Sony Alpha a7 III Price in USA

Sony Alpha a7 III Price in US

The Sony a7 III is an extremely powerful full frame camera, despite the fact that it is marketed as the company’s “basic” model. Despite the fact that it does not have the most megapixels or shoot at the quickest bursts, the fact that it has a well-balanced combination of resolution, speed, features, and price point makes it an easy recommendation for all types of photographers and all types of photography.

When compared to other full frame choices that are priced similarly, the Sony a7 III appears to be a step above in many ways. The Sony a7 III has been upgraded in practically every way compared to its predecessor, and these updates have been made. The Sony a7 III is an excellent choice for photographers that shoot a variety of subjects, including general photography, wedding and event photography, and even sports photography. However, similar quirks may be found in earlier models of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame cameras, and they can be found in this latest model as well.

Sony Alpha a7 III Price in USA

The new 24 megapixel sensor is the most significant improvement made to the Sony a7 III. Although it has the same resolution as the sensor that was used in the a7 and the a7 II, the new sensor is BSI (backside-illuminated) and features a design that is referred to as a “dual gain.” Because of the BSI design, part of the wiring and electronics inside the sensor has been transferred to the back of the device, which results in improved low-light performance to some extent. The term “dual gain” refers to the sensor’s ability to switch between two different “base” ISO settings, which, depending on the conditions, may either maximize the dynamic range while shooting in bright light or improve noise performance when shooting in low light.

A new focusing mechanism is also included with this sensor. It has 693 on-sensor phase detection points and covers 93 percent of the frame. The modernized sensor collaborates with a brand-new “front-end LSI,” which is essentially an additional processor, to capture up to ten frames per second with full autofocus and autoexposure. It also enables oversampled (that is to say, extremely detailed) 4K/24p capture from the entire width of the sensor and 4K/30p capture from a slightly cropped region of the sensor.

Aside from these modifications made on the inside, the majority of the a7R III’s exterior was modified as well. The new Z-type battery eliminates the ‘battery anxiety’ that we experienced with earlier models; the dual SD card slots make it possible to create an instant backup or overflow; and the updated controls and menus make it possible to personalize the device in a wide variety of ways, including by assigning separate button functions for taking still images and videos.

Sony Alpha a7 III Specifications

Price
MSRP$2000
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorBionz X
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-51200
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)204800
White balance presets11
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
CIPA image stabilization rating5 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsExtra fine, fine, standard
File formatJPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)RAW (ARW 2.3)
Image parametersStandard, 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))
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points693
Lens mountSony E
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots921,600
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.78×
Viewfinder resolution2,359,296
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modesAutoProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManualScene SelectionSlow & Quick MotionMovie
Scene modesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingle, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Videography notesSupports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 25 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless noteswith NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Remote controlYes (wired)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)710
Weight (inc. batteries)650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
Dimensions127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone
9Expert Score
Awesome

The Sony a7 III is a reasonably priced and all-around capable camera that can be used for a wide variety of photographic applications. The resolution of twenty-four mega pixels is more than adequate for the majority of activities, and the six hundred ninety-three point focusing system and ten frames-per-second burst speed enable the a7 III keep up with quick action. Even though there is some operating slowness, a relatively low-resolution viewfinder, and an unintuitive video focussing system, the video quality and feature set is another one of the camera’s strong points.

Build quality
8
Ergonomics & handling
8
Features
9
Image quality
9.5
Performance
8.5
Connectivity
8.5
Value
9.5
Pros
  • LCD display that can be tilted.
  • Stability throughout all five axes
  • Battery that has been vastly enhanced.
  • Dual SD slots.
  • There is also the option of silent shooting.
  • 10 frames per second with tracking.
  • 4K HDR video.
  • 24MP full-frame BSI sensor.
  • Flat profiles available.
  • Put the joystick in focus.
Cons
  • The screen does not have genuine variable angles.
  • Before beginning video recording, the shooting buffer must be cleared.
  • Omits PC sync socket.
  • Dense menu system.
  • Only one of the card slots supports UHS-II cards.
  • No flash within the body.

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