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Sony Alpha A7 Mark III (ILCE-7M3) Expert Review - Specifications

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Sony Alpha 7 III Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor SizeFull-Frame
Sensor Size (width)35.8mm
Sensor Size (height)23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921K dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Underwater
  • Shade
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Cloudy
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Bracket
  • Manual
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296 dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
  • 4K
Video FPS60p, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeInfo-Lithium Battery (NP-FZ100)
Battery Life (CIPA rating)710shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsAC Adapter (USB), Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FZ100), MicroUSB Cable, Shoulder strap

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Oxygenum 7 2 Poland
28 Feb 2018 11:23AM
Video is unavailable in Poland ! :-(
Please share for all regions !

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joshwa Plus
9 915 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2018 11:29AM

Quote:Video is unavailable in Poland ! :-(
Please share for all regions !

This will most likely be due to the music used in some of the videos. You can find more videos here:
Oxygenum 7 2 Poland
28 Feb 2018 11:37AM
I mute sound while watching this movie Wink
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
20 Apr 2018 12:22PM

Quote:In terms of this camera being a "basic" model, the Sony Alpha A7 Mark III is hardly what we'd call "basic"

If Sony are classing this as "Basic" can one assume they are aware of an " Advanced" model coming in the future ?
josa 8 25 Czech Republic
20 Apr 2018 6:39PM
Is that a "geek girl" we used to see here a long time ago?Smile
22 Apr 2018 2:01PM
I've had mine for a few weeks with Sigma lenses and their MC11 (no Sony lenses) and am in agreement it ticks so very many boxes for the money it's really worth it. However I've some warnings for potential buyers:
- It can't focus on horizontal edges (in phase detect). It just can't! Isn't that worth mentioning? Hopefully it's just on Sigma lenses. Anyone else know?
- Only my Sigma Art 35 lens produces good results. The 12-24 and 70-200 aren't bad, the 85mm isn't great.
- Yes it's a mini a9 in some respects but the focus tracking is certainly a little more indecisive than the a9, and as it says here silent shooting of moving objects falls victim to bendy pictures. The latter is an 'edge case' I know.
- Eye AF is cool in studio but not worth trying to use on a shot you might miss.
- Just as they don't mention which pd sensors are H,V or cross, No-one mentions which of the pd points are more sensitive - a Sony engineer said the central ones are a bit better but I haven't been able to measure it.
- Compared to my old Canon DSLR, the controls are a bit more laggy especially moving ISO around. But there are more controls because it does so much more. I'm getting the hang of just putting the setup I like into a memory as I did with the Canons.
-This won't surprise anyone but in case someone was wondering - no the Tamron 24-70 doesn't work well at all with the Sigma (clue's in the name) MC11.

On the plus side, the dynamic range and colour stability are great. In particular, colours in high iso dark areas remain stable, which is a hangup I had with my old 6D and 5d3 - they just couldn't produce stable blacks.

Thanks as always for the great reviews.
TornadoTys 5 78 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018 12:29PM
I really want an A7iii !
26 Apr 2018 1:31PM
My own reviews focusing on the ergonomics, handling, menus en customization ! Wink

3 May 2018 8:19AM
Is it possible use any lenses other than Sony like Canon & Nikon ?

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