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Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip

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Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip
Key Features
  • For Alpha a9, a7 III & a7R III Cameras
  • Holds Two NP-FZ100 Batteries
  • Extended Grip for Vertical Shooting
  • Second Shutter Button and Multi Selector
Dedicated to the Sony Alpha a9, a7 III, and a7R III mirrorless cameras, this VG-C3EM Vertical Grip offers both extended shooting time and a more comfortable grip when shooting in the vertical orientation. The grip accepts two NP-FZ100 batteries to effectively double the battery life for longer shooting sessions. The batteries can be charged in the grip while attached to the camera via the body's USB port. The grip's design maintains the same layout as the camera body itself, and includes a secondary shutter button and a multi selector for intuitive use. The grip is built from magnesium alloy and is dust and moisture resistant to match the weather sealing of the camera itself.
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Sony VG-C3EM Overview

Dedicated to the Sony Alpha a9, a7 III, and a7R III mirrorless cameras, this VG-C3EM Vertical Grip offers both extended shooting time and a more comfortable grip when shooting in the vertical orientation. The grip accepts two NP-FZ100 batteries to effectively double the battery life for longer shooting sessions. The batteries can be charged in the grip while attached to the camera via the body's USB port. The grip's design maintains the same layout as the camera body itself, and includes a secondary shutter button and a multi selector for intuitive use. The grip is built from magnesium alloy and is dust and moisture resistant to match the weather sealing of the camera itself.

Compatible Cameras

Alpha a9
Alpha a7 III
Alpha a7R III
UPC: 027242903272

Sony VG-C3EM Specs

Battery Type2 x Battery Pack (Sony NPFZ100)
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.0 x 2.4 x 4.2" / 127.0 x 61.0 x 106.7 mm
Weight9.6 oz / 272 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5 x 3.7"

Sony VG-C3EM Reviews

it arrived

By Dewey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

works fine. seems like it added a Lb of weight to the camera. shot about 300 pictures at Memorial Day parade and had a whole battery left with full power.

Easy controls to handle H & V

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

The addition of this grip extends our trips to photograph birds and give us the battery power needed when the time is right. Easy controls to handle H & V control of 200/600 lens. Goldenmemoriesstudio.com

Almost perfect

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

Excellent and sturdy design, the battery tray is actually more sturdy than other reviewers have let on to be - plastic and thin? Yes, but not fragile and flimsy. Metal would probably still be better though, the chassis and rubberized finish is pretty much identical to the a7RIII. All buttons and switches behaved exsctly as the primary ones were configured - no lockup issues. Knocking off one star off though for a slim gap (1-2mm) that forms where the grip isn't quite flush to the camera body, even after tightening. A full rubberized gasket along that surface, like the that's one around only the battery insert, would solve this. Just not a fan of seeing direct light bleed through the gap when a light source is on the other side of me. Cheapens the feel a bit. Otherwise great at what it does

Great Addition!

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-18

I have an A7iii and the grip is incredibly easy to use. Install/uninstall is quick and easy, there is also a nice little spot for the battery door to mount to so you don't lose it. Having two batteries in the camera is very handy. Used my camera the last couple of days out at some auto racing, never needed to change the batteries out while shooting for about 8-9 hours a day. Camera also feels better in the hands since there is a little more to hold onto in both portrait and landscape positions. Happy with the purchase and if you take a lot of portrait shots, pretty much a must.

Buy it -- don't think about it... just buy it

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-07

I hesitated a little, bc of the price-point for this bad-boy... but on my a7Riii, it's a beautiful masterpiece. Camera feels 3X better in the hand(s) and you never have to worry about battery life anymore. It's also so dang nice to be able to just plug it into a simple USB plug charger, to charge the two batteries. No more fiddling around with taking batteries out to charge them. The uniformity of the texture-match is also perfect. Best accessory I ever purchased.

Better than 3rd party

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-25

I have this grip and a 3rd party grip (starts with a Z). This grip is more expensive but feels the most solid, and the buttons/switches/joystick feel and match exactly the same as the camera buttons. I didn't like the feel of the buttons/joystick on the 3rd party.

SOLID ACCESSORY FOR THE A7iii

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

Welcomed extra surface area for hand held shots with the Sony A7iii. Love the lock feature for the additional shutter button. Easier on the wrist and helps balance longer lens.

Expensive but worth it...

By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

Great battery grip! Improves the ergonomics by a mile and functions the way it's supposed to. Seamless operation. Spend the money, get name brand, and don't look back.

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Does this work with the A7R IIIa?

Does this work with the A7R IIIa?
Asked by: Adrienne
Yes. iam using it with my A7Riii
Answered by: Wissam
Date published: 2021-07-17

(from previous question) answered by Rob (staff) ...

(from previous question) answered by Rob (staff) are you sure this will fit Sony a7sIII, says Sony VG-C4EM is required?
Asked by: Bill
I don't really know, what does Sony say? I would expect that the grip for the newer bodies like the a9ii and a7R4 would fit the a7Siii.
Answered by: Shirley
Date published: 2020-09-13

How much height does this add to compatible ...

How much height does this add to compatible cameras?
Asked by: Out d'Box
The Sony VG-C3EM adds 49mm / 1.9" of height to the base of compatible cameras.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-02-23

Can the grip work with only one battery?

Can the grip work with only one battery?
Asked by: Jose V.
Yes
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-11

Will this grip also work on the a7riv?

Will this grip also work on the a7riv?
Asked by: Lori
No, you will need the VG-C4EM.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-11

Will this battery grip work with the new Sony 7C ...

Will this battery grip work with the new Sony 7C Camera?
Asked by: Gilbert
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-10-15

Is it compatible with a7IV?

Is it compatible with a7IV?
Asked by: Diego
It is not. For the Sony A7iv the compatible battery grip is the Sony VG-C4EM. Here is the link. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1494689-REG/sony_vg_c4em_vertical_grip_for_a7r.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-12-10

Would this work on the A6600 since it shares the ...

Would this work on the A6600 since it shares the same battery as the a7iii, a7riii, and A9
Asked by: Natalie
The VG-C3EM is not compatible with the ILCE6600.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-03-09
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