α7 III

Perfection for all. Everything you need.

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.

INTERCHANGEABLE-LENS CAMERAS

α7 III with 35-mm full-frame image sensor

ILCE-7M3 / ILCE-7M3K

Picture of α7 III with 35-mm full-frame image sensor

Body Only

ILCE-7M3

$1,999.99

Body + 28-70 mm Zoom Lens

ILCE-7M3K

$2,199.99

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.

Dramatically enhanced image quality

Dramatically enhanced image quality

Take aim with high AF performance

Take aim with high AF performance

Up to 10fps continuous shooting

Up to 10fps continuous shooting

More realistic movies with 4K HDR

More realistic movies with 4K HDR

Shoot with more assured reliability

Shoot with more assured reliability

Image quality evolves

Rendering scenes in realistic detail

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.

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor and image processor
  • Back-illuminated structure
  • Less noise, more details
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Accurate color
Steadier shots with 5-axis stabilization

Steadier shots with 5-axis stabilization

The latest high-precision stabilization uses stabilization unit and gyro sensors and algorithms to achieve a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates five types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses and delivers excellent performance.

14-bit RAW output for rich gradations

14-bit RAW output for rich gradations

For smoother, more natural gradation, the latest BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI process image signals in 16-bit form. This processor also allows 14-bit RAW data output, even when in silent or continuous shooting mode.

[1] Image sensor [2] The latest high-speed front-end LSI [a] 16-bit image processing

Take aim with high AF performance

4D FOCUS—AF performance evolves

AF performance is improved using the same AF advancements as in the α9 and applying it optimally. Once the α7 III captures such unpredictably moving subjects as dancers, boxers, and wild animals in action, it won’t easily let them go.

  • Wide AF area
  • Fast AF speed
  • Steadfast AF tracking
4D FOCUS

See more about 4D FOCUS

Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness

Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness

Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3, for more reliable autofocus in dark scenes.

Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses

Focal-plane phase-detection AF supports A-mount lenses

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 adaptor LA-EA3.

Catch the eyes to see into the soul

Eye AF revolutionizes portraiture

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.

Even if face is partially hidden

Even if face is partially hidden

Even when looking down

Even when looking down

Even when backlit

Even when backlit

Focus control via touch screen

Focus control via touch screen

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.

AF in Focus Magnifier

AF in Focus Magnifier

Use autofocus for stills while the focus area is magnified in the viewfinder/monitor, and magnify the view after autofocusing. This is ideal for focusing on a small area and other precision-focus photography.

More versatile AF settings all around

More versatile AF settings all around

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.

Capture decisive moments

Fast continuous shooting captures the height of a moment

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.

Confidence-boosting continuous shooting

Confidence-boosting continuous shooting

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.

Shoot continuously in absolute silence

Shoot continuously in absolute silence

This camera allows silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. Silence is critical for various scenes, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.

Anti-flicker shooting

Anti-flicker shooting

When artificial lighting flicker is detected, the shutter is timed to minimize possible exposure and color inconsistency in images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as between continuous shots.

Better operation during continuous shooting

Better operation during continuous shooting

Groups of shots taken in continuous mode can be reviewed, deleted, or protected quickly. You can access a menu screen and change settings, as well as operate image playback during data writing.

More realistic, expressive movies

High-resolution 4K HDR

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.

  • High-resolution 4K movies
  • Fast Hybrid AF
HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) for instant HDR workflow

HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) for instant HDR workflow

A new HLG picture profile supports instantaneous HDR workflow. Movies recorded in HLG picture mode will appear true-to-life with minimized black-crush or blown highlights that can deteriorate gradation and details, without color grading.

[1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (color grading required)
[2] Instant high-quality image (color grading not required)  

Supports S-Log3 and Slow and Quick Motion

Supports S-Log3 and Slow and Quick Motion

S-Log3 improves gradation from shadows to mid-tones and widens the dynamic range up to 14 stops. Also, select a frame rate from 1 to 120/100 fps for up to 60x quick motion and 5x slow motion.

Shoot with more assured reliability

Reliable features and operation in a compact body

The α7 III’s operability is enhanced by fast control during shooting, dazzlingly clear views through the Tru-Finder, versatile connectivity, and extended shooting endurance from various power sources, plus high durability and resistance to wet or dusty conditions.

Extended shooting between battery changes

Longer battery life to shoot for more professional lengths

The α7 III can use a NP-FZ100 battery with approx. 2.2 times as much capacity as a NP-FW50 battery, allowing you to shoot up to approximately 710 photos with one full charge. BC-QZ1 optional battery charger allows quicker charging than charging via USB.

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

With two media slots, including one that's UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the α7 III can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies, and copy data between cards.

My Menu: faster to your favorites

My Menu: faster to your favorites

Register up to 30 frequently used items on the new My Menu for instant recall. You can create and customize an optimal menu for your own convenience.

Rating function

Rating function

With rating function, you can rate recorded still images from 1 to 5 stars anywhere right on the spot, using the playback screen to perform the function if it is assigned to a custom button.

High connectivity for smooth workflow

High connectivity for smooth workflow

USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible USB Type-C™ port makes high-speed PC Remote data transfer smooth and effortless, for handling large image files produced using PC-tethered shooting.

  • Front
  • Back
Imaging Edge

New Imaging Edge software suite from Sony

Imaging Edge software suite can maximize image quality, improve production efficiency. "Remote" to remotely control shooting while monitoring on PC; "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos; and "Viewer" to view, rate and select photos.

Capture One

Capture One for Sony

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability. 

Brochure download

Brochure download

ILCE-7M3 / ILCE-7M3K
Specifications and Features
An entirely renewed image sensor and image processing system further enhance image quality. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II allow you to capture more decisive moments.
  • 24.2MP 35-mm full-frame CMOS sensor with back-illuminated design

  • Sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills)

  • Fast Hybrid AF with 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points

  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking

  • 4K HDR movie recording capability

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm full frame (35.6 × 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 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 to 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
2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
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