Sony's long-rumoured A7R III camera is real - and here

The mirrorless wonder is the third iteration of the popular A7R series and boy, does it shine

The Sony A7R III is the newest addition to Sony’s range of full-frame mirrorless cameras, and it's just made its Southeast Asian debut.

As the successor to the A7R II, one of the brand's best digital mirrorless cameras, it was much anticipated - and Sony has made it worth the wait.

Not only does this baby feature a 42.4MP back illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor which can shoot up to 10fps with full AF/AE tracking, 4K video capabilities, a wide 15-stop dynamic range and more, it's also surprisingly compact, weighing in at a mere 657g without a lens on.

It's got a new front-end LSI too that works with an updated BIONZ X processing-engine, which allows for faster shooting speeds and an ISO range from 100-32000.

The camera's 10fps shooting abilities mean it's easier to capture moving subjects, while its new low-vibration shutter reduces shake and image blur in whatever mode you choose to use. 

 

Noobs will appreciate the camera's easy layout, which makes it super easy to snap fleeting moments. The shutter speed and aperture adjustment dials are handy to access, as is the dedicated AF-on button. There are also two extra custom buttons, C1 and C2, which you can map to whichever function you like for extra customisation.

Lefties should note, though, that the buttons are mostly on the right of the camera so you may feel a little, uh, left out. 

The camera also comes with a Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode, which harnesses the 5-axis optical in-body stabilisation to take four separate pixel-shifted images that are then composited together to create true-to-life pictures with exceptional detail and colour. But this is best used with a tripod to prevent any unnecessary movements. 

Trigger happy? The A7R III is equipped with two SD slots (1 UHS-II and 1 UHS-I) so you can shoot as many pictures and 4K videos as you want without needing to keep switching out your memory cards. There's also the option to silence that shutter noise - perfect for when you're taking pictures of your sleeping child or stalking that shy, elusive leopard in the wilds of Africa.