Inspiring maximum creativity
Welcome to a new world of imaging with resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range, processing speed, and shooting response further enhanced. The α7R III packs pro-style operability into a strong, compact body to give you greater flexibility to take brilliant shots in any situation. With such high power, precision, and potential at your command, you can capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Back-illuminated 42.4MP full-frame sensor
The 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor features 42.4-megapixel13 resolution, back illumination and gapless on-chip lens design for extraordinary sensitivity and dynamic range, anti-reflection (AR) coating on sensor seal glass, and other innovations that unleash the sensor’s power to make images look realistic.
Further enhanced image processing engine
The latest front-end LSI makes data readout from the image sensor approximately two times faster14 and the BIONZ X image processor is now about 1.8 times faster15. Enhanced image processing realizes lower noise and further extended dynamic range across a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 32000 (standard ISO, expandable to ISO 50-102400 for stills). Moreover, upgraded Detail Reproduction and Area-specific Noise Reduction achieves noise reduction — equivalent of approx. one stop — in mid-range ISO settings. Also, reproduction of skin colour has been dramatically improved, which is advantageous for portrait shooting. The α7R III also supports 14-bit RAW output16 even during silent shooting/continuous shooting.
A quantum leap in AF performance
An evolved image processing system and α9 camera AF algorithms optimised for the α7R III improve AF speed, precision, and tracking performance. 399 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points provide high-density wide-area coverage. Up to approximately two times faster17 AF speed and two times more precise14 AF tracking performance let you capture and maintain focus on nimble wildlife in unpredictable motion. The α7R III also autofocuses reliably down to EV-3 brightness18.
Eye AF with doubled14 tracking performance
Eye AF’s enhanced precision, plus two times greater AF speed and AF tracking performance14 further assist you to easily shoot a portrait of a moving subject using AF-C even during continuous shooting, and even if the subject looks down and away from the camera, or is backlit with face in partial darkness. The α7R III’s E-mount body supports Eye AF for A-mount lenses19 mounted via an adaptor.
Up to 10fps21 with AF/AE tracking
With new shutter unit and image processing system refinements, the α7R III can shoot continuously at up to 10fps21 with AF/AE tracking (up to 8fps21 with minimal display lag in live-view continuous shooting mode) for easy, stable shooting of even intensely active subjects. An electronic shutter allows silent, vibration-free shooting of wildlife when even slight noise can mean missing an ideal shot.
AF-ON button and multi-selector
The AF-ON button activates autofocus without any half-press-shutter-button focus sequence, so you can concentrate better on exactly when to release the shutter and capture the moment instantly. A multi-selector lets you shift the point of focus quickly and efficiently. You can select and shift the point of focus intuitively, so you won’t miss great chances to shoot moving subjects.
Touch screen LCD for intuitive focus operations
A 3.0-type LCD touch screen with 1.44 million dots makes focus operation intuitive and instant. You can simply touch the monitor screen to specify a desired focus point with Touch Focus. Also, Touch Pad function lets you drag the focus frame to another point with a fingertip on the LCD screen as you monitor the shot through the viewfinder.
Clear, natural, realistic 4K movies
For high-resolution 4K movies33 with minimal moiré and jaggies, Super 35mm mode with full-pixel readout without pixel binning condenses approximately 1.8 times34 the amount of data required for 4K movies (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Advanced image processing makes it possible to record full-frame 4K movies with dramatically improved image quality in the mid-to-high ISO range, so you make the most of the 4K movie format’s unique potential in every shot.