Shooting Tethered with the Sony a7 III

Posted by: on Mar 13, 2018

Tethering a Sony a7 III to a laptop or computer is a breeze with Tether Tools gear! This new camera utilizes a USB-C data port. Shoot tethered with the Sony a7 III using our TetherPro USB to USB-C cable if your computer has a traditional USB port or TetherPro USB-C to USB-C if your computer has a USB-C port.

The Camera – Sony a7 III

Distinguished by its updated sensor design, the Sony a7 III is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations. Refined for improved speed and low-light performance, the full-frame 24.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor pair to realize an impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate and improved autofocus performance for faster, more reliable subject tracking along with wide frame coverage. This updated Fast Hybrid AF System employs a combination of 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas for the faster acquirement of focus in a variety of lighting conditions, and also maintains focus on subjects more effectively. In addition to speed and AF, the processing improvements also help to realize greater image clarity and reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can further be expanded to ISO 50-204800. Video recording capabilities have also been extended for enhanced quality when recording UHD 4K video with the full width of the full-frame sensor to minimize moiré and aliasing. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the a7 III utilizes a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is now effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops.

The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Sony a7 III?

With the release of Capture One Pro 11, Sony a7 III users can shoot tethered using Capture One Pro 11 and Capture One Pro 11 for Sony. To learn more about Capture One Pro for Sony Tethered Photography, read the article below.

Capture One Pro for Sony Tethered Photography

The Gear – Starter and Pro Tethering Kits


Starter Tethering Kit

The Starter Tethering Kit from Tether Tools will help you seamlessly transition into a tethered workflow and provides the basics you need to get started.

The Starter Tethering Kit includes:

  • Your Choice of TetherPro USB cable (TetherPro USB to USB-C or TetherPro USB-C to USB-C cable)
  • JerkStopper Camera Support
  • JerkStopper USB Support
  • Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
  • Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk)


Pro Tethering Kit

The Pro Tethering Kit is the ideal setup for a professional tethered photography workflow. Take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workstation.

Upgrade to the Pro Tethering Kit if you already own a Starter Tethering Kit or TetherPro Cable.

The Pro Tethering Kit Includes:

  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
  • One (1) LAJO-4 ProBracket
  • One (1) Aero ProPad
  • One (1) Aero Cup Holder
  • One (1) Aero SecureStrap
  • One (1) Aero XDC
  • Three (3) Aero Clip-on Hooks
  • One (1) JerkStopper Clip-on Support
  • One (1) StrapMoore
  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Storage Case


To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

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