Sony Alpha 7 III (ILCE-7M3)

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: February, 2018 |
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Mega Pixel
24.2 Mega Pixel
NP-FZ100 Battery
Touch Screen
ISO 100 - 51200
Shutter Speed
1/8000 Shutter Speed
Full Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Sony Alpha 7 III (ILCE-7M3) Unique Features

The device features new 24.2MP back-illuminated sensor, that produces crystal clear images. The 5-axis image stabilization present on board offers 5-stop compensation, giving images of no noise concern. The camera also feature 4K video capture using full width of the sensor, that generates excellent video.

Pros / Cons


Uncropped 4K video
15-stop dynamic range
5-axis image stabilization
Compact and durable body


Limited touchscreen control
Slight 'tearing' in EVF
Poor weather-sealing round

Sony Alpha 7 III (ILCE-7M3) Specifications

Brand Sony
Camera Model α7 III / Alpha 7 III / A7 III (ILCE-7M3)
Camera Type Mirrorless
Launch Year February, 2018
Market Status Available in India
Image Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) 35 mm Full Frame (35.6×23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels 25.3 Megapixels
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable min 50 to max 204800)
White Balance Presets 11
Custom White Balance Yes
Autofocus Point 693
Processor Bionz X
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Shutter
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Compatible lenses Sony E-mount Lenses
Focal Length 1x
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder, XGA OLED
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification approx 0.78x (-1m-1, with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Display Size 3 inch
Display Type TFT Color, (Tilting Monitor)
Touchscreen Yes
Built in Flash No
External Flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Battery Model NP-FZ100 Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 710 shots
Battery Life for Video Approx. 2hr. 5min
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v.4.1
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Remote control Yes (wired)
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Video File Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264, 4K video recording
Dimension (W x H x D) 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91 inch)
Weight 650 g (with batteries)
Body Construction Magnesium Alloy

Sony Alpha 7 III (ILCE-7M3) Details

The Sony a7 III is launched in India, with a newly-developed 24.2MP back-illuminated "Exmor R CMOS" image sensor. It comes as superior for the ones who are opting for the Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera.  The camera comes with fast shooting at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps) with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and diverse 4K4 video capabilities. It has an updated "BIONZ X" processing-engine that boosts processing speed by nearly 1.8 times compared to the a7 II. Sony added "4D FOCUS" capabilities and has 425 contrast autofocus points that work with a 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system system that covers approximately 93 per cent of the frame.

  The a7 III packs high-precision stabilisation that uses sensors and algorithms to achieve a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates five types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses. The device is equipped with an updated image processing system that allows it to shoot full resolution images at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps) with continuous, accurate AF/auto exposure tracking for up to 177 standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.

   With an impressive ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable up to ISO 50 to 204800 for still images) . "A7 III" also offers 4K video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. The battery life has been extended as well with up to 710 shots per charge. Sony India claims that the camera offers world's longest battery life for any mirrorless camera. This entry level bundle kit (A7 III body and 28-70 lens) costs at Rs 1,64,000 in Indian market.

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