Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Sony Alpha A7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera Pictures

Key Features

  • 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card
  • 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K 120p Video, 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal
  • 16-Bit Raw Output, HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 759-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • 9.44m-Dot QXGA OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Extended ISO 40-409600, 10 fps Shooting
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

Sony Alpha A7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Specs

Imaging

Lens MountSony E
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
PixelsActual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution4240 x 2832
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw, HEIF
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis

Exposure Control

ISO SensitivityAuto, 80 to 102400 (Extended: 40 to 409600)
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 6 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 3 fps at 12.1 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay

Video

Recording ModesH.265/XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 to 280 Mb/s]
H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [30 to 200 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [89 to 222 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [100 to 280 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [50 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [60 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
External Recording ModesRaw 16-Bit
4.2K (4264 x 2408) up to 59.94p
4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
Recording LimitUnlimited
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Live StreamingYes
Webcam FunctionalityYes

Focus

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 759
Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +20 EV

Viewfinder and Monitor

Viewfinder TypeElectronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Size0.64″
Viewfinder Resolution9,437,184 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point25 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.9x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Size3″
Resolution1,440,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD

Flash

Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe

Interface

Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
ConnectivityHDMI A (Full Size), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo

Environmental

Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Physical

Battery1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 600 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.07 x 3.81 x 2.74″ / 128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7 mm
Weight1.35 lb / 614 g (Body Only)

Packaging Info

Package Weight3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 6.1 x 5.6″

Sony 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card Specs

Quantity1
Card TypeCFexpress Type A
Storage Capacity160 GB
Bus TypePCI-Express 3.0
Data TransferRead Speed: 800 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Write Speed: 700 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
DurabilityShockproof, Temperature Extremes, UV Light Resistant, X-Ray Proof
Operating Temperature-13 to 158°F/ -25 to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
Error CorrectionYes
Wireless CapabilityNone

Packaging Info

Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.3 x 4 x 0.7″
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