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.
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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
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||204800|
|White balance presets||11|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Extra fine, fine, standard|
|File format||JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)RAW (ARW 2.3)|
|Image parameters||Standard, 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|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4)|
|Number of focus points||693|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Exposure modes||AutoProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManualScene SelectionSlow & Quick MotionMovie|
|Scene modes||Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene|
|External flash||Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Drive modes||Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))|
|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)|
|Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264|
|Videography notes||Supports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG|
|Modes||3840 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|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)|
|Wireless notes||with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app|
|Remote control||Yes (wired)|
|Battery description||NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||710|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91″)|
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.
- 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.
- 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.