Sony A7R III
- 42MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 100 - 32000 (Increase to 102400)
- Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Sony E Mount
- 657g - 127 x 96 x 74mm
- Released October 2017
- Replaced the Sony A7R II
- Updated by Sony A7R IV
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A7R III summary
Sony A7R III is Sony's Pro Mirrorless camera originally launched on October of 2017. It includes a 42 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 7952 x 5304.
Sony brought out this camera in an effort to replace the earlier Sony A7R II (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards released the fresher Sony A7R IV (Read Full Comparison) as a way to update this camera.
The A7R III ranks at #17 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & overall #17 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom factors.
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Sony A7R III family
The Sony A7R III is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list below.
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Sony A7R III Gallery
You can view the A7R III from various angles in the gallery below.
Sony A7R III Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Sony A7R III based on aspects that are generally regarded as essential in a camera.
Sony A7R III Sensor information
The Sony A7R III is run by the Bionz X processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Sony A7R III is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 7952 x 5304 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 42MP and features a native ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can be expanded digitally to 50 - 102400. RAW format is saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
Sony made the decision to omit the anti aliasing filter for the Sony A7R III. This will result in more clear images but can introduce moire under some circumstances.
The image below illustrates the A7R III's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The A7R III sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A7R III dimensions
Sony A7R III is 1.45 lbs (657 grams or 23.18 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 127mm x 96mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.9"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 grams so the Sony A7R III is similar as compared to various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a photo of the Sony A7R III besides a softdrink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show the button design on the A7R III.
Sony A7R III Lens information
The A7R III uses the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A7R III.
Sony A7R III Connectivity
The A7R III has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send photos and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony A7R III Video information
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony A7R III is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S format. 2160p is a superb resolution for video. You are able to downsample to 1080p in order to get cleaner video. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does feature both headphone and microphone jack making it especially useful whilst capturing sound.
Sony A7R III Weather Sealing
Sony A7R III has got environment proofing which makes it a excellent choice for use in challenging climates. This is particularly handy if you are not sure about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.
Sony A7R III Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A7R III includes a 3" tilting screen with a resolution of 1,440k dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to shift focus point as well as adjust settings with your finger.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specs for Sony A7R III are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 3,686k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.78x
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are particularly helpful.
Sony A7R III Shutter information
Sony A7R III continuous shooting speed is 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Sony A7R III Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony A7R III features external flash support but is lacking inbuilt flash.
Sony A7R III Autofocus information
Sony A7R III features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate than Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is valuable for people photography.
It includes 425 focus points to choose from. Sony A7R III has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Sony A7R III comes with manual focusing in case it is required in low light situations or you need to have more exact focusing control.
Sony A7R III Battery life
The battery life (NP-FZ100) on the Sony A7R III is made to last for 650 shots according to the CIPA measurements which is above standard when compared to its category. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X features the best (870) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Sony A7R III for specific kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a summary of the Sony A7R III for specific kinds of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony A7R III Portrait photography advice
The Sony A7R III gets a points tally of 87 which is fantastic, meaning that it is a fantastic option to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and capability to use external lighting.
Sony A7R III Street photography advice
With a great rating of 79, the Sony A7R III is a excellent pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony A7R III as a Sports photography camera
A excellent sports photography points total of 89 indicates the Sony A7R III is a superb choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A7R III Travel photography details
Portability is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Sony A7R III gets a above average 74 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to purchase for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Sony A7R III
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Sony A7R III with it's awesome score of 87 as a landscape camera is a terrific pick amongst its rivals.
Sony A7R III Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Sony A7R III is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible score of 37.
Sony A7R III Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the A7R III, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The graph followed below provides you an overview of the A7R III versus it's top ranking rivals listed above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.