Sony’s A7S II successor will have a crazy high resolution 9.44 million pixel EVF

Jul 3, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sony’s A7S II successor will have a crazy high resolution 9.44 million pixel EVF

Jul 3, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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According to Sony Alpha Rumors, who say they “got a proof”, the Sony A7S III (or whatever the A7S II successor will be called) is expected to have an insane high resolution 9.44 million pixel electronic viewfinder. This makes it the highest EVF in a mirrorless camera by a pretty wide margin.

Even the upcoming Canon EOS R5 is expected to have “only” a 5-million pixel EVF and other than Panasonic and Sony’s own A7R IV, most full-frame mirrorless cameras around today sit somewhere around 3.7 million pixels or less when it comes to their EVFs.

Here’s a comparison of how some of the current model full-frame mirrorless cameras stack up.

9.11 million pixels would be a big step up, even from the 5.76 million pixel Panasonic’s and Sony A7R IV. And compared to the 2.36 million pixel found in the A7S II, there would just be no comparison at all.

The fact that the EVF is so high resolution suggests that this might not just be the solely video-focused camera that many expect. After all, who uses the EVF when shooting video? As well as being popular for video, though, the A7S II was also something of a low-light king for regular photography back when it was released, too. Perhaps Sony’s looking to reclaim that title for stills. It certainly would explain why they’re putting such a high-resolution EVF in there.

The Sony A7S II successor is expected to be announced at some point this summer.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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15 responses to “Sony’s A7S II successor will have a crazy high resolution 9.44 million pixel EVF”

  1. Michael Estwik Avatar
    Michael Estwik

    And the more battery the EVF will drain. If Sony didn’t already had battery issues… I know, they have beefed the battery in their latest camera models, but if they continue like this, they’ll need a car battery to keep the camera alive.

    1. Gregoire Labadens Avatar
      Gregoire Labadens

      Michael Estwik less battery drain than previous gen. This evf was annonced a year ago

    2. Michael Estwik Avatar
      Michael Estwik

      Gregoire Labadens the higher resolution a screen has, the more power it drains. That’s true for smartphones and I don’t think an EVF differs.

    3. Gregoire Labadens Avatar
      Gregoire Labadens

      Michael Estwik believe it or not….

    4. Christopher R Field Avatar
      Christopher R Field

      Michael Estwik you do realize the newer sony cameras have just as good of battery as dslr right?

    5. Michael Estwik Avatar
      Michael Estwik

      Christopher R Field yeah, I know. I wrote that.

  2. Frederick Lau Avatar
    Frederick Lau

    Fully touch screen manual?

    1. Michael Estwik Avatar
      Michael Estwik

      It’s Sony, you’ll get everything you wish for except that.

      1. pincherio Avatar
        pincherio

        And a fully articulating screen.

    2. Christopher R Field Avatar
      Christopher R Field
  3. Stig Nygaard Avatar
    Stig Nygaard

    Actually the rumor says dots, not pixels. It makes a difference.

  4. Martin Roth Avatar
    Martin Roth

    Considering the size, is this really necessary?

  5. Guido Van Damme Avatar
    Guido Van Damme

    Yet, still no mirror… :-D

    1. József Cseh Avatar
      József Cseh

      Guido Van Damme where exactly you feel the need of a mirror in a milc?

  6. Charlie Muller Avatar
    Charlie Muller

    they need to – what’s good image creation if your looking at distortion as reference