Sony A7S Mark III (A7S MK3)

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The Sony A7S III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera takes the Sony Alpha series to a whole new level of full-frame movie expression. Іt’ѕ еquірреd wіth а new Ехmоr R 12МР Full Frame ВЅІ Ѕеnѕоr which has been paired with the nеwlу dеѕіgnеd ВІОNZ ХR Рrосеѕѕіng еngіnе. This prоvіdеѕ uр tо 8х fаѕtеr реrfоrmаnсе оvеr рrеvіоuѕ mоdеlѕ, reduced rolling shutter, 15 stops of dynamic range, extra-strong image stabilisation, ultra-low-noise & exceptional low light performance.

Іt’ѕ vіdео сараbіlіtіеѕ offer up to 4К 120Р (4:2:2 10bіt) rесоrdіng аnd FНD 240Р fоr ѕtunnіng ѕlоw-mоtіоn video. New versions of XAVC feature the addition of HEVC/H.265 encoding or ALL-I encoding. Improved colour science which draws inspiration from Sony’s FX9 & VENICE cameras with the ability to shoot S-Log3 & S-Gamut3.Cine for better colour matching.

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New image sensor with double the readout speed. The newly developed back-illuminated full-frame Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, with 12.1 effective megapixels13, boasts a readout speed up to twice as fast as that of the α7S II, along with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. An advanced colour filter array boosts colour reproduction accuracy, while focal plane phase-detection AF enables substantial increases in autofocus stability and precision, all of which contribute to outstanding image quality.

High sensitivity, wide dynamic range. The full-frame 12.1-megapixel14 configuration enables high sensitivity with low noise throughout the camera’s sensitivity range by optimising the output signal from the sensor. The standard ISO range is 80-102400, which is further expandable to 40-409600 (80-409600 for movies). The dynamic range is an impressively wide 15 stops15, for beautiful, true-to-life images without blown highlights. Together, the camera’s high sensitivity and wide dynamic range expand your creative freedom during shoots.

Full-frame 4K recording at 120fps16 with autofocus is possible thanks to the high-speed readout capabilities of the new image sensor working in tandem with the newly developed, powerful BIONZ XR processor. This high image-quality 4K, with full-pixel readout without binning, allows for clear post-produced slow motion (up to x5 slower than real time)17, as well as bokeh effects typical of full-frame cameras, all with smooth, high-precision autofocus. Despite the α7S III’s compact size, it provides impressive scope for your creativity.

Recording movies with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling. The camera is capable of performing 4K internal recording with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling when using either Long GOP or All Intra compression. This makes it possible to push your colour grades further, stretching video out for ultimate HDR realism while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.

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Included in Kit

Sony A7S Mark III Camera Body
3x Batteries
1x Charger
2x Sony 160GB CFExpress Memory Cards (Type A)
1x Card Reader
1x Cage

If you are using Canon EF lenses you will require a Metabones EF mount adapter, this is an additional charge of £30


Lens Mount:

Aspect ratio:
Number of pixels (effective):
Approx. 12.1 megapixels
Number of pixels (total):
Approx. 12.9 megapixels
Sensor type:
35mm full frame (35.6×23.8mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust system:Yes (Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism)

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]:
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]:
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2348 (10M), M: 2768 x 1550 (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 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
Picture effect –
Creative style –
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
Creative look:
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
Dynamic range functions:
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
Colour space:
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color. BT.2020 standard.1

Recording format:
Video compression:
Audio recording format:
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch,LPCM 2ch(48kHz 16bit), LPCM 2ch(48kHz 24bit)2,
LPCM 4ch(48kHz 24bit)2, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch3
Colour space:
BT.2020 standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Picture effect –
Creative style –
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
Creative look:
ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)
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 (SHOOTING FRAME RATE):
NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps, 240fps4,
PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps, 200fps4
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 (6Mbps),
1920 x 1080(9Mbps), 1920 x 1080(16Mbps)), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist, RAW Output(HDMI)

Location Information Link from smartphone:
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:
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

Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.,High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off

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 type:
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus sensor:
Exmor R CMOS sensor
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)
Focus Sensitivity Range:
EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus mode:
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF),
DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus area:
Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
Eye AF [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
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:
Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator Range:
Approx. 0.3m – approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus Type with LA-EA3 (SOLD SEPARATELY) Phase-detection

Metering type:
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor:
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity:
EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Exposure Bracketing:
Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
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)
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.), Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent
(ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.)
Anti-Flicker Shoot:
Scene selection –

Viewfinder type:
1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of dots:
9 437 184 dots
Field coverage:
Approx. 0.90 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Dioptre adjustment:
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
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, Emph disp dur REC
Finder frame Rate selection:
NTSC mode: STD 60fps / HI 120fps, PAL mode: STD 50fps / HI 100fps

Monitor type:
7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Number of dots:
1,440,000 dots
Touch panel:
Brightness control:
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angle:
Opening Angle:Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:Approx. 270 deg.
Focus magnifier Yes, Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)

Camera Apps –
Clear image zoom:
Still images:Approx. 2x,Movies:Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Digital zoom:
Smart zoom (Still images):35mm full frame: M:Approx. 1.5x, S:Approx. 2x,APS-C: M:Approx. 1.3x,
S:Approx. 2x,Digital zoom (Still images):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):35mm full frame: Approx. 4x ,APS-C: Approx. 4x
Face detection:
Face Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority
Self-portrait Self-Timer –
Others Interval Recording, ISO AUTO Min. SS, Bright Monitoring, Copyright Info, Set File Name,
Save/Import Settings, Help guide, Video Light Mode, Zoom Ring Rotate

Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter type:
Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
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:
1/250 sec.6
Electronic Front curtain Shutter:
Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent shooting:
Yes (ON/OFF)

Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
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.)

Type –
Guide NO. –
Flash coverage –
Control Pre-flash TTL7
Flash compensation:
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash modes:
Flash off,Autoflash,Fill-flash,Slow Sync.,Rear Sync.,Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable),Wireless8,Hi-speed sync.8
Recycling time –
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:
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 modes:
Single Shooting,Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable),Self-timer,Self-timer (Cont.),Bracket: Single,
Bracket: Cont.,White Balance bracket,DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (APPROX. MAX.):
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps9
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 frames9
10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self- time / Bracketing self-timer
Pixel shift Multi shooting –

Photo capture:
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

PC Interface:
Mass-storage / MTP
Multi / Micro USB Terminal:
Yes, Type-C® Terminal (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps(USB 3.2) compatible)
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4GHz band))
Multi interface Shoe:
Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)10
MIC Terminal:
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Sync Terminal –
Headphone Terminal:
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical grip connector:
LAN Terminal –
FTP Transfer Func.,View on Smartphone,Remote control via Smartphone,NFC One-touch remote,
PC Remote,BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI),PhotoTV HD

Built-in, stereo
Built-in, monaural

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

Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Supplied battery:
rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images):
Approx. 510 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 600 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)11
Battery Life (Movie, Actual recording)
Appox. 80 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)12
Battery Life (Movie, Continuous Recording):
Approx. 130 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 135 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge:
Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
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)
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)
USB Power supply Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery cpmpatible)