This is probably going to surprise precisely nobody, but the Sony A7S III product photos have leaked ahead of the official announcement tomorrow. What is a surprise, though, is that they’re not coming from Nokishita this time, but directly from Sony Alpha Rumors and they confirm at least one detail about the new camera. It definitely has a flippy out LCD.
There hasn’t been a confirmed spec sheet leaked yet, although the official announcement is expected tomorrow at 10am Eastern (7am Pacific, 3pm in the UK) where we’ll get to find out everything about Sony’s new video-focused camera.
It’s nice to see Sony finally offering a flippy out LCD, especially in a camera that’s designed specifically for video. While the price will put it out of the reach of many, this might actually be the first decent interchangeable lens vlogging Camera Sony’s released. The Sony ZV-1 is cool n’ all, but this? Yeah, it’s definitely overkill for just vlogging, but the fact that it has it as a viable option for video shooters who would get an A7S III anyway is pretty awesome.
Again, there has been no leak of a confirmed spec sheet, but here’s how the rumours hold up right now.
- New 12MP sensor with fast readout
- Shoots 1080p 240fps, 4k 120fps, 10-Bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps RAW over HDMI
- 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 is only up to 60fps internally
- No internal RAW video
- Downsampled 1080p from 4K
- 600mbps bitrate
- Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
- No dual ISO
- Max video ISO 409,600
- 16-bit RAW output (stills, not video)
- 15-stops of dynamic range (Sony claims)
- New high resolution 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
- A new kind of silent passive cooling system
- No overheating and no recording time limits (this may be different in Europe)
- Dual UHS-II SD & CFExpress Type-A hybrid card slots
- Similar in appearance to the Sony A7R IV
- A fully articulating LCD screen (flippy out LCD on a Sony?!?!?)
- EU price expected to be around €4,000
- Announcement is coming on July 28th
- Shipping to begin mid-August
I’ve been forced to use a bunch of Sony’s mirrorless cameras over the years, and I’ve always happily handed them back when I’ve done with zero desire to switch. I’m still not interested in them as a stills camera (particularly not this one at 12-megapixels), but this is looking awfully tempting for a full-frame video rig, especially with full-frame uncropped 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 at up to 60fps, 4K at 120fps (even if just 8-bit) and RAW over HDMI (presumably to the Atomos Ninja V).
[via Sony Alpha Rumors]