Sony a7III Sample Images

Here are some high-resolution sample photos I’ve taken with the Sony a7III mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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Having been shooting with it for a while now, it doesn’t surprise me one bit that the Sony a7III has come right out of the gate as a very popular camera. It’s a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with a 24MP sensor, and it’s competitively priced.

It looks and feels like a slightly simplified version of the flagship a7r III, but it comes at a very impressive sub-$2000 price point (you can find the latest prices of the various configurations here).

Sony a7III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • Native ISO: 100 – 51200
  • Extended ISO: 50, 64000 – 204800

After shooting with it for a while, I’ve found the a7III to be very much a worthy addition to Sony’s Alpha line, with excellent performance and handling.

I’m posting these photos here in the hope that they’re useful in giving a sense of how the camera performs in real-world shooting. I’ve tried to include a mix of lighting conditions, exposure settings, and subjects. I’ve also included shots taken with several different lenses. In other words, the type of thing you might come across in travel photography. I’ve not included any studio setups, and they’re all taken in natural light–no BYO lighting here.

Most of these were shot in RAW. They were processed in Lightroom, but because the point of this is to show the performance of the camera, most of these have only been edited lightly, without fancy filters or processing. I’ve used the camera profiles rather than the Adobe profiles, although I tend to prefer the results from the Adobe profiles over the Sony ones–the Sony ones have a tendency to more of a greenish tinge than is to my liking. But again, since the purpose here is to show the performance of the camera and not necessarily to present finished, polished images, I’ll use the camera’s own prIf you’re interested in seeing more photos showing the a7III’s high-ISO performance specifically, I have a separate post with more Sony a7III high-ISO images here.

Sample Images Taken with a Sony a7III

You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look.

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. In the flag’s shadow at the Iwo Jima Memorial. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/11. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. I’ve shot many variations of this with a wide range of different cameras. The exposure is tricky, because it’s quite a wide dynamic range, but you also don’t want the shutter to be too slow because the sea lions are moving pretty quickly. Adding artificial light isn’t practical because of reflections off the thick glass wall and also there are many scratches in the wall that catch the light. This shot has had some cropping from the original, but the 24MP sensor leaves plenty of room to work with to crop and still end up with a high-resolution image that’s plenty big enough for print enlargements. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
DC Cherry Blossom Watch - April 13, 2018
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/8. I found the a7iii to be a very versatile camera for something like Washington DC’s cherry blossoms. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/22. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 65 mm at ƒ/4 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/5.6. I was using this shot mainly to test for chromatic aberration in the lens. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 35 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 24 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 41 mm at ƒ/3.5 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 25600
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 25600 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/22. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 44 mm at ƒ/8 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/11. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 5000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 4000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 80000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Note that the very high ISO is responsible for the deterioration of the image quality. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 64000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/6.3. The very high ISO of 64000 is into the extended range that is boosted with the camera’s internal software. With much of the image’s darker tones, the heavy noise is very noticeable in this shot. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 320 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 1000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 4000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 58 mm at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 3200 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 24 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/2.8. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
DC Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 11, 2018
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 1250 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/3.5. This one has had some shadow recovery to bring out the colors and detail on the plane because the auto exposure (aperture priority) understandably underexposed the plane because of all the other light in the frame–it’s a hard one for the algorithm to work with. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
DC Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 11, 2018
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/22. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 16 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/2.8. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 16 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/2.8. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 640 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 60 mm at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 32000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 16 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 16000
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 16000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 27mm at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 4000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. With the dark, rich tones in a room that is quite dark, this Buddhist shrine in the Sackler Gallery can often end up being very muddled and blocky. But the a7iii’s sensor handled it wonderfully, with very distinct detail even when viewed at 100 percent. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens zoomed to 16 mm and with an aperture of ƒ/2.8. Shot with Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 54 mm at ƒ/4 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-mount zoom lens at 48 mm at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a7III. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/11. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii at ISO 204800
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 204800 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. The image quality in this shot isn’t what you’d call great, but there’s a good reason: it’s shot at an extraordinarily high ISO as part of my testing of the Sony a7III’s high ISO performance. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 64000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. The very high ISO of 64000 is into the extended range that is boosted with the camera’s internal software. The camera’s own profiles tend to lean slightly green, especially at high ISOs, as you can see with this shot. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 64000
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 64000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. The very high ISO of 64000 is into the extended range that is boosted with the camera’s internal software. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 64000
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 64000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. The very high ISO of 64000 is into the extended range that is boosted with the camera’s internal software. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 4000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 32000
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 32000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/4.5. There is some texture to this image that is from the surface of this antique oil painting. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 10000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Another shot at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 800 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/4. It’s stuffed, not living–on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 125 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/2. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 500 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 800 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Taken with a Sony Planar T* FE 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA Prime Lens at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens E-Mount
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 8000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony a7iii @ ISO 6400
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 6400 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 64000 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/6.3. The very high ISO of 64000 is into the extended range that is boosted with the camera’s internal software. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 320 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 3200 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 1600 with a Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/4. This light installation is in the National Gallery of Art, and it’s one I often shoot as a good test of a camera’s capabilities. The a7iii handled it well. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 16000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
DC Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 11, 2018
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 100 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 400 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 400 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/1.4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM Lens Sample Image
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 2000 with a Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens at ƒ/2.8. This shot, with the reflection from the inside of the glass display case, isn’t really possible to take without setting off alarms when using a regular viewfinder. It’s an example where the live view screen is indispensable. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Sample image taken with a Sony a7 III mirrorless camera
Photo taken with a Sony Alpha a7III (ILCE‑7M3) at ISO 51200 with a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens at ƒ/11. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Sony a7III Price & Availability

There have been newer models released since the a7III, so it’s becoming harder to find new copies in stores. But there are often quite a few available on the used market.

It comes in a variety of configurations, ranging from body-only to kits with various lenses.

Buy New

Check the current price and availability of the Sony a7III at:

Sony a7III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • Native ISO: 100 – 51200
  • Extended ISO: 50, 64000 – 204800

Buy Used

RELATED: I’ve also put together a post on Sony a7III memory card recommendations.

Key Specs of the Sony a7III Mirrorless Camera

  • Lens Mount: Sony E – allows for an interchangeable lens system and compatibility with a wide range of Sony E-mount full-frame lenses.
  • Sensor Resolution: Actual: 25.3 Megapixels; Effective: 24.2 Megapixels (6000 x 4000).
  • Sensor Type: 35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS.
  • Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis – reduces camera shake and allows for sharper images and smoother videos.
  • Shutter Type: Electronic Shutter – silent operation and faster shutter speeds compared to mechanical shutters.
  • Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 to 30 Seconds; Bulb Mode – provides flexibility in controlling the exposure and capturing long-exposure shots.
  • ISO Sensitivity: 100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800) – a wider range of ISO sensitivity allows for better low-light performance and greater control over exposure.
  • Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Spot – provides different ways to measure light and accurately calculate exposure.
  • Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority – provides flexibility in adjusting exposure settings based on the photographer’s preferences.
  • Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps) – allows for fine-tuning exposure settings in specific shooting conditions.
  • Metering Range: -3 to 20 EV – provides flexibility in measuring light in different shooting scenarios.
  • White Balance Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater – allows for accurate color reproduction in different lighting situations.
  • Continuous Shooting: Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 89 Frames (Raw) / 177 Frames (JPEG) – allows for capturing fast-moving subjects with ease.
  • Bit Depth: 14-Bit – allows for greater color depth and smoother tonal transitions in photos.
  • Internal Recording Modes: H.264/XAVC S and AVCHD/H.264 – provides flexibility in video recording and post-processing options.
  • Gamma Curve: HDR-HLG, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3 – provides greater dynamic range and flexibility in post-processing options.
  • Recording Limit: Up to 30 Minutes.
  • Built-In Microphone Type: Stereo – provides basic audio recording capabilities for videos.
  • Media/Memory Card Slot: Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II); Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I). Recommendations.
  • Viewfinder: Built-In Electronic – provides accurate framing and composition of shots, especially in bright outdoor settings.
  • Focus: Automatic and Manual – provides flexibility in adjusting focus based on the photographer’s preferences and shooting scenarios.
  • Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 693; Contrast Detection: 425 – provides greater accuracy and flexibility in focusing on subjects.
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C – allows for shooting in different environmental conditions.
  • Battery Type: 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh.
  • Power Consumption: <3.2 W – energy-efficient design allows for longer battery life.
  • Tripod Mounting Thread: 1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom) – allows for easy and secure mounting on tripods or other support systems.
  • Accessory Mount: 1 x Hot Shoe Mount – provides flexibility in attaching external accessories, such as flashes or microphones.
  • Material of Construction: Magnesium Alloy – durable and lightweight construction for easy handling and durability.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 5 x 3.8 x 2.9″ / 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm – compact size allows for easy portability and handling.
  • Weight: 1.43 lb / 650 g – lightweight design reduces fatigue during extended shooting sessions.
  • Video I/O: 1 x Micro-HDMI Output – allows for easy connection to external monitors or recorders.
  • Audio I/O: 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output, 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input – allows for external audio recording and monitoring capabilities.
  • Power I/O: 1 x USB-C Input/Output – provides flexibility in charging and powering the camera.
  • Other I/O: 1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Remote Input), 1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input) – provides multiple options for connecting and transferring data between the camera and other devices.
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth – allows for easy transfer of photos and videos to other devices, and remote control capabilities through a smartphone app.
  • Viewfinder Type: Built-In Electronic – provides accurate framing and composition of shots, especially in bright outdoor settings.
  • Viewfinder Size: 0.5″ – provides a large, bright and clear view of the subject.
  • Viewfinder Resolution: 2,359,000 Dot – provides a high-quality, sharp, and detailed view of the subject.
  • Eye Point: 23 mm – provides comfortable viewing for eyeglass wearers.
  • Coverage: 100% – provides an accurate and complete view of the subject as captured in the frame.
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.78x – provides a large, clear and detailed view of the subject.
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4 to +3 – allows for easy and accurate adjustment for different eyesight conditions.
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless – provides flexibility in controlling lighting conditions in photos.
  • Maximum Sync Speed: 1/250 Second – provides flexibility in controlling flash exposure and freezing action in photos.
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps) – allows for fine-tuning flash exposure in specific shooting conditions.
  • Dedicated Flash System: TTL – provides accurate and automatic flash exposure control.
  • External Flash Connection: Intelligent Hot Shoe – allows for easy and secure attachment of external flashes.
Sony a7III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • Native ISO: 100 – 51200
  • Extended ISO: 50, 64000 – 204800

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David Coleman / Photographer

David Coleman

I'm a professional freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. More »

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