What is Included
Camera rentals are sent out in Peli Hard cases for protection
1x Micro USB Cable
1x Shoulder Strap
1x E Mount Body Cap
1x Mains Cable
1x 64GB 1000x Professional UHS-II SDXC Card
1x Cable protector
2x Return Cable Ties
1x Return Courier Bag
1x Eye Piece (Attached to camera)
1x Hireacamera USB Drive (Containing Manual)
1x iM2100 Flight Case
1x BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
How to Book your rental:
Simply select your desired rental length using the drop down menu and add to your basket and checkout. Please email us the dates which you wish your rental to start on and we will ship to you via Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1PM on the day that your rental starts. Please note that if you will need the camera early in the morning then you are advised to start the rental period the day before.
For all first time rentals we will take a security deposit in addition to the cost of rental to cover the cost of the camera. This will be returned to your card once the unit has been returned to us safely and in good condition. The refund of your deposit is processed the same day as we receive your return and will take 3-5 days to show back on your card. Example you rent the camera for 1 day. We take initial payment for the rental. We then email you an invoice for the remainder of the list price of the camera. You return the camera to us without issues and we refund the deposit back to your card.
Existing customers will be subject to lesser security deposits of £850 per rental. Alternatively existing customers may opt to avail insurance for the rental which will cost in the region of £20 and be subject to £500 excess fee. If you opt to take out insurance then we will bill you after you have booked your rental for the cost of the insurance premium and the fully refundable £500 excess insurance charge. Once the camera is returned in satisfactory condition the £500 excess charge will be refunded back to your card.
We will email you a separate electronic invoice to pay the security deposit after you place your order. Your booking will only be confirmed once this payment has been completed.
For all rentals we require two forms of ID.
Passport or EU driving license and 1 of the following
Latest bank statement
Latest Utility bill
These must show the same address as your payment method and delivery address.
We use an ID verification service to verify the validity of all ID.
Please email your identification to us along with your required booking dates after placing your order.
What happens if you damage the camera during use?
If you return the camera to us with damage or missing items then we will deduct this from your security deposit. Damage will be evaluated by our independent authorised service centre and will be charged at the cost price.
We do allow for usual wear and tear but please treat the equipment as if it were your own. Minor scratches and nicks happen sometimes but it is our sole right to determine these matters and by placing an order you hereby accept our terms and conditions and agree to adhere to the findings of our service centre.
Returns must be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery or a signed and tracked courier service with appropriate insurance. You are responsible for the goods until we have received them back. We cannot be held liable for any loss in transit.
*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.
**NB: This camera records 4K UHD, not Cinema 4K / DCI.
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.
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.