A7RIII Camera Settings for Shooting Action & Wildlife

A7RIII Camera Settings for Shooting Action and Wildlife

This movie tutorial covers the following camera settings

General Recommendations

  • Optimum Shooting Mode, Drive Mode Focus Mode and Aperture Range,
  • Recommended File Format and File Type (Compressed or Uncompressed Raw)

Optimum Focus Settings

Focus Area and Lock-On AF options, Face Detect Focus Priority (choosing a specific face to lock on and track), AF track sensitivity + Back Button AF

Optimum Exposure Settings

Auto ISO, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, Automatic Exposure Lock with Shutter,

Optimum Shutter and SteadyShot Settings

Electronic or Mechanical + OSS settings and Lens Modes.

Customising your camera for quickly changing the important settings,

Custom Key, Fn menu, Memory Recall


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Mark Galer is a Global Imaging Ambassador for Sony, an experienced educator and an Imaging Ambassador for Adobe. As well as public speaking he offers training in the form of creative workshops and one-on-one training.



4 thoughts on “A7RIII Camera Settings for Shooting Action & Wildlife

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Mark, many thanks for the two blogs on A7RIII settings for action and landscape. They’ve proven very useful to me. One question though, I set Memory 1 to your landscape settings and Memory 2 to Action. I want to Back-Focus on Landscape but Focus on the Shutter Button for Action. On my A7RIII the setting for AF w/shutter is not saved in the Memory Settings. Why not ? I then tried to assign it to a button but could not find it as an option. Can you recommend the quickest method for quickly turning this setting On and Off. I’d love to assign it to a button if possible or, better still, save it in Memory 1/2/3. Best regards,


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  2. Mark says:

    Hi Steve
    You can see the list of items that can be stored in a memory by selecting one of the 3 memory recalls on the shooting mode dial and then cycling down below the initial screen. Unfortunately AF w/ shutter cannot currently be registered. The best solution is to Add it to your favourites menu so it is quick to access.


  3. alec.himwich says:

    I am wondering about shooting in aperture mode for action. Will this enable me to have a fast enough shutter to freeze action when I am sitting on the baseline of a basketball court.


    • Mark says:

      In the movie I am maintaining a fast shutter speed by using the ISO Auto Min SS setting in conjunction with Auto ISO

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