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Confirmed: New Menu on Sony a7S III not Coming to Older Cameras

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According to Tweakers, a spokesperson for Sony told them that existing Sony cameras will not be able to get the new menu on Sony a7S III camera Sony spokeperson said such an upgrade is ‘technically not possible’.

From Tweakers:

Sony reports to Tweakers that this will not happen and claims that this is technically not possible because the A7S III has a new design with a new chipset. However, the spokesperson expects that future cameras will receive the new interface.

The US price is $3,498 and it is now available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on September 24, 2020. Here are the latest coverage for the Sony a7S III camera.

Sony a7S III Post Launch Coverage


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Sony a7S III Key Features

  • 12.1mp full-frame BSI CMOS sensor
  • Up to 15+ stop dynamic range
  • 9.44m dot QXGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF, 0.90x magnification (size can be reduced if too large)
  • ISO40 to ISO409600
  • 4K 120p recording, 10-bit, 4:2:2
  • All intra up to 600Mbps
  • FullHD 240p
  • New S-Gamut3.Cine
  • Fast hybrid AF in all recording situations
  • Real-time eye AF (in video as well), Touch-tracking
  • 759 phase-detection AF points 92% coverage
  • 425 CDAF points
  • 10fps continuous shooting with AF/AE
  • Articulated vari-angle touch-screen
  • Dual slots: SD UHS-II / CFexpress Type A card support
  • Z battery

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