Camera tech data for Sony ILCE-9M3

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NameSony ILCE-9M3 , A9 Ⅲ, α9 Ⅲ
Mount typeE-mount
Supported lensesE, FE, A-mount (via LA-EAx)
Release year2024
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]6000×4000, 3936×2632, 3008×2000, 3936×2624 (APS-C), 3008×2000 (APS-C), 1968×1312 (APS-C)
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]6000×3376, 3936×2216, 3008×1688, 3936×2216 (APS-C), 3008×1688 (APS-C), 1968×1112 (APS-C)
Output resolution (4:3) [pixels]5328×4000, 3488×2624, 2656×2000, 3488×2624 (APS-C), 2656×2000 (APS-C), 1744×1312 (APS-C)
Output resolution (1:1) [pixels]4000×4000, 2832×2832, 2000×2000, 2624×2624 (APS-C), 2000×2000 (APS-C), 1312×1312 (APS-C)
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels24.0 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, back-illuminated, 14-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)35.6×23.8 (1×)
ISO rangeauto (250–12800; conf.), 125–51200 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, highlights, shadows, saturation (-9 – +9), fade (0 – 9), sharpness (0 – 9), sharpness range (1 – 5), clarity (0 – 9)
Creative styles
Creative lookST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, custom (1-6)
Picture effects
Picture parametersblack level, gamma (14 options), black gamma, knee, color mode, color level, color phase, color depth, detail
Gamma settingsMovie, Still, Cine1, Cine2, Cine3, Cine4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3, S-Cinetone
Picture profiles8
Soft skin effect3 levels, off
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent (4 types), flash, underwater, direct entry, custom (3 registers)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 7 (A/B), ± 7 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (2 levels; off)
D-range optimizeradvanced auto, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)3 (2 levels)
Auto HDRauto
Lens compensationvignetting, chromatic aberration, distortion, breathing (movie only)
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]3840×2160p120, 3840×2160p100, 3840×2160p60, 3840×2160p50, 3840×2160p30, 3840×2160p25, 3840×2160p24, 1920×1080p120, 1920×1080p100, 1920×1080p60, 1920×1080p50, 1920×1080p30, 1920×1080p25, 1920×1080p24
Movie ISO range250–25600
Shutter speed (movie) [s]1/1 – 1/8000
Movie formatsXAVC-HS, XAVC-S
Audio formatsMPEG4 AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Movie lengthunlimited
Microphonebuilt-in (stereo), 3.5 mm plug (stereo), Multi Interface (digital stereo), level control
Audio monitoring3.5 mm (stereo)
Movie featuresauto slow shutter, time code, user bit, picture effects, creative styles, HDMI info off, clean HDMI out, rec control, dual video rec, marker settings, Super 35 crop
AF sensors425 areas, 759 phase detect points
AF range [EV]−5 – 20
AF modesAF-S, AF-C, DMF, Tracking AF
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
AF bracketing [step width] ([number of shots])1–10 (2–299)
Sensor-based image stabilisationyes
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featuresall-metal construction, intelligent preview, MF peaking, DT auto crop, interval timer, on-screen help, Anti-Dust, BRAVIA Sync, face recognition, auto object framing, smile shutter, speaker, level gauge, USB charging, WiFi support, Bluetooth
Metering modes1200 segments, center-weighted, average, spot, highlight
Metering range [EV] (with spot)−5 – 17 (−5 – 17)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesiAuto, P with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programs
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 5 (1/2), ± 5 (1/3)
Flash shoe typeMulti Interface
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1M
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash meteringPre-Flash TTL
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/80000
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flash yes (only w/ separate controller)
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/500
Wireless HSSyes
Ratio flash controlyes
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Studio flash socketyes
Flash Exposure Level lockyes
Flash Control from bodyyes
Viewfinder typeelectronic
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]2048×1536
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.90×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]25.0/21.0
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-4.0 – +3.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP18
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Live Viewmain sensor
Live View zoomunknown
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3.2″, 2095104
Display mounttilt up/down, swivel
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenyes
Video output interfacesHDMI-A (1080p/1080i/4K)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LG1
Frame rate [fps]120, 30, 15, 5
Frame rate with AF [fps]120.0
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/80000, B
Shutter typeglobal shutter
Self-timer [s]10, 5, 2
Continuous self-timer [shots]5, 3
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, 3), 9 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 )
Remote release socketMulti Terminal
Wireless remote releaseRMT-VP1, RMT-P1BT, GP-VPT2BT
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewyes
Silent depth of field previewyes
Storage media (number of slots)SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, CFexpress Type A (2)
Remote storage via USByes
Remote storage via FTPyes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
File formatsARW 5.0, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.32, HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF)
Batteries1× NP-FZ100
Vertical gripVG-C5 (1×/2× NP-FZ100)
External power supplybattery pack NPA-MQZ1K
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]617
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap, accessory shoe cap FA-SHC1M, battery NP-FZ100, charger BC-QZ1, cable protector
Other optional accessorieslens adapters LA-EAx, microphones
Other interfacesUSB 3.2 (USB-C), USB 2.0 (High Speed; Micro-B; Multi Terminal), Ethernet 1000/100
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, MTP, live streaming
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)2.0 (04/2024)
CommentsAWB lock, anti-flicker, sync release
Reviews & linksSony (press release)
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