Reality realized. New worlds.

Refine your sense of reality with α7R III — an ideal partner offering superior speed, high-resolution imaging, pro-class operability, and reliable performance even under harsh conditions.

Animal-eye AF feature now available with software update

A software upgrade is now available to support Sony's new Real-time Eye AF for Animals. The feature works by automatically detecting and tracking the eyes of animals that you're photographing, for beautiful pet portraits and wildlife shots.

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.

Depicting scenes in intimate detail

The image processing system has evolved to deliver high resolution and low noise throughout a wider ISO range. The camera depicts the mood of every scene’s surroundings as well as texture of details.

Strong, light, reliable design takes you further

High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides natural, high-precision viewfinder image. The functional advantages of an EVF, such as high visibility in darkness and AF capability when using magnified display, is further enhanced for powerful shooting support. For even greater versatility, the α7R III’s small, light body is robust and rigid enough for rugged use.

3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder
This high-resolution twice-as-bright electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail. “Hi” quality mode provides extra-fine views of natural realism on brilliant display.

Excellent Reliability
Light, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover help make the body very durable. Front and rear curtain shutter vibration are so subdued that the shutter has been tested to withstand over 500, 000 shutter cycles. All major buttons and dials are sealed to minimise entry of dust and moisture, ensuring reliable function in tough shooting conditions.

Up to 10fps continuous shooting
Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. Huge data of 42.4MP imaging maintains high image quality that is advantageous for your creative trimming.

Shoot continuously in absolute silence
This camera allows silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. Silence is critical for shooting wildlife, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.

Dramatically evolved AF performance
AF performance is improved by inheriting the AF performance used in the α9 and applying it optimally, so once the α7R III captures a wild animal that moves unpredictably, it won’t easily let it go.

Never waste a moment
New multi-selector, AF-ON button, and touch focus functions make focus operation quick and intuitive. With built-in dual slots and compatibility with large-capacity rechargeable-battery NP-FZ100, the α7R III also ensures that you can shoot with far less interruption, because you won’t need to change media and battery as frequently.

Eye AF with doubled performance
With the α7R III, Eye AF evolves with two times more immediate, effective eye detection and tracking, even when shooting a moving portrait subject.

Enhanced image stabilisation: freer shooting
Thanks to enhanced 5-axis in-camera image stabiliser, whenever you want to move and shoot freely, you can rely on the α7R III’s high-resolution performance and mobility, in order to concentrate on the subject without worrying about various types of camera-shake blur.

High connectivity for professional workflow
The α7R III includes SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible USB Type-C® port and sync terminals that enable the camera to be connected directly to external devices without delay. These connections make workflow more seamless and stress-free, even for studio shooting that makes use of PC tethered shooting or flash.

SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) for fast data transfer
This makes PC tethered shooting available for smooth handling of big RAW image files, so you can quickly review images on a PC and continue shooting without much delay for file transfers.

Sync terminal available
A standard sync terminal is provided for convenient synchronisation with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment.

Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen


Product id 874064
Brand Sony
EAN/UPC code
Picture quality
Camera type MILC Body
Megapixel 42.4 MP
Sensor type Exmor R CMOS
Maximum image resolution 7952 x 5304 Pixels
Still image resolution(s) 7952 x 5304, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456
Image stabilizer Y
Image stabilizer location Body
Supported aspect ratios 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels 43.6 MP
Image formats supported JPEG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H) 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor format Full-frame
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200, 102400
Light exposure modes Auto, Manual
Light exposure correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Auto Exposure (AE) lock Y
ISO sensitivity (min) 50
ISO sensitivity (max) 102400
Fastest camera shutter speed 1/8000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed 30 s
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction
Flash exposure lock Y
Flash sync-speed 1/250 s
Flash exposure correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-flash Y
Video recording Y
Maximum video resolution 3840 x 2160 Pixels
HD type 4K Ultra HD
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate 100 fps
Video formats supported AVCHD, MPEG4, XAVC S
Built-in microphone Y
Audio system Mono
Built-in speaker(s) Y
Voice recording Y
Compatible memory cards MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDIO
Memory slots 2
Display TFT
Display diagonal 3 inch
Display diagonal (metric) 7.5 cm
Display resolution 2359296 dot
Flip-out screen Y
Vari-angle LCD display Y
Touchscreen Y
Viewfinder type Optical
Magnification 0.78 x
Viewfinder screen size 0.5 "
Viewfinder resolution (approx. ) 3686400 Pixels
Ports & interfaces
USB version 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB connector USB Type-C
HDMI connector type Micro
Microphone in Y
Headphone outputs 1
Bluetooth Y
Bluetooth version 4.1
Wi-Fi Y
Wi-Fi standards 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Near Field Communication (NFC) N
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Scene modes Landscape (scenery), Night, Portrait, Sunset
Shooting modes Auto, Manual, Program
Photo effects Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Self-timer delay 2, 5, 10 s
Brightness adjustment Y
Contrast adjustment Y
Saturation adjustment Y
Diopter adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Dioptre correction Y
Multi-shot Y
Histogram Y
Built-in processor Y
Custom colour Y
Slideshow Y
Battery technology Lithium
Battery voltage 7.2 V
Battery life (CIPA standard) 640 opnames
Battery type NP-FZ100
Battery capacity 2280 mAh
Battery life (max) 3 uur
Product colour Black
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width 126.9 mm
Depth 73.7 mm
Height 95.6 mm
Weight 657 g
Packaging data
Quantity per pack 1 stuk(s)
Packaging content
Shoulder strap Y
AC adapter included Y
Battery charger included Y
Cables included USB
Batteries included Y
Technical details
Image processor BIONZ X
User guide Y