We thought with the Sony A6500 that the overheating issue days with Sony would be over, but apparently not. Eterprising user, Brian Windle, over on Thingiverse, however, has developed a solution. It’s a 3D printed bracket that houses a couple of USB-powered fans to blow cool air onto the back of the camera underneath the LCD.
I put the new Sony A7III mirrorless camera through its paces for the features and functions we need to shoot the night sky. Sony’s A7III camera has enjoyed rave reviews since its introduction earlier in 2018. Most tests focus on its superb auto exposure and auto focus capabilities that rival much more costly cameras, including Sony’s own A7RIII and A9.
For astrophotography, none of those auto functions are of any value. We shoot everything on manual. Indeed, the ease of manually focusing in Live View is a key function.
The Sony A7III hasn’t been out for very long, and while an extremely impressive camera, especially for a “basic model”, it does have a couple of issues. Of course, what new camera doesn’t? So, Sony has released the first firmware update (v1.01) for the A7III to fix a couple of big issues and improve overall stability.
The new Sony A7III is undoubtedly the hottest topic in the photography world right now. As a “basic model” costing under $2,000, it’s insane how well it performs and the features it contains. It contains many of the same features found in its more expensive A7RIII and A9 siblings, and is a significant upgrade over the previous model A7II.
Since its announcement at WPPI recently, the Sony A7III has been the hot topic around the camera body water cooler. A lot of people had a something to say in the day or two that followed after having tried it for a little while. But now we’re starting to see some proper hands-on reviews with tests to see just how it performs in the real world.
In this in-depth video review, Jay P Morgan takes the Sony A7III for a spin around Vegas. He gives it a pretty thorough workout to test the limits of Sony’s new “basic” mirrorless camera. Looking at it on paper, it certainly seems to set the bar rather high now for entry level full frame cameras. With high ISO, video, burst mode and autofocus tests we get to see if it stands up to those specs.
WPPI has been a good one this year for gear announcements. We’ve got the very impressive looking new Sony A7III camera and a whole slew of new E-Mount Art series lenses from Sigma. A couple of new entry level bodies from Canon as well as the new EOS M50 mirrorless. We’ve also seen a new AD200 competitor appear from Cactus who say it’s only just the beginning. Oh yeah, and then there’s that funny robotic speedlight from Canon.
There were a few items we didn’t cover, though. So, let’s have a look at everything that was announced. All the stuff we told you about and all the stuff we didn’t in one place.
The Sony A7III, the successor to the very popular and heavily discounted Sony A7II, was announced just a few days ago, but already people are getting very opinionated. A few are just going off the on-paper specs, while others have managed to actually get their hands on one and take it for a spin. So, let’s see what people think, and whether or not it’s the right camera for you.
It’s finally here, the camera that many Sony shooters have been waiting for. The update to the gateway camera that convinced many to switch over to Sony’s system. Today, Sony has announced the new Sony Alpha A7III. With 4K video, dual card slots, 693 autofocus points, and 10fps continuous shooting, it’s a nice little boost over the previous generation Sony A7II – a camera which is now heavily discounted, by the way.
Looking like a cut-down Sony A9, the A7III also has pretty ridiculous battery life – for a mirrorless camera, at least. Boasting 710 shots on a full charge it beats everything else out there in mirrorlessland, and is stepping into DSLR territory. It also has an increased ISO range of 100-51200, expandable ISO50-204800 with 5-axis in-body stabilisation, effective up to 5 stops.
Listen up, Sony fans. Sony Alpha Rumors are reporting that the Sony A7III mirrorless camera is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2017. As with all rumours, you have to take this with a grain of salt, but SAR seem pretty confident.
They say that the rumour comes from the same source as the Sony A99 II spec leak back in August. That leak proved to be 100% correct with the specs so chances are high that this one is also correct. Of course, even if it is, unforeseen circumstances can cause delays. Even when items have been officially announced, delays have happened.