Sony Alpha a7S III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILCE7SM3/B
Web Code: 14810471

Sony Alpha a7S III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Overview

Get sensitivity and speed in stunning 4K for your stills and videos with the Sony Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless camera (body only). With a powerful BIONZ XR processing engine, its 12.1MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers ultra-clean images up to ISO 409,600, with more than 15 stops of dynamic range and fast hybrid autofocus with 759 phase detection AF points.
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Overview

Get sensitivity and speed in stunning 4K for your stills and videos with the Sony Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless camera (body only). With a powerful BIONZ XR processing engine, its 12.1MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers ultra-clean images up to ISO 409,600, with more than 15 stops of dynamic range and fast hybrid autofocus with 759 phase detection AF points.

Powerful performance, small design

  • Camera body only
  • 12.1MP backside illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is fine-tuned for 4K images, and offers high resolution in a compact profile without compromising on sensitivity or speed
  • Full-frame format collects more light, allowing for sharp images even in low-light conditions
  • BIONZ XR processing engine offers incredible processing power

Never miss a moment

  • Shoots up to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all record modes
  • Continuous shooting with selectable Hi+, Hi, Mid, and Lo modes for JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, and other formats
  • Up to 10fps with continuous autofocus and exposure produces up to 1000 RAW+JPEG

4K movies made possible

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) max video resolution alongside 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution deliver amazing shooting quality and clear images
  • S-Log 3 comes in handy for movie recording with more than 15 stops of dynamic range (may require colour grading)
  • ISO sensitivity from 80-102,400 (standard, stills and movies), 40-409,600 (expanded, stills), and 80-409,600 (expanded, movies) ensures reduced noise for all your pictures and videos

Less blur for detailed captures

  • Mechanical 5-axis in-body image stabilization with selectable Active mode makes the image sensor shift around in order to reduce shakes during capture
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 759 phase detection AF points and 92% coverage smartly detects objects during assisted captures
  • Real-time Eye-AF and Real-time AF tracking down to EV-6 proves effective when photographing humans and animals
  • Seven adjustable AF transition speeds and five AF subject shift sensitivities

Next-gen OLED electronic viewfinder

  • 3" flip-out LCD monitor with touch menu and controls allow for easy navigation and access to settings
  • 9.44M Quad-XGA (QXGA) OLED eye-level electronic viewfinder stuns you with impeccable resolution for perfect previews
  • Vari-angle swivelling design makes it easy to manoeuvre the camera at multiple angles

Seamless file sharing, optimal storage

  • High-speed 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth enabled for easy, fast wireless media sharing across devices
  • Compatible with SD, SDHC (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC (UHS-I/II compliant), and CFexpress Type A memory cards for storing loads of pictures and footage

Easy integration with supported devices and more

  • USB Type-C port offers super-fast charging, while wired ethernet LAN (via optional LAN adapter, sold separately) and an HDMI-Type A port let you connect accessories
  • Multi Interface (MI) shoe with digital audio interface offers up to 4ch. 24bit capability when integrated with optional XLR-K3M digital microphone adapter kit (sold separately)
  • Long Z-battery life is extendable via USB Type-C with Power Delivery
  • Magnesium alloy body features dust- and moisture-resistant sealing
  • See Details & Specs for more information
Camera Model
Sony Alpha 7S III
Camera Kit
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Effective Megapixels
12.1 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
12.9 MP
Colour Filter System
R, G, B Primary Colour
Colour Space
sRGB Standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB Standard Compatible with TRILUMINOS Coluor. BT.2020 Standard. (When [HLG Still Image] Setting is set to [On].)
Low Pass Filter
No
Dust Reduction
Anti-Dust System - (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)
Processor
BIONZ XR

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
9.44M Quad-XGA OLED Tru-Finder (EVF) Electronic Viewfinder
Percentage Coverage
1
Effective Magnification
Approx. 0.90x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter Adjustment

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
2.95 in
LCD Resolution
1,440,000 dots
Swivel LCD
Yes
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
AF Points
35mm Full Frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF); APS-C mode with FF lens: 345 points (phase-detection AF); with APS-C lens: 285 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
AF Illuminator with Built-in LED. AF Illuminator Range: Approx. 0.3m - 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens)

Exposure

ISO
Still images: ISO 80-102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.); AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit); Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range)
White Balance Settings 1
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Flash; Underwater; Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter; Custom
White Balance Settings 2
Shutter AWB Lock: (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
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
No
Self-Timer
Yes (10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self-time / 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
Max Burst Jpeg
Hi+: 10 fps; Hi: 8 fps; Mid: 6 fps; Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Raw
Hi+: 10 fps; Hi: 8 fps; Mid: 6 fps; Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
Hi+: 10 fps; Hi: 8 fps; Mid: 6 fps; Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Other Format
Hi+: 10 fps; Hi: 8 fps; Mid: 6 fps; Lo: 3 fps

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
No

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC
Video Modes
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Movie File Formats
XAVC S; XVAVC HS
Movie Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Movie Audio Compression
LPCM 2ch(48kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48kHz 24bit), LPCM 4ch(48kHz 24bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
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); Index view; Enlarged display mode (L: 10.6x, M: 6.92x, S: 5.32x); Auto Review; Image orientation; Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie); Protect; Rating; Display as Group
Movie Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning); Index view; Enlarged display mode (L: 10.6x, M: 6.92x, S: 5.32x); Auto Review; Image orientation; Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie); Protect; Rating; Display as Group

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
Slot 1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card; Slot 2: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card
Storage Media
SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I/II compliant); SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I/II compliant); CFexpress Type A Memory Card
Data Interface
USB Type-C Terminal SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible) - Optional LAN adapter connectable
Video Interface
HDMI Type-A
Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Guided Shooting Mode
No
Languages Supported
English; French; Italian; Spanish

Body Features

Stabilized Body
Yes
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes, Multi Interface Shoe with Digital Audio Interface
Cable Release
With Optional PC Remote, Sync Terminal
Weather Sealed
Yes

Power

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

Physical Features

Width
12.89 cm
Height
9.69 cm
Depth
6.97 cm
Weight
614 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • Sony ILCE7SM3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body)
  • NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
  • BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Cable Protector
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.2)

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Reviewer Recommendation

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Of the 64 reviewers who responded, 63 would recommend this product.

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  • Best on the market
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Gabrielle - 23 février 2021

    The Sony a7siii is a great camera that has all the features you'd want for filming. It's the best in its price range, outclassing all other competitors. The addition of the flip out screen and the new menu layout are game changers! And as a former Canon user, I love being able to record in 4k, 10-bit, 120fps without the silly crop factor of the Canon EOS r and the overheating issues of the EOS r5. My only complaint about the a7siii is that it doesn't currently have S-Cinetone, but Sony recently announced that it will be coming with the 2.0 firmware update! You really can't go wrong with this unrivaled beast of a camera!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Shocking quality!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Debeard705 - 4 juin 2021

    I am absolutely blown away by this camera. I bought it alongside an Atomos Ninja V, and have shot a decent amount both internally (10bit 4:2:2 h264) and externally (10bit 4:2:2 Prores). ProRes definitely adds a lot of clarity and flexibility to color grading but holy crap the internal footage is nothing to sneeze at! I previously owned an a7iii and was disappointed how badly it captured Log footage. This camera puts all of that to rest. I only shoot in Log now, and it’s the best footage I’ve ever had in my life. I use the Phantom Arri LUTS with the footage and it almost entirely negates the need to color grade (almost, not entirely) HIGHLY recommend this camera!

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  • Low light beast second only to the Red Gemini
    Verified BuyerReviewed by EdmondDantes - 17 juillet 2021

    This camera is great for shooting 4k video, especially in low light situations. I've never owned a digital camera that wasn't an iPhone, and the video footage on this thing is insane. Even though this camera only has 12MP, each megapixel is 8.4 microns big. That's almost five times bigger than the pixel size of an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The 4K footage is insane, especially if you shoot in S-Log 3 or in ProRes Raw using a Ninja V. As for the stills, there's not the greatest, but they beat any smartphone out on the market, and a lot of cheaper DSLR's and Mirrorless Cameras as well. If You want great stills go with the Sony Alpha 1, if you want great video especially in low light go with the Sony Alpha 7S III.

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