Sony α 7 III

MPN: ILCE7M3/B  |  EAN: 4548736079656  |  Model: α 7 III

Price Information

2,299.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony α 7 III - ILCE7M3/B Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
4K Videos
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Slow Motion Videos
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Dust-proof
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding
Camera Body Only
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony α 7 III camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the α 7 III is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 693  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The α 7 III is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

For those special occasions, this Sony camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony α 7 III is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (35.6 × 23.8 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Capture the drama - This Sony camera is is good partner for your craft. Filming in different situations  requires a really good Image sensor and this camera packs one that measures at 35.6 × 23.8 mm mm which works very well for your needs. 

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 120 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

In taking those celestial photographs, the image sensor size a key component which measures at 35.6 × 23.8 mm (mm) for this particular camera model. You'll also want to shoot using the RAW file format to maximise the details you capture. Good news is, this camera supports that format!

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony α 7 III makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the α 7 III.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 35.6 × 23.8 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony α 7 III, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the α 7 III is a breeze.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 35.6 × 23.8 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

Since this camera is certified as dust-proof, it does gives it at an added advantage over regular cameras. This way you can be rest assured the α 7 III will cater for your outdoor needs.

Style

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Sony α 7 III - ILCE7M3/B Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Mirrorless
Dustproof Yes
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, MPF, PRINT Image Matching III
Eye Relief 23 mm
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Multi Burst Mode Yes
Orientation Sensor Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Modes Folder
Scene Modes Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 5, 10 s
Smartphone Remote Support Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Flash
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/250 s
Pre-flash Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 693
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 12800, 51200, Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 51200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 s
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Shutter Speed (photo) 30 - 1/8000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
4K Video Capable Yes
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4, XAVC S
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AC3, LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Port - Size 3.5
Lens System
Digital Zoom 8 x
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony E
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 2.95 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Resolution 2359296 pixels
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.51 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 35.6 × 23.8 mm
Megapixel 24.2 MP
Sensor Format Full-frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 25.3 MP
Other Features
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C Ports Quantity 1
USB Connector USB Type-C, Micro-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Port 2
USB Version 2.0, 3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 710 shots
Battery Life (max) 3.5 h
Battery Type NP-FZ100
Power Source Type Battery
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 73.7 mm
Height 95.6 mm
Weight 650 g
Width 129.6 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 6000 x 4000, 3936 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112