From the interview, Sony Manager Yutaka Iwatsuki said that the Sony a7S III is in development, but in order to go beyond customer’s expectations, they need a lot of work and time to achieve this. This mean’s as Yutaka said “for time frame, it may require longer than you probably imagine“.
So this means that a possible Sony a7S III announcement will not happen next month at PhotoPlus EXPO 2018. Maybe in early 2019 at the CES 2019 or CP+ 2019 events makes sense. On the other hand this could be a sign that the company first focus on high-end APS-C mirrorless camera (A6700).
Other notes from interview: Sony thinks 8K recording is very important in long-term, but not very import in 2020. And Sony has no plan on medium format mirrorless cameras, as they are still focusing on innovating full frame and APS-C products.
Next Sony full frame E-mount camera would be the Sony A7S III as the third version is rumored to feature an Exmor RS image sensor. It is said to be a new stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory.
Below are the specs of the Sony A7s III we’ve posted earlier.
Rumored Sony A7S III Specs:
- Improved 24MP 6K stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
- Improved BIONZX processor
- Faster readout
- Same PDAF as A9
- Improved AutoFocus
- Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) like GH5
- 4K 60p HDR
- 10-bit codec
- Dual card slots?
- Improved battery life
- Price around $2,799
As always take it with a grain of salt and stay tuned with us for more information.
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