Like we mentioned in our overview of best mirrorless cameras to buy in 2018, there’s simply no hybrid camera on the market right now that offers better value for money. Sony A7III takes amazing photos, as well as videos. If you decided to grab one, chances are you’re going to need some additional gear for it, so let’s take a look at some of the best Sony A7III accessories. We should also mention that most of these accessories are compatible with Sony A7RIII as well.
Best Battery for Sony A7III
Although the battery life on new Sony A7 cameras is much better than before, it would be our suggestion to grab a spare Sony NP-FZ100 battery, especially if you’re shooting in the field for hours or travelling a lot.
Also, since A7III doesn’t ship with an external battery charger, it may be wise to grab one, so you can charge both batteries at once.
Sony NP-FZ100 Battery – Amazon
Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger – Amazon
Screen Protectors for Sony A7III
Some people are great at taking care of their camera displays, but if you’re not one of them, we suggest investing in a screen protector. Sony A7III features a touchscreen so it’s important to avoid really cheap screen protectors that may interfere with its performance. Here are two great options, one official from Sony and a cheaper option from a 3rd party manufacturer.
Sony PCK-LG1 Screen Protector – Amazon
ExpertShield Crystal Clear Screen Protector – Amazon
Best SD Memory Cards for Sony A7III
If you still haven’t read our full article on the best SD cards for A7III, we suggest you do. Long story short, the camera has one UHS-II and one UHS-I SD card slot, which is exactly why we suggest picking at least one of each SD card types. Of course, if money is not an issue, you can future-proof your purchase by going all UHS-II. Here are two great picks for your Sony A7III, but if you want additional options, please refer to the article mentioned above.
Sony Tough-G Series 128 GB UHS-II U3 – Amazon
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 GB UHS-I U3 – Amazon
Microphones and Audio
If you plan on shooting a lot of videos with your A7III and are serious about it, then you should definitely invest in an external microphone since the camera has a built-in microphone jack. Here are two choices depending on wether you need the smallest solution possible or great quality audio:
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro (best choice) – Amazon
Rode Video Mic Pro – Amazon
Rode Video Micro (small and light) – Amazon
Best Gimbals for Sony A7III
The in-body image stabilization on the A7III is pretty good, although not as great as on some cameras with smaller sensors like the Panasonic GH5 or Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II. If you’re not moving, IBIS from the Sony A7III takes care of most shakes and video looks pretty good. However, for moving shoots you still need a good gimbal. Here are some of the best Sony A7III gimbals.
Zhiyun Crane Plus – Amazon
DJI Ronin-S – Amazon
Best Camera Straps for Sony A7III
When it comes to camera straps, Peak Design is one of the top choices right now for many photographers. For the Sony A7III, our suggestion would be going with Slide Lite strap, which you can use as a shoulder strap, neck strap or sling strap. In case you’re more interested in wrist straps, Peak Design makes a great one also.
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap (black) – Amazon
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap (ash/gray) – Amazon
Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap – Amazon
Best Camera Bags for Sony A7III
Our favorite camera bags are made by Peak Design and Manfrotto. If you have some money to spare, our top choice would be a Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2. These bags are high-quality, very durable and have a lot of space. Depending on the number of lenses you carry and other gear you need with you at all times, you have a choice between a 20L and 30L version of this backpack. For most people though, we believe the 20L is going to be enough.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 20L (smaller version) – Amazon
Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 30L (bigger) – Amazon
If you want to spend less money, but still get a pretty solid backpack, our suggestion would be Manfrotto Advanced² Active Backpack. Once more, you have a choice between a bigger and a smaller backpack. This camera backpack may not be as good as the one from Peak Design, but its build quality is nothing to sneeze at and it’s definitely more affordable.
Manfrotto MB MA2-BP-A Advanced² Active Backpack – Amazon
If don’t like backpacks and plan on using your A7III with just one or two smaller lenses, you can grab a sling bag such as the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L, for example.
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L – Amazon
Best Tripods for Sony A7III
Since the A7III is a rather compact mirrorless camera, it would be best to pair it with a compact tripod, unless you really need a heavy duty tripod for serious video work, for example. In our opinion, the best Sony A7III tripod is Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha. This is a special version of the Befree Advanced Travel Tripod designed exclusively for Sony Alpha cameras, with a design plate that matches Sony A7III and A7RIII bodies.
Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha – Amazon
If you need a really tiny tripod, that you can carry around pretty much anywhere, here are some ideas:
JOBY GorillaPod 3K – Amazon
Pedco UltraPod – Amazon
Air blowers and lens wipes should be in every photographer’s or videographer’s camera bag. If you don’t already own these essentials, pick them up because you’re going to need them.
Giottos Medium Rocket Air Blaster – Amazon
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes – Amazon
We hope that this guide helped you discover some useful accessories for your Sony A7III. Now pack your camera bag and start shooting!