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The Sony Alpha a7R III is a high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera and an update to the Sony Alpha a7R II. Key features include:

  • Very high resolution and excellent low-light performance

  • Five-axis image stabilization

  • Updated hybrid autofocus system

  • 4K video capture

What’s New? The Sony Alpha a7R III offers several improvements over its predecessor, the a7R II. It boasts a faster processor, a redesigned shutter, improved autofocus performance, a higher-resolution electronic viewfinder, dual SD slots, and a higher-capacity battery.

42.4MP CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor. The Sony Alpha a7R III’s 42.4MP back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor works in tandem with the BIONZX processor to deliver incredibly fast performance, excellent image quality, and great low-light performance. You get 14-bit RAW 42.4MP stills with a native sensitivity range of ISO100-32000, which can be expanded to ISO 50-102400. You also get internal UHD 4K video capture using the sensor’s full width. This combination of sensor and processor enables the a7RIII to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. You can shoot up to 10 fps at full resolution with full autofocus for up to 76 consecutive frames in either mechanical or electronic shutter mode, and up to 8 fps in live-view mode.

Improved Hybrid Autofocus System. This updated 4D FOCUS autofocus system gives you twice the speed and substantially more reliable tracking compared to previous a7R cameras. It features 399 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points with 68% coverage along with 425 contrast-detect autofocus points, providing extremely fast, accurate performance. You have the option of Flexible Spot focusing, which uses neighboring focus points to stay focused on fast-moving subjects even if the original point loses focus. The Eye AF feature lets you base focusing on a familiar subject’s eyes, making this camera great for portraiture, while Focus Magnification emphasizes minute details. The a7R III sees the addition of an AF Point joystick and dedicated AF On button, in addition to touchscreen control.

Five-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization.Borrowed from the a9, the SteadyShot INSIDE image-stabilization system offers up to five stops of correction on to any lens you mount. This system compensates for five types of camera shake, including angular shake (pitch and yaw), shift shake (X and Y axes), and rotational shake (roll). All five stabilization axes are constantly engaged, even when you’re using third-party lenses, adapters, or lenses with their own built-in image stabilization.

UHD 4K Video Capture. The a7R III can capture UHD 4K video in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps, which is oversampled 2.4-fold from 5K footage to ensure that there’s no pixel-binning or line skipping. It can also capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps. Both 4K and Full HD resolutions use 100 Mbps XAVC S format in an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. In addition to these high-resolution internal-recording options, the a7R III offers uncompressed 4:2:2 video output via an HDMI connection. You can store a frame grab from a 4K recording as an 8MP still.

Pixel Shift Multi-Shooting Mode. New to the a7R III is a Pixel-Shift Multi-Shooting mode that shoots four images and moves the sensor between each shot in order to capture full color information for every pixel. This reduces noise and softens the image in a fashion similar to demosaicing. There are a couple of downsides to this feature, though. Firstly, the a7R III can’t assemble the final images on its own, so you must use the Sony Imaging software suite to process the four RAW images. Secondly, it takes the camera between one and thirty seconds between each shot, meaning there’s a high chance your subject will move between the first and fourth shot.

Other Notable Features. There’s an NTSC/PAL-switchable Slow and Quick Motion mode, an enhanced Zebra function to help you monitor exposure values in high-contrast scenes, a Time Code feature that makes editing easier, hot-shoe and PC-terminal external-flash connections, automatic anti-flicker shutter timing, an advanced metering system, a range of Creative Style modes, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities for wireless image sharing and camera control. It records its 14-bit RAW images, JPEGs, and video files to SD memory cards via its dual SD memory card slots (one of which is UHS-II compatible), and uses the rechargeable NP-FZ100 battery that’s rated for 530 shots per charge when you’re using the viewfinder or 650 shots with the rear LCD.

Check out some thoughts on this camera from our sister company Lensrentals!

 

 

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution 7952 x 5304
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

 

AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 50, 59.94 fps (25 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 25, 29.97 fps (16 Mbps XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD via H.264)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)

 

Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 399
Contrast Detection: 425

 

Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 3,686,400
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
Screen Coverage 100%

 

Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-32000 (Extended Mode: 50-102400)
Shutter 30 - 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
1/4 - 1/8000 Second in Movie Mode
Remote Control RM-VPR1, VCT-XPR10, VCT-VPR1, RM-SPR1, RMT-VP1K (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 8 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 6 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 3 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 10 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 8 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 6 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 3 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Frames in JPEG Format

 

Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-In
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

 

Performance
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 3.0, USB Type-C
Wi-Fi Capable Yes

 

Power
Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

 

Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm
Weight 1.45 lb / 657 g

Battery - Sony NP-FZ100

Camera Strap

Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

Charger - Sony BC-QZ1

Sony Alpha a7R III

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