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Model Name: Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 III 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Sony A7 II
A7 II vs A7 III
Successor:  
General
Model Number: A7 III
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-7M3
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1999.99
Street Price: $1,964.67
Date Available: 2018-04-10
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 33.3 oz (945 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(127 x 96 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor size: 847.28mm2 (35.60mm x 23.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.93 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 96
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 3,730
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
1968 x 1112 (2.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E
Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 28 - 70mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5-22 (W) / f/5.6-36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Fast Hybrid AF (Phase-detect + Contrast-detect AF): 693 phase-detection AF points covering 93% of image area, 425 contrast AF points; Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.5-inch (1.30cm), 2359K-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.78x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 18.8x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), 100 - 51200, expandable to 50 - 204800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 settings), Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation), Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3/5 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II
Other Memory: Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Dual Card Slots: Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional via RM-VPR1, USB or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, Microphone and Headphone jacks
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.57
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.57
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 163
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 30
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.125 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.023 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 710 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 610 shots
Battery Life, Video: 115 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
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