Full leaked products images of the new Sony A7sIII

Preorders:
Sony A7sIII in USA at Adorama ($200 off with lens), BHphoto, Amazon.
Sony A7sIII in EU at Fotokoch. Calumet DE. WexUK.

And here it is fully unveiled! The new Sony A7sIII. Be sure to be online on sonyalpharumors tomorrow (July 28) at 3:00 PM (BST) / 4:00 PM (CET) to follow the video livestream live!

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Thanks Dan for sharing!

Rumored Sony A7sIII specs:

  • New 12MP sensor with fast readout and S-Cinetone colorscience
  • records FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • ONLY Up to 4k60 will be 10bit 4:2:2 internal.
  • Downsampled 1080p from 4K, making this the best 1080p hybrid ever made! No line skipping or pixel binning.
  • No internal RAW.
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
  • no Dual ISO
  • Max ISO 409600 (video)
  • 16bit RAW output
  • Sony claims 15 stops dynamic range
  • Movie Edit add-on compatibility for Image Stabilization in post
  • world’s highest resolution new 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
  • same Sony A7rIV AF system
  • new kind of passive (noise free) cooling system
  • no overheating, no recording time limits (They are claiming to not have overheating issues for at least 1hr even at the highest framerate.)
  • UHSII card and CFexpress Type A card support (each of th two slots takes them both!)
  • Looks pretty similar to a Sony A7rIV.
  • fully articulating screen like the one used by the Sony ZV-1.
  • The video record button is now on the top of the camera, placed behind the shutter button
  • price around 4.000 Euro (A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch)
  • announcement late July
  • shipment start mid August

What’s exceeding expecations on the A7sIII: Best in class 4K quality, best EVF resolution, first CFexpress Type A camera, 15stops DR

Preorders:
Sony A7sIII in USA at Adorama ($200 off with lens), BHphoto, Amazon.
Sony A7sIII in EU at Fotokoch. Calumet DE. WexUK.

Sony promised multiple times that they will exceed expectations with the Sony A7sIII. Now all we have is rumors only but if they are somehow close to the real deal than this is what’s top (and flop) on the Sony A7sIII:

TOP

  • Best in class 4K quality thanks to the new 12MP BSI sensor with very fast readout
  • World’s best EVF in any mirrorless FF camera with 9.44 milion dot resolution
  • First FF mirrorless camera using the CFexpress Type A cards
  • Sony promises no overheating issues and no recording time limit thanks to a new passive cooling system
  • Top class dynamic range of 15stops (claimed by Sony)

GOOD (and this was really about time)

  • At last a Sony A7 camera with fully articulating screen
  • Full size HDMI

FLOP

  • 12MP sensor may be limiting for some kind of photography
  • Same clumsy Sony menu system and likely limited touchscreen functionalities
  • Not the best IBIS in the FF mirrorless world

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More Sony A7sIII tidbits…

A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch

I got some more tidbits (Thanks source!). This is what he had to say about the A7sIII:

  • Gyroscope data will be available for post stabilization like the FX9.
  • Digital IS like the zv1 will be available for the first time on a full frame Sony Camera. This does not use further crop. Only the slight crop previously mentioned for UHD. The 4k is still 1:1 pixel readout.
  • There may be features left out at launch that will be available via software update. Similar to the FX9 version 2.0 update coming later this year. They will be mentioned on the presentation next week.
  • Compared to an FX9, this does not down sample 6K to 4K, which would require a 24mp sensor.
  • There is at least 1 notable hardware and 1 software feature that still isn’t revealed.
  • Anyone who wants quality full frame 4K that “just works” without any limitations will be very pleased with this camera. Let’s just say this is not a toy, it’s a workhorse!

The marketing phrase they could use is: “4K that works!” unlike some other recent 4k/8K camera from the competition :)

More leaked Sony A7sIII image details!

Here is another image of the Sony A7sIII with the fully articulating screen. Below you can see a screen grab from the LCD screen showing the 4k 100p 4:2:2 10bit setting

Rumored Sony A7sIII specs:

  • New 12MP sensor with fast readout and S-Cinetone colorscience
  • records FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • ONLY Up to 4k60 will be 10bit 4:2:2 internal.
  • Downsampled 1080p from 4K, making this the best 1080p hybrid ever made! No line skipping or pixel binning.
  • No internal RAW.
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
  • no Dual ISO
  • Max ISO 409600 (video)
  • 16bit RAW output
  • Sony claims 15 stops dynamic range
  • Movie Edit add-on compatibility for Image Stabilization in post
  • world’s highest resolution new 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
  • same Sony A7rIV AF system
  • new kind of passive (noise free) cooling system
  • no overheating, no recording time limits (They are claiming to not have overheating issues for at least 1hr even at the highest framerate.)
  • UHSII card and CFexpress Type A card support (each of th two slots takes them both!)
  • Looks pretty similar to a Sony A7rIV.
  • fully articulating screen like the one used by the Sony ZV-1.
  • The video record button is now on the top of the camera, placed behind the shutter button
  • price around 4.000 Euro (A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch)
  • announcement late July
  • shipment start mid August

It’s finally time to join our Sony A7sIII facebook group!

On July 28 10:00 be sure to be online here on SonyAlphaRumors to follow the video livestream event. To not miss any future rumors and leaks follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Disqus.

First leaked images of the new Sony A7sIII

This is the first leaked image of the new Sony A7sIII I got from J. (Thanks!). You can clearly see the red recording button, the LCD screen is fully articulating. Otherwise it’s pretty much close to the Sony A7rIV body.

Rumored Sony A7sIII specs:

  • New 12MP sensor with fast readout and S-Cinetone colorscience
  • records FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • ONLY Up to 4k60 will be 10bit 4:2:2 internal.
  • Downsampled 1080p from 4K, making this the best 1080p hybrid ever made! No line skipping or pixel binning.
  • No internal RAW.
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
  • no Dual ISO
  • Max ISO 409600 (video)
  • 16bit RAW output
  • Sony claims 15 stops dynamic range
  • Movie Edit add-on compatibility for Image Stabilization in post
  • world’s highest resolution new 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
  • same Sony A7rIV AF system
  • new kind of passive (noise free) cooling system
  • no overheating, no recording time limits (They are claiming to not have overheating issues for at least 1hr even at the highest framerate.)
  • UHSII card and CFexpress Type A card support (each of th two slots takes them both!)
  • Looks pretty similar to a Sony A7rIV.
  • fully articulating screen like the one used by the Sony ZV-1.
  • The video record button is now on the top of the camera, placed behind the shutter button.
  • Screen: Touch function available when navigating the menu.
  • Ports: Removable port door. Two usb-c, one micro hdmi, no flash sync port.
  • price around 4.000 Euro (A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch)
  • announcement late July
  • shipment start mid August

It’s finally time to join our Sony A7sIII facebook group!

On July 28 10:00 be sure to be online here on SonyAlphaRumors to follow the video livestream event. To not miss any future rumors and leaks follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Disqus.

New Sony A7sIII tidbits: Has S-Cinetone colorscience and Movie Edit add-on compatibility

A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch

I got another report from a source….Thanks :)

This is what he says:

The A7Siii will have the S-Cinetone colorscience.
The sensor will be an Exymos R CMOS Sensor.
Sony will add Movie Edit add-on compatibility for Image Stabilization in post. So far only RX0m2, RX100m7, and ZV-1 are compatible with that app. This is how they plan to match Cannon’s IBIS, it won’t be as good but at least it won’t be “warpy”. Also, the slight crop will be used to achieve this.
15+ Stops of dynamic range.
C4K in addition to UHD will be available.

Overall this camera is similar to the A7R4 tweaked in the same way as ZV-1 with similar specs to the FX9, but with a 12MP sensor. Like I said before there is a slight crop. Nothing seems extraordinary on paper except that EVF, but realistically there is no 4K60 10-bit internal 600Mbit camera on the market that can record unlimited video without overheating, with great autofocus and no fan.