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Sony a7 III

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3 stars
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2 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.8 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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4.6 out of 5
18 user ratings
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Pros

  • superb - sharp with great dynamic range
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • a very reliable camera with some nice dimensions

Cons

  • no viewfinder blackout during continuous shooting
  • Expensive vs Cheap Photo Gear
  • Camera s Spot Metering

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

  • superb - sharp with great dynamic range
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • a very reliable camera with some nice dimensions
  • is one of the most beautiful pieces of optical perfection I have ever handled
  • screen looks great with vivid colors
  • solid and well-built
  • Noise performance is excellent too
  • lightweight
  • portable
  • and perfect for travel
  • Focusing is fast and reliable thanks

Cons

  • no viewfinder blackout during continuous shooting
  • Expensive vs Cheap Photo Gear
  • Camera s Spot Metering
  • gradation issues
  • taking the camera combination into a light downpour
  • a camera that is more or less a very stripped down a9
  • certain lenses may allow for dust to get in onto the sensor
  • Sony A7 III has no real place in your bag
  • Sony model names and version numbers can get confusing
  • lenses - and in particular
  • there's no dedicated drive mode dial or AF mode/area lever

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 (5)

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    nancey_prosacco
    about 2 years ago
    Is the Sony Alpha a7 III waterproof?
    sid
    almost 2 years ago
    No, the Sony a7 III is not waterproof. But it can handle light drops, however.
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    Productz
    about 1 year ago
    Is Sony a7 III worth buying 2022?
    angeline
    about 1 year ago
    Yes, The Sony a7 III is still very relevant in today's market.
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    Productz
    about 1 year ago
    Is The Sony a7 III good beginner camera?
    angelic
    about 1 year ago
    Yes, with superb features, strong resolution The Sony a7 III is a great camera to start.
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    Productz
    about 1 year ago
    How much should I pay for a Sony a7 III?
    kiara_barton
    about 1 year ago
    The lowest price for the Sony a7 III about $1,639 (body only).
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    Productz
    about 1 year ago
    Is The Sony a7 III good camera?
    raphael
    about 1 year ago
    The Sony a7 III an all-around awesome camera for a wide range of photographers.
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Sony a7 III Sony - Editorial Reviews (38)

4.6
Based on 38 reviews
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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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stuff.tv/my/
Published: 19.06.2018
Sony a7 III
5.0

A formidable and affordable entry into full-frame

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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 A7S III review: The best mirrorless camera for video, and almost everything else
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Engadget
Published: 04.11.2020
Sony A7S III review: The best mirrorless camera for video, and almost everything else

Sony’s 12.1-megapixel A7S III was worth the five-year wait.

Sony a7 III Sony α7 III Review
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RTINGS.com
Published: 08.02.2021
Sony α7 III Review
4.2

The Sony α7 III is a full-frame mirrorless camera. It's great for photography, as it takes sharp images that are remarkably low in visual noise, even at high ISO...

Sony a7 III Sony A7 III Review ~ | Gadget Review
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Gadget Review
Published: 14.07.2020
Sony A7 III Review ~ | Gadget Review
4.8

The 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

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 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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Sony a7 III Full Review - Steve's Digicams

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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The Phoblographer
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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Gadget Guy Australia
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 Camera gear of the year 2018 - Cameralabs
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Cameralabs
Published: 03.12.2018
Camera gear of the year 2018 - Cameralabs

2018 was a strong year in the photography world with a lot of exciting new cameras, lenses and accessories. In my camera gear of the year guide I'll highlight the highest-performing, most useful and enjoyable products I've reviewed this year!…

Sony a7 III The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards
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Shutterbug
Published: 19.04.2018
The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the world to select the winners in the annual TIPA World Awards for the best photo products of 2018 in 40 different categories. We’ve included 24 of the just announced 2018 award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided TIPA. Click on the product name to see more information including our reviews.

Sony a7 III Sony α7 Mark III ILCE7M3B
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Photo Review
Published: 12.08.2018
Sony α7 Mark III ILCE7M3B
4.5

Sony's α7M3 camera introduces 4K video and boasts improved stabilisation, twice the frame rate of the previous model and a larger buffer capacity.

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