Sony A7 III (Ilce-7m3)
$3099 body only, recommended retail
Type: Enthusiast/professional interchangeable lens mirrorless digital camera with Sony E bayonet lens mount (FE mount). Focusing: Automatic via hybrid contrast-detection and phase-difference detection systems. 693 points with phase-difference detection, 425 points with contrast-detection. Focus points may be selected manually or automatically by the camera with Wide, Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot (small, medium or large) and Expanded Flexible Spot area modes. Lock-On AF available with all five area modes. Focus area registration and recall. Single-shot and continuous modes with auto or manual switching, ‘Direct Manual Focus’ override, auto tracking, face detection/recognition and eye detection. Adjustable tracking sensitivity (five levels from Locked On to Responsive). Sensitivity range is EV -3.0 to 20 (ISO 100/f2.0). Low-light AF assist provided by built-in LED illuminator. Manual focus assist via magnification (up to 11.7x) and focus peaking displays (Red, Yellow or White; High, Medium or Low intensity). AF micro-adjustment. Metering: 1200 pixels multi-zone evaluative, centre-weighted average, full average, spot, spot standard/large, highlight bias and P-TTL auto flash. Spot metering can be coupled to active focus point(s). Metering range is EV -3.0 to 20 (ISO 100/f2.0). Exposure Modes: Continuously variable program (with shift), shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, metered manual, and P-TTL flash. Shutter: Electronic, vertical travel, metal blades, 30-1/8000 second plus ‘B’. Flash sync up to 1/250 second. Alternative sensor shutter has a speed range of 30-1/8000 second. Exposure compensation up to +/-5.0 EV in ½ or 1/3-stop increments. Viewfinder: 1.3 cm OLED-type EVF with 2.359 megadots resolution. Coverage = 100% vertical/horizontal. Magnification = 0.78x (50mm lens at infinity). Eyepiece strength adjustment built-in. Adjustable for brightness and colour temperature. 7.5 cm LCD monitor (921,600 dots) with tilt adjustment and touchscreen controls for AF. Flash: No built-in flash. External units sync via hotshoe (‘Multi Interface Shoe). Additional Features: Magnesium alloy bodyshell sealed against dust and moisture, auto exposure bracketing (over three or five frames and up to +/-3.0 EV of adjustment; over nine frames and up to +/-1.0 EV of adjustment), AE lock, programmable self-timer (two, five or 10 second delays; one, three or five frames), audible signals, wired remote control, wireless remote control, auto power-off. DIGITAL SECTION Sensor: 25.3 million pixels ‘Exmor R’ BSI CMOS with 23.8x35.6 mm imaging area. Sensitivity range equivalent to ISO 100-51,200 (expandable to ISO 50 and 204,800). Focal Length Increase: None. Formats/Resolution: Three JPEG compression settings and RAW output (compressed or uncompressed), plus RAW+JPEG capture. Three resolution settings at 3:2; 6000x4000, 3936x2624 and 3008x2000 pixels. Three resolution settings at 16:9; 6000x3376, 3936x2216 and 3008x1688 pixels. ‘APS-C’ format modes available at 3:2 and 16:9 in three image sizes each. 24-bit RGB colour for JPEGs, 42-bit RGB colour for RAW files. Video Recording: XAVC S format (MPEG4/H.264 AVC compression) at 3840x2160 pixels (Ultra HD), 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (100 or 60 Mbps); 3840x2160 pixels (Ultra HD), 24 fps and 16: 9 aspect ratio (100 or 60 Mbps); 1920x1080 pixels, 100 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (100 or 60 Mbps); 1920x1080 pixels, 50 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (50 or 25 Mbps); 1920x1080 pixels, 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (16 Mbps); 1920x1080 pixels, 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio 50 Mbps). AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format (MPEG4/H.264 AVC compression) at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 fps interlaced and 16:9 aspect ratio (24 or 17 Mbps). NTSC standard speeds available. Stereo sound recording with adjustable levels and wind filter. Stereo audio input and headphone output provided. No limit on clip duration and a new file is automatically started when the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached. Video Features: 4K/FHD video streaming via the HDMI connection (4:2:2, 8-bit YCbCr or RGB colour), eight ‘Picture Effects’, 13 ‘Creative Style’ presets (with adjustable parameters), six ‘Style Box’ customisable ‘Creative Style’ presets (contrast, sharpness and colour saturation), ten ‘Picture Profile’ cinema presets (Black Level, Gamma [Movie, Still, Cine 1-4, ITU709, ITU709 800%, S-Log2, S-Log3, Hybrid Log Gamma, HLG1-3], Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset), zebra pattern generator (adjustable levels), variable frame rates for slow/fast motion (1 to 100 fps), time coding (SMPTE compliant) with Rec Run and Free Run modes, focus peaking display, movie marker. Recording Media: Dual memory card slots. One multi-format for SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I speed) or Memory Stick Duo; and one for the SD/SDHC/SDXC format only with UHS-II speed support. Continuous Shooting: Up to 163 JPEG/large/ extra-fine frames at up to 10 fps or 89 RAW (compressed, 40 uncompressed) frames with continuous AF adjustment (with either FP or sensor shutter). Up to 8.0 fps with real-time live view frames (using the sensor shutter). Medium (6.0 fps) and low (3.0 fps) speed modes also available. White Balance: TTL measurement. Auto correction with Standard, Ambience Priority or White Priority modes. Ten presets each with fine-tuning (magenta-to-green and amberto-blue), three custom settings, and manual colour temperature setting (2500 to 9900 degrees Kelvin). White balance auto bracketing over three frames. Interfaces: USB 3.1 (Type C), USB 2.0 (micro B), micro HDMI (Type D), 3.5 mm stereo audio input, 3.5 mm stereo audio output. Additional Digital Features: Five-axis image stabilisation via sensor-shift, sensor cleaning, silent shooting with sensor shutter, 13 ‘Creative Style’ presets (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia), six ‘Style Box’ customisable ‘Creative Style’ presets, adjustable image parameters (contrast, sharpness and colour saturation), eight ‘Picture Effects’ (Posterisation – Colour/B&W, Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour – red/yellow/blue/green, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera and Soft High-Key), ‘Auto HDR’ capture mode (Auto, 1-6 EV in one-stop steps), ‘Dynamic Range Optimiser’ (Auto, Levels 1-5), DRO auto bracketing, customised ‘My Menu’ (up to 30 items), flicker detection, in-camera lens corrections (Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion), long exposure noise reduction (On/Off), high ISO noise reduction (Normal, Low, Off), dual-axis electronic level display, grid guides (choice of three), real-time histogram display, digital zoom (up to 2.0x), Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces, highlight and shadow warnings, luminance/RGB histograms, adjustable image display time, 9/25 thumbnail displays, slideshow, playback zoom (up to 18.8x with JPEG/large images), copyright info, built-in WiFi with NFC connectivity, Bluetooth LE connectivity. Print Image Matching and DPOF support. Power: Rechargeable 7.2 volts, 2280 mAh ‘InfoLithium’ lithium-ion battery pack (NPFZ100 type) which can be recharged in-camera. Optional VG-C3EM battery grip holds two li-ion battery packs.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 126.9x95.6x73.7 mm (body only). Weight: 650 grams (body only with battery pack). Price: $3099 body only. Distributor: Sony Australia telephone 1300 720 071 or visit www.sony.com.au