A7III

On February 26, 2018 Sony announced the third generation of the A7 camera line – Sony A7 III. The original A7 was the first Sony mirorrless camera, released back in 2013. It was amazing how a full frame camera can be squeezed in such small body, but the camera had some major lay-downs. It was slow and not very responsive. An year later, in November, 2014 Sony released the second generation of A7 camera line. It was improvement over A7 but incremental, without any big updates.


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Specifications

The new Sony A7 III is a huge step ahead. It is not only upgrade to the previous generation model but it is a mini copy of the flagship A9. It has almost the same auto-focus system as A9, it has the same Z battery, joystick, dual card slots, etc. A7 III is equipped with new designed 24Mpx BSI (Backside Illuminated) sensor, 4k video without pixel binning, IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization).

The full specs can be found in the table below:

Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 25.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)

1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)

1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S via H.264)

Aspect Ratio: 16:09
Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording: Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo), Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Type: Auto & Manual
Focus Mode: Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 693
Contrast Detection: 425
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5″
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
Shutter 30 – 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
Remote Control RM-VPR1, VCT-XPR10, VCT-VPR1, RM-SPR1, RMT-VP1K (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 89 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 177 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-In
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 3.0, USB Type-C
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9″ / 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm
Weight 1.43 lb / 650 g

I will post some comparisons soon.
A7 III can already be pre-ordered here.

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