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  • 12.1 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Full Frame Format
  • 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 80-102,400 Expandable to 40-409,600
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 Recording
  • 16-Bit Raw Output
  • HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 759-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • 4K (3840 x 2160) at 120p Video Recording
  • 15+ Stop Dynamic Range
  • Tilting Touchscreen
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Overview

The groundbreaking new Sony a7S III mirrorless camera is finally here!

Introducing the long-awaited a7S III. Optimized for video production, with an all-new 12.1MP 4K Exmor R backside-illuminated full-frame sensor built for superb sensitivity and speed. The new BIONZ XR processing engine, with significantly more processing power, can capture and record up to 120p 4K and HD 240 frames at 10-bit 4:2:2 with full pixel readout (no skipping or binning) in all recording modes, including Intra-Frame (All-I). It also has the world’s highest-quality viewfinder at 9.4M dots, and a side swing-out rotating LCD panel. It delivers super-clean low-light, low-noise images at up to ISO 409,600 with 15+ stops dynamic range. The advanced processing means seriously reduced rolling shutter, plus Sony’s fast hybrid, face, eye, and animal autofocus with 759 phase detection AF points, even in HFR video modes. Along with 5-axis in body stabilization, there’s a simpler new menu structure, with touch control, a passive in-body cooling system and so much more, the a7S III has definitely raised the bar!

α7S III
Imagination in Motion

Taking the S series to a whole new level of full-frame movie expression, spectacular new speed combines with supreme sensitivity and ultra-low noise to put previously impossible 4K movie shoots on the menu, with high dynamic range, breathtaking focusing, and extra-strong image stabilization.

Your new creative potential awaits.

Key Features:

  • 12.1MP Exmor R sensor, optimized for 4K, sensitivity and speed
  • New BIONZ XR processing engine delivers 8x more processing power
  • Low noise images w/ ISO up to 409,600 and 15+stop dynamic range
  • Up to 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all rec. modes
  • Up to 4K 1205 in XAVC S (AVC), XAVC HS (HEVC) and XAVC S-I (All-I) 
  • Up to 4K 60p 16-bit RAW video output via HDMI Type-A connector


For visual trailblazers

With extreme full-frame movie performance including high sensitivity (expanded ISO up to 409600), 15-stop wide dynamic range, 4K 120p, fast and dependable autofocusing, and extra-strong image stabilization, the α7S III again raises the bar for movie makers.

Expressive possibilities

BIONZ XRTM image processor
Up to 8x more powerful

Along with the new sensor and its unprecedented speed, the BIONZ XR image processing engine has also been newly developed and packs up to 8x more processing power. With a future-oriented architecture, it delivers high-quality images faster for superlative still and video expression, as well as dramatically improved camera interface responsiveness.

Large pixels deliver high sensitivity and low noise

The new full-frame 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS image sensor packs major innovations in light gathering, wiring and output optimization. These deliver blazing doubled readout speeds, superb image quality throughout the whole sensitivity range, 15-stop wide dynamic range, and reduced rolling shutter, with the sensor also providing focal-plane phase-detection AF.

Superlative movie performance

 

Stunning AF performance
Even at 4K 120p

The new Exmor R full-frame image sensor and revolutionary BIONZ XR image processing engine deliver always-active pinpoint AF for astonishing detail in both space and time, and stunning 4K movies even at 120 frames per second or in slow motion. With the resolution and depth of field only possible from a full-frame sensor, the results are spectacular.
 

 

Sony's renowned sensitivity
Delivers expanded ISO 409600

The renowned sensitivity of the series scales new heights, with an expanded ISO range for movies from 80 to a remarkable 409600 (standard range 80–102400). With advanced light-gathering and output optimization, the 12.1-megapixel full-frame sensor achieves low noise throughout the sensitivity range, and can capture usable images in near total darkness.

10-bit 4:2:2 recording

Record right on the camera with the amazing richness of 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling, for far greater flexibility in image grading, post-processing and compositing.

HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) simplifies HDR production, producing footage for HLG-compatible BRAVIA TVs on the camera with no complex post-production, and smooth gradations from the 10-bit colour depth.

[1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (colour grading required)
[2] Instant high-quality image (colour grading not required)

All-Intra encoding available

As well as Long GOP, All-Intra encoding is now provided. This encodes every frame independently at bitrates up to 600 Mbps, to capture complex motions more accurately for recording on either internal or external media, and allow more efficient editing workflows.

[1] All-Intra (All-I) [2] Long GoP [3] Group of Pictures

Image quality improvements

The new BIONZ XR image processing engine delivers improvements in colour reproduction, stability against different light sources, natural tonal gradation and roll-off, and reduced rolling shutter.

Superior quality and smaller files with XAVC HS

The new XAVC HS recording format uses HEVC/H.265 encoding to achieve twice the compression efficiency of AVC/H.264 encoding, for superior image quality and smaller file sizes.

16-bit RAW HDMI output

For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output is available via HDMI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC HS 4K, XAVC S 4K, or XAVC S-I 4K, and proxy files are simultaneously captured in-camera.

S-Log3 gamma, S-Gamut3.Cine gamut as on pro camcorders

The S-Log3 gamma curve and S-Gamut3.Cine colour gamut, shared with pro camcorders, provide wider dynamic range and easier colour matching for smoother post-production workflows. 

Efficient editing through proxy recording

While recording high-bitrate 4K movies, HD proxies (in 8 or 10-bit depth) can be generated in-camera. Editing the smaller proxy files reduces computer load and speeds up workflow prior to final 4K delivery.

A shooting revolution


Fast Hybrid AF for accuracy and tenacity

The wide-area AF uses intelligent tracking and on-sensor phase-detection covering most of the frame. The result is that every bit of supremely accurate and tenacious AF performance is extracted in combination with high-quality E-mount lenses, even when shooting moving subjects at shallow depths-of-field in 4K and at 120p frame rates.


Real-time Tracking with intuitive touch operation

Real-time Tracking analyzes subject colour, pattern, depth, and face information to track the subject. Touch Tracking intuitively and automatically tracks a subject touched on the LCD screen. 


Real-time Eye AF for movies

Real-time Eye AF uses AI to ensure pinpoint focusing precision for eyes, with performance now improved by 30% on profile or partially obscured faces. Tenacious eye tracking lets you concentrate on composition even with a shallow focus depth. 


Powerful focus control for solo shooters

With AF Transition Speed selectable over 7 levels, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity over 5 levels, you can better convey your creative intentions when switching subjects or, for example, rack focusing. A simple touch can temporarily activate AF even during manual focus operation.


In-body 5-axis image stabilization

A highly accurate image stabilization unit and gyro-sensor are provided, delivering 5-axis optical image stabilization.

[1] Yaw [2] Roll [3] Pitch


Active Mode for hand-held shooting

The new Active Mode provides increased stabilization for movie shooting. To preserve image quality, the BIONZ XR processor accurately measures camera shake and compensates optically. This makes stable video possible even when shooting hand-held where space restraints prevent gimbal use, while walking, and at 4K resolution.

Digital audio interface for clear sound recording

A digital audio interface added to the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe allows direct 24-bit input. Available settings are 48 kHz/16-bit 2-ch, and by using the optional XLR-K3M adaptor kit, 48 kHz/24-bit 2-ch and 48 kHz/24-bit 4-ch.

Unique heat dissipation, for dependable recording

A unique Sony Σ (sigma) shaped graphite heatsink is built into the image-stabilization unit. This dissipates heat 5x more effectively for extended recording time, without interfering with image stabilization.

Movie-shooting comfort

Responding to feedback from professional users, the MOVIE button has been moved to the top face for improved operability in any shooting position. Mode dial ordering and speed of switching have also been improved.

Advanced still functions and performance

Fast Hybrid AF for stills

The Fast Hybrid AF system combines speed and precision. With 759 focal plane phase-detection sensors and 425 contrast-detection points distributed across most of the image area, the α7S III quickly finds and tracks your subject throughout the frame.

Outstanding continuous shooting performance

Use your choice of mechanical or electronic shutter for continuous burst shooting, with AF/AE tracking, at up to 10 fps. Capture decisive moments with over 1000 frames of continuous uncompressed RAW shooting possible.

High ISO sensitivity

With an amazingly wide standard ISO range of 80–102400 (expandable to 40–409600 for stills), the α7S III offers incredible creative opportunities. The newly developed image sensor and image processing algorithms produce even cleaner images and more natural textures than the previous α7S II model, even when shooting in near total darkness.

Highly sensitive AF for low-light focusing

AF algorithm advances have allowed the α7S III to achieve autofocus in lighting conditions as dim as EV-6, where subjects are barely even visible with the naked eye.

Still-image quality advances through new sensor and engine

The newly developed image sensor and image processing engine deliver improvements in colour reproduction, particularly of skin tones, and texture depiction in still images. 

New HEIF format and HLG image capture modes

The HEIF image file format is supported, offering better image quality and greater compression efficiency than JPEG, plus 10-bit colour. High Dynamic Range still images can also be captured in HLG mode for viewing on compatible TVs.

Workflow efficiency

Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

Both card slots support both ultra-fast CFexpress Type A cards, allowing high-bitrate recording and fast buffer clearance, and SDXC UHS-II cards. Parallel and Relay recording are also available.

Vari-angle LCD monitor for comfortable movie shooting

The variable-angle 1.44 million-dot 3.0-type touch screen features a side-open design, for flexible positioning and improved visibility when mounting on gimbals or rigs.

9.44 million-dot high-definition electronic viewfinder

The new EVF offers resolution, contrast and colour unlike anything in its class. It also offers world-leading 0.9x finder magnification, a 41 ° diagonal field of view, and a 25-mm-high eyepoint.

Advanced operability

The menu structure has been redesigned to reflect feedback from both pro photographers and videographers. Camera settings are now more intuitive and the camera is more responsive to setting changes.

Intuitive touch operation

The menu screen can be operated by touch, while the playback screen features swiping, and pinch-to-zoom. Operability of the touch functions when shooting has also been improved.

Remote preview and shooting

Either wired or wireless remote shooting is available from a PC, or from a mobile device with Imaging Edge MobileTM installed, for more efficient workflows and shooting in challenging environments.

Imaging Edge Desktop

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications. Use “Remote” to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; “Viewer” to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and “Edit” to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

Capture One for Sony

Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) is also available for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.


5 GHz Wi-Fi compatible

As well as 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi® connectivity is provided for remote operation, wireless preview, and faster and more stable data transfer of both still images and video.


Wired LAN connectivity

For complex, interference-prone environments, or higher bandwidth needs, 1000BASE-T wired LAN connectivity is available by connecting a compatible USB-Ethernet adaptor cable to the camera’s USB Type C® port.

What's Included

a7SIII Mirrorless Camera Body
NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery 
BC-QZ1 Battery Charger 
Power Cord
Cable Protector
Shoulder Strap
Body Cap
Accessory Shoe Cap
Eyepiece Cup
USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.2)

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Product Specifications

a7SIII

   

General

Camera type   Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens mount Lens Mount E-mount

Image sensor

Type Type 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Number Of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 12.1 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 12.9 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio Aspect Ratio 3:02
Color filter   R, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust function Anti-Dust System Yes (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)

Recording system (still image)

Recording format Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif
Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant),
HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant),
RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format
compliant)
Image size (pixels) [3:2] Image Size (pixels) [3:2] 35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M)
APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
Image size (pixels) [4:3]   35mm full frame L: 3776 x 2832 (11M), M: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), S: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M)
APS-C L: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), M: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M), S: 1232 x 920 (1.1M)
Image size (pixels) [16:9] Image Size (pixels) [16:9] 35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2348 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M)
APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
Image size (pixels) [1:1]   35mm full frame L: 2832 x 2832 (8M), M: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), S: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M)
APS-C L: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), M: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M), S: 912 x 912 (0.8M)
Image size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama] Image Size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama] -
Image quality modes Image Quality Modes RAW (Compressed / Uncompressed)
JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2) (Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
RAW & JPEG
RAW & HEIF
14bit RAW RAW Output Yes
Picture Effect Picture Effect -
Creative Style Creative Style -
Creative Look   ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Picture Profile Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Dynamic Range functions Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer
Color space Colour Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color. BT.2020 standard. *1 

Recording system (movie)

Recording format Recording Format XAVC S
XVAVC HS
Video compression Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Audio recording format Audio Recording Format LPCM 2ch(48kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48kHz 24bit) *2 , LPCM 4ch(48kHz 24bit) *2 , MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch *3 
Picture Effect Picture Effect -
Creative Style Creative Style -
Creative Look   ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Picture Profile Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Color space Colour Space BT.2020 standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

Movie recording system (XAVC HS 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   120p (200Mbps)
60p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps)
24p (100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   100p (200Mbps)
50p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   120p (280Mbps)
60p (200Mbps / 100Mbps)
24p (100Mbps / 50Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   100p (280Mbps)
50p (200Mbps / 100Mbps)

Movie recording system (XAVC S 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   120p (200Mbps)
60p (150Mbps)
30p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
24p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.)   100p (200Mbps)
50p (150Mbps)
25p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   120p (280Mbps)
60p (200Mbps)
30p (140Mbps)
24p (100Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   100p (280Mbps)
50p (200Mbps)
25p (140Mbps)

Movie recording system (XAVC S HD)

1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   120p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
60p (50Mbps / 25Mbps)
30p (50Mbps / 16Mbps)
24p (50Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) (Approx.)   100p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
50p (50Mbps / 25Mbps)
25p (50Mbps / 16Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   60p (50Mbps)
30p (50Mbps)
24p (50Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   50p (50Mbps)
25p (50Mbps)

Movie recording system (XAVC S-I 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   60p (600Mbps)
30p (300Mbps)
24p (240Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   50p (500Mbps)
25p (250Mbps)

Movie recording system (XAVC S-I HD)

1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.)   60p (222Mbps)
30p (111Mbps)
24p (89Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.)   50p (185Mbps)
25p (93Mbps)

Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q)

Image frame rate Image frame rate NTSC mode:
1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, 240fps *4 
PAL mode:
1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps, 200fps *4 

Movie function

Audio Level Display Movie Functions Yes
Audio Rec Level Movie Functions Yes
PAL/NTSC Selector Movie Functions Yes
Proxy Recording   Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx. 6Mbps), 1920 x 1080(Approx. 9Mbps), 1920 x 1080(Approx. 16Mbps))
TC/UB Movie Functions Yes
Auto Slow Shutter Movie Functions Yes
Gamma Disp. Assist Movie Functions Yes
RAW Output   Yes (HDMI)

Recording system

Location information Link from smartphone Location information Link from smartphone Yes
Media Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)
SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)
CFexpress Type A memory card
Memory card slot Memory Card Slot SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card
Recording mode on 2 memory cards   Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy
File system   FAT12, 16, 32, exFAT
Noise reduction Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off

White balance

Modes White Balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
Shutter AWB Lock   Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)

Focus system

Type   Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus sensor Focus Sensor Exmor R CMOS sensor
Focus point Focus Point 35mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 345 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 285 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range Focus Sensitivity Range EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF mode Focus Mode AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus area Focus Area Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
Eye-start AF Other Features -
Eye AF   [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
Other features Other Features Predictive control
Focus lock
AF Track Sens. (Still)
AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie)
AF Transition Speed (Movie)
Switch V/H AF Area
AF Area Regist.
Circ. of Focus Point
AF illuminator AF Illuminator Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF illuminator range AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus Type with LA-EA1 or LA-EA3 (Sold separately) Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately) Phase-detection
AF micro adjustment Other Features -

Exposure control

Metering type Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor Metering Sensor Exmor R CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivity Metering Sensitivity EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Modes Metering Mode Multi-segment
Center-weighted
Spot (Standard / Large)
Spot
Entire Screen Avg.
Highlight
Exposure modes Exposure Modes AUTO (iAuto)
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutter-speed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)
Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode)
Scene Selection Scene Selection -
Exposure compensation Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Bracketing Exposure Bracketing Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)
AE Lock AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 80-102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-flicker Shoot. Anti-flicker Shoot. Yes *5 

Viewfinder

Type Viewfinder Type 1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (Quad-XGA OLED)
Number of dots Number of Dots 9,437,184 dots
Control function   Brightness, Color temperature, Magnifi.
Field coverage Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Magnification Approx. 0.90x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Diopter adjustment Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye point Eye Point Approx. 25mm from the eyepiece lens, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display function   Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emphasezed display during REC
Finder Frame Rate selection Finder Frame Rate Selection NTSC mode: STD 60fps / HI 120fps, PAL mode: STD 50fps / HI 100fps

LCD screen

Type Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Touch panel Touch Panel Yes
Number of dots (total) Number of Dots 1,440,000 dots
Brightness control Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display function   Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, For viewfinder, Monitor Off, Emphasezed display during REC
Adjustable angle Adjustable Angle Opening Angle:Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:Approx. 270 deg.
Focus Check Focus Magnifier Yes, Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)

Face detection

Modes Face Detection Face Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority

Auto Object Framing

Still images Others -

Other features

Interval recording   Yes
Smile Shutter Others -
Self-portrait Self-timer Self-Portrait Self-timer -
ISO AUTO Min. SS Others Yes
Bright Monitoring Others Yes
Copyright Info Others Yes
Set File Name Others Yes
Save/Import Settings   Yes
PlayMemories Camera Apps PlayMemories Camera Apps™ -
Shooting Tips Others -
Help guide Others Yes
Video Light Mode Others Yes
Zoom Ring Rotate Others Yes

Clear Image Zoom

Still images Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Movies Clear Image Zoom Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

Digital zoom

Smart zoom (Still images) Digital Zoom 35mm full frame: M: approx. 1.5x, S: approx. 2x
APS-C: M:approx. 1.3x, S: approx. 2x
Digital zoom (Still images) Digital Zoom 35mm full frame: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 6.1x, S: approx. 8x
APS-C: L: approx. 4x, M:approx. 5.2x, S: approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Digital Zoom 35mm full frame: approx. 4x
APS-C: approx. 4x

Shutter

Type Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type   Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter speed Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash sync. speed *6 Flash Sync. Speed 1/250 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent Shooting Silent Shooting Yes (ON/OFF)

SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)

Type Type Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation effect (Still images) Compensation Effect 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Mode   [Still images] On / Off, [Movie] Active / Standard / Off

Flash

Type Type -
Guide No. Guide No. -
Flash coverage Flash coverage -
Control Control Pre-flash TTL *7 
Flash compensation Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash modes Flash Modes Flash off
Autoflash
Fill-flash
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Wireless *8 
Hi-speed sync. *8 
Recycling time Recycling Time -
External flash External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE level lock FE Level Lock Yes
Wireless control   Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

Drive

Drive modes Drive Modes Single Shooting
Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable)
Self-timer
Self-timer (Cont.)
Bracket: Single
Bracket: Cont.
White Balance bracket
DRO bracket
Self-timer Self-Timer 10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting   -
Speed (approx., max.) *9 Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
No. of frame recordable* (approx.) *9 No. of recordable frames (approx.) JPEG Extra fine L: over 1000 frames
JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames
JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames
RAW: over 1000 frames
RAW & JPG: over 1000 frames
RAW (Uncompressed): over 1000 frames
RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: over 1000 frames

Playback

Modes Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
Index view
Enlarged display mode (L: 10.6x, M: 6.92x, S: 5.32x)
Auto Review
Image orientation
Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie)
Protect
Rating
Display as Group
Photo Capture Photo Capture Yes

Interface

PC interface PC Interface Mass-storage / MTP
Multi / Micro USB Terminal *10 Multi / Micro USB Terminal Yes
USB Type-C® Terminal   Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
NFC NFC™ Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Sync. Terminal Sync Terminal -
Wireless LAN(built-in) Wireless LAN (Built-In) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz band/5GHz band)) *11 *12 
Bluetooth Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4GHz band))
HDMI connector HD Output HDMI connector (Type-A)
3840 x 2160 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p / 50p / 24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit
4264 x 2408 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p),
Raw 16bit
Multi Interface Shoe *13 Multi Interface Shoe Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)
Mic Terminal Mic Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Headphone Terminal Headphone Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Wired   -
Remote Control (Wireless)   Yes (IR remote control / Bluetooth remote control)
Vertical Grip Connector Vertical Grip Connector Yes
LAN terminal   -
Functions   FTP Transfer Func.(Wired LAN(USB-LAN), USB Tethering, Wi-Fi)
View on Smartphone
Remote control via Smartphone
NFC One-touch remote
PC Remote
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
PhotoTV HD
NFC One-touch sharing

Audio

Microphone Microphone Built-in, stereo
Speaker Speaker Built-in, monaural

Print

Compatible standards Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III

Custom function

Custom key settings Custom Function Type Yes
My Menu   Yes
My Dial Settings   Yes
Reg Cust Shoot Set   Yes
Programmable Setting Memory Function Yes (Body 3 sets /memory card 4 sets)

Lens compensation

Lens compensation Setting Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Power

Battery Supplied Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Still images *14 Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 510 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 600 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Movies (actual recording) *15 Battery Life (Movie, actual recording) Approx. 80 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min. (LCD monitor)
(CIPA standard)
Movies (continuous recording) Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording) Approx. 130 min. (Viewfinder) / Approx. 135 min. (LCD monitor)
(CIPA standard)
Internal battery charge Internal Battery Charge Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
USB power supply USB Power supply Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
External power (AC Adaptor)   -

Power consumption

With Viewfinder Power consumption with Viewfinder Still images: approx. 4.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 7.6W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
With LCD screen Power consumption with LCD screen Still images: approx. 3.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 7.3W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Weight

With battery and memory Card included Weight (with battery and memory card included) Approx. 699 g
oz. With battery and memory card included Weight (with battery and memory card included) approx. 1 lb 8.7 oz
Body only   Approx. 614 g
oz Body only   approx. 1 lb 5.7 oz

Dimensions

DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 128.9mm x 96.9mm x 80.8mm, Approx. 128.9mm x 96.9mm x 69.7mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)
inches. DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches, Approx. 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)

Operating Temperature

Operating temperature Operating Temperature 32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
*When [HLG Still Image] setting is set to [On].
*When using accessories that support 4ch output / 24 bits with the Multi Interface Shoe.
*Proxy movies
*Number of effective pixels: 1420 x 804 at 240 or 200 fps. 240 or 200 fps not available when using [XAVC HS 4K], [XAVC S 4K], or [XAVC S-I 4K] file formats.
*Anti-flicker Shooting is not available when the [Shutter Type] setting is set to [Electronic Shutter].
*With compatible Sony external flash
*A flash cannot be used when [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter].
*With compatible external flash
*Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used
*Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*(Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
*Models sold in some countries/regions support IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) wireless LAN only.
*Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached.
*The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.
*Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom , stand-by and power off.

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