After months of rumors and leaks, Sony has officially unveiled the Sony a7S III. This video-focused full-frame camera still uses a 12MP sensor, but can shoot 4K up to 120fps, a thicker body design with memory card slots and a brand new menu system.
The camera has just been announced by Sony during a live stream presentation recently. Due to its inability to shoot groundbreaking 8K video like the Canon EOS R5, Sony has packed a lot of power inside its newest camera.
Inside, the new Sony a7S III is equipped with a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor with super-fast read speeds and a default ISO range that spans between 80-102400. This sensor, which comes with the new BIONZ XR processor, can record 4K 120fps and 4K 60fps video at 10-bit 4: 2: 2 without using pixel binning or line skipping, and RAW ProRes 16- video. bit through HDMI up to 4K 60fps.
The autofocus system has also been redesigned with 759 phase-detection AF points covering 92% of the image sensor. The camera also has a maximum continuous shooting speed of 10fps for “more than 1,000 consecutive uncompressed RAW images with full AF / AE tracking”.
On the surface, the camera features a thicker design for effective heat dissipation and the addition of IBIS, as well as some interesting design options. These include the world’s brightest 9.44 million-dot “OLED EVF, a full-size HDMI port, a fully-flip screen, and two hybrid memory card slots, can text SD card UHS-II or CFExpress.” Type A. That makes it the first consumer camera to use the CFExpress Type A card format.
Not only does this new design give you more options, but Sony can also integrate a “new heat dissipation mechanism with the ability to forward two memory cards, for 10-bit 4K 60fps recording. 4: 2: 2 over an hour “for this camera. In other words, it won’t overheat and requires no fan.
Finally, Sony has also redesigned a brand new menu system, with touch functionality for the Sony a7S III.
Here is the new menu:
Close-up photo of Sony a7S III at any angle:
Some sample videos shot with Sony a7S III: