of rich image data from the image sensor to display more natural high-precision images with minimal moiré and jagginess, so you can concentrate more on shooting. Furthermore, you can choose 120/100fps28 from the selection of frame rates for the viewfinder to make motion look particularly smooth. Only an EVF such as this one could offer features such as a powerfully enhanced focus magnifier that allows autofocus while a chosen focus area is magnified in the viewfinder.

 

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Touch screen LCD for intuitive focus operations

A 3.0-type LCD touch screen with 1.44 million dots makes focus operation intuitive and instant. You can simply touch the monitor screen to specify a desired focus point with Touch Focus. Also, the Touch Pad function lets you drag the focus frame to another point with a fingertip on the LCD screen as you monitor the shot through the viewfinder.

 

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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, 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.

 

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Highly durable and operable in tough conditions

The α7R III functions reliably in challenging environments. Its body is fortified by lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover. 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 moisture29.

 

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Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

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

 

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Enhanced flash compatibility

The α7R III has new sync terminals, so non-dedicated flash units and cables with standard sync terminals can be connected for convenient synchronization with studio flash units, etc. Release time lag when shooting with flash is minimized for smooth, responsive flash photography. Continuous flash shooting at up to 10fps offers advanced capture capability.30 To enhance versatility further, slow sync and rear curtain sync can be selected when shooting with wireless off-camera flash.31

 

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Location Information Link via Bluetooth32

The camera can be paired with the PlayMemories Mobile app33 installed on a compatible cellphone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

 

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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 Sony imaging software suite running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or traveling.

 

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Promptly changeable customization

My Menu now lets you register and arrange up to 30 menu items in order of frequency of use for instant recall. Camera setups can be registered (up to three in the camera and four on a memory card) for quick access via mode dial. Up to 83 functions can be assigned to 11 custom keys, and even sets of customized functions can be assigned for stills, movies, and playback. Recall Custom Setting During Hold function is convenient for temporary recall of shooting settings assigned to custom buttons while such a button is held.

 

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Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies34

For high-resolution 4K movies34 with minimal moiré and jaggies, Super 35 mm mode with full-pixel readout without pixel binning condenses approximately 1.8 times35 the amount of data required for 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Advanced image processing makes it possible to record full-frame 4K movies with dramatically improved 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.

 

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Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

Supporting a wide range of HDR movie production needs, the α7R III offers S-Log3, as well as S-Log2 gamma curves for more flexibility to express images through grading operation in post-production, and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)36 picture profile for instant HDR workflow. Recorded movies played back on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV need no color grading to appear true-to-life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights. [1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (Color grading required) [2] Instant and high-quality image (Color grading not required)

 

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Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

An efficient combination of focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF accurately locks onto quickly moving subjects, then tracks them smoothly. 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.

 

Versatile movie recording functions

The α7R 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 of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

 

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One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

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

 

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New Sony imaging software suite37

A new suite of imaging apps from Sony provides top-quality RAW development, convenient PC tethering, and efficient viewing/management. Live viewing on the computer screen with semitransparent reference overlay capability is available during tethered shooting. Focus points can be set from the computer. The new Pixel Shift Multi Shooting feature can also be used while the camera and PC are tethered, and the pixel-shifted images can be immediately composited and viewed.38

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Full Specifications and Features

 

$3,199.991

 

Lens

Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Lens MountE-mount

 

Image Sensor

Aspect Ratio3 : 2Number Of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 42.4 megapixelsNumber of Pixels (total)Approx. 43.6 megapixels
TYPE35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensorAnti-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: 7,952 x 5,304 (42M), M: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), S: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), M: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), S: 2,592 x 1,728 (4.5M)Image Size (pixels) [16:9]35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 4,472 (36M), M: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), S: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), M: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), S: 2,592 x 1,456 (3.8M)Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)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-keyCreative 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, ResetDynamic 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 Color14bit RAWYesUncompressed RAWYes

 

Recording (movie)

Recording FormatXAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliantVideo CompressionXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio Recording FormatXAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo CreatorColor SpacexvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS ColorPicture 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 MonochromeCreative 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, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16 M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17 M, FH)Image Size (pixels), PALXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100 M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60 M) XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100 M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25 M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16 M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17 M, FH)Image frame rateNTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fpsImage Size (frame rate/bitrate)NTSC mode: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920×1080 (50p, 25p)Movie FunctionsAudio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Yes (1280 x 720 (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. AssistHDMI 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 8bit / RGB 8bit

 

Recording System

Location information Link from smartphoneYesMediaMemory 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

 

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 / FluorescentWarm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight/ Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature2500 to 9900K& color filterG7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)/ CustomAWB Micro AdjustmentYes G7 to M7,57-stepA7 to B7,29-step
Priority Set in AWBYesBracketing3 frames, H/L selectable

 

Focus

Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)2Focus SensorExmor R® CMOS sensorFocus Point35 mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 323 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 255 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 (399 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, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, 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 meteringMetering SensorExmor R® CMOS sensorMetering 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., HighlightExposure Compensation+/- 5.0 EV (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) )ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Still images: ISO 100-32000 (Expandable to ISO 50 to 102400), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)Anti-Flicker Shoot.Yes

 

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type1.3 cm (0.5-type) electronic viewfinder (color), Quad-VGA OLEDNumber of Dots3 686 400 dotsBrightness Control (Viewfinder)Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)Color Temperature ControlManual (5 steps)Field Coverage100%
Magnificationapprox. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)Diopter Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0m-1Eye PointApprox. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA Standard)Finder Frame Rate SelectionNTSC: Std 60fps, Hi 12fps; PAL: Std 50fps, Hi 100fpsDisplay ContentsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram

 

LCD Screen

TYPE2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFTNumber of Dots1,440,000 dotsTouch PanelYesBrightness ControlManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeAdjustable AngleUp by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degreesDisplay Selecter (Finder/LCD)Yes (Auto/Manual)Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)On/Off
Quick NaviYesFocus MagnifierYes (35mm full frame: 6.2x, 12.4x, APS-C: 4.0x, 8.0x)ZebraYes, (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)Peaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)Others(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Movie Marker, (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe), WhiteMagic™, Grid LineDisplay 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):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. 6.2x, 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 DetectionModes: Face Priority inAF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering (On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority (On/Off), Face registration, Max. number detectable: 8OthersTouch Focus: Yes (Available with LCD monitor or Viewfinder operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Set File Name, Copyright Info, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Area Setting, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring RotateEye-Fi ready-

 

Shutter

TYPEElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane typeShutter SpeedStill 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. Speed1/250 sec.3
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 Effect5.5 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 TTLFlash 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), Wireless4, Hi-speed sync.4
External Flash CompatibilitySony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoeFE Level LockYesWireless 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 bracketContinuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)Continuous shooting: Hi+: max. 10 fps, Hi: max. 8 fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3 fps 5No. of recordable frames (approx.)JPEG Extra fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Standard L: 76 frames, RAW: 76 frames, RAW & JPG: 76 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 28 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 28 frames, 5
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-timerPixel Shift Multi Shooting  Yes 6

 

Playback

Photo CaptureYes
ModesSingle (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 19.9x, M: 12.9x, S: 10.0x), 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 remoteMulti/Micro USB TerminalYes7USB Type-C™ TerminalYes (SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) compatible)NFC™Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharingWireless LAN (Built-In)Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4 GHz band), View on Smartphone: Yes, Send to Computer: Yes, View on TV 8 Bluetooth®Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))HD Output4K movie output/4K still image PB, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), HDMI micro connector (Type-D), PhotoTV HD
Multi Interface ShoeYes9Mic TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)Sync terminalYesHeadphone TerminalYes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)Vertical Grip ConnectorYesPC RemoteYesLAN 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 3 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-FZ100Battery Life (Still Images)Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)10Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)Approx. 100 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 115 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)1112Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)Approx. 180 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 190 min (LCD monitor), (CIPA standard)1113
Internal Battery ChargeYes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C™ Terminal)Power consumption with ViewfinderStill images: approx. 3.7 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.5 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)Power consumption with LCD screenStill images: approx. 3.0 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 5.2 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)657 g / 1 lb 7.2 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 73.7 mm, Approx. 126.9 mm x 95.6 mm x 62.7 mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 3 inches, Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (from grip to monitor)

 

What’s In The Box

Power cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Cable Protector
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Shoulder strap

Body cap
Accessory shoe cap
Eyepiece cup
USB Type-C™ cable

 

 

 

Features

 

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Back-illuminated 42.4 MP full-frame sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor features 42.4-megapixel14 resolution, back illumination and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range, anti-reflection (AR) coating on sensor seal glass, and other innovations that unleash the sensor’s power to make images look realistic.

 

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Further enhanced image processing engine

The latest front-end LSI makes data readout from the image sensor approximately two times faster15 and the BIONZ X image processor is now about 1.8 times faster16. Enhanced image processing realizes lower noise and further extended dynamic range across a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 32000 (standard ISO, expandable to ISO 50-102400 for stills). Moreover, upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction achieves noise reduction — equivalent of approx. one stop — in mid-range ISO settings. Also, reproduction of skin color has been dramatically improved, which is advantageous for portrait shooting. The α7R III also supports 14-bit RAW output17 even during silent shooting/continuous shooting.

 

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A quantum leap in AF performance

An evolved image processing system and α9 camera. AF algorithms optimized for the α7R III improve AF speed, precision, and tracking performance. 399 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points provide high-density wide-area coverage. Up to approximately two times faster18 AF speed and two times more precise15 AF tracking performance let you capture and maintain focus on nimble wildlife in unpredictable motion. The α7R III also autofocuses reliably down to EV-3 brightness19.

 

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Eye AF with doubled15 tracking performance

Eye AF’s enhanced precision, plus two times greater AF speed and AF tracking performance15 further assist you to easily shoot a portrait of a moving subject using AF-C even during continuous shooting, and even if the subject looks down and away from the camera, or is backlit with face in partial darkness. The α7R III’s E-mount body supports Eye AF for A-mount lenses20 mounted via an adaptor.

 

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Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses21

Phase-detection AF can operate even when an A-mount lens is mounted to the α7R III via an LA-EA3 adaptor that doesn’t include a dedicated phase detection AF sensor. The 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high-performance tracking whether an A-mount or E-mount lens is attached.

 

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Up to 10fps22 with AF/AE tracking

With new shutter unit and image processing system refinements, the α7R III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps22 with AF/AE tracking (up to 8fps22 with minimal display lag in live-view continuous shooting mode) for easy, stable shooting of even intensely active subjects. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.

 

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Up to 76 images in continuous shooting

Greater buffer memory, system speed, and UHS-II support allow the α7R III to capture up to approx. 28 uncompressed RAW, or 76 compressed RAW or JPEG images23, in a continuous burst at 10fps. Fn menu/menu display access, setting changes and review playback can occur during data writing. A countdown of the number of still images remaining to be written to memory is on display during playback.

 

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AF-ON button and multi-selector

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

 

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Anti-flicker shooting24

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.

 

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In-body 5-axis image stabilization with up to 5.5-stop25 shutter speed advantage

Now more effective than ever for the α series, 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 5.5-stop-faster25 shutter speed, so the α7R III can take full advantage of its 42.4-megapixel14 and live-view image performance. Furthermore, it functions with A-mount lenses attached via mount adaptor, as well as E-mount lenses.

 

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Pixel Shift Multi Shooting26 opens a new world of resolution

Applying mechanisms and control technology of image stabilization, this new feature composites four separate pixel-shifted images that contain total data27 equal to approx. 169.6 million, or 42.4 million x 4 (RGGB), pixels to reproduce a single optimal still image of super-high resolution, detailed texture, balanced color, and realistic atmosphere, with minimal moiré and color artifacts. Images shot using this feature can be processed with the new Sony imaging software suite. [1] The image sensor is moved in 1-pixel increments while shooting four sequential frames. [2] Each pixel represents R, G, and B information.

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AE precision that’s faithful to a photographer’s intentions

A 1200-segment live-view exposure analysis makes color analysis and metering precise. Focus information from the lens keeps AE control and image brightness consistent even when subject position or background brightness changes. Highlight and Entire Screen Average metering modes now join the α7R III’s Multi, Center, and Spot metering modes. When the Focus Area parameter is set to Flexible Spot or Expand Flexible Spot, the metering spot can be linked to the focus area.

 

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Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

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

 

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3.69-million-dot, high-luminance Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder™

This approximately 3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides accurate detail, contrast, and black reproduction, while maintaining natural image brightness. High-quality mode, suitable for fine focus adjustment, takes full advantage of rich image data from the image sensor to display more natural high-precision images with minimal moiré and jagginess, so you can concentrate more on shooting. Furthermore, you can choose 120/100fps28 from the selection of frame rates for the viewfinder to make motion look particularly smooth. Only an EVF such as this one could offer features such as a powerfully enhanced focus magnifier that allows autofocus while a chosen focus area is magnified in the viewfinder.

 

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Touch screen LCD for intuitive focus operations

A 3.0-type LCD touch screen with 1.44 million dots makes focus operation intuitive and instant. You can simply touch the monitor screen to specify a desired focus point with Touch Focus. Also, the Touch Pad function lets you drag the focus frame to another point with a fingertip on the LCD screen as you monitor the shot through the viewfinder.

 

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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, 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.

 

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Highly durable and operable in tough conditions

The α7R III functions reliably in challenging environments. Its body is fortified by lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover. 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 moisture29.

 

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Smooth PC tethering via USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

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

 

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Enhanced flash compatibility

The α7R III has new sync terminals, so non-dedicated flash units and cables with standard sync terminals can be connected for convenient synchronization with studio flash units, etc. Release time lag when shooting with flash is minimized for smooth, responsive flash photography. Continuous flash shooting at up to 10fps offers advanced capture capability.30 To enhance versatility further, slow sync and rear curtain sync can be selected when shooting with wireless off-camera flash.31

 

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Location Information Link via Bluetooth32

The camera can be paired with the PlayMemories Mobile app33 installed on a compatible cellphone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. PlayMemories Home application can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

 

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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 Sony imaging software suite running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or traveling.

 

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Promptly changeable customization

My Menu now lets you register and arrange up to 30 menu items in order of frequency of use for instant recall. Camera setups can be registered (up to three in the camera and four on a memory card) for quick access via mode dial. Up to 83 functions can be assigned to 11 custom keys, and even sets of customized functions can be assigned for stills, movies, and playback. Recall Custom Setting During Hold function is convenient for temporary recall of shooting settings assigned to custom buttons while such a button is held.

 

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Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies34

For high-resolution 4K movies34 with minimal moiré and jaggies, Super 35 mm mode with full-pixel readout without pixel binning condenses approximately 1.8 times35 the amount of data required for 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Advanced image processing makes it possible to record full-frame 4K movies with dramatically improved 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.

 

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Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

Supporting a wide range of HDR movie production needs, the α7R III offers S-Log3, as well as S-Log2 gamma curves for more flexibility to express images through grading operation in post-production, and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)36 picture profile for instant HDR workflow. Recorded movies played back on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV need no color grading to appear true-to-life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights. [1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (Color grading required) [2] Instant and high-quality image (Color grading not required)

 

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Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

An efficient combination of focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF accurately locks onto quickly moving subjects, then tracks them smoothly. 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.

 

Versatile movie recording functions

The α7R 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 of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

 

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One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

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

 

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New Sony imaging software suite37

A new suite of imaging apps from Sony provides top-quality RAW development, convenient PC tethering, and efficient viewing/management. Live viewing on the computer screen with semitransparent reference overlay capability is available during tethered shooting. Focus points can be set from the computer. The new Pixel Shift Multi Shooting feature can also be used while the camera and PC are tethered, and the pixel-shifted images can be immediately composited and viewed.38