α7R III WITH 35MM FULL-FRAME IMAGE SENSOR

Full Specifications & Features

ILCE-7RM3A

Lens

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount
E-mount

Image Sensor

Aspect Ratio
3:2
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 42.4 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 43.6 megapixels
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9×24.0mm), ExmorR CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording (still images)

Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M), APS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), APS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard), JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Picture Effect
8 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Rich-tone Monochrome
Creative Style
(Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)), Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6),
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Colour Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
14bit RAW
Yes
Uncompressed RAW
Yes

Recording (movie)

Recording Format
XAVC S: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
Colour Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Picture Effect
Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Creative Style
(Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)), Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6),
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (30p, 60M), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 60M) XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 16M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p, 100M), 3840 x 2160 (25p, 60M) XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (100p, 100M), 1920 x 1080 (100p, 60M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (50p, 25M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 16M) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH)
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE) 
1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps, 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, NTSC mode:, PAL mode:
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (RECORDING FRAME RATE & IMAGE SIZE) 
NTSC mode: 1920x1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), PAL mode: 1920x1080 (50p, 25p)
Movie Functions
(TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec), Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, Clean HDMI Info.(ON/OFF selectable), Gamma Disp. Assist, PAL/NTSC Selector, REC Control, TC/UB, Yes (1280 x 720(約9Mbps))
HDMI Output
1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(60i), 1920 x 1080(60p), 3840 x 2160(24p),, 3840 x 2160 (25p), 3840 x 2160(30p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Clean HDMI output
3840 x 2160(25p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (24p), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

Recording System

Location information Link from smartphone
Yes
Media
Memory Stick Micro(M2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, microSDHC memory card, microSD memory card, microSDXC memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SD memory card, SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)
Memory Card Slot
SLOT1:Slot for SD(UHS-I/II compliant) memory card, SLOT2:Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD(UHS-I compliant) memory card
Recording mode on 2 memory cards
Simult. Rec (Still), Simult. Rec (Movie), Simult. Rec (Still/Movie), Sort (JPEG/RAW), Sort (Still/Movie), Auto Switch Media (On/Off), Copy

Noise reduction

Noise Reduction
High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NR
-

White balance

White Balance Modes
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7(57-step), A7 to B7(29-step) / Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment
Yes G7 to M7,57-step A7 to B7,29-step
Priority Set in AWB
Yes
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus

Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Focus Point
35mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 323 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 255 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus Mode
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (399 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other Features
Eye-start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately)), Lock-on AF [Still] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select), AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately), with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4,Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens, Swt.V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.
AF Illuminator
Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)
Selectable(phase-detection, contrast-detection)

Exposure

Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity
EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Exposure Compensation
(with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps)), +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Exposure Bracketing
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Exposure Modes
Aperture priority (A), AUTO (iAuto), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Programmed AE (P), Shutter-speed priority (S), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper, Still images: ISO 100-32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),
Anti-flicker Shoot.
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5-type) electronic viewfinder (color),Quad-VGA OLED
Number of Dots
3 686 400 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
approx. 0.78 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye Point
Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Finder Frame Rate Selection
Std 60fps / Hi 120fps
Display Contents
Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info., Graphic Display, Histogram, No Disp. Info.

LCD Screen

Monitor Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Number of Dots
2,359,296 dots
Touch Panel
Yes
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)
Yes (Auto/Manual)
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Quick Navi
Yes
Focus Magnifier
APS-C: 4.0x, 8.0x), Yes (35mm full frame: 6.2x, 12.4x
Zebra
(selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting), Yes
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Others
(Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe), (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off), Grid Line, Movie Marker
Display Content
Digital Level Gauge, Display All Info, For viewfinder, Graphic Display, Histgram, Monitor Off, No Disp. Info

Other Features

PlayMemories Camera Apps™
-
Clear Image Zoom
Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD), Still images:Approx. 2x
Digital Zoom
APS-C: approx 4x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x, Digital zoom (Movie):35mm full frame: approx 4x, Digital zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.2x, S:approx 8x, Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x
Face Detection
Face registration, Max. number of detectable:8, Modes: Face Priority inAF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering(On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority(On/Off)
Others
Area Setting, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, FTP Transfer Func., Help guide, Interval Recording:Yes Touch Focus:Yes (Available with LCD monitor or Viewfinder operation), ISO AUTO Min. SS, Set File Name, Shop Front Mode, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate
Eye-Fi ready
-

Shutter

Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
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);
Flash Sync. Speed
1/250 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent Shooting
Yes (ON/OFF)

Image Stabilization

Type
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect
5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Flash Control

Control
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Bracketing
3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
Flash Modes
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Flash off, Hi-speed sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Slow Sync., Wireless
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock
Yes
Wireless Control
Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. /Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

Drive

Drive Modes
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), DRO bracket, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Single Shooting, White Balance bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: max. 10 fps, Hi: max. 8 fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3 fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
, JPEG Extra fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Standard L: 76 frames, RAW&JPG: 76 frames, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 28 frames, RAW(Uncompressed): 28 frames, RAW: 76 frames
Self-Timer
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
Yes

Playback

Photo Capture
Yes
Modes
9/25-frame index view, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Delete, Disp Cont Shoot Grp, Enlarged display mode (L: 19.9x, M: 12.9x, S: 10.0x), Folder selection (Date/ Still/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Protect, Rating, Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), Slideshow

Interface

PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Yes
USB Type-C® Terminal
Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
NFC™
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing, Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Send to Computer: Yes, View on Smartphone: Yes, View on TV  , Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
Bluetooth
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))
HD Output
4K movie output/4K still image PB, BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), HDMI micro connector (Type-D), PhotoTV HD
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Sync Terminal
Yes
Headphone Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip Connector
Yes
PC Remote
Yes
LAN Terminal
-

Audio

Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in,monaural

Print

Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

Type
Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust Shoot Set

Lens Compensation

Setting
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power

Supplied Battery
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 640 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)
(CIPA standard), Approx. 100 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 115 min (LCD monitor)
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)
(CIPA standard), Approx. 180 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 190 min (LCD monitor)
Internal Battery Charge
Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C® Terminal)
Power consumption with Viewfinder
Still images: approx. 3.7W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.5W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Power consumption with LCD screen
Still images: approx. 3.0W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx5.2W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power supply
Yes (Available with Multi/Micro USB Terminal or USB Type-C® Terminal)

Others

Operating Temperature
32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C

Size & Weight

Weight (with battery and memory card included)
657g / 1lb 7.2 oz.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 73.7mm, Approx. 126.9mm x 95.6mm x 62.7mm (from grip to monitor)/Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 3 inches, Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (from grip to monitor)

What's In The Box

  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Cable Protector
  • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • USB Type-C® cable
Placeholder

Features

Image showing Exmor R CMOS image sensor

Back-illuminated 42.4MP full-frame sensor

The 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor features 42.4-megapixel resolution, back illumination and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range, anti-reflection (AR) coating on sensor seal glass, and other innovations that unleash the sensor’s power to make images look realistic.

Image showing printed circuit board with LSI IC and BIONZ X image processing engine

Further enhanced image processing engine

The latest front-end LSI makes data readout from the image sensor approximately two times faster and the BIONZ X image processor is now about 1.8 times faster. Enhanced image processing realizes lower noise and further extended dynamic range across a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 32000 (standard ISO, expandable to ISO 50-102400 for stills). Moreover, upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction achieves noise reduction — equivalent of approx. one stop — in mid-range ISO settings. Also, reproduction of skin colour has been dramatically improved, which is advantageous for portrait shooting. The α7R III also supports 14-bit RAW output even during silent shooting/continuous shooting.

Image showing bird of prey against deep blue sky

A quantum leap in AF performance

An evolved image processing system and α9 camera AF algorithms optimised for the α7R III improve AF speed, precision, and tracking performance. 399 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points provide high-density wide-area coverage. Up to approximately two times faster AF speed and two times more precise AF tracking performance let you capture and maintain focus on nimble wildlife in unpredictable motion. The α7R III also autofocuses reliably down to EV-3 brightness.

Image showing model against background bokeh, with green frame over one eye illustrating Eye AF function

Eye AF with doubled tracking performance

Eye AF’s enhanced precision, plus two times greater AF speed and AF tracking performance further assist you to easily shoot a portrait of a moving subject using AF-C even during continuous shooting, and even if the subject looks down and away from the camera, or is backlit with face in partial darkness. The α7R III’s E-mount body supports Eye AF for A-mount lenses mounted via an adaptor.

Image showing camera body with A-mount lens mounted via an adaptor

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

Phase-detection AF can operate even when an A-mount lens is mounted to the α7R III via an LA-EA3 adaptor that doesn’t include a dedicated phase detection AF sensor. The 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system provides wide-area coverage, fast response, and high-performance tracking whether an A-mount or E-mount lens is attached.

Main image showing bird of prey, with 10 sub-images of frames showing same bird in continuous shooting

Up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking

With new shutter unit and image processing system refinements, the α7R III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking (up to 8fps with minimal display lag in live-view continuous shooting mode) for easy, stable shooting of even intensely active subjects. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.

Image illustrating 76 frames of continuous shooting

Up to 76 images in continuous shooting

Greater buffer memory, system speed, and UHS-II support allow the α7R III to capture up to approx. 28 uncompressed RAW, or 76 compressed RAW or JPEG images in a continuous burst at 10fps. Fn menu/menu display access, setting changes and review playback can occur during data writing. A countdown of the number of still images remaining to be written to memory is on display during playback.

Image showing rear view of camera with AF-ON button and multi-selector

AF-ON button and multi-selector

The AF-ON button activates autofocus without any half-press-shutter-button focus sequence, so you can concentrate better on exactly when to release the shutter and capture the moment instantly. A multi-selector lets you shift the point of focus quickly and efficiently. You can select and shift the point of focus intuitively, so you won’t miss great chances to shoot moving subjects.

Images illustrating anti-flicker shooting, with fencers shot (left) without and (right) with anti-flicker shooting

Anti-flicker shooting

Flicker from fluorescent and other artificial lighting is automatically detected and shutter action is timed to minimise the flicker’s effect on still images. This suppresses exposure and colour anomalies at the top and bottom of images shot at high shutter speeds, as well as exposure and colour inconsistency between continuous shots, so you can take images indoors with more confidence.

Diagram showing 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation with 5 types of camera shake that are compensated

In-body 5-axis image stabilisation with up to 5.5-stop shutter speed advantage

Now more effective than ever for the α series, this comprehensive system compensates for five types of camera shake that tend to blur images: pitch/yaw shake when shooting at longer focal lengths; X/Y shake in close-up (including macro) shooting; and roll shake when recording stills at night and movies. It effectively achieves 5.5-stop-faster shutter speed, so the α7R III can take full advantage of its 42.4-megapixel and live-view image performance. Furthermore, it functions with A-mount lenses attached via mount adaptor, as well as E-mount lenses.

Diagram illustrating the compositing of 4 images in Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting opens a new world of resolution

Applying mechanisms and control technology of image stabilisation, this new feature composites four separate pixel-shifted images that contain total data equal to approx. 169.6 million, or 42.4 million x 4 (RGGB), pixels to reproduce a single optimal still image of super-high resolution, detailed texture, balanced colour, and realistic atmosphere, with minimal moiré and colour artifacts. Images shot using this feature can be processed with the new Sony imaging software suite. [1]  The image sensor is moved in 1-pixel increments while shooting four sequential frames.  [2] Each pixel represents R, G, and B information.  

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AE precision that’s faithful to a photographer’s intentions

A 1200-segment live-view exposure analysis makes colour analysis and metering precise. Focus information from the lens keeps AE control and image brightness consistent even when subject position or background brightness changes. Highlight and Entire Screen Average metering modes now join the α7R III’s Multi, Center, and Spot metering modes. When the Focus Area parameter is set to Flexible Spot or Expand Flexible Spot, the metering spot can be linked to the focus area.

Image showing side/rear view of camera with media cover open and two cards in dual media slots

Dual slots with UHS-II compatibility

This camera provides two media slots for SD card (UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing) and SD/MS card, respectively. Two cards in the slots can be used to simultaneously record or relay record data; separate RAW data from JPEG data, or stills from movies; and copy data from one card to the other. The memory card cover is lockable to prevent it from being opened unintentionally.

Diagram showing expanded view of viewfinder display and lenses

3.69-million-dot, high-luminance Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder™

This approximately 3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides accurate detail, contrast, and black reproduction, while maintaining natural image brightness. High-quality mode, suitable for fine focus adjustment, takes full advantage of rich image data from the image sensor to display more natural high-precision images with minimal moiré and jagginess, so you can concentrate more on shooting. Furthermore, you can choose 120/100fps from the selection of frame rates for the viewfinder to make motion look particularly smooth. Only an EVF such as this one could offer features such as a powerfully enhanced focus magnifier that allows autofocus while a chosen focus area is magnified in the viewfinder.

Image showing rear view of camera with finger simulating touch operation on LCD screen

Touch screen LCD for intuitive focus operations

A 3.0-type LCD touch screen with 2.35 million dots makes focus operation intuitive and instant. You can simply touch the monitor screen to specify a desired focus point with Touch Focus. Also, Touch Pad function lets you drag the focus frame to another point with a fingertip on the LCD screen as you monitor the shot through the viewfinder. 

Image showing rear view of camera with high-capacity battery pack attached

Shoot for more professional lengths

For extended periods of confident shooting, the NP-FZ100 battery has approximately 2.2 times the capacity of a NP-FW50 battery, and an optional VG-C3EM Vertical Grip can hold two batteries. USB Type-C® and Multi/Micro USB ports allow external mobile batteries to power the camera for extended recording. Even more conveniently, accessories such as a remote control unit can be used via Multi/Micro USB port while power is supplied via USB Type-C® port.

Left:Image showing exploded view of magnesium-alloy covers and internal frame Right: Diagram showing dust- and moisture-resistant construction

Highly durable and operable in tough conditions

The α7R III functions reliably in challenging environments. Its body is fortified by lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover. The number of lens mount screws has been increased to six for enhanced durability. Major buttons and dials are sealed. Sealing is provided throughout the body to minimise entry of dust and moisture.

Image illustrating fast data transfer, showing side/rear view of camera with USB cable attached

Smooth PC tethering via SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) port

A USB Type-C® port supporting fast SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) facilitates high-speed PC Remote transfer of large RAW data files, so you can quickly review images on a PC and continue shooting without delay. Also, a setting to transfer only JPEG files to PC lets you check images via PC even more quickly after continuous shooting because the camera doesn’t have to send big volumes of RAW data.

Image showing close-up side view of camera with sync terminal visible

Enhanced flash compatibility

The α7R III has new sync terminals, so non-dedicated flash units and cables with standard sync terminals can be connected for convenient synchronisation with studio flash units, etc. Release time lag when shooting with flash is minimised for smooth, responsive flash photography. Continuous flash shooting at up to 10fps offers advanced capture capability. To enhance versatility further, slow sync and rear curtain sync can be selected when shooting with wireless off-camera flash.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth

The camera can be paired with Imaging Edge Mobile installed on a compatible mobile phone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings.

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Rating function convenient for on-location sorting

Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be applied to still images and maintained as the images are imported into PlayMemories Home or the new Sony imaging software suite running on a PC. This function and a protect function to prevent accidental image deletion can each be assigned to a custom button (C3 by default for protect). Ratings and protection can be applied via review playback display and continuous groups can be reviewed, protected, and deleted while you’re on location or traveling.

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Promptly changeable customisation

My Menu now lets you register and arrange up to 30 menu items in order of frequency of use for instant recall. Camera setups can be registered (up to three in the camera and four on a memory card) for quick access via mode dial. Up to 83 functions can be assigned to 11 custom keys, and even sets of customised functions can be assigned for stills, movies, and playback. Recall Custom Setting During Hold function is convenient for temporary recall of shooting settings assigned to custom buttons while such a button is held. 

Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies

Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies

For high-resolution 4K movies with minimal moiré and jaggies, Super 35mm mode with full-pixel readout without pixel binning condenses approximately 1.8 times the amount of data required for 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Advanced image processing makes it possible to record full-frame 4K movies with dramatically improved image quality in the mid-to-high ISO range, so you make the most of the 4K movie format’s unique potential in every shot.

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Supports a wide range of needs in HDR movie production

Supporting a wide range of HDR movie production needs, the α7R III offers S-Log3 as well as S-Log2 gamma curves, for more flexibility to express images through grading operation in post-production, and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile for instant HDR workflow. Recorded movies played back on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV need no colour grading to appear true-to-life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights.  [1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (Colour grading required)  [2] Instant and high-quality image (Colour grading not required)  

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Improved Fast Hybrid AF for movie recording

An efficient combination of focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF accurately locks onto quickly moving subjects, then tracks them smoothly. AF coverage for movies extends across an area almost as wide as the AF coverage area for still images, so once the high-density AF system locks onto a movie subject, the camera continues to track it steadily and tenaciously.

Versatile movie recording functions

The α7R III provides a wide array of functions to facilitate workflows of professional videographers, including clean HDMI output, time code / user bits (TC/UB), rec. control, marker display/setting, zebra function, Slow and Quick Motion, simultaneous proxy movie recording, extraction of a still from a movie, and Gamma Display Assist function, among others.

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One-touch remote & One-touch sharing

One-touch remote can turn a smartphone or tablet into a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for SNS sharing. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi to your NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. If you don’t have NFC, use QR code compatibility to pair the devices.

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Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently. The Pixel Shift Multi Shooting feature can also be used while the camera and PC are tethered, and the pixel-shifted images can be immediately composited and viewed.

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External flash control from the camera

Software update of the camera, flash and Wireless Radio Commander adds external flash setting function that allows you to configure the settings of an attached flash or Wireless Radio Commander (both sold separately) from the camera. Most settings, including light output, are accessible via a camera menu and changes are shown on flash display. 

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