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Sony a9 III 24.6MP Mirrorless Digital Camera in Black (Body Only) - ILCE-9M3

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Sony ILCE-9M3B a9 III 24.6MP Mirrorless Digital Camera in Black (Body Only)

Featuring the world’s first1 full-frame image sensor with a global shutter system, the α9 III is a game changer, capturing fast-moving subjects with absolutely no rolling shutter distortion and preserving split-second moments in stunning detail.


  • Unprecedented Imagery From The World's First1 Camera With Global Shutter Full-Frame Image Sensor
    The α9 III features the world’s first1 full-frame stacked 24.6 MP2 CMOS image sensor with a global shutter system. Unlike a rolling shutter sensor that records images sequentially from the top row of pixels to the bottom, the newly developed Exmor RS image sensor exposes and reads all pixels simultaneously so the camera can capture fast-moving subjects with absolutely no rolling shutter distortion. Combined with a maximum shutter speed of 1/80,000 second (1/16,000 second during continuous shooting)4, the α9 III is a game changer for professional photography.
  • Blackout-Free, 120fps Continuous Shooting With Full AF/AE
    The α9 III is defined by speed and accuracy, enabling it to capture decisive moments with ease. It’s capable of shooting continuous bursts at up to 120 fps with full AF/AE tracking3, all without viewfinder blackout, and its highly advanced AI processing unit recognizes subjects with astonishingly high precision and reliability.
  • Preserve Split-Second Moments With Maximum Shutter Speed Of 1/80,000 Second4
    At 1/80,000 second4, the maximum shutter speed of the α9 III makes it easy to capture fast-moving subjects in almost any situation. What's more, a compatible flash unit from Sony (such as the HVL-F60RM2 or HVL-F46RM)5 can synchronize at all shutter speeds, eliminating the steep, nonlinear drop-off in illumination that occurs with high-speed sync (HSS) and ensuring even illumination across the image.
  • Exmor RS Image Sensor With Global Shutter System
    The new full-frame global shutter image sensor is equipped with 24.6 million effective pixels, a stacked CMOS architecture and integral memory. This offers high resolution, overwhelming speed, and simultaneous full-pixel readout, so even fast-moving subjects can be captured distortion-free. The sensor's stacked structure and advanced A/D conversion enable high-speed processing to proceed with minimal delay.
  • BIONZ XR Image Processing Engine Boosts Overall Processing Speed By Up To 8x6
    With up to eight times6 more processing power than previous versions, the BIONZ XR image processing engine minimizes processing latency while markedly boosting image processing power. The high volume of data generated by the newly developed Exmor RS image sensor can be processed in real time even while shooting continuous bursts at up to 120 fps3 to significantly improves image quality. The camera can also capture high-quality 14-bit RAW images in all still shooting modes.
  • Composite RAW Shooting Reduces Noise
    Composite RAW Shooting captures multiple images (4, 8, 16, or 32, selectable) which can then be merged using Sony’s Imaging Edge Desktop computer application software to create full-resolution images with very low noise7. This makes it possible to shoot wildlife at high shutter speeds or portraits in low light, achieving exceptionally high image quality with low noise, even at higher ISO settings. When shooting at low sensitivity levels, the α9 III can use Composite RAW to create images with reduced false color and jaggies. [1] Standard [2] Composite RAW.
  • Advanced Optical 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    Shoot handheld with confidence. The α9 III is packed with a high-precision image stabilization unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimized image stabilization algorithms to effectively detect and correct camera shake, offering 8.0-step8 stabilization. This is further supported by compatible lenses with built-in image stabilization9 and improved communication between the camera and lenses, providing effective control for blur-free shooting even at telephoto focal lengths. [1] Yaw [2] Roll [3] Pitch.
  • Blackout-Free Shooting For Uninterrupted View During Fast-Paced Shooting
    Enjoy an uninterrupted view through the blackout-free viewfinder, even during fast-paced continuous shooting — a game changer for shooting sports and other fast-moving subjects. What’s more, the distracting time lag that is usually associated with EVF viewing has been reduced to a minimum, so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.
  • Up To 120 AF/AE Tracking Calculations Per Second10
    Let the camera keep track — the high-speed readout of the new image sensor enables the α9 III to make up to 120 AF/AE tracking calculations per second10, twice that of its predecessor. AF tracks complex subject motions and predicts sudden movements with greater precision than ever before, while AE easily responds to sudden brightness variations. The α9 III continues to track even during continuous shooting, also contributing to greater precision. (1) AF/AE calculations (2) 120 frames/sec.
  • Continuous Shooting Speed Boost Rapidly Increases Frame Rate To Capture The Action
    Continuous Shooting Speed Boost11 temporarily boosts the shooting speed while shooting bursts, ensuring you capture all the action. This is beneficial when shooting sports and other fast-paced activities when the timing of the key moment can be roughly predicted.
  • Real-Time Recognition AF12 Identifies And Tracks Subjects Even If Face/Eye Obscured
    With its innovative AI processing unit, the α9 III can use subject form data to accurately recognize movement. Human pose estimation technology recognizes not just eyes but also body and head position with high precision. This makes it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or whose face is covered. A distant human subject that occupies only a small area of the frame (even smaller than in previous Real-time Recognition AF iterations) can be recognized if the subject is near the focus area when the shutter is half-pressed while shooting with continuous AF. This can speed up focus acquisition on an athlete approaching from a distance at a track-and-field or ski event, for example.
  • Reliable Recognition Of A Wider Range Of Subjects
    The AI processing unit supports enhanced Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car/Train and Airplane12 recognition. In the Car/Train category, it is now capable of recognizing helmets, such as those worn by the drivers of formula race cars. Animal recognition can recognize the eyes of some grazing and small animals, in addition to the eyes, heads, and bodies of dogs, cats, and similarly featured animals. Bird recognition has also been updated, more easily pinpointing the eyes of a variety of bird types as well as recognizing bird bodies. Plus, a new Animal/Bird setting eliminates the need to switch between two settings to shoot animals or birds.
  • Wide, Fast, Precise Autofocus And Tracking
    The α9 III now features 75913 phase-detection points in a high-density focal plane phase-detection AF system that covers approximately 95.6% of the image area. The large volume of data read from the image sensor is processed at high speed via the advanced BIONZ XR processing engine, while optimized algorithms ensure high accuracy and high density. This Fast Hybrid AF system combines the speed and tracking performance of phase-detection AF with the precision of contrast-detection AF, reliably locking onto and tracking subjects that move rapidly and/or erratically.
  • 4K Movies Free Of Rolling Shutter With High Resolution And Detail
    Shoot 4K movies in either the full-frame or Super 35mm (approx. APS-C) formats. The α9 III captures 4K (3840 x 2160) movies at up to 120p, and at 60p with full pixel readout and 6K oversampling for dramatically reduced moiré and jaggies.
  • Rugged Reliability For Challenging Environments
    The α9 III features outstanding dust and moisture resistance, thanks to design refinements with silicone rubber packing around buttons, lens-lock button, cushioning around the lens mount, and other areas. An improved EVF design effectively seals the viewfinder's optical path, achieving the same effect as a double glass structure. Combined with dust and moisture resistant lenses, flash units, and the optional the VG-C5 Vertical Grip, the α9 III becomes the core of a rugged dust and moisture resistant system14.
  • Robust And Durable
    With lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy for its top cover, front cover, internal frame, and rear cover, the α9 III boasts high body durability, high shock resistance and effective heat dissipation. It’s built to withstand challenging professional environments while remaining relatively compact and lightweight.
  • Ergonomic Grip Design
    The α9 III features a grip with a new shape that improves hold and reduces physical stress on the user, even when shooting with heavy telephoto lenses or for long periods of time. An ergonomically refined contour ensures that the grip fills the user’s hand for a secure hold that does not cause fatigue.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi For FTP And Smartphone Transfers Plus PC Remote Tethering
    Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) with 2x2 MIMO support allows high-speed data transfer, enabling the α9 III to transfer data up to twice as fast as its predecessor. 5 GHz15 communication offers maximum speed and stability, essential for news and sports shooters who need to deliver immediately, as well as for studio environments. The simple in-camera interface makes it easy to transfer still and movie data via an FTP server, Wi-Fi, fast-wired LAN, or USB tethering with a smartphone.
  • Anti-Dust System Increases Dust Removal Efficiency
    Driven by an ultrasonic actuator, a filter in front of the image sensor oscillates at more than 70000 cycles per second, effectively removing dust and particles from the filter surface.
  • Touch Operation During Shooting And Playback
    The Touch Focus, Touch Tracking and Touch Shutter functions can be sequentially activated by touching an icon on the shooting display. During playback images can be selected by touch.


  • 1 Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras. As of the November 2023 product announcement. Sony survey.
  • 2 Approximate, effective.
  • 3 Sony test conditions. Maximum continuous frame rate may be lower in some shooting conditions. Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the lens used in AF-C focus modes. Visit Sony’s support web page for lens compatibility information.
  • 4 Maximum shutter speed is 1/16,000 second when F1.8 or larger aperture is used. 1/80,000 sec. speed not available when shooting movies, when using the Var. Shutter function, or when no lens is mounted.
  • 5 Refer to the support page for information on flash units capable of synchronizing up to 1/80,000 second. https://www.sony.net/dics/ilce9m3/ See the Help Guide of the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM for the relationship between GN and shutter speed.
  • 6 Compared to the BIONZ X image processing engine. Sony tests.
  • 7 The latest version of the Imaging Edge Desktop applications is required for compositing. The lowest allowable shutter speed for Composite RAW is 1/30 second. The flash mode is fixed at Off and some functions such as Pre-Capture and Continuous Speed Shooting Boost are not available.
  • 8 CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens. Long exposure NR off.
  • 9 See Sony’s support web page for information on compatible lenses. https://www.sony.net/dics/fnc1002/ A software update may be required for some lenses. Stabilization may vary according to the lens used.
  • 10 At shutter speeds of 1/160 second or higher. The exact number will depend on the shooting mode lens used.
  • 11 Continuous shooting may be interrupted when Continuous Shooting Speed Boost is used to switch from a low shooting speed to a shooting speed higher than 60 fps, or when switching from a high shooting speed to a shooting speed lower than 30 fps.
  • 12 Available subject settings are: Human, Animal/Bird, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car/Train, and Airplane. Subject types other than the type specified may be erroneously recognized in some cases.
  • 13 The number of points used varies according to the shooting mode.
  • 14 Not guaranteed to be 100% dust- and moisture-proof.
  • 15 5 GHz communication may be restricted in some countries and regions.
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