Best settings for the Sony A7R III Alpha mirrorless camera

My personal best settings to get the most out of the Sony a7R III mirrorless camera.

The Sony a7R III Alpha Mirrorless Camera is an amazingly powerful, high resolution, full frame mirrorless camera with a million configurable settings. This article outlines my personal best settings to get the most out of the Sony a7R III:

Tab Page Setting Value Description
1 1 File Format RAW Saves images in a high quality format
1 1 RAW File Type Compressed Keeps image sizes manageable but at a slight reduction in image quality
1 3 Select Media Slot 2 Saves images to the slower SD card (as the faster slot will store video)
1 10 Spot Metering Point Focus Point Link Use the touchscreen to set the focus metering point
1 11 Red Eye Reduction On Helps avoids having to post process remove red eye
2 1 File Format XAVC S 4K Records video in 4K
2 1 Record Setting 24p 100M
2 4 Silent Shooting On Eliminates the paparazzi clicking when taking continuous photos
2 6 Grid Line Rule of 3rds Grid Eases taking photos according the the rule of 3rds by overlaying a grid
3 2 Edit Device Name Whatever you want
3 2 Bluetooth Settings Bluetooth Function On
5 2 Display Quality High Increases the view finder quality to maximum
5 2 Touch Operation On Enables the touch screen
5 6 Rec. Media Settings Prioritize Rec. Media Slot 1
5 6 Rec. Media Settings Auto Switch Media On
2 3 Marker Display On Enables you to see marker lines
2 3 Marker Settings Aspect 2.35:1
2 5 Zoom Setting On:ClearImage Zoom Extends optical zoom without losing clarity
2 8 Custom Key (Photo) Focus Hold Button (Page 3) Eye AF