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Sony a7R III Hire

Refine your sense of reality with a7R III – an ideal partner offering superior speed, high-resolution imaging, pro-class operability, and reliable performance - even under harsh conditions. Full-frame E (FE) mount.

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Overview

*NB Rolling Shutter Effect: Image distortion can occur for stills and video when using the electronic shutter. To minimize the possibility of image quality issues, we would suggest considering use of the mechanical shutter. More details can be found HERE, regarding the improved performance with the a9.

**NB: This camera records 4K UHD, not Cinema 4K / DCI. For more information about what this means, please click HERE

Inspiring maximum creativity

Welcome to a new world of imaging with resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range, processing speed, and shooting response further enhanced. The a7R III packs pro-style operability into a strong, compact body to give you greater flexibility to take brilliant shots in any situation. With such high power, precision, and potential at your command, you can capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Depicting scenes in intimate detail

The image processing system has evolved to deliver high resolution and low noise throughout a wider ISO range. The camera depicts the mood of every scene’s surroundings as well as texture of details.

42.4MP full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

The Exmor R sensor’s back-illuminated, gapless on-chip lens design increases light sensitivity and provides wide dynamic range, despite its high resolution of 42.4MP.

Greatly enhanced image processing

A new front-end LSI and BIONZ X™ boost processing speed and are teamed with the Exmor R™ sensor to deliver up to 15-stop dynamic range at low ISO sensitivity for stills, enabling richer tonal expression.

Wide standard ISO 100-32000 range

The standard ISO range has been extended to ISO 100-32000 (expandable to ISO 50-102400), and noise has been reduced by as much as a full stop in the mid sensitivity range.

14-bit RAW output for rich gradations

14-bit RAW format output contains rich tonal information from highlights to shadows, and is available even when shooting in silent or continuous mode.

Strong, light, reliable design takes you further

High-resolution Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder provides natural, high-precision viewfinder image. The functional advantages of an EVF, such as high visibility in darkness and AF capability when using magnified display, is further enhanced for powerful shooting support. For even greater versatility, the a7R III’s small, light body is robust and rigid enough for rugged use.

3.69-million-dot Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

This high-resolution twice-as-bright electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail. “Hi” quality mode provides extra-fine views of natural realism on brilliant display.

Tough magnesium alloy chassis

Light, high rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, internal frame and rear cover help make the body very durable

Low vibration shutter

Front and rear curtain shutter vibration are so subdued that the shutter has been tested to withstand over 500,000 shutter cycles.

Resistance to dust / moisture

All major buttons and dials are sealed to minimise entry of dust and moisture ensuring reliable function in tough shooting conditions.

Seize moments with quick precision

Up to 10fps continuous shooting

Capture an instant action with continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. Huge data of 42.4MP imaging maintains high image quality that is advantageous for your creative trimming.

Shoot continuously in absolute silence

This camera allows silent shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. Silence is critical for shooting wildlife, when even slight noise can mean missing a chance at an ideal shot.

Dramatically evolved AF performance

AF performance is improved by inheriting the AF performance used in the α9 and applying it optimally, so once the a7R III captures a wild animal that moves unpredictably, it won’t easily let it go.

Comprehensive Fast Hybrid AF coverage

399 phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of image area width and height plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points improve focus that might otherwise be unachievable.

Up to 2x faster (approx.) AF response

Thanks to much more responsive, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, AF speed is up to approximately two times faster under dim lighting conditions.

AF tracking improved by approx. 2x

The AF algorithm inherited from the α9 accounts for two times more precise AF tracking for continuous shooting, even of complex or sudden movement.

Reliable AF down to EV-3 brightness

Advanced AF algorithms contribute to high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV-3, for more reliable autofocus in dark scenes.

Never waste a moment

New multi-selector, AF-ON button, and touch focus functions make focus operation quick and intuitive. With built-in dual slots and compatibility with large-capacity rechargeable-battery NP-FZ100, the a7R III also ensures that you can shoot with far less interruption, because you won’t need to change media and battery as frequently.

Focus control via touchscreen

The A7R III has Touch Focus function, and a Touch Pad function for you to fingertip-drag the focus frame intuitively whilst using the viewfinder.

120/100fps viewfinder display

Setting the viewfinder's frame rate to 120/100fps for smooth display makes it easier to track a dynamic subject.

1.44-million-dot tilting LCD screen

3.0 type 1.44-million-dot high resolution LCD screen tilts upwards and downwards for flexible framing and monitoring of the shot.

Shoot up to 76 images continuously

Capture up to 76 compressed RAW or JPEG images in a continuous burst. This allows you to confidently concentrate on burst shooting without distraction.

Dual media slots, UHS-II support

With two media slots, including one that’s UHS-II-compatible for fast data writing, the a7R III can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies, and copy data between cards.

Extend shooting to professional length

The a7R III can use a NP-FZ100 battery with approx. 2.2 times as much capacity as a NP-FW50 battery. USB Type-C™ and Multi/Micro USB ports allow connection of external batteries for extended shooting.

Rating function

With rating function, you can rate recorded still images from 1 to 5 stars anywhere right on the spot, using the playback screen to perform the function if it is assigned to a custom button.

Grouping display for continuous shots

A series of photos shot in continuous mode can be reviewed as groups, play index display is improved, and continuous groups can be deleted or protected at once.

My Menu: faster to your favourites

Register up to 30 frequently used items on the new My Menu for instant recall. You can create and customise an optimal menu for your own convenience.

New portraiture potential

Eye AF with doubled performance

With the a7R III, Eye AF evolves with two times more immediate, effective eye detection and tracking, even when shooting a moving portrait subject, if the subject is looking down, the face is partially hidden or in poor quality light.

Enhanced image stabilisation: freer shooting

Thanks to enhanced 5-axis in-camera image stabiliser, whenever you want to move and shoot freely, you can rely on the a7R III’s high-resolution performance and mobility, in order to concentrate on the subject without worrying about various types of camera-shake blur.

New stabilisation unit/gyro sensors/algorithms effectively raise 5.5 stops. Five types of camera shake — angular shake (pitch/yaw), X/Y shift, and rotational shake (roll) — are compensated.

Smooth studio workflow

High connectivity for professional workflow

The α7R III includes USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible USB Type-C™ port and sync terminals that enable the camera to be connected directly to external devices without delay. These connections make workflow more seamless and stress-free, even for studio shooting that makes use of PC tethered shooting or flash.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 for fast data transfer

This makes PC tethered shooting available for smooth handling of big RAW image files, so you can quickly review images on a PC and continue shooting without much delay for file transfers.

Sync terminal available

A standard sync terminal is provided for convenient synchronisation with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment.

Different dimension of resolution

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

This new Pixel Shift Multi Shooting reproduces still images that contain true-to-life detail, texture, colour, and overall atmosphere.

More realistic movies

High-resolution 4K HDR

In addition to capability to record stunning high-resolution 4K movies through 5K (15MP) oversampling, the camera features a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow, that offers wide dynamic range for highly precise and lifelike movie images without colour grading.

Shoot and record 4K movies with oversampling

You can shoot and internally record 4K movies oversampled from 5K (15MP) equivalent data in Super 35mm format. The results are startlingly beautiful in every detail.

Improved Fast Hybrid AF

Fast Hybrid AF for movies now autofocuses on subjects throughout an area as wide as the one that applies to stills, and the AF system is very smooth and quick at capturing fast-moving subjects.

Supporting various needs in HDR production

The a7R III features S-Log for flexible expression of images in post-production and HLG for instantaneous HDR workflow — a combination that fulfils various HDR production requirements.

HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) for instant HDR workflow

A new HLG picture profile supports instantaneous HDR workflow. Movies recorded in HLG picture mode will appear true-to-life with suppressed blocked shadows or blown highlights, without colour grading.

S-Log3 for wide 14-stop dynamic range

In addition to S-Log2, the a7R III offers S-Log3 for better gradation from shadows to mid-tones and a wide dynamic range of up to 14 stops. New S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.Cine wide colour space is also supported.

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Included

Description Quantity
Shoulder Strap
1
E Mount Body Cap
1
Mains Cable
1
USB Cable
1
64GB 1000x Professional UHS-II SDXC Card
1
Cable protector
1
Return Cable Ties
2
Return Courier Bag
1
Eye Piece (Attached to camera)
1
Hireacamera USB Drive (Containing Manual)
1
iM2100 Flight Case
1
BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
1
NP-FZ100 Battery
2

Packages

All packages containing this product are detailed below.
  • Sony - a7r III Pro Shooter's Package
    Sony - a7r III Pro Shooter's Package

    Similar to the Shooters Package but using the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 OSS GM lenses.

    N.B Colour of bag may vary from images shown, if you have a preference, get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate your request. 

    Kit includes: Sony HVL-F60M Flashgun, Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens, Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, Sony NP-FZ100, Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Camera Grip, Sony a7R III, Domke Messenger Style Bag, Angelbird 64GB AV PRO UHS-II (U3/V60) SDXC Memory Card
  • Sony - A7R III Pro Interview Package
    Sony - A7R III Pro Interview Package

    An ideal solution for filming an interview, this a7s II package includes a Miller Air Carbon tripod, Sony dual channel wireless lapel mic system that bolts straight onto the camera, extra memorybatteries & more, see below for details:

    Kit includes: Sony MDR-7506 Headphones, Miller Air Carbon Fibre Tripod System, Sony NP-FZ100, Sony a7R III, Sony URX-P03D dual-channel portable receiver with two transmitters, Sony SMAD-P3D SHOE MK 2, Angelbird 64GB AV PRO UHS-II (U3/V60) SDXC Memory Card
  • Sony - A7R III Shooter's Package
    Sony - A7R III Shooter's Package

    An ideal kit for shooting events, consisting of 24-70mm & 70-200mm lenses, flashgun and spare memory card. To keep the camera going, we've included a battery grip and a total of 4 batteries. Supplied with a Domke bag to carry it all in.

    N.B. Colour of bag may vary from images shown, if you have a preference, get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate your request. 

    Kit includes: Sony HVL-F60M Flashgun, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS lens, Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA lens, Sony NP-FZ100, Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Camera Grip, Sony a7R III, Domke Messenger Style Bag, Angelbird 64GB AV PRO UHS-II (U3/V60) SDXC Memory Card