Sony A7S III Review

Overall Score

90

Main Features

  • 12 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 80 - 102400 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fully articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 9440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 97 x 81 mm, 699g.
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  • Replaced: Alpha A7S II

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Sony A7S III Overview


First introduced in July, 2020, Sony A7S III is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A7S II with A7S III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A7S III with Sony A7S II

Sony A7S III Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony A7S III Sony A7S III 2020 12MP 80 - 102400 699g 129 x 97 x 81mm
Sony Alpha A7S II Sony A7S II 2015 12MP 100 - 102400 627g 127 x 96 x 60mm
Sony Alpha A7S Sony A7S 2014 12MP 100 - 409600 489g 127 x 94 x 48mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A7S III


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony A7S III with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
759 Focus Points
±±5 EV AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
500 mbps High Video Bitrate
Bluetooth Connectivity
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
102400 Max Native ISO
600 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
9440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Low Screen Resolution: 1,440kk dots
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Weight: 699g
Type Scores

Sony A7S III has an Overall Score of 90/100 and ranked #15 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #20 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A7S III Scores
Imaging score
71
Features score
100
Value for money score
92
Portability score
75
Overall score
90
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Sony A7S III


Sony A7S III weighs 699g and has external dimensions of 129 x 97 x 81mm (5.08 x 3.82 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Sony A7S III is 8 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A7S III is less by 8mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A7S III
699g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A7S III
81mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony A7S III with the dimensions:

Sony A7S III

Specifications of Sony A7S III


General
Brand Sony
Model A7S III
Announced July, 2020
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1x
Number of Lenses 146
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fully articulated
Screen Resolution 1,440kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 9440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.91
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 759
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4240 x 2832
Max Native ISO 102400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 409600
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-1, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 600 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 699 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 97 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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