Sony Alpha a7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILCE7RM3A/B
Web Code: 15567045

Sony Alpha a7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Overview

Experience professional-quality imagery in a compact package with the Sony Alpha a7R III full-frame mirrorless camera. Well-equipped with a 61MP Exmore R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing, it brings every landscape, portrait, and magical moment to life. In-body image stabilization and powerful AF render crisp, detail-rich photos.
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Overview

Experience professional-quality imagery in a compact package with the Sony Alpha a7R III full-frame mirrorless camera. Well-equipped with a 61MP Exmore R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing, it brings every landscape, portrait, and magical moment to life. In-body image stabilization and powerful AF render crisp, detail-rich photos.

Compact size, advanced capabilities

  • Full-frame compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is ideal for both professional photographers and enthusiasts
  • Compatible with lenses that fit the Sony E-Mount system (lenses sold separately)

Imagery that comes to life

  • 42.4MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor ensures professional-grade image quality
  • Enhanced BIONZ X image processing with front-end LSI and DRAM accurately reproduces textures, tone, and details
  • Captures 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in Super 35mm
  • Shoots stills and video with an expanded ISO range of 50-102400
  • 15-stop dynamic range captures a wide range of contrast between light and dark
  • Continuous burst shooting at up to 10fps at 61MP with AE/AF tracking ensures you never miss an important moment
  • 4- or 16-shot Pixel Shift Multi Shooting delivers unrivaled resolution

Stable and steady

  • 5-axis, in-body image stabilization with 5.5 step shutter speed advantage offer incredibly crisp, smooth images
  • 567-point phase-detection AF and 425 contrast AF points deliver fast and reliable autofocus capabilities
  • Real-time tracking and real-time eye AF for humans, animals, and movies help you to focus in on any subject
  • Multi-selector direct AF point selection and AF-ON button give you control over your autofocus experience

Photo reviewing made easy

  • 3" 2.35-million dot tiltable LCD screen with touch control gives you plenty of flexibility for previews, selfies, and more
  • 5.76-milion dot UXGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder enhances your view through the eyepiece
  • S-log 2 / 3 workflow and instant HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) allow for seamless editing
  • High-speed 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi / FTP transfer and wireless PC remote give you plenty of options for sharing or transferring files wirelessly
  • Super speed USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1 compatible and Micro USB ports enable simple connections to your computer or other device
  • Dual UHS-II SD media card slots allow you to add plenty of storage capacity (media cards sold separately)

Rugged and reliable

  • Magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistance stands up to a wide range of conditions during outdoor shoots
  • Z-series rechargeable battery gives you long-lasting battery life while you're out on a shoot
  • Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio provides reliable, high-quality sound

See Details and Specs for more information

Camera Model
Sony α7R III Body
Camera Kit
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9×24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Sensor Crop Factor
Not Applicable
Effective Megapixels
42.4 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
43.6 MP
Colour Filter System
Not Applicable
Colour Space
STILL IMAGE: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color. MOVIE: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Low Pass Filter
Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Dust Reduction
Anti-Dust system: Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Processor
BIONZ X image processing engine

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Colour electronic viewfinder, Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder
Percentage Coverage
1
Effective Magnification
Approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter Adjustment

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
2.95 in
LCD Resolution
1024 X 768
Swivel LCD
No
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes 1
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focusing Modes 2
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
AF Points
Wide (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)
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes (with Built-in LED type)

Exposure

ISO
Still images: ISO 100-32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.); 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)
White Balance Settings 1
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
White Balance Settings 2
AWB Micro Adjustment: Yes (G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
Auto White Balance
Priority Set in AWB
White Balance Bracketing
Bracketing: 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
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
Not applicable
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

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
Drive Modes 2
Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Max Burst Jpeg
Continuous Drive Speed (approx., max.): Hi+: max. 10 fps (Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used)
Max Burst Raw
Continuous Drive Speed (approx., max.): Hi+: max. 10 fps (Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used)
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
Continuous Drive Speed (approx., max.): Hi+: max. 10 fps (Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used)
Max Burst Other Format
Not applicable

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
No
Recycling Time
Not applicable
Flash Metering System
Not applicable
Flash Sync
Yes
Flash Guide Number
Not applicable

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC
Video Modes
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)
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: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
Single (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
Movie Playback Modes
Single (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

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
2
Storage 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
Data Interface
USB Type-C Terminal
Video Interface
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output/4K still image PB
Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Other Formats
Not Applicable
Guided Shooting Mode
Yes
Languages Supported
English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Compatible Operating Systems
Not applicable
Supplied Software
Not applicable

Included Lens

Lens Frame Colour
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only

Body Features

Stabilized Body
Yes; SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization), Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes, Multi Interface Shoe
Cable Release
With optional 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
12.69 cm
Height
9.56 cm
Depth
7.37 cm
Weight
657 g
  • Sony Alpha a7R III Camera Body
  • 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

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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 49 reviewers who responded, 48 would recommend this product.

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  • Worth Every Penny!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Nate - December 19, 2021

    This camera is amazing. No complaints and the great part about buying it from Best Buy was all the price fixes I’ve been able to get since it has dropped. Got it in September, upgraded from the a6600 and what an upgrade it is. If you love the Sony family, you’ll enjoy this even more! Sony makes a solid camera with this. I mainly use it for photography. Here’s some of the shots I took on it.

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • First full frame camera from Sony.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Michael - February 5, 2022

    My first full frame camera from Sony and love it. I have been Nikon user. Still learning how to operate. Love it so far.

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Still one of the best
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Veer - February 20, 2022

    I am enjoying using this camera . Still one of the best out there

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Amazing
    Verified BuyerReviewed by DameDucharme - September 19, 2021

    Great Camera! Time lapse photography Portraits, great videos…

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Went mirrorless
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Oakbluffsmv - October 30, 2021

    So far, this is a GREAT CAMERA. I have much to learn but , being a long term Sony camera user, I am finding it relatively easy. It is just so much lighter to carry and the A mount to E mount converter is letting me use my array of lenses. I am very happy that I purchased this camera and recommend it for professional work. The 42 megapixel sensor is great.

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Product Category
Full-frame cameras
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
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