Getting Started with Sony A7iii
If you have recently purchased a Sony A7iii there are a few settings and features you need to know about beforehand. The Sony a7iii comes with a 24.2MP 35MM full-frame CMOS sensor and further sports a sensitivity range up to ISO 51200.
Moreover, it brings along the capability of high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. That said, let’s get ahead with the detailed overview of its most talked-about features and settings that can help you regarding how to use Sony A7iii.
Recording the video
Using the Sony A7iii, you can record video in any mode while tapping on the RECORD button placed on the backside of the camera. If you are using the PAL video format, you cannot shoot the video in 24fps or 120fps.
The only available option for you here is between 25fps and 100 fps. In case you want to record on other available formats and options, you got to toggle the camera to NTSC mode that is available on screen 2 of the SETUP menu under NTSC/PAL selector.
In case you are looking to record video at 4k, you can only go for options between 24fps and 30fps at 60MB/S or 100MB/S. Moreover, if you further want to lower the recording format to XAVC S HD, the available frame rate options are up to 120fps.
Checking the display settings
The Sony A7iii comes with a 3 inch LCD touchscreen and you may have to install an external monitor to get clear with the instructions. Once you toggle to the MOVIE mode, you may see the CROP guide appearing on the screen every time.
This is because the screen is set on 4:3 imagery as a default but once you set it on the MOVIE mode, it will appear in the 16:9 imagery. Hence, the LCD screen gets covered by all the CROP-related instructions.
Tap on the DISP button multiple times and it will take you to Primary exposure settings along with the Histogram. Here you can the adequate viewing space and still, if you want, you can tap on the DISP button multiple times to turn off the HISTOGRAM after getting the required exposure settings.
Same way, you can turn on other options like ‘Zebras’ that are located on the Camera icon on Menu 6. Once you toggle to the MOVIE 2 menu, you can check out the AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY settings and even turn them ON and OFF.
Although the sound cannot be turned off this way, the visualization will get removed instantly. While going through the same settings, you can also decrease or increase the Audio levels for your recordings.
Once you switch on to the Movie3 page, you can check out various settings like Marker settings. You can Turn on the Marker Display along with a 2.35:1 aspect guide if you want to crop the video footage.
The next and final display feature you can check out is PEAKING. To turn it ON, you have to switch to page 13 known as Focus assist of the Menu1. At the very bottom, you can find the PEAKING SETTINGS option.
Tap on it, select Peaking display and turn it on. You must lower the peaking value as the default value is going to be quite heavier.
Adjusting the Color settings
Your camera is now set up for the recording and photo capturing process so you can also change the color settings as per your needs and requirements. Still, you may find the color profiles for Movie mode at different locations and that may get confusing most of the time.
So, to select the required color profiles, you need to move on to Camera settings 1. Afterward, you need to opt for Page 12 which brings on the Color /White balance/ Image processing options.
Right there at the bottom, you can also see the Picture Profile option. There you’ll see a big list of pre-set profiles that can be adjusted and set according to your preferences. With Sony A7III, you may find random Movie settings all around the menu. So selecting the desired menu or settings may come as a hectic task.
Bottom-line for How to use Sony A7III
Sony A7III brings along a list of features and specifications to make you capture some stunning videos and photos. Still, you may find certain issues regarding how to Sony a7iii sometimes. For all such instances, the tips and guidelines mentioned above can prove to be helpful.