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Reality realized. New worlds.

Refine your sense of reality with α7R III — an ideal partner offering superior speed, high-resolution imaging, pro-class operability, and reliable performance even under harsh conditions.

Inspiring maximum creativity

Welcome to a new world of imaging with resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range, processing speed, and shooting response further enhanced. The α7R III packs pro-style operability into a strong, compact body to give you greater flexibility to take brilliant shots in any situation. With such high power, precision, and potential at your command, you can capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

A portal to unseen worlds

Together, an effective 42.4MP (approx.) image sensor and enhanced image processor can take imaging as far as adventurous imaginations allow

Seize moments with quick precision

Doubled AF tracking effectiveness, even during continuous shooting at up to 10fps, advances the evolution of steady, lightning-fast camera performance.

New portraiture potential

Greatly enhanced Eye AF focuses on and tracks an eye with great precision and speed, even when a subject is moving, is looking down and away, or is backlit.

Smooth studio workflow

SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 enabled by a USB Type-C™ connector allows high-speed PC Remote data transfer for smooth handling of large RAW data files.

Different dimension of resolution

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting delivers overwhelming resolution, colour fidelity, and texture reproduction, capturing the atmosphere of subject and environment.

More realistic movies

Movies of extraordinary presence result from innovation supporting 4K1 HDR2 images of high resolution, broad dynamic range, and wide colour gamut.

42.4MP3 full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

The Exmor R sensor’s back-illuminated, gapless on-chip lens design increases light sensitivity and provides wide dynamic range, despite its high resolution of 42.4MP3

Greatly enhanced image processing

A new front-end LSI and BIONZ X™ boost processing speed and are teamed with the Exmor R™ sensor to deliver up to 15-stop dynamic range at low ISO sensitivity for stills, enabling richer tonal expression.

Wide standard ISO 100-32000 range

The standard ISO range has been extended to ISO 100-32000 (expandable4 to ISO 50-102400), and noise has been reduced by as much as a full stop5 in the mid sensitivity range.

14-bit RAW output for rich gradations

14-bit RAW format output contains rich tonal information from highlights to shadows, and is available even when shooting in silent or continuous mode67 .

[1] Image sensor
[2] The latest high-speed front-end LSI
[3] 16-bit image processing

Strong, light, reliable design takes you further

High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides natural, high-precision viewfinder image. The functional advantages of an EVF, such as high visibility in darkness and AF capability when using magnified display, is further enhanced for powerful shooting support. For even greater versatility, the α7R III’s small, light body is robust and rigid enough for rugged use.

3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

This high-resolution twice-as-bright8 electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail. “Hi” quality mode provides extra-fine views of natural realism on brilliant display.

Up to 10fps11 continuous shooting

Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps11 with AF/AE tracking. Huge data of 42.4MP3 imaging maintains high image quality that is advantageous for your creative trimming.

Shoot continuously in absolute silence

This camera allows silent shooting at up to 10fps11 with AF/AE tracking. Silence is critical for shooting wildlife, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.

Dramatically evolved AF performance

AF performance is improved by inheriting the AF performance used in the α9 and applying it optimally, so once the α7R III captures a wild animal that moves unpredictably, it won’t easily let it go.

Comprehensive Fast Hybrid AF coverage

399 phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of image area width and height plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points12 improve focus that might otherwise be unachievable.

Up to 2x faster (approx.) AF response13

Thanks to much more responsive, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, AF speed is up to approximately two times faster13 under dim lighting conditions.

AF tracking improved by approx. 2x5

The AF algorithm inherited from the α9 accounts for two times more precise5 AF tracking for continuous shooting, even of complex or sudden movement.

Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness

Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-314, for more reliable autofocus in dark scenes

Never waste a moment

New multi-selector, AF-ON button, and touch focus functions make focus operation quick and intuitive. With built-in dual slots and compatibility with large-capacity rechargeable-battery NP-FZ100, the α7R III also ensures that you can shoot with far less interruption, because you won’t need to change media and battery as frequently.

Shoot up to 76 images continuously

Capture up to 76 compressed RAW16 or JPEG images in a continuous burst.17 This allows you to confidently concentrate on burst shooting without distraction.

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

With two media slots, including one that’s UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the α7R III can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies, and copy data between cards.

Extend shooting to professional length

The α7R III can use a NP-FZ100 battery with approx. 2.2 times as much capacity as a NP-FW50 battery. USB Type-C™ and Multi/Micro USB ports allow connection of external batteries for extended shooting.

Rating function

With rating function, you can rate recorded still images from 1 to 5 stars anywhere right on the spot, using the playback screen to perform the function if it is assigned to a custom button.

Grouping display for continuous shots

A series of photos shot in continuous mode can be reviewed as groups, play index display is improved, and continuous groups can be deleted or protected at once.

My Menu: faster to your favourites

Register up to 30 frequently used items on the new My Menu for instant recall. You can create and customise an optimal menu for your own convenience.

Eye AF with doubled performance

With the α7R III, Eye AF evolves with two times5more immediate, effective eye detection and tracking, even when shooting a moving portrait subject.

Enhanced image stabilisation: freer shooting

Thanks to enhanced 5-axis in-camera image stabiliser, whenever you want to move and shoot freely, you can rely on the α7R III’s high-resolution performance and mobility, in order to concentrate on the subject without worrying about various types of camera-shake blur.

5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation

New stabilisation unit/gyro sensors/algorithms effectively raise 5.5 stops19. Five types of camera shake — angular shake (pitch/yaw), X/Y shift, and rotational shake (roll) — are compensated.

High connectivity for professional workflow

The α7R III includes USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible USB Type-C™ port and sync terminals that enable the camera to be connected directly to external devices without delay. These connections make workflow more seamless and stress-free, even for studio shooting that makes use of PC tethered shooting or flash.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 for fast data transfer

This makes PC tethered shooting available for smooth handling of big RAW image files, so you can quickly review images on a PC and continue shooting without much delay for file transfers.

Sync terminal available

A standard sync terminal is provided for convenient synchronisation with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment.

New Sony imaging software suite20

A new suite of imaging apps provides top-quality RAW development, convenient PC tethering, and efficient viewing/management.21

Capture One (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony)22 is free software for high-quality finishing of RAW data. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for such compatible functions as local adjustment and PC tethered shooting.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

This new Pixel Shift Multi Shooting23 reproduces still images that contain true-to-life detail, texture, colour, and overall atmosphere.

High-resolution 4K1 HDR2

In addition to capability to record stunning high-resolution 4K movies1 through 5K (15MP) oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)2 picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow, that offers wide dynamic range for highly precise and lifelike movie images without colour grading.

Shoot and record 4K movies1 with oversampling

You can shoot and internally record 4K movies1oversampled from 5K (15MP) equivalent data in Super 35mm format. The results are startlingly beautiful in every detail.

Supporting various needs in HDR production

The α7R III features S-Log for flexible expression of images in post-production and HLG2 for instantaneous HDR workflow — a combination that fulfills various HDR production requirements.

HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)2 for instant HDR workflow

A new HLG picture profile supports instantaneous HDR workflow. Movies recorded in HLG picture mode will appear true-to-life with suppressed blocked shadows or blown highlights, without colour grading.

S-Log3 for wide 14-stop dynamic range

In addition to S-Log2, the α7R III offers S-Log3 for better gradation from shadows to mid-tones and a wide dynamic range of up to 14 stops. New S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.Cine wide colour space is also supported.

  1. 1A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS Speed Class 3 or higher card is required for 100Mbps recording.
  2. 2Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies.
  3. 3Approximate number of effective pixels
  4. 4Expanded ISO available for still images only.
  5. 5Compared to the α7R II. Sony test conditions.
  6. 6When uncompressed RAW is selected.
  7. 7Limited to 12 bits during compressed RAW continuous shooting, BULB exposure, or when Long Exposure NR is ON.
  8. 8Compared to the XGA OLED Tru-Finder in the α7R II.
  9. 9Sony internal tests with electronic front curtain shutter.
  10. 10Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
  11. 11In continuous “Hi+” mode, and up to 8fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings. A software update may be required for some lenses. Refer to the Sony support site for compatibility details.
  12. 12Increased from 25 contrast-detection AF points of a conventional model.
  13. 13In low light conditions. Compared to the α7R II. Sony test conditions.
  14. 14ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens, in the AF-S mode
  15. 15NTSC/PAL
  16. 16With uncompressed RAW images, up to 28 exposures.
  17. 17In continuous “Hi+” mode with UHS-II compatible SDXC memory card. Sony test conditions.
  18. 18Eye AF may not work as well as intended, depending on type of shooting scene and conditions.
  19. 19CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off.
  20. 20Refer to the download page for details: http://www.sony.net/disoft/d/
  21. 21Does not support full functional compatibility with some of the camera models. See Sony support site for details.
  22. 22Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony) and Capture One Pro (for Sony).
  23. 23A dedicated software application is required for compositing (http://www.sony.net/disoft/d/) on a personal computer. Image compositing may not be successful if camera or subject movement causes blur. The use of a tripod is recommended, as is the use of PC remote function or a remote commander where possible. Uncompressed RAW format and silent mode are automatically selected for Pixel Shift Multi shooting. Some restrictions apply to flash and other devices. Refer to the Sony support site (http://www.sony.net/psms/) for details.
  24. 24The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.
  25. 25Prices are in AUD and inclusive of GST. Prices are subject to change without prior notice and may vary for the same product with different colours.
  26. 26For use of other companies’ services and software, 1) other conditions for use may be applied. 2) updating of services and software may be stopped/terminated without prior notice. 3) the contents of services and software may be changed without prior notice. 4) other registrations or payments of other fees may be required.
  27. 27This product is also known as ILCE-7RM3.AMEA
  28. 28Actual colour and dimension may differ from the screen image.
  29. 29Colours & features of the product shown may differ by model and country.
  30. 304K: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
  31. 31Services availability depends on region. A part or whole of software/services installed into or accessible through the product may be changed, discontinued, removed, suspended, or terminated without notice.
  32. 32Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution 7952 x 5304
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S
Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps (25 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97 fps (16 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD via H.264)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD via H.264)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 399
Contrast Detection: 425
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution 3,686,400 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended Mode:50 to 102400)
Shutter 30 to 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
1/4 to 1/8000 Second in Movie Mode
Remote Control RM-VPR1, VCT-XPR10, VCT-VPR1, RM-SPR1, RMT-VP1K (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -3.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (Raw Format)
Up to 8 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (Raw Format)
Up to 6 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (Raw Format)
Up to 3 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (Raw Format)
Up to 10 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (JPEG Format)
Up to 8 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (JPEG Format)
Up to 6 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (JPEG Format)
Up to 3 fps at 42.4 MP for up to 76 Exposures (JPEG Format)
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-In
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Performance
Self Timer 2, 5, 10 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 3.0, USB Type-C
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm
Weight 1.45 lb / 657 g
What's In The Box
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Cable Protector
  • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • USB Type-C™ cable
 

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