Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

SonySKU: CAMSOILA7SM3
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R 65,495

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12.1MP Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ XR Image Processor

A redesigned 12.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor now features a back-illuminated Exmor RS design in order to achieve improved clarity and reduced noise along with the expectedly impressive sensitivity, from ISO 80-102400 with an extended ISO 40-409600 range. The updated sensor design also yields 2x faster readout speeds than previous generations and, when coupled with the revised BIONZ XR image processor, greatly reduces rolling shutter by 3x and up to 8x faster processing and overall camera handling. The sensor and processor combination also helps to achieve a wide dynamic range, of up to approximately 14 stops for stills and 15 stops for video, and 10 fps continuous shooting for up to 1000 uncompressed raw files for stills.

UHD 4K 120p Video, 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal Recording

Recording up to UHD 4K is possible with frame rates up to 120p, using full 1:1 pixel readout without binning. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling is also possible in all recording modes and, if recording externally via the full-size HDMI A port, 16-bit raw output is also possible for even greater tonal reproduction and post-production flexibility. Additionally, two codecs have also been developed: XAVC HS, which uses HEVC/H.265 encoding to retain more detail at smaller bitrates, and XAVC S-I, which is an intraframe codec for consistent performance and quality at bitrates up to 600 Mb/s.

The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate playback set to either 30p or 24p or, if moving down to Full HD resolution, an effective 240p frame rate is also available for even greater motion control. Additionally, suiting long-form recording, the a7S III does not have any recording time limits to allow for unlimited clip lengths. The camera's physical design also features an improved heat-dissipating structure to promote longer possible recording times, up to an approximate 60-minute recording time at 4K60p.

Affording extensive customisable colour and gamma controls, the a7S III allows users to adjust the gamma, black level, knee, colour level, and more. Also, users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support is also available, along with the BT.2020 colour space, for recording within a wide colour gamut and, in addition to S-Log2, S-Log3 is also available for producing a 15+-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.

Fast Hybrid AF System

Covering 92% of the image area, a Fast Hybrid AF system incorporates 759 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -6 EV. This focusing system is available for use in all recording modes, to benefit both video and stills applications. Additionally, it is able to lock onto subjects quickly and can use Real-time Tracking for AI-based tracking on moving subjects or touch tracking for manual selection of the subject. Real-time Eye AF, suitable for both humans and animals, also ensures critical sharpness when shooting portraits. Helping to fine-tune how the focusing system performs, seven-step AF transition speed and five-step AF subject shift sensitivity controls let you refine how quickly focus shifts from point to point and how smoothly focusing shifts occur.

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilisation

The a7S III incorporates an enhanced 5.5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation system, which compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilisation will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilisation.

Additionally, specifically for video, there is also an Active IS mode that adds even more precise stabilisation methods for even smoother footage straight out of camera.

Body Design and Connectivity

  • An impressive QXGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF features a high 9.44m-dot resolution and 0.9x magnification for exceptionally bright, clear, and detailed eye-level viewing. This viewfinder has a dedicated 120 fps High Quality setting for smooth motion rendering and the finder's physical design has a long 25mm eye point, 41° field of view, and features a fluorine coating on the outermost viewfinder element to benefit cleaning.
  • A first for a7-series cameras, a side-opening 3.0" 1.44m-dot vari-angle articulating screen benefits working from high and low angles as well as a front-facing position for vlogging or other self-recording needs. This LCD is a touchscreen, too, for intuitive shooting control and menu navigation.
  • Dual memory card slots both accept either CFexpress Type A or SD-type memory cards. The dual slot design allows for flexible file saving and handling and can be configured to partition file types or can be used for overflow recording. Additionally, both of the card slots are rated to support UHS-II memory cards for faster transfer speeds.
  • Redesigned menu structure is more intuitive and complements having different workflows and settings selections for movie recording and stills shooting. The menu system also works in conjunction with the touchscreen design of the rear LCD.
  • Magnesium alloy chassis assures rigidity, durability, and stability while remaining lightweight. The lens mount has also been improved to better support heavy lenses, and the grip rigidity has been improved for more comfortable hand-holding.
  • Extensive weather-sealing, including enhanced sealing around the battery cover, terminal cover, and chassis joints, has been employed to resist dust and moisture for reliable operation in harsh weather conditions.
  • Accepts the high-capacity NP-FZ100 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides approximately 510 shots/80 minutes of recording per charge when using the viewfinder or 600 shots/95 minutes of recording per charge when using the rear LCD.
  • Full-size HDMI A port offers a more reliable connection when working with external recorders.
  • A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port has been added, in addition to a micro-USB port, for faster, more reliable tethering support. The USB Type-C connection allows the camera to be charged or powered from the host power source while connected.
  • Both 3.5mm headphone and external microphone ports facilitate greater control over audio recording.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports working with the optional ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit, which provide improved, clear audio recording sound by sending a digital audio signal to the camera, opposed to an analog signal.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the remote camera control and instant sharing of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online, and support for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands also enables wireless tethered shooting support. This connectivity also provides remote camera control
  • USB Type-C port can be paired with an optional Ethernet wired LAN adapter to provide 1000BASE-T connectivity, wired remote shooting, or FTP transferring.

Delivery cost

  • We offer reliable delivery services via trusted third-party courier services to anywhere in South Africa. Each parcel is packed with care and insured. We’ll need your daytime address for door-to-door delivery and, once sent, provide you with the tracking number for the parcel. 
  • *Free shipping only applies to regional centers. Shipping to outlying and remote areas may attract an additional fee. 
  • All prices are only estimates based on the flat rate incl. VAT for sending a parcel of up to 10 kg in volumetric and physical weight. We reserve the right to increase the delivery cost on any parcel that exceeds this weight accordingly.

Dispatch

  • All orders are dispatched via door to door courier within 2 working days from Johannesburg to any destination within South Africa. 
  • Your goods will be delivered to you within 48 - 72 hours (2-3 business days) from date of dispatch.
  • Please ensure that someone is available to sign receipt of your order at your chosen address of delivery. 
  • Delivery will take place on business days between the hours of 08h30 and 17h00, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.
  • In the event of a Public Holiday or weekend, the goods shall be delivered on the following business day.
  • Please note that for overnight shipping your order needs to be placed before 13:00 to receive it by the following business day. 
  • Alternatively, you may collect your goods from our shop in Rosebank, Johannesburg, in which case delivery will be free of charge.
  • Please take note that special delivery times (such as same day delivery or overnight delivery) is only possible in regional centres. Outlying areas are a minimum two day delivery time. Unfortunately we are unable to refund you delivery charges if you select the incorrect delivery type at checkout. If you are unsure please contact us before ordering and we can assist you in selecting the correct delivery option.
Our address is: 
KAMERAZ
Shop 101A, Rosebank Mall
50 Bath Avenue
Rosebank

Our shop operating hours are:
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm

Please confirm stock availability with our sales staff before placing an order.

We process all of our online store's payments using PayFast - a secure, South African operated payment gateway. We accept the following forms of payment online. Please note we do not accept American Express or Diners Cards on our online store. 

Payment methods:

  • Credit Card (R100 000 limit, only South African card accepted)
  • Debit Card (R30 000 limit, only South African cards accepted)
  • InstantEFT (ABSA, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank)

Security & Fraud Prevention

PayFast is committed to keeping you, your customers and all sensitive information secure. We have a multitude of automated and manual checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions. Online retail has a fraud rate between 1 and 2% of all transactions. Through effective controls, PayFast’s is currently below 0,2% and still going down. 

  • PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant
  • We use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this –the highest– level of encryption currently available.
  • All sensitive info is encrypted within our own database.
  • We run penetration testing on our system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities. We are only required to do it once every three months, but we run it every week.
  • Our entire site, blog, payments page and help site all are served off secure servers, making it harder to perpetrate phishing attacks.
  • 3D Secure is in place for all credit card transactions.
  • Two-factor authentication is available to restrict access to your PayFast account.
  • We use GEO IP tracking to see where transactions are originating from and look for mismatches between this and the card’s issuing country.
  • Our system automatically checks for suspicious payment velocity.
  • We use BIN/IIN validation to check for card-issuing bank locations and merchants can choose to enable/disable payments from certain countries.
  • Payments and card details are automatically checked against large online databases of blacklisted details.
  • All suspicious transactions are manually reviewed by our stellar Support Team.

3D Secure

3D Secure is an extra layer of security in using your credit card for online transactions. Sellers are asked to enter their 3D Secure password or one time PIN –which they register with their bank– to authenticate that they are the actual cardholder.

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Contact Details

KAMERAZ
Shop 101, Rosebank Mall
50 Bath Avenue
Rosebank
2196 
Tel: 011 880 2885
Email: info@kameraz.co.za

Trading Countries

This store only trades in South Africa

Currency

All prices are listed in ZAR (South African Rand) and include VAT (14%). All transactions will be processed in ZAR (South African Rand).

International Orders

We will only accept orders from and deliver products to addresses in South Africa.

Return / Refund Policy

What is your return policy?

  • You may return a product for refund or exchange (if due to our error) within 7 days of the order shipment date. 
  • The order shipment date and order notification are provided to you by email. 
  • We reserve the right to charge a handling fee in all returns if not due to our error. 
  • All returns must be accompanied with a Return Merchandise Authorisation number (order number #) which you would have received upon placing your order online.

If we shipped you the wrong product, or it arrived defective or damaged.

  • Contact us within 7 days of the item's order shipment date to arrange for the return of your purchase.
  • We will send a replacement or refund you for your purchase, provided the returned item(s) are received back in their original packaging, along with all accessories, etc., where applicable.
  • Packaging is part of the complete item so has to be in perfect condition.

If you ordered the wrong item

    • We will exchange your goods for the correct item or if the item is not available we will refund you for your purchase (minus the delivery cost) within 7 days of you returning the goods to us, provided the returned item(s) are received back in its original packaging and provided your purchase is in "as-new" condition, and the purchased product was not noted as a clearance or non-returnable item.
    • Returned items will attract a handling fee that will be liaised with you. 
    • When your return is received, you will be issued a refund (to the credit card used to pay) for the merchandise only. Please note that you are responsible for the cost of shipping the package back to us.
    • Ship your package back to us at the following address:
  • KAMERAZ
    Shop 101, Rosebank Mall
    50 Bath Avenue
    Rosebank
    2196 
    Tel: 011 880 2885 
    Email: info@kameraz.co.za

If the goods do not match their description.

  • If the goods do not in all material respects and characteristics correspond with their description on our website, you may return them to us at our expense within 7 days of you having received them, in the original packaging. We shall refund to you the cost of the goods less the reasonable cost of repackaging them, and we reserve our right to charge you a reasonable amount for use of the goods if the goods have been used.
Errors and Omissions
While every effort will be made to ensure that our pricing and products advertised are correct. We realise there will be times when there will be a pricing error and as such, reserve the right to update prices at any time without any prior notice given. If you are in doubt, please phone and check the price with our store before purchasing an item to check both stock levels and price. 
 

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