Some more A7sIII rumored specs and info


A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch

I got info from five more people who sent me rumors for the first time. So I am not sure all is 100% correct so take the following info with a bit more caution than usual. I posted this info today and on July 28 we will see whom of them was right :)

Source 1:

  • AF system is the almost the same as a7r4
  • The video record button is now on the top of the camera, places behind the shutter button.
  • 4K RAW output yes, but not sure if it supports 4K 120fps RAW output. Did not try but it says it’s 16bit RAW output.
  • I did not have a chance to test out the RAW output because the firmware is not available, apparently Atomos is working on it to support a7sIII’s hdmi signal.
  • dynamic range is 15 tested by Sony, so i guess it’s ard 13-14 in real life.

Source 2:

  • Dials: Looking from the back panel of the camera, video dial for video mode selection left to EVF, photo dial for photo mode selection right to EVF. Exposure dial unchanged.
  • Screen: Touch function available when navigating the menu.
  • Ports: Removable port door. Two usb-c, one micro hdmi, no flash sync port.

Source 3:

  • Here is something unfortunate, there will be a crop on the 4K. A small one, similar to a7s2.
  • Also, ONLY Up to 4k60 will be 10bit 4:2:2 internal.

Source 4:

  • They are claiming to not have overheating issues for at least 1hr even at the highest framerate.

Source 5:

  • I can confirm 4k60 10 bit unlimited recording time.
  • I can confirm at least 180fps 1080p with full AF and sound.
  • Downsampled 1080p from 4K, making this the best 1080p hybrid ever made! No line skipping or pixel binning.
  • No internal RAW.
  • New codec similar to FX9.
  • No 6K.
My guess is that most of the info is actually correct.

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Sony A7sIII specs confirmations: Full passive cooling (no vent), 12MP BSI sensor (no 48 Quad) and SDexpress Type A card support

I can clarify definitively some points I wasn’t entirely sure about until today:

Sensor:

Sony A7sIII uses a new 12MP BSI sensor. There is no indication it uses the 48MP Quad sensor (downscaled to 12MP).

Cooling:

Sony A7sIII has no active vent. It only uses a pure new passive cool system.

Cards:

The camera has two slots. And each slot is capable of taking SD cards and the brand new CFexpress Type A cards.

RUMOR: Sony A7sIII price might be around $3,500


A7sIII now listed at BHphoto and in Germany at Fotokoch

A source who saw and tested the camera asked Sony about the price of the A7sIII. They didn’t give him the exact pricing but let him understand it will be something around the $3,500 range.

Rumored Sony A7sIII specs:

  • New 12MP sensor with fast readout
  • records FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
  • no Dual ISO
  • Max ISO 409600 (video)
  • 16bit RAW output
  • Sony claims 15 stops dynamic range
  • world’s highest resolution new 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
  • new kind of passive (noise free) cooling system
  • no overheating, no recording time limits
  • UHSII card and CFexpress Type A card support (each of the two slots takes them both!)
  • Looks pretty similar to a Sony A7rIV.
  • fully articulating screen like the one used by the Sony ZV-1.
  • announcement late July
  • shipment start mid August
  • price around $3500

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Sony A7sIII will be the first mirrorless system camera to support CFexpress Type A cards!

A couple of days ago I got an odd rumor about the A7sIII card slot types and finally today I got the definitive answer:

The Sony A7sIII will be the first camera to use the new CFexpress Type A cards. The cool thing is that the two slot camera will be capable to use two kind of cards in the same slot: SD cards and CFexpress Type A cards.

Nice solution form Sony! But the big question is: How much are those cards going to cost? Yet not a single of them is available on the market.

Rumored Sony A7sIII specs:

  • New 12MP sensor with fast readout
  • records FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Base ISO 160 for S-LOG3
  • no Dual ISO
  • Max ISO 409600 (video)
  • 16bit RAW output
  • Sony claims 15 stops dynamic range
  • world’s highest resolution new 9.44 million dot EVF (QXGA resolution)
  • new kind of passive (noise free) cooling system
  • no overheating, no recording time limits
  • 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.
  • announcement late July
  • shipment start mid August

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RUMOR: Sony A7sIII with slots for SD and CFexpress cards???

I just got this from one reliable source:

The Sony A7sIII will have a double card slot. It has two slots both capable of taking SD cards and CFexpress mini.

Now here comes the confusion: I trust this source but he said “CFexpress mini”. Don’t know if he meant the well known CFexpress Type B cards or if Sony will use the new CFexpress Typ A cards. If you wonder what those cards are Explora wrote an article about it:

Most recently, the CompactFlash Association has released the CFexpress 2.0 specification. This allows for three different card formats. Type A is the smallest and can feature up to 1 lane for 1 GB/s transfers.

Or maybe he meant the new SDexpress cards? If someone reading this knows the answer drop me a message!

Note for SAR readers: The reliable source only writes through contact form. So I hope he reads this and clarifies the rumor