The Sony A7 III is packed with features that will help you get the job done. It's considered by many to be the best general purpose, full frame mirrorless camera.
Its 24.2 megapixel sensor strikes a good balance between resolution, light sensitivity, dynamic range, readout speed and resulting file sizes.
Autofocus is a big step up from the previous generation, with 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points spread across almost the entire frame. Eye and face detection work in both still and motion modes, helping you keep your subject in focus without a lot of manual effort (this feature requires supported autofocus lenses).
Dual SD card slots lower your anxiety levels for important events, allowing you to record to two cards simultaneously. Alternatively, when shooting stills you can configure the camera to record RAW to one card and JPG to another.
The in-camera 5 axis stabilisation works for both motion and stills - reducing that unwanted handheld shake. It's possible to get more usable footage without using a camera support, increasing the versatility of the A7 III.
|Sensor||24.2MP Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 35.6 × 23.8mm.|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
Formats: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format).
Image sizes: 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
XAVC S 4K (3840x2160): 25P at either 100 Mbps or 60 Mbps.
XAVC S HD (1920x1080): 100P (100 Mbps or 60 Mbps), 50P (50 Mbps), 25P (50 Mbps).
Maximum 100fps option when recording at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
|Motion recording resolutions||
1920x1080 (full HD).
Stills: 50 to 204,800.
Motion: 100 to 102,400.
Fast hybrid AF (phase detection and contrast detection).
|Focus modes||AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus.|
|Media||2x SDXC card slot. Slot 1 is UHS-I/II compliant. Slot 2 is UHS-I compliant.|
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Via micro-HDMI out:
3840x2160: 25P YCbCr 4:2:2 8-bit.
1920x1080: 25P, 50P, 50i YCbCr 4:2:2 8-bit.
|EVF||2,359,296 dot, 13mm XGA OLED. 100% coverage. 0.78x magnification.|
|LCD||921,600 dot, 75mm touch screen TFT.|
|Connectivity||USB-C, integrated 2.4GHz WIFI, Bluetooth 4.1.|
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Some tips for configuring the A7 III for motion.
The following items are included when you hire the Sony A7 III:
Learn more about the Sony A7 III on the official product page.