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Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera


The Sony Alpha A7S III Mirrorless Camera is a compact 35mm full-frame camera that certainly sets new standards in video and photo quality with its amazing tech built-in, which is something specifically aimed at professional filmmakers. Powered by a powerful and newly developed 12.1MP Full-Frame EXMOR R CMOS Sensor with an impressive and fast readout to ensure impeccable 4K video quality, where 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.

Key features to Sonys flagship video camera include a Base ISO of 160 for S-LOG3 and a max ISO of 409 600 for video; 5-axis Image Stabilisation with up to 5-stops and Active Mode Image Stabilisation that provides a 10% crop but still maintains its 4K resolution; continuous shooting of up to 10 fps with full AF and AE engage; 16-bit RAW Recording via HDMI. Up to 60p; dual memory card slot thats 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; a powerful AF system that's really fast with 759 phase detect AF points and 425 contrast AF points - offering 92% coverage; the worlds highest resolution new 9.44m-dot Electronic Viewfinder with QXGA resolution; a fully articulating 3.0" flip-out LCD screen; and it also incorporates a newly noise free cooling system that helps the camera not to overheat when recording and a recording time limit of one hour. Something new to the a7S III camera from Sony is that it now incorporates a fully touch menu and also completely redesigned.
After all, the Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera is definitely the King in low-light environments as it allows you to push your ISO to the max without even picking up any noise while recording video.

Purchase this item between the 3rd of February to 15th April 2021 and you can claim back R9500 of your purchase. To claim your cashback simply visit Sony's promotional website here.
Please note that the cashback promotion is on a claim basis done through Sony South Africa. Please see the link for more terms and conditions

  • 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • New BIONZ-XR Image Processor
  • UHD 4K video @ 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 16-Bit Raw Output, HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
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SKU outofstock-CAMSOILA7SM3
Brand Sony

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 ISOs, 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 7S 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 thats 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.

Built-in Wi-Fi

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.

In the box
  • Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
  • Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Cable Protector
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
Lens Mount Sony E
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 4240 x 2832
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image File Format JPEG, Raw, HEIF
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80 to 102400 (Extended: 40 to 409600)
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 6 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 3 fps at 12.1 MP
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
Recording Modes H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 to 280 Mb/s]
H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [30 to 200 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [89 to 222 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [100 to 280 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [60 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes Raw 16-Bit
4.2K (4264 x 2408) up to 59.94p
4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
Recording Limit Unlimited
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File Format AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Live Streaming Yes
Webcam Functionality Yes
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 759
Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity -6 to +20 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Size 0.64"
Viewfinder Resolution 9,437,184 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point 25 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.9x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
Monitor Size 3"
Monitor Resolution 1,440,000 Dot
Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash No
Flash Modes Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone
Wireless Wi-Fi
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 600 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128.9 x 96.9 x 69.7 mm
Weight 614 g (Body Only)

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1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

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Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
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are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
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