Hi l just bought a Sony a7iii in China and now it is only giving me few language options without English. Set your camera to not shoot images without inserting an SD card. This is why, for important shoots (and certainly when you’re new to the camera) I recommend setting the camera up so that anything that is captured to Card 1  automatically gets copied to Card 2. Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings, and messages. View on Amazon. Anyway I found my a7iii does not have hand-held twilight function in scene selection. This was not a problem except if you wanted wireless flash with Rear-curtain flash sync, which was Flash Mode. This is convenient in situations such as macro shooting. When setting this up, connect the camera to a TV or monitor, and adjust them while checking the picture on the screen. Sets the initial magnification scale when using Focus Magnifier. This works in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier found on this page too You might remember that you can select the area to magnify there when using manual focus (MF). Turn On. This is a new functionality not previously seen on any Sony Ax camera. Standard: Sets the AF sensitivity to normal. The exposure will be stable even if the composition or the position of the subject changes. Shutter Priority / Shutter Priority: Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually. Hi, this is such a useful article and detail. In addition, [Gamma Disp. I just recently wrote a whole post about all the different Sony autofocus settings, so feel free to go check it out. Auto: The product automatically recognizes an HD TV and sets the output resolution. If you want to focus on a specific animal’s eye when the displayed face of that animal is very small, or two or more animals are displayed on the screen, set the focus area to Flexible Spot and then focus on the subject so that it is easier for the camera to detect the eye. Please be sure to distinguish between them. (One switch is power with the international I-in-a-circle symbol, the other turns on the AF illuminator with a circle that has four short "rays".) Now if you press your preferred custom button, you’ll immediately go to ‘Lock On: AF Wide’. Playback speed: The playback speed will vary as below depending on the assigned [ Record Setting] and [Frame Rate]. A very important tweak can be found in the Exposure Menu ( red camera icon, page 9 of 14). Selects the memory card slot on which to record. I use both at the same time. It’s possible to adjust settings and create your own picture profile. Reg. High Contrast Mono. Reduces banding effects when shooting with the electronic shutter or EFCS with flash or with artificial light indoors. Increase your exposure until the moment you first see Zebra warnings. The shutter will be released even if the subject is out of focus. There are lots of fixed telephotos to choose from for the a7III, but none of them can match the price-to-performance ratio of the SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22. Deletes entire pages of your ‘My Menu’ selection. Black & White: Sets the saturation to zero for shooting in black and white. Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording. Some functions are available only when they are assigned to a custom key. Sepia: For shooting images in sepia monotone. An APS-C lens won’t cover the full surface of the sensor, or you’ll notice heavy vignetting towards the edges of the frame. If you want to review your image, you can simply press play to do so. Like, for example, if the rectangular focus box could be made larger, thicker or even wider than “L”. Sets where in the world where you are using your camera. These mainly focus on enhanced speed, with now more AF points, a write-to-SD-card-buffer and an entirely new Bionz X processor. If set to Off, you won’t be able to engage the shutter when there is no SD card in the slot. great for portraits. Lens FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (Supplied with ILCE-7M3K), Switching the screen display (while shooting/during playback), Checking the camera and the supplied items, Charging the battery pack while it is inserted in the camera, Battery life and number of recordable images, Supplying power from a wall outlet (wall socket), Inserting a memory card (sold separately), Adjusting the focus area settings to the camera’s orientation (horizontal/vertical) (Swt. You can map the movie recording function to the shutter button. It will be the brightest possible, but counterintuitively (since you’re seeing the warnings), all highlights you want to capture won’t be clipped. When set to the AF-C (Continuous AF) mode, the camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. When you record audio movies with loud volumes, set Audio Rec Level to a lower sound level. When On is set, the white eye detection frame appears over the eye. Zone: After the user selects a focus zone on the monitor, the camera will automatically select the focus points. They are therefore displayed in low contrast during shooting and may be difficult to monitor, using [Gamma Disp. Sets which dial and method to use for jumping between images during playback. When File Format is set to XAVC S 4K you have these options: When File Format is set to XAVC S HD you have these options: When File Format is set to AVCHD you have these options: You can do slow-motion recording or record quick-motion recording. The focusing speed is very fast. Selects the dial to use for jumping between images. Some users report easier autofocusing in low light when it’s turned OFF, and you’d need to turn it off when using external flashes too that can’t be used with Sony’s TTL (through the lens) functionality. May 2019: feedback about firmware 3.0 (improved face and eye detection) for the X-T3 and firmware 3.0 for the A7 III (EyeAF for animals) 2. In the normal shooting screen, the Lock-on AF (Expand Flexible spot) is great for moving subjects, but when the movement becomes too erratic, I like to switch to Lock-on AF Wide. wireless flash is for use with the Sony wireless system. Select what SD card slot will be used when you press playback. This allows you to register a focus area by long press,g the Fn button in the shooting screen. If this happens, follow the steps below to clean the image sensor. Simult. Select if you want guidelines (a grid) in movie mode. To return to shooting mode, perform an operation such as pressing the shutter button halfway down. Clear: For shooting images in clear tones with limpid colors in highlight, suitable for capturing radiant light. On the camera, select MENU → (Wireless) → [Bluetooth Settings] → [Bluetooth Function] → [On]. If something does not function properly, and you want to start from scratch, can be useful. The Canon focuses quicker even in native emulation. Ideal for action scenes where there is a lot of movement going on in your frame. This is a very powerful autofocus feature. Thanks! You can switch this OFF or anywhere in a range between 70 and 100.The Zebra Pattern is a highlight warning indicator that is common in video cameras. This configuration starts AF once the EVF sensor has detected your eye near the viewfinder. Do you know if there are settings to enlarge menu texts for those of us with “old eyes”? If the movie file size reaches approx. You’ll need to set it to Simult. AF Area), Selecting a drive mode (Continuous shooting/Self-timer), Displaying continuous shooting remaining time indicator (Cont. You mentioned you wanted to remain inconspicuous so AF Illuminator may not suit your needs, but it's designed to assist AF in very low light. I would also appreciate any other tips in regards to making it “easier” to use the touchscreen during filming. I leave this ON, but you might get a conflict with RAW files and using a lens profile in programs like Lightroom where you’ll see a reverse vignette for instance. Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. You can choose 3:2 (which uses the full sensor surface) or 16:9 (crop but a more broad view). Frame- and bit-rate differ depending on your movie file format. The shutter will not be released until the subject is in focus. – Last horziontal tab (6th one) Deep: For shooting images with deep and dense colors, suitable for capturing the solid presence of the subject. Selects a gamma curve. Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Hybrid AF Hybrid AF means that the camera uses contrast and phase detection autofocus. The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. Unlock: The front or rear dials are not locked, even if you press and hold the Fn (Function) button. 1/8000 ― 30″: The ISO sensitivity starts to change at the shutter speed you have set. You can assign the desired function to the desired key. Choose whether you want the image browser to display 12 (larger) or 30 (smaller) images per page. Guideframe: Sets whether or not to display the guide frame. I have looked and looked, but just cannot figure it out. I compared the Sony to adapted Canon and Tamron 85mm F1.8's. A jpeg is a compressed image (available in FINE (larger) and STANDARD (smaller, less quality) which takes up less space on your SD card but is less suited for editing afterward. You’ll have to connect the-the camera via Wifi first (it makes a Wifi access point), using the instruction on the A7 III screen. Sets the temperature of the camera at which the camera turns off automatically during shooting. The focusing speed is slower but more precise. It works just like connecting to any other access point with your phone or tablet. A great article, thanks – – Probably the most comprehensive summary of a7iii settings that I’ve seen. FASTER (Faster)/FAST (Fast): The ISO sensitivity will start to change at shutter speeds faster than the Standard (normal). Adjusts this camera’s standard for the correct exposure value for each metering mode. [Off]/[80%]/[90%]. Memory Card HDMI: Simultaneously outputs to the external recording/playback device and records on the camera’s memory card. Your email address will not be published. You can easily recall [Eye AF] simply by pressing the AF-ON button. does eye focusing work in some way when using manual focus vintage lens? For details, see the access point operating instructions, or consult the access point administrator. First shoot a movie, then pause the movie during playback to capture decisive moments that tend to be missed when shooting still images, and save them as still images. Select the desired value using the up/down sides of the control wheel and press the button in the centre. Media], and records an image in RAW format to the other memory card. Thanks for the info. : Sets whether to enable touch pad operations during vertically oriented viewfinder shooting. You can focus on the subject more accurately using auto-focus by magnifying the area where you want to focus. I’ve amended the post to reflect your findings. This anti-Red Eye setting quickly fires the flash before your image capture starts, reducing the red-eye effect often seen when using a flash. The Sony A7 III  has an advanced autofocus system with 399 phase detection autofocus points and 425 contrast AF points on the sensor. Most noteworthy are the larger capacity ‘Z’ battery, AF joystick and the Eye AF. very, very helpful exposition for those who -like me – tend to feel overwhelmed by all the options. There are a few changes in the menu system when compared to previous Sony models, especially If you upgraded from an A7m2. This setting basically changes the order of your ‘My Menu’ selected function. Sets whether to display the audio level on the screen. Contrast: The higher the value selected, the more the difference of light and shadow is accentuated, and the bigger the effect on the image. As a result, the smallest stars in the sky might turn out less bright or even disappear because your camera believes it to be noise. You say you don’t like back-button focus, and I’m guessing that’s because, in most situations, you’re happy with the process of locking focus via the shutter button – – but, do you realise you can have the best of both worlds ? You’ll see a list of all Menu options here and you can simply select your desired options and add them to your custom built menu page. Media Settings in thze Setup menu (briefcase) page 6 of 7. The markers are displayed on the monitor or viewfinder. You can copy images from a memory card in a slot that is selected using [Select PB Media] to a memory card in another slot. This is a basic explanation of what the different modes do: Notes on using te Sony A7 III with an off-camera flash system like Godox or Flashpoint: Especially when using Slow Sync or Rear Sync Flash modes, you might have to lower the power of the Flash to get a decently exposed image. Movies with S-Log gamma are assumed to be processed after shooting in order to make use of the wide dynamic range. Conclusion Choosing between the new Sony A7C and the A7 III largely comes down to size and handling, rather than image quality, performance, key specifications or even the price. You can set echo cancellation during audio monitoring and prevent undesirable deviations between video and audio during HDMI output. If you set AF Track Sens to Responsive and AF Drive Speed to Slow (Shooting Menu 2 / Page 2), you can produce delicate focus transitions with a lens that has a smooth and precise AF motor. Both of the adapted 85's have less out-of-focus structure. If you do not intend to change the settings and will only use one memory card, use the slot 1. If you want to take advantage of the buffer, you should set your A7m3 to continuous. You have cameras like the Sony A7III shooting footage suitable for films or broadcast television. This will give you a 9-minute increase in movie recording at high ambient temperatures. If not, the camera will write every exposure separately to your SD card. Balanced works great for any type of photography. (like when setting the mode dial to SCN). People have told me to use the A7III in AF-C. and [Custom Key(PB)]. You can customise the picture settings by adjusting picture profile items such as Gamma and Detail. Select whether you want the camera to rotate images automatically when you rotate the camera or not. Use this mode when you want to change focus and exposure separately. Copyright 2021 © All rights Reserved. Manually set the Monitor brightness (recommended leave to zero) or change to a brighter setting for Sunny Weather. You can record the obtained location information when shooting images. If you accidentally perform the pairing operation on the smartphone setting screen in step 1, cancel the pairing and then perform the pairing operation by following Steps 2 through 7 using the camera and the application PlayMemories Mobile.). You can select at which ISO value you’d like to capture your image or change the Auto ISO range. Not sure if you can change a Chinese version Ala. Hi Marco, Eye AF is an autofocus function, so it does not work with manual lenses. The camera always focuses with either adapted lens. This mode is suitable for measuring light on a specified part of the entire screen. REC Link&STBY: The video light turns on when movie recording starts and dims when not recording (STBY). The ILCE-7M3 will give priority when detecting your registered faces. Center: The spot metering position does not coordinate with the focus area, but always meters brightness at the center. This function is more effective for chromatic colors and less effective for achromatic colors. touching the monitor. Fully resets the camera to factory settings. AF Point AF Area: Switches both the [Focus Area] and the position of the focusing frame based on the orientation of the camera (horizontal/vertical). TC Make: Sets the recording format for the time code on the recording medium. The shutter speed automatically slows when recording in dark locations. Thanks again, He Cecilia, that would be a very look youtube video I think . You’ll need to select your SD card first using the ‘select Rec. Manual: The knee point and slope are set manually. Magnify the image by pressing the center of the control wheel, and then adjust the position using top/bottom/right/left of the control wheel. This sub-menu allows you to select the part of the image that will be magnified during shooting. This is problematic because the rest of the time you’ll see near darkness. Use this when the subject is motionless. The only downside is that , since you’re in continuous drive mode, the camera will only save your images as a 12 bit file (instead of 14 bit when in single). During slow-motion/quick-motion shooting, audio is automatically turned OFF. It is not recorded into the resulting image.I have it set halfway at around 75, and it is a very useful indication of correct exposure of the entire scene. January 2019: information added concerning X-T3 firmware 2.0 and A7 III firmware 2.10 The a7 III can capture Hybrid Log Gamma footage, both for video and stills. media’ function inside this menu. If so, set to RAW or RAW jpeg. These are focus magnification and focus peaking. This setting is available only when the focus mode is set to Continuous AF. (similar to Center spot, except not.. in the center)  You can set it to small, medium or large. This is a broadcast standard designed to display high dynamic range content. (8mm-1000mm). Refer also to the operating instructions for the Wireless Remote Commander. Vivid: The saturation and contrast are heightened for shooting striking images of colorful scenes and subjects such as flowers, spring greenery, blue sky, or ocean views. (If you want to record a movie to a memory card in different formats, use [Dual Video REC].). Mass Storage: Establishes a Mass Storage connection between this product, a computer, and other USB devices. If its’s possible, you should find it here: When shooting typical moving subjects using the α7rm3 (ILCE-7m3), the following settings are recommended by default. When you connect the product to a High Definition (HD) TV with HDMI terminals using an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to the TV. Timecode (TC) and the user bit (UB) information can be recorded as data attached to movies. The Sony A7 III allows you to select whether you would like to apply various lens compensations (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion) even when shooting in RAW. Assist], contrast equivalent to that of normal gamma can be reproduced. Center: Sets whether or not to display the center marker in the center of the shooting screen. …and in the case of the Sony a7III, this is a significant one! This is suitable to determine the quality of the composition when shooting landscape, close-up, or duplicated images. Use this when the subject is in motion. If you want to do this, don’t worry too much about image quality as this is a high megapixel camera leaving you with a usable 15MP in APS-C mode. Disables all wireless functionality, just like airplane mode does on your phone. This is the one we are going to register as ‘AF Area regist.’. Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE (Movie) button. Best, Wim, Thank you for spending the time to give such a detailed review of the menu functions that can be a little overwhelming for the newcomer. Selects where (to what folder) the camera will store newly captured images. Controlling the camera using an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch remote), Controlling the camera using an Android smartphone (QR code), Controlling the camera using an Android smartphone (SSID), Controlling the camera using an iPhone or iPad (QR code), Controlling the camera using an iPhone or iPad (SSID), Sending images to an Android smartphone (NFC One-touch Sharing), Reading location information from a smartphone, Using a remote commander with Bluetooth communication, Importing root certification to the camera (Imp Root Certificate), Importing images to the computer without using PlayMemories Home, Disconnecting the camera from the computer, Developing RAW images/Remote shooting (Imaging Edge), Creating Blu-ray Discs from high-definition image quality movies, Creating DVD discs (AVCHD recording discs) from high-definition image quality movies, Creating DVD discs from standard image quality movies, Using the AC Adaptor/battery charger abroad. 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