After 5 years of waiting and lots of information coming out, finally Sony has also officially announced the 3rd generation of the Mirrorless series specialized for its video recording purposes: Sony a7S III. The users’ expectations were probably met when the official product had a lot of previously speculated features.
The A7S III will be equipped with a new generation 12MP BSI CMOS sensor with high reading speed to avoid distortion, ISO range from 80-102400. Thanks to the BIONZ XR image processor, it can shoot 4K / 120p and 4K / 60p in 10-bit 4: 2: 2 format without having to perform image compression steps, besides 4K / 60p in ProRes RAW format when outputting an HDMI receiver and 1080 / 240p slow motion.
The focus system has been refreshed, with 759 phase-detection points spread across 92% of the frame. For still photography, the a7S III can capture 10 frames per second with full focus and metering, with the ability to store 1,000 RAW images before having to stop.
In terms of design, the device has been made thicker than its predecessor so it can cool the sensor when it comes to high-capacity video recording, as well as to take space for the IBIS anti-vibration system to work. The company says that it can record 4K 60p 10-bit 4: 2: 2 for 1 hour without being overheated, perhaps a challenge to Canon as well. Canon R5 They may overheat if used for more than 20 minutes.
Besides the electronic viewfinder OLED 9.44 million “World’s brightest”, large HDMI port, rotating screen omnidirectional and dual card port with 2 options are UHS-II SD or CFExpress Type A. Sony also Responded to user complaints about the poor menu system of previous models, saying the a7S III will have a completely redesigned menu that can be used with touch screens.
According to Neal Manowitz, Sony’s chief imaging officer in the US: “Alpha 7S III is the camera that will solve the outstanding problems of the previous models. We always listen to the users, push hard to bring innovations that far exceed expectations. them and the a7S III is clear proof. “
Sony a7S III will be sold at a price 3,500 USD, began shipping to users in September this year.