What to Expect from Sony a7 III after a7R III Announcement?
The biggest announcement and surprise from Sony in October should be the Sony a7R III mirrorless camera – The new Sony a7R III is an extremely versatile tool for photographers, videographers, multi-media creators and all other types of professionals that demand reliability, flexibility and versatility.
- 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
- 399-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting
- UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
- 3.69m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
- 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
- ISO 102400 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Port & PC Sync Port
So, what’s coming next? That should be the long-waited Sony a7 III full frame mirrorless camera, which is rumored to be announced in 2018 along with one or two new FE lenses, to beat the Canon EOS 6D Mark II ($1,999) DSLR camera.
What do you expect from the new Sony a7 III mirrorless camera?
Speaking of specifications, the Sony a7 III mirrorless camera is rumored to feature a new 24MP full frame sensor, the exact same Sony a9 ($4,498) autofocus system without the 20fps frame rate, the Sony a9 Joystick control, Touch Screen and 4K video recording. You can see Sony a7 III rumored specifications here.
- The body should remain subsequently identical
- The dial wheel might be a little bit bigger with a sturdier click to it.
- A joystick might appear in lieu of the AF/MF/AEL switch.
- The screen should remain the same but become a touch screen
- The EVF might feature the same magnification size as the A7rII‘s (0.78x) but without the T* coating.
- The AF system should be about the same as the A7rII or with the new 4D Focus system
- The battery life remains a big question but will probably be improved a little bit with the same compact size.
- The Sensor resolution might be the same but with better ISO performance and maybe a back-illuminated structure
- New BIONZ image processor, faster, with better noise control and better burst rate (10 to 12 i/s? currently at 5 i/s)
- Silent shutter mode? Likely, yes.
- A GPS is not likely to appear, it would consume too much battery life.
What do you expect from Sony a7 III? What’s your specs wishlist?
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