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Sony A7 vs A7S III

The Sony Alpha A7 and the Sony Alpha 7S III are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2013 and July 2020. Both the A7 and the A7S III are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a full frame sensor. The A7 has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the A7S III provides 12 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Sony A7 versus Sony A7S III
Sony A7 Sony A7S III
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 12 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60p Video 4K/120p Video
ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200) ISO 80-102,400 (40 - 409,600)
Electronic viewfinder (2400k dots) Electronic viewfinder (9440k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1230k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Swivel touchscreen
5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
340 shots per battery charge600 shots per battery charge
127 x 94 x 48 mm, 474 g 127 x 97 x 81 mm, 699 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A7 and the Sony Alpha 7S III? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Sony A7 and the Sony A7S III is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Sony A7 vs Sony A7S III
Compare A7 versus A7S III top
Comparison A7 or A7S III rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A7S III is somewhat larger (3 percent) than the Sony A7. Moreover, the A7S III is substantially heavier (47 percent) than the A7. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Sony FE Lens Catalog. Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

Concerning battery life, the A7 gets 340 shots out of its NP-FW50 battery, while the A7S III can take 600 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699i
2.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
3.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
4.
 
Panasonic GH4 133 mm 93 mm 84 mm 560 g 500 Y Feb 2014 1,499i
5.
 
Samsung NX1 139 mm 102 mm 66 mm 550 g 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499i
6.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
7.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
8.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
9.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499i
10.
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999i
11.
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399i
12.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
13.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999i
14.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999i
15.
 
Sony A7S 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 489 g 380 Y Apr 2014 2,499i
16.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299i
17.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The A7 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 51 percent) than the A7S III, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a full frame sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the A7S III is 1 percent smaller. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Sony A7 and Sony A7S III sensor measures

With 24MP, the A7 offers a higher resolution than the A7S III (12MP), but the A7 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.97μm versus 8.40μm for the A7S III). Moreover, the A7S III is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 9 months) than the A7, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A7 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A7 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony A7S III are 21.2 x 14.2 inches or 53.8 x 36 cm for good quality, 17 x 11.3 inches or 43.1 x 28.8 cm for very good quality, and 14.1 x 9.4 inches or 35.9 x 24 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A7 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Sony Alpha A7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 50-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha 7S III are ISO 80 to ISO 102400, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 40-409600.

A7 versus A7S III MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the A7 has a notably higher overall DXO score than the A7S III (overall score 4 points higher), which gives it an advantage in terms of imaging quality. This advantage is based on 1.1 bits higher color depth, 0.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.2 stops of reduced low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890
2.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.9252086
3.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.4292594
4.
 
Panasonic GH4 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p23.212.879174
5.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
6.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7340795
7.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.8334499
8.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
9.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.3351792
10.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785
11.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.7140585
12.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498
13.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.3299385
14.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.6244990
15.
 
Sony A7S Full Frame 12.0 4240 28321080/60p23.913.2370287
16.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.1274695
17.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.6253791

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the A7S III provides a better video resolution than the A7. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/120p, while the A7 is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A7S III offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A7 (9440k vs 2400k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Sony A7 and Sony A7S III along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
2.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
4.
 
Panasonic GH42359 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 Y n
5.
 
Samsung NX12360 Y 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n
6.
 
Sony A7C2360 n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
8.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
10.
 
Sony A63002359 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
11.
 
Sony A65002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
12.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7S2400 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
16.
 
Sony A7R2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
17.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The A7S III has a touchscreen, while the A7 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The A7S III has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the A7 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A7S III is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The A7 writes its imaging data to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards, while the A7S III uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The A7S III features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A7 only has one slot. The A7S III supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the A7 can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Sony Alpha A7 and Sony Alpha 7S III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
2.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
4.
 
Panasonic GH4YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
5.
 
Samsung NX1YstereomonoYYmicro3.0YYY
6.
 
Sony A7CYstereomonoYYmicro3.2YYY
7.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
8.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
9.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
10.
 
Sony A6300YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A6500YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
12.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A7SYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7RYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---

The A7S III is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the A7 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the A7 was succeeded by the Sony A7 II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Sony website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Sony A7 and the Sony A7S III? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha A7:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24 vs 12MP) with a 41% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (4 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.1 bits more color depth).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 225g or 32 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (51 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in October 2013).


Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha 7S III:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/120p vs 1080/60p).
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (9440k vs 2400k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.91x vs 0.71x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 1230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (600 versus 340) out of a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 9 months of technical progress since the A7 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A7S III is the clear winner of the contest (17 : 8 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A7 08:17 A7S III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A7 and the Sony A7S III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the A7 or the A7S III perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699i
2.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
3.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
4.
 
Panasonic GH45/5+ +85/1005/55/5 Feb 2014 1,499i
5.
 
Samsung NX15/5..87/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499i
6.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..86/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
7.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
8.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
9.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499i
10.
 
Sony A63004.5/5+85/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 999i
11.
 
Sony A65005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399i
12.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
13.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999i
14.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999i
15.
 
Sony A7S4/5..86/1004.5/55/5 Apr 2014 2,499i
16.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299i
17.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Sony A7 vs Sony A7S III

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2013 July 2020
    Launch Price USD 1,699 USD 3,499
    Sensor Specs Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Sensor Area 855.62 mm2 847.28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43 mm 42.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4240 x 2832 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.97 μm 8.40 μm
    Pixel Density 2.80 MP/cm2 1.42 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4K/120p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 102,400 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 51,200 ISO 40 - 409,600 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ X BIONZ XR
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 90 86
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.8 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.2 13.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2248 2520
    Screen Specs Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x 0.91x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2400k dots 9440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1230k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-ShutterYES
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port micro HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Sony A7 Sony A7S III
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-FW50 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)340 shots per charge600 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in)
    127 x 97 x 81 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 474 g (16.7 oz) 699 g (24.7 oz)

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