• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 III
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50C
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Predecessor: Sony A7 II
A7 II vs A7 III
Hasselblad X1D
X1D vs X1D II
Successor: Sony A7 IV
A7 III vs A7 IV
 
General
Model Number: A7 III X1D II
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-7M3 X1D II 50C
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1999.99 $5750.00
Street Price: $2,024.24 $5,750.00
Date Available: 2018-04-10 2019-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.3 oz (945 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
27.0 oz (766 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(127 x 96 x 74 mm)
5.8 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(148 x 97 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 51.3
Sensor Format: 35mm Medium format
Sensor size: 847.28mm2 (35.60mm x 23.80mm) 1441.02mm2 (43.80mm x 32.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.93 microns 5.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 0.8x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
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)
8272 x 6200 (51.3 MP, 4:3),
6200 x 6200 (38.4 MP, 1:1),
8272 x 4647 (38.4 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG Full Size JPEG, RAW+JPEG, 16-bit RAW, TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
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 No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Hasselblad XCD
Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870 n/a
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 No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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) Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD 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 3.69M-do OLED Electronic Viewfinder; 100% coverage, 0.87x magnification, with eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels) 3,686,400 dots (1,228,800 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.78x 0.87x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.6
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 18.8x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), 100 - 51200, expandable to 50 - 204800 Auto, ISO 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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 Auto, Cloudy, Shade, Daylight, Tungsten, Flourescent, Flash, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 4080 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight Spot, Center Weighted and Center Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 2-60 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off Automatic TTL center weighted system
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe Nikon compatible hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-II
Other Memory: Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I  
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 16-bit RAW, TIFF
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 No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional via RM-VPR1, USB or Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi or USB
Connections (extended): USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, Microphone and Headphone jacks USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C, 3.5mm Audio In/Out
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 2.7
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:    
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 Proprietary 7.2v 3200mAh
Usable Battery Types: NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software:   Phocus for Mac and Windows
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
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