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Sony a7 III

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4.8 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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Pros

  • easily and fast
  • A7 III has it all and is suitable for most users
  • smaller; lighter; and more durable

Cons

  • Aftershock stays ahead of the custom PC curve
  • camera menu system and cluttered screen iconography
  • Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full-frame
  • 35.6x23.8 mm
  • Sony E
  • 36
  • Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, One Shot Focus
  • 2.95 in
  • yes

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Sony a7 III - Pros & Cons

Sony a7 III

Pros

  • easily and fast
  • A7 III has it all and is suitable for most users
  • smaller; lighter; and more durable
  • Excellent controls and grip Reliable battery
  • It performs better in low light; has better battery life
  • Both are great cameras
  • the multi-segment works best
  • excellent dynamic range
  • straightforward and easy to use
  • Its speed; to start; is impressive
  • excellent

Cons

  • Aftershock stays ahead of the custom PC curve
  • camera menu system and cluttered screen iconography
  • Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
  • basic weather sealing might not hold up in a rainstorm
  • only designed for still subjects such as landscapes in calm weather
  • No lock on A7 III
  • No ability to save or share the total camera state
  • Only works in some modes and only in certain conditions
  • Color RGB histogram only available later on playback
  • sloppy level display and iffy auto brightness control
  • images are looking a little rough

Sony a7 III - Technical Overview

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IconScreen size
2.95 in
Best:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Screen size: 6.7 in
IconISO maximum
204800
Best:
Pentax KP
ISO maximum: 819200

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Sony a7 III - Full Specifications

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Sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFull-frame
Sensor size1.4 in
ProcessorBIONZ X
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Optics and focus
Lens mountSony E
Digital zoom8.0 x
Magnification (Crop factor)0.78 x
Minimum aperture36
Maximum aperture36
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • One Shot Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
Number of focus points693
Image stabiliserOptical
Filter diameter3.03 in
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Photography features
Shooting modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Movie
Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/8000 sec
Auto exposure lockyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
Histogramyes
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • High-speed Sync
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
Scene modes
  • Close-up
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryes
Face detectionyes
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Audio features
Built-in microphoneyes
Built-in speakersyes
Supported audio file formats
  • AC3
  • LPCM
Noise reductionyes
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Dimensions
Weight22.93 oz
Width5.1 in
Height2.9 in
Depth3.76 in
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Power
Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)610
Battery life (max)3.5 h
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicatoryes
Number of batteries supported1
AC adapter includedY
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Other features
GPSno
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Image
ISO
  • 100
  • 12800
  • 51200
  • 102400
ISO minimum50
ISO maximum204800
Boosted ISO minimum50
Boosted ISO maximum204800
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Supported image file formatsJPEG
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Sepia
  • Vivid
Image stabilizeryes
Supported aspect ratios3:2
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Screen and viewfinder
Screen size2.95 in
Screen technologyLCD
Touch screenyes
Live viewyes
ViewfinderElectronic
Viewfinder screen size0.51 in
Viewfinder resolution2359296.0 px
Viewfinder magnification0.78 x
Dioptre correctionyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-4 - 3
Eye relief0.91 in
Flip-out screenno
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Videography features
Maximum resolution3840 x 2160 px
Video recordingyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 3840 x 2160
HD type4K Ultra HD
Supported video file formats
  • AVC
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • XAVC S
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Video recording limit125.0 min.
Max resolution (highest frame rate)3840 x 2160
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps
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Design
Body typeMILC
Colour of productBlack
Anti-dust systemyes
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Storage
Compatible memory cards
  • MS Duo
  • MS Pro-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots2
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.31
  • RAW
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Connectivity
HDMIyes
HDMI connector typeMicro
USB portyes
USB connector typeUSB Type-C
USB version3.1
Microphone portyes
Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Smartphone remote supportyes
NFCyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yes
Bluetoothyes
Bluetooth version4.1

Sony a7 III - Q&A (1)

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    nancey_prosacco
    9 months ago
    Is the Sony Alpha a7 III waterproof?
    sid
    7 months ago
    No, the Alpha a7 III is not waterproof. It can handle light drops however.
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Sony a7 III Sony - Editorial Reviews (40)

4.6
Based on 40 reviews
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Sony Alpha A7 Mark III (ILCE-7M3) Expert Review
5.0

Read our full verdict on the new Sony Alpha A7 Mark III - Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless camera, with a 24mp BSI CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous shooting, and 4K video recording.

Sony a7 III Sony Alpha 7 III review: As good a mirrorless model as you can get for under £2,000
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Expert Reviews
Published: 13.11.2018
Sony Alpha 7 III review: As good a mirrorless model as you can get for under £2,000
5.0

Regardless of whether you shoot landscapes, wildlift, travel, sports or portraits, the Sony Alpha 7 III has plenty to offer

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Published: 19.06.2018
Sony a7 III
5.0

A formidable and affordable entry into full-frame

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TechRadar
Published: 27.03.2018
Sony Alpha A7 III review
5.0

No longer the poor relation

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Trusted Reviews
Published: 03.04.2018
Sony A7 III
4.5

A simply excellent full-frame camera at the price

Sony a7 III Sony A7 III review | Cameralabs
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Cameralabs
Published: 12.03.2018
Sony A7 III review | Cameralabs
4.5
Sony a7 III Sony a7 III review | Stuff
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Sony a7 III review | Stuff

A formidable and affordable entry into full-frame

Sony a7 III Sony a7 III Review
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PCMAG
Published: 02.03.2018
Sony a7 III Review
5.0

The Sony a7 III is an entry-level full-frame camera that goes well beyond the basics in features, with excellent image quality, 10fps subject tracking, and 4K video capture.

Sony a7 III Sony A7 III Review
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Published: 14.07.2020
Sony A7 III Review
4.8

Contents1 Why We Like It – Sony A7 III1.1 Performance1.2 Design1.3 Value1.4 Sony A7 III Wrap Up 9.6Expert RatingThe Sony A7 III is a fantastic mirrorless camera able to give any other camera, high-and low-end alike, a massive run for its money. This Sony mirrorless camera bulldozes into the scene with impressive performance, quality design, …

Sony a7 III Sony A7 Mark III review: Best full-frame camera for most people
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India Today
Published: 05.09.2018
Sony A7 Mark III review: Best full-frame camera for most people

There are a number of things that Sony has improved since the early days of A series cameras. And these improvements have finally reached a stage where I feel I can pick the A7 Mark III over a DSLR camera and be happy.

Sony a7 III Sony a7 III Full Review - Steve's Digicams
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EDITOR'S NOTE: we first published this review in July of 2018, but are updating and republishing here in May of 2019 after testing the new Firmware 3.0, which adds real-time Eye AF, real-time Animal Eye AF, and a built-in intervalometer. Cheers & thanks for reading! The Good. For an affordable camera,

Sony a7 III Review: Sony a7 III (What Sony Calls the Basic Camera)
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Published: 25.04.2018
Review: Sony a7 III (What Sony Calls the Basic Camera)

The Sony a7 III is a pretty darned good camera. But I'm still trying to understand where it fits in their lineup. It probably should have been a different line.

Sony a7 III Review: Sony Alpha7 III digital camera (review)
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Published: 05.07.2018
Review: Sony Alpha7 III digital camera (review)
4.5

The Sony Alpha7 III digital camera is an amazing device, managing to stuff a full frame sensor into a remarkably compact body. Full Frame Sensor Let’s

Sony a7 III HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2019: Editor's Choice - Part 1
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Published: 11.03.2019
HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2019: Editor's Choice - Part 1

The 10th annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards was held on Feb 28, and it served to honor the best in tech products and services that were introduced in 2018. Here's the detailed outcome of the first part of our Editor's Choice category.

Sony a7 III Hands On With The Sony A7III: Low-Light Portrait Beast
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Published: 26.03.2018
Hands On With The Sony A7III: Low-Light Portrait Beast

With three years since its predecessor the A7II, Sony's all-new A7III represents a revolution in its full-frame mirrorless lineup. With the groundbreaking A9 released last year, and the astounding A7RIII earlier this year, Sony claims

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