α7 III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor
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.
A newly developed back-illuminated image sensor and evolved image processing system fulfill various shooting needs with high-quality imaging capabilities that you would expect only of a full-frame camera.
AF performance is improved using the same AF advancements as in the α9 and applying it optimally, so once the α7 III captures such unpredictably moving subjects as dancers, boxers, and wild animals in action, it won’t easily let them go.
Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3, for more reliable autofocus in dark scenes.
693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF not only covers a wide area and responds instantly—it offers the benefits of high tracking performance even with an A-mount lens mounted via mount adapter LA-EA3.
With the α7 III, Eye AF can now be used with AF-C mode, for fast, effective eye detection/tracking performance when shooting stills. The easy maintenance of optimum focus on moving subjects can totally transform your portraiture.
The α7 III has Touch Focus function, and a Touch Pad function for you to fingertip-drag the focus frame intuitively while using the viewfinder.
Use autofocus for stills while focus area is magnified in viewfinder/monitor, and magnify view after autofocusing. This is ideal for focusing on a small area and other precision-focus photography.
AF tracking sensitivity for stills is adjustable in five steps. AF areas/points are changeable as you switch between horizontal and vertical orientation. Focus point settings can be assigned to custom buttons.
The α7 III can shoot in a continuous burst at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking and up to 8fps burst shooting when shooting with live-view mode. The camera also supports silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking at maximum resolution.
Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps—or 8fps for live-view shooting—with AF/AE tracking. Up to approximately 177 JPEG (standard) images, 89 compressed RAW images, or 40 uncompressed RAW images can be captured in one continuous burst.
As well as new capability of recording stunning 4K movies through 2.4-times higher oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow.
The α7 III’s operability is enhanced by fast control during shooting, dazzlingly clear views through the Tru-Finder, versatile connectivity, extended shooting endurance from various power sources, plus high durability and resistance to wet and dusty conditions.
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Specifications and Features
- Lens Compatibility
- Sony E-mount lenses
- Sensor Type
- 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Number Of Pixels (Effective)
- Approx. 24.2 megapixels
- ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
- 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)
- Battery Life (Still Images)
- Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
- Viewfinder Type
- 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
- Monitor Type
- 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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