Sony Alpha a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Vlogger Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILCE7M3/B
Web Code: 12383794

Sony Alpha a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Vlogger Camera

Overview

Equipped with a 24.2MP full-frame image sensor, extreme AF coverage, and 4K video capability, the Sony a7 III mirrorless camera is a force to be reckoned with. Ideal for enthusiasts and pros alike, this feature-rich camera can tell a story with incredible detail, clarity, and colour accuracy. Wi-Fi and SuperSpeed USB-C offer speed and flexibility for file transfers.
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Overview

Equipped with a 24.2MP full-frame image sensor, extreme AF coverage, and 4K video capability, the Sony a7 III mirrorless camera is a force to be reckoned with. Ideal for enthusiasts and pros alike, this feature-rich camera can tell a story with incredible detail, clarity, and colour accuracy. Wi-Fi and SuperSpeed USB-C offer speed and flexibility for file transfers.

Capture captivating moments with unmatched clarity

  • Advanced 24.2MP back-illuminated 35mm full-frame image sensor with increased sensitivity, outstanding resolution, and 15 stops of dynamic range at low sensitivities for accurate colour reproduction
  • Updated BIONZ X image processing system for shooting full-res images at up to 10 fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking for up to 177 standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images, or 40 uncompressed RAW images
  • Shoots 4Kvi (3840x2160 pixels) video across the full width of the full-frame image sensor and oversamples data to produce incredibly detailed 4K video footage
  • Records Full HD at 120fps at up to 100Mbps, allowing footage to be reviewed and eventually edited into 4x or 5x slow motion video files in Full HD resolution with AF tracking
  • Impressive ISO range of 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for still images) and an overall 1.5 stop improvement in image quality
  • Outputs 14-bit RAW format even in silent and continuous shooting modes

Advanced auto focus and image stabilization

  • 5-axis optical image stabilization system for a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage
  • 4D FOCUS capabilities give the camera 425 contrast AF points that work with a 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system that covers approximately 93% of the frame, ensuring reliable focusing and tracking
  • Improved AF response and tracking allows almost 2x the focusing speed in low-light conditions and 2x the tracking speed compared to the previous model, so complex and unpredictable motion can be captured with more accuracy and precision
  • Eye-AF feature is useful when the subject is turning around, looking down, or obstructed
  • Multi-selector or "joystick" allows you to move focus points quickly, and touch focusing capability enables fingertip precision

Shoot and share with confidence

  • 3-inch 922K-dot tiltable LCD screen with touch control for easy framing
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.3 million dots enables extremely accurate, true-to-life detail reproduction and eye-level framing
  • Wi-Fi/flash sync terminal enables seamless file transfer to a smartphone, tablet, computer, or FTP server
  • SuperSpeed USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible) offers flexibility in power supply and faster image transfers during tethered shooting
  • Robust magnesium alloy body with dust- and moisture-resistant design so you can shoot outdoors without worry
  • Long-lasting Z battery lets you shoot up to 710 images on a full charge

Other features you'll love

  • Anti-flicker function allows the camera to automatically detect frequency of fluorescent or artificial lighting and time the shutter to minimize the lighting's effect on images
  • Dual media slots include support in one slot for UHS-II type SD memory cards
  • My Menu functionality allows up to 30 menu items to be registered for instant recall when needed
  • 81 functions are assignable to 11 custom buttons so you can tailor the camera's shortcuts to your needs
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile supports an Instant HDR workflow, allowing HDR (HLG) compatible TVs to play back beautiful, true-to-life 4K HDR imagery
  • S-Log2 and S-Log3 are available for increased colour grading flexibility, as well as Zebra functionality, Gamma Display assist and proxy recording
Camera Model
Sony a7 III
Camera Kit
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
ExmorR CMOS
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Effective Megapixels
24.2 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
25.3 MP
Colour Filter System
R, G, B Primary Colour
Colour Space
sRGB (with sYCC Gamut); Adobe RGB Standard Compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour
Low Pass Filter
No
Dust Reduction
Yes
Processor
Enhanced BIONZ X Image Processing Engine with Front End LSI

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
High Contrast 2.36-Million Dot OLED EVF
Percentage Coverage
100% Field Coverage
Effective Magnification
Approx. 0.78 x (With 50mm Lens At Infinity, -1M-1)

Diopter Adjustment

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
3 in
LCD Resolution
922K-dot
Swivel LCD
Yes
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes 1
35mm Full Frame: 693 Points (Phase-Detection AF); APS-C Mode with Full Frame Lens: 299 Points (Phase-Detection AF); APS-C Lens: 221 Points (Phase-Detection AF) / 425 Points (Contrast-Detection AF)
AF Points
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)
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes

Exposure

ISO
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)
White Balance Settings 1
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Warm White; Cool White; Day White; Daylight
White Balance Settings 2
Flash; Underwater; Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour Filter (G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step)); Custom
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Yes; 3 Frames, H/L Selectable
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV Steps Selectable) (with Exposure Compensation Dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV Steps))

Shutter

Shutter Type
Electronically-Controlled; Vertical-Traverse; Focal-Plane Type; Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF Tracking
Shutter Speeds
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)
Shutter Lag
No
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 (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10sec. delay)

Drive

Drive Modes
Single Shooting; Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-timer; Self-timer (Continuous)
Drive Modes 2
Bracket: Single; Bracket: Cont.; White Balance bracket; DRO bracket
Max Burst Jpeg
JPEG Extra fine L: 163 frames; JPEG Fine L: 172 frames; JPEG Standard L: approx. 177 frames
Max Burst Raw
RAW: 89 frames; RAW (Uncompressed): 40 frames
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
RAW & JPG: 79 frames; RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 36 frames

Flash

Flash Sync
Yes

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC
Video Modes
XAVC S 4K: 4K UHD; XAVC S HD: 1080p; 720p; AVCHD: 1080p; AVC MP4: 1080p; 720p; VGA; MPEG4 MP4: 720p; VGA
Movie File Formats
XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Movie Video Compression
XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie Audio Compression
XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadowwarning), 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
Movie Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadowwarning), 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

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
Two Card Slots - Slot 1:for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card and Slot 2:Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card
Storage Media
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 Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Data Interface
USB Type-C Terminal: (SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) compatible
Video Interface
Multi / Micro USB Terminal; HDMI micro connector (Type-D); Sync Terminal; PC Remote
Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Guided Shooting Mode
Yes
Languages Supported
English; French; Italian; Spanish

Body Features

Stabilized Body
Yes
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes
Cable Release
PC Remote; Sync Terminal
Weather Sealed
Yes

Power

Battery Type
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Included Battery Model
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Back-up Battery
No
Power Saving Modes
Yes

Physical Features

Width
9.84 cm
Height
7.62 cm
Depth
12.7 cm
Weight
652 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • AC Adapter
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Micro USB Cap
  • NPFZ100 Rechargeable Battery
  • Shoulder Strap

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Reviewer Recommendation

96%

Of the 952 reviewers who responded, 918 would recommend this product.

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  • Great mirrorless camera, worthy upgrade from A7ii
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Rkish - December 16, 2020

    I upgraded to the A7iii from the A7ii which I had used for over a year. The main noticeable upgrades are much better autofocus system. Eye AF works very well and I have noticed a much higher percentage of in focus shots. 10fps bursts make capturing action shots a breeze. Image quality and dynamic range is excellent. Video quality is great, 4K is very sharp. 1080p 120 FPS allows for nice slow motion. Only gripes are lower quality back screen/resolution. Controls on the camera are much improved over A7ii, the toggle joystick that allows you to pick autofocus points is very useful. Battery life is incredible and a huge improvement over the A7ii.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Great Disappointment
    Reviewed by Yana11 - June 25, 2019

    I wish I didn't buy this camera. First of all I bought it faulty, paid full price for it in store. If I didn't still have my beloved 5dsr I would not have accomplished a few jobs when I got white stripes across the pictures and not much response from the camera especially focusing. So The system control pub and control switch block assembly was replaced and now I have refurbished camera I paid a lot's of money for and I'm still not happy with focusing and image quality. Menu is over complicated, touch screen only really works for a couple purposes, there is wifi build in but no apps to connect with and so on.. In two words Great Disappointment

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Great Camera, but very complicated
    Verified BuyerReviewed by iatros666 - December 26, 2019

    I wanted a full frame travel camera, and rejected the full frame offerings by Canon and Nikon, and knew I could use Canon lenses on this system. Camera feels great and looks good. All the people I know say it is complex to set up, and you have to spend a bit of time to get the best out of it. I bought the 24-240 FE zoom which has turned out to be a lot better than reviews suggested. Reluctant to buy other lenses as they are so expensive. Results comparable with my Canon 5D mk II. Smaller than my Canon, but no lightweight with lenses attached. Very fine performance in automatic mode. Can use cheaper E mount APSC lenses, but they will crop.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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