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(SR3) First possible specs of the Sony A7III make it look like a “low cost” version of the Sony A9


Image above shows the A7II with Gariz case

I got these early specs of the a7Ⅲ that will be launched at earliest this Fall (there is still a chance it might get announced in early 2018). It’s from a good source but he himself told me that he cannot be 100% sure these specs will be confirmed on the final camera:

6fps with mechanical shutter
ISO up to 51200 (expanded to ISO 204800)
693 phase detection AF (which is same as a9!!)
minimum focus sensitivity is EV-3
4k 30p recording

So basically the A7III is an A9 without the crazy electronic shutter frame rate. It’s still unclear if the A7III will have the A9 body or keep the current A7II body design. My personal guess is that it will keep the A7II design which means it does not have dual SD card slot.

And this is from a new source (SR2 ranked):

The upcoming ILCE-7M3 will have the same sensor like A9 (almost same electronics inside), but technically down graded to justify a lower price. That means less frames per second speed, maybe no LAN-port and only single card slot. Battery could be the same.

One more thing: It’s yet unclear if the Sony A7rIII (I repeat “r” version!) will be announced with the A7III or a couple of months later.

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
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