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Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for a9 / a7R III / a7 III

Abel Code: SO-VG-C3EM
Mfr. Code: VG-C3EM
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This vertical grip for the Sony alpha a9, a7R III, or a7 III mirrorless digital camera features rugged magnesium construction, moisture and dust resistance, and dual NP-FZ100 battery capacity with USB charging compatibility.
Key Highlights
  • Vertical Grip
  • Accepts (2) NP-FZ100 batteries
  • For Sony a9 / a7R III / a7 III


The Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip body design makes it almost equally easy to control the camera in vertical and horizontal positions, thanks to keys and controls that are nearly the same as those on the back of the camera body. For example, the vertical grip provides a Multi Selector for fast selection of an AF point.

The VG-C3EM grip shape allows you to get an enhanced hold for confident shooting in vertical position, and is virtually the same as that in horizontal position. You can also charge batteries loaded in the vertical grip via the camera’s USB port, without detaching the grip from the camera body.

The VG-C3EM loads (2) NP-FZ100 batteries (sold separately) in its housing. You can check the camera LCD monitor to see the remaining power of the battery in use as a percentage (1% minimum unit) on the power indicator. When the power of one battery runs out, the other battery automatically switches on to continue operation.

Made of magnesium alloy (the same as the α9 camera), this grip is highly rigid and lightweight, with effective dust and moisture-resistant sealing* applied to keys and controls, as well as ports and electric contacts. The grip is designed for use in harsh shooting conditions.

*NOTE: Dust and moisture-resistant design does not guarantee complete prevention of dust and moisture from entering the camera body.


  • Sony Alpha a9
  • Sony Alpha a7 III
  • Sony Alpha a7R III

NOTE: Camera & batteries sold separately.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The simultaneous installation of this unit with the LA-EA2/EA4 mount adapter is not supported. If both are installed at the same time, the narrow clearance between the unit and the lens mount adapter makes it hard to hold the grip.

What's in the Box

  • Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for a9 / a7R III / a7 III


Key Highlights

  • Vertical Grip
  • Accepts (2) NP-FZ100 batteries
  • For Sony a9 / a7R III / a7 III

Compatibility - Camera

Sony Alpha a9
Sony Alpha a7R III
Sony Alpha a7 III

Handle / Grip

Grip Thread Sizing:
Handle/Grip Features:
Battery Grip - (2) NP-FZ100 batteries (sold separately); USB charging compatible
Grip Positioning:
Grip Appearance:
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