Sony A7R III Announced, Priced $3,198, Available for Pre-Order!

Sony A7R III images

What a big surprise!!! Sony has just announced the Sony A7R III (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama)! This new camera still uses a 42.4MP stabilized BSI CMOS sensor, featuring 10 fps bursts (or 8 fps with no viewfinder blackout), and a refined autofocus system,  a higher resolution EVF, joystick, dual SD card slots and a higher capacity battery. Sony A7R III costs $3,198, first available for pre-order at B&H.

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Detailed Specifications:

Price
MSRP $3199 (body only) AmazonB&HAdorama
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 7952 x 5304
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 42 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 44 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Bionz X
Image
ISO Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 10
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis
CIPA image stabilization rating 5.5 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra fine, fine, standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 425
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,440,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.78×
Viewfinder resolution 3,686,400
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash modes Off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 650
Weight (inc. batteries) 657 g (1.45 lb / 23.17 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (via downloadable app)
GPS None

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