Sony Unveils the 24 MP, 4K HDR a7 III Body at $1,999

Sony Unveils the 24 MP, 4K HDR a7 III Body at $1,999

Sony just unveiled its next big body. The third-generation a7 III brings a much-needed update to the more reasonable-resolution a7 line. Here are all the specs and everything you need to know about this new 4K mirrorless beast.

That's right. The a7 III brings 4K to a body with a very well balanced pixel-count-to-sensor-size ratio. This should make it a great all-around camera for both stills and video shooting at either 24 MP or 4K at up to 30 frames per second, respectively. Of course, the a7 III keeps the incredible 5-axis in-body image stabilization from a7 II, but updated with the improved mechanisms present in the a7R III. Let's dive into the rest of the specs.

UPDATE: The a7 III is now available for pre-order for $1,998.

Specifications

  • 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 now available at $1,999

We will update this post with any additional information that we uncover in the coming hours.

UPDATE: Pre-order now for $1,998.

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Anything about weather sealing? I still don't understand their choice not to go w/ a swivel out screen as oppose to this tilt screen.

Gergö Nyirö's picture

because that's lame and makes you look like a tourist

Brian Rodgers Jr.'s picture

The Sony A7iii looks like an incredible value with a very competitive price point. This has some features that I wish my Sony A7R2 had. Pretty awesome

Is there a tutorial on how to tell the wife? I just bought my A6000 last December 2017. Somebody please make one and pass it along secretly to married enthusiasts. Secretly because if only one of the wives gets a hold of it, we're dead.

Adam Ottke's picture

Sorry! I only have a tutorial for how to do the convincing for the iPhone 7 circa 2016! https://fstoppers.com/deals/no-joke-you-can-make-money-upgrading-iphone-...