12.1MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Packed into the Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera is a pretty small 12.1MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor that utilises a back side illuminated design, bringing twice the readout speed of a conventional sensor. Regardless of the small size image sensor, it still produces quality images, and lets not forget, superb video quality that definitely sets new standards as you can record Full HD @ 240 fps, 4K video @ 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit and 4K video @ 120 fps in RAW over HDMI. Capturing stills is not a problem as it still delivers sharpness, clear images, vibrant images and it performs well in low-light conditions.
High-Speed BIONZ-XR™ Image Processing Engine
The high speed BIONZ-XR image processing engine adaptively uses the image sensor data to produce greater detail by actively reducing image noise at high ISO’s, and diffraction at smaller apertures. Being 8x faster than the BIONZ X certainly ensures the best of quality at all times.
UHD 4K Video Recording @ 120 fps
Something that all filmmakers seek is high-quality video recording, and the Sony a7S III certainly ticks those boxes. The camera allows you to record 4:2:2: 10-bit colour in all resolutions and frame rates – meaning smoother colour gradients and it also allows you to push its colour grade much more. It also incorporates a variety of file formats to record in and also features a new file format, which is the XAVC HS 4K format which is an HEVC/H.265 codec that provides you with a lower bit-rate with the same quality.
16-bit RAW Recording via HDMI. Up to 60p
Record 16-Bit RAW Externally up to 60p by using the full size HDMI port – enables the Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera to deliver deliver the 16-bit signal – meaning even better control of noise, colour balance, and tonal gradation to maximise the benefit of the image sensor’s wide dynamic range and low light capabilities.
Advanced & Fast Hybrid Autofocus System
The Sony α7S III mirrorless camera features 759 phase detect AF points and 425 contrast AF points for really quick and precise autofocusing – offering a 92% coverage. These phase-detect points are able to quickly measure the distance to a subject to drive the lens focus element to the proper position, without the excessive hunting displayed by contrast detect-only AF systems. Sony has completely enhanced its Autofocus where it now includes a Touch to Focus system which is also capable in Slow Motion; and Real Eye Time AF that’s available for both human and animal, being improved with a greater distance than before all thanks to advanced algorithms.
Passive Heat Management System
Having the Heat Management System incorporated is to ensure that you can record your 4K video up to 120 fps or any frame rate, resolution and without any time limit added. Just make sure that your memory card is big enough and you’ll be able to record stunning video quality without any time limit or the worry of your camera overheating in the process.
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilisation with up to 5-Stops
Packed into the Sony A7S III is a 5-axis In-Body image stabilization system. This system allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, with compensation for pitch, yaw, roll, horizontal, and vertical shifts to shoot at up to 5 stops of shutter speed slower. This will enable users to shoot sharp pictures/video in low light and other less than ideal conditions.
Large 3.0″ 1.44m-dot Vari-Angle Articulating Touchscreen
Incorporated on the rear of the camera is a large 3.0″ 1.44m-dot Vari-Angle Articulating Touchscreen, being the first of the a7-series of cameras. The flip-out screen is ideal for both high and low angles and also features a front-facing position which is perfect for vlogging. Being fully touchscreen, allowing a full touch menu navigation.
Dual Memory Card Slots
The Sony a7S III now features a dual memory card slot that’s capable of reading a UHS-II card and CFexpress Type A – with each slot capable of reading either SD or CFexpress Type A memory cards.
Solid Magnesium Alloy Chassis Construction
Featuring a Magnesium Alloy Chassis Construction ensures a durable body, yet light in weight, The Sony a7S III Camera also has an improved grip rigidity – making it super comfy for handheld shooting.
Having built-in Wi-Fi allows you to have full remote control over your camera and instant sharing of your files that’s been captured. This can easily be done by connecting to your smart device for direct sharing that can be online; and it supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands to enable wireless tethered shooting support.
Long Lasting NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
The Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera is powered up by the high-capacity NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, letting you capture approx. 510 shots/80 minutes if recording per charge when utilising the viewfinder or get out a bit more when using the rear LCD screen with 600 shots and 95 minutes of recording per charge.