(as of Oct 15,2020 17:27:20 UTC – Details)
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Eye AF revolutionizes portraiture
Eye AF can now be used with AF-C mode, for fast, effective eye detection/tracking performance when shooting stills. Easy maintenance of optimum focus on moving subjects totally transforms portraiture.
Rendering scenes in realistic detail
Newly developed back-illuminated image sensor & evolved image processing system fulfill various shooting needs with high-quality imaging capabilities that you might expect only of a full-frame camera.
Reducing noise in high-resolution images
Standard ISO range is extended to ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-2048007 for stills) while Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction technologies maintain image details and cut noise.
Steadier shots with 5-axis stabilization
High-precision stabilization unit, gyro sensors and algorithms achieve a 5.0-step9 shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates 5 types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses.
More realistic, expressive movies
As well as new capability of recording stunning 4K movies3 through 2.4-times22 higher oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)4 picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow.
Shoot continuously in absolute silence
This camera allows silent shooting18 at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking2. Silence is critical for various scenes, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.
Capture the peaks of more decisive moments with the α7 III from Sony, packing newly developed back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor and other advanced imaging innovations, high-speed response, ease of operation, and reliable durability that are ready for various shooting needs.
Gain control of expressive freedom
With outstanding imaging capability and high-speed performance contained in a compact body, the α7 III gives you the power, precision, and flexibility to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments just as you like.
New sensor, evolved processor
New version of 24.2-MP5 Exmor R CMOS sensor, features a back-illuminated structure, plus the latest BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI.
Capture 10fps (8fps live-view shooting) w AF/AE tracking2. Up to 177 JPEG, 89 compressed RAW or 40 uncompressed RAW images in one continuous burst19.
4DFOCUS Stunning wide coverage
Features 693 phase-detection AF points12 covering appr 93% of image area, plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points13 to improve focus.
AF supports A-mount lenses
693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF responds instantly w the benefits of high tracking performance even with an A-mount lens w/ adaptor LA-EA3.16
E mount Lens
FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM
FE 24–105 mm F4 G OSS Lens
FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS
FE 85 mm F1.4 GM
FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS
Minimum focus distance
1.25 ft (0.38 m)
0.92 ft (0.28 m)
AF 2.79 ft, MF 2.62 ft
0.92 ft (0.28 m)
Maximum magnification ratio(x)
Filter diameter (mm)
23.4 oz (663 g)
24 oz (680 g)
18.3 oz (518 g)
Footnotes & Legal
2Up to 10fps in continuous “Hi+” mode and up to 8fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings.; 3A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class 3 or higher card is required for 100 Mbps recording.
4Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies.; 5Approximate number of effective pixels.
9CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off.
12Increased from 117 phase-detection AF points of α7 II.
13Increased from 25 contrast-detection AF points of α7 II.
16With SSM or SAM lenses only. With the LA-EA3 mount adaptor. Focal-plane phase-detection AF not supported for movie recording. AF-C can only be used when the “Phase detection” AF system is selected, but focus is fixed at the first frame during continuous shooting in any mode other than “Continuous: Lo” (Hi+, Hi, Mid).
18Some distortion may occur with fast-moving subjects or if the camera is moved sideways rapidly while shooting. 19In continuous “Hi+” mode with UHS-II compatible SDXC memory card. Sony test conditions.
2224p recording. Approx. 1.6 times for 30p recording.
28Compared to α7 II model when the camera is switched on.
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Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
Read up to 260MB/s UHS-II
Write up to 100MB/s UHS-ii