Our friend David from Photoclubalpha got a confirmation from Sony that the Sony A7s has a complete silent shutter mode! Early beta testers of the A7s got a firmware upgrade that adds the feature. The firmware fixes and upgrades are:
– α7S now offers a ‘Silent Shooting’ mode
– ISO range for Movie Shooting extended to ISO100 – 102400, expandable to ISO100 – 409600
– Dynamic Range extended to 15.3 stops as sensor RAW output
This is not the same as the Electronic First Curtain shutter found on the A7, A99, A77, A6000 and so on but conspicuously absent on the A7R. Nor is it the same as the near-silent leaf shutter terminated exposure mode of the RX100 models, RX10, or RX1 models. It’s completely free of all mechanical action and totally silent.
A7s and RX100M3 Preorders:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.
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