- 42.4MP1 full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor
- Real-time AF tracking and Real-time Eye-AF9 for humans and animals
- Wide dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW11, ISO 50 to 102,4005
- Fast Hybrid autofocus: 399 phase-detection / 425 contrast AF points
- Up to 10fps2 continuous shooting at 42.4MP1 with AE/AF tracking
- 5-axis image stabilization with 5.5-stop exposure advantage6
- 3.69 million-dot1 OLED EVF / 2.35 million-dot1 tiltable 3” LCD monitor
- Secure and versatile dual media slots (1 SD card slot UHS-II compatible)
- Robust magnesium alloy body w/ dust and moisture resistant sealing8
- Super speed USB Type-C™ (USB 3.2 Gen compatible) and Micro USB
FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM
Vertical Grip for α9, α7R III, α7 III
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.
Animal-eye AF feature now available with software update
A software upgrade is now available to support Sony's new Real-time Eye AF for Animals. The feature works by automatically detecting and tracking the eyes of animals that you're photographing, for beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.
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
Seize moments with quick precision
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.
New portraiture potential
Smooth studio workflow
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 5Gbps (USB 3.2) 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
More realistic movies
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting delivers overwhelming resolution, colour fidelity, and texture reproduction, capturing the atmosphere of subject and environment.
Movies of extraordinary presence result from innovation supporting 4K 1 HDR 2 images of high resolution, broad dynamic range, and wide colour gamut.
A portal to unseen worlds
Depicting scenes in intimate detail
The image processing system has evolved to deliver high resolution and low noise throughout a wider ISO range. The camera depicts the mood of every scene’s surroundings as well as texture of details.
42.4MP 3 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 42.4MP 3.
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 (expandable 4 to ISO 50-102400), and noise has been reduced by as much as a full stop 5 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 mode 6 7.
 Image sensor
 The latest high-speed front-end LSI
 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-bright 8 electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail. “Hi” quality mode provides extra-fine views of natural realism on brilliant display.
Light, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover help make the body very durable. Front and rear curtain shutter vibration are so subdued that the shutter has been tested to withstand over 500,000 shutter cycles. All major buttons and dials are sealed to minimise entry of dust and moisture, ensuring reliable function in tough shooting conditions.
Up to 10fps 11 continuous shooting
Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps 11 with AF/AE tracking. Huge data of 42.4MP 3 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 10fps 11 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 points 12 improve focus that might otherwise be unachievable.
Up to 2x faster (approx.) AF response 13
Thanks to much more responsive, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, AF speed is up to approximately two times faster 13 under dim lighting conditions.
AF tracking improved by approx. 2x 5
The AF algorithm inherited from the α9 accounts for two times more precise 5 AF tracking for continuous shooting, even of complex or sudden movement.
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Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness
Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3 14, 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
Dual media slots, UHS-II support
Capture up to 76 compressed RAW 16 or JPEG images in a continuous burst. 17 This allows you to confidently concentrate on burst shooting without distraction.
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.
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
My Menu: faster to your favourites
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.
Eye AF with doubled performance
With the α7R III, Eye AF evolves with two times 5 more immediate, effective eye detection and tracking, even when shooting a moving portrait subject.
Even if face is partially hidden 18
Even when looking down 18
Even in dim light 18
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.
Pitch and yaw compensation
Horizontal/vertical shift compensation
5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation
New stabilisation unit/gyro sensors/algorithms effectively raise 5.5 stops 19. 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 SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) 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.
SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) 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.
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen
Imaging Edge™ Webcam
The Imaging Edge Webcam application makes it easy to use your Sony camera as a high-quality webcam, with wide compatibility, for impressive live streaming and conferencing.
Different dimension of resolution
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
This new Pixel Shift Multi Shooting 21 reproduces still images that contain true-to-life detail, texture, colour, and overall atmosphere.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting 16-image composite
High-resolution 4K 1 HDR 2
In addition to capability to record stunning high-resolution 4K movies 1 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 movies 1 with oversampling
You can shoot and internally record 4K movies 1 oversampled from 5K (15MP) equivalent data in Super 35mm format. The results are startlingly beautiful in every detail.
Improved Fast Hybrid AF
Fast Hybrid AF for movies now autofocuses on subjects throughout an area as wide as the one that applies to stills, and the AF system is very smooth and quick at capturing fast-moving subjects.
Supporting various needs in HDR production
The α7R III features S-Log for flexible expression of images in post-production and HLG 2 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 M41 B41 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.
At a Glance
Maximum Photo Resolution and Frame Rates
42.4 MP up to 10 fps
Maximum Movie Resolution and Frame Rates
4K / 30p HD / 120p
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Photo: ISO 100–32000 (expandable: ISO 50-102400) Movie: IISO 100–32000
Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/XLR-K1M/ECM-XYST1M (sold separately)
Custom key settings, My Menu, Programmable Setting (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets), Reg Cust Shoot Set
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi+: max. 10 fps, Hi: max. 8 fps, Mid: max. 6fps, Lo: max. 3 fps 3
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), DRO bracket, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Single Shooting, White Balance bracket
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
3, JPEG Extra fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Fine L: 76 frames, JPEG Standard L: 76 frames, RAW&JPG: 76 frames, RAW(Uncompressed)&JPG: 28 frames, RAW(Uncompressed): 28 frames, RAW: 76 frames
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
(with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps)), +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
- Approximate effective
- Up to 10 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode, and up to 8 fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings. Hi+” continuous mode with UHS-II compatible SDXC memory card. Sony test conditions.
- A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS speed class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording
- Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies
- ISO range of 100 - 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 – 102400)
- CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off
- Requires use of supplied Imaging Edge software application for compositing. 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 tethered control or a remote commander where possible. Uncompressed RAW and silent mode are automatically selected for Pixel Shift Multi shooting. Some restrictions apply to flash and other devices. Image size after compositing is approx. 42.4 million (7952 x 5304) pixels. Refer to the Sony support site for details. http://www.sony.net/psms/
- Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
- Eye AF not supported for movie recording. AF-C can only be used when the “Phase detection” AF system is selected, but focus is fixed at the first frame during continuous shooting in any mode other than “Continuous: Lo” (Hi+, Hi, Mid).
- Sound not recorded. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card required
- When uncompressed RAW is selected. Limited to 12 bits during compressed RAW continuous shooting, BULB exposure, or when Long Exposure NR is ON.
- Only 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Continuous shooting speed may decrease. Flicker-free shooting is not available during silent shooting, BULB exposure, or movie recording
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