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.
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.
Together, an effective 42.4MP (approx.) image sensor and enhanced image processor can take imaging as far as adventurous imaginations allow
Doubled AF tracking effectiveness, even during continuous shooting at up to 10fps, advances the evolution of steady, lightning-fast camera performance.
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.
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.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting delivers overwhelming resolution, colour fidelity, and texture reproduction, capturing the atmosphere of subject and environment.
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.
14-bit RAW format output contains rich tonal information from highlights to shadows, and is available even when shooting in silent or continuous mode67 .
 Image sensor
 The latest high-speed front-end LSI
 16-bit image processing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A standard sync terminal is provided for convenient synchronisation with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
7952 x 5304
Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S
Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Dust Reduction System
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
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)
Video Clip Length
Up to 29 Minutes
Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Auto & Manual Focus
Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Phase Detection: 399
Contrast Detection: 425
Viewfinder Eye Point
-4.0 to +3.0 m
3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended Mode:50 to 102400)
30 to 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
1/4 to 1/8000 Second in Movie Mode
RM-VPR1, VCT-XPR10, VCT-VPR1, RM-SPR1, RMT-VP1K (Optional)
Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
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)
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
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)
Max Sync Speed
1 / 250 Second
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System
External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
2, 5, 10 Seconds
1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 3.0, USB Type-C
1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm
1.45 lb / 657 g
What's In The Box
|35mm equivalent focal-length (on APS-C)||42-105|
|Lens groups / elements||8-9|
|Angle of view (35mm)||75°-34°|
|Angle of view (on APS-C)||54°-23°|
|Minimum aperture (F)||22-36|
|Number of aperture blade||7|
|Minimum focus distance||0.3-0.45|
|Maximum magnification ratio||0.19x|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||Approx. 72.5mm x 83mm|
|Weight (approx.)||Approx. 295g|