Sony a7 III Specifications

SpecificationsSony a7 III
  Sony a7 III
Year Introduced2018
Total Pixels25.3
Sensor Size35.6 × 23.8mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 4000
Pixel Size5.93µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/9.6
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor StabilizationY
Sensor CleaningCharge protection coating
Lens MountSony E-mount
Image ProcessorBIONZ X
TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Points35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Working RangeEV-3 to EV 20
ModesAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Point SelectionWide (693 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), Eye AF
Assist BeamAF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98-9.8 ft / 0.3-3m)
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering RangeEV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
AEBBracket: 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
ISO SensitivityStill 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)
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/8000 to 30 s, 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)
WB SettingsAuto / 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
Custom WBYes
WB Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Type1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), XGA OLED
CoverageApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
EyepointApprox. 23mm
Focusing Screen
InformationGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)
Eyepiece Shutter
TypeTouch Screen 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT, 921,600 dots, adjustable Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox.
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display OptionsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompSony α System Flash
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menu
Shooting ModesAUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene Selection
Picture StylesStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous ShootingMax Approx. 10 fps (speed maintained 40 RAW (Uncompressed) / 163 JPEG (Extra Fine))
Shutter Lag
Viewfinder Blackout
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FocusingAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Display OptionsGraphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
Image Size3:2 Ratio: 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)
16:9 Ratio: L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie SizeXAVC S 4K (NTSC): 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 M, 24p/100 M, 30p/60 M, 24p/60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p/100M, 120p/60M, 60p/50M, 30p/50M, 24p/50M, 60p/25M, 30p/16M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX, 60i, 17M, FH)
XAVC S 4K (PAL): 3840 x 2160 (25p/100M, 25p/60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p/100M, 100p/60M, 50p/50M, 25p/50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX, 50i, 17M, FH)
Movie LengthMax duration approx. 29min
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / No
Water & Dust ResistanceYes
Sound MemoNo
Orientation SensorYes
Playback ZoomYes 1x - 18.8x
Display FormatsSingle (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ AVCHD/XAVC S HD/XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect, Rating, Disp Cont Shoot Grp
Computer InterfaceSuper Speed USB (Micro USB connector)
Other InterfaceHDMI micro connector (Type-D) out, External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
Memory TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo/PRO HG-Duo/Micro M2, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II)
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable NP-FZ100
Battery LifeApprox. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor)
Battery Indicator5 levels
Power SavingPower turns off after 10 sec, 1, 2, 5 or 30mins
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches5.0 x 3.9 x 3.0" (126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7mm)
CIPA Weight23 oz (650g)
Camera Case
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-Mount
Compatible FlashSony External Flash HVL-F60RM, HVL-F60M, HVL-F45RM, HVL-F43M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F20M
Battery Grip VG-C3EM  Buy ►
RemoteSony Remote Control with Multi-terminal cable, Compatible infrared remote
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