Sony a7 III Now Available for Pre-Order

Sony a7 III Now Available for Pre-Order

The newly released Sony a7 III body is now available for pre-order. With 4K HDR, up to 120 fps 1080p 100mbps recording, the latest autofocus updates, and 10 fps stills shooting, what's not to like?

Announced Monday evening, the Sony a7 III brings many of of the a9 and a7R III features to the standard a7 body while keeping the price quite reasonable at $1,998 and is expected to begin shipping April 13. As a refresher, here are the specifications we're looking at:


  • 24 MP BSI full-frame sensor, 14-bit raw output
  • New image processor promises 1.5-stop improvement
  • 4K HDR video oversampled from 6K full pixel readout at up to 30 fps in S-Log2 and S-Log3
  • 14-stops video dynamic range, 15-stops for stills
  • 1080p at up to 120 fps at 100 mbps
  • Z Battery allows 710 images on single battery charge
  • 10 fps stills shooting with active AF/AE (silent or mechanical shutter)
  • 5-stop, 5-axis in-body stabilization
  • ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204,800 for still images)
  • 693 phase-detection, 425 contrast-detection autofocus points with 93-percent coverage from a9
  • AF works down to -3
  • Eye AF
  • No anti-aliasing/optical low-pass filter.
  • 177-JPEG image buffer
  • Joystick control and touchscreen
  • Dual SD card slots, one with UHS-II support
  • USB-C port
  • 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • Pre-orders available now for $1,998

Be sure to check out the original announcement or head over the B&H for more information.

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Adam Ottke's picture

Do you have $2,000? ;-)

Adam Ottke's picture

Oh. So sad! Do a few portrait sessions and make it happen!

A73 specs pretty much confirm a 4k60 (maybe 6k30) a7s3 sometime in the future.

Some Camera Guy's picture

I can't seem to find a single spec sheet showing wether or not the A7iii will have an OLPF or not. Pre orders are available without full details which seems odd to me.

Adam Ottke's picture

It does not have one (updated specs just now, thanks for the reminder). But as for pre-orders, you can always cancel them. I think this at least gives people a chance to get in line sooner and take their time to verify later. Either way, 99 percent of the specs are out. I think it's pretty thorough now.

anttimutka's picture

I want it but I think my A7Rii still has a few good years in it. Maybe as a second body when the availability settles down.

Paulo Macedo's picture

Well, I'm just waiting on more reviews to this baby. I'm ditching all my Canon gear. Can't cope with it anymore. I'll make enough to like, buy this camera and a Samyang AF 35 1.4. Will be a lot limited with this one, but, rather be stuck with one lens, than have to cope with the 6D.
As a photographer I'm feeling behind on video. I need to learn more and shoot good quallity video, the a7 sounds like it will do marvels. But i still need real world reviews on this camera, because this is the "i'm out of Canon" thing for me.

Dave McDermott's picture

Same here. I have the 6D and am thinking of switching to Sony. It's just going to be a bit of a hassle trying to sell all my Canon gear.

Adam T's picture

Any good place to see a pre-order footage review? I was thinking about a gh5 but now I'm iffy

Adam Ottke's picture

I don't blame you. I'll look into finding some footage around, but you can always order and cancel later once you see the footage if you don't like it. Just a thought (so you get in line ;-)).

Jeff Gillisroy's picture

Where is there a rundown of the places where they're trimmed the fat from the A7R3? Other than Mpix count the only thing I've seen is the mode dial lock...anything with video, S&Q settings, OTHER?

Adam Ottke's picture

From what I've been able to tell, there's really not much else. In fact, the video is oversampled from 6K footage as opposed to from 5K with the a7R III (I believe, if I remember correctly). So I would think this is going to do even better. And that really puts the value at this price point into perspective.

Moe Zainal's picture

Sold my A7r2 a week ago & I think I am going for this.

Tomash Masojc's picture

Oh Nikon, make faster something with IBIS or i will leave you :D

Awesome camera for the money. Hopefully this will push Canon & Nikon to offer a compelling & competitive price FF mirrorless camera.