Sony a7S III Announced: 4K 60p, 16-bit External Raw, Ultra-Low Noise, and More

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Sony a7S III Announced: 4K 60p, 16-bit External Raw, Ultra-Low Noise, and More

Filmmakers can rejoice: the a7S III is here. Five years in the making, this monster of a camera seems to have been worth the wait. While some may have been hoping for 8K video, it is clear the new a7S model still exceeds expectations with its 4K 10-bit video at 120 fps. We also have bitrates of up to 600 mbps (for those counting, that is six times the previous capability). The new model also provides vast improvements in low-light shooting and autofocus. The a7S III can also record 16-bit raw when connected to an external recorder through its full-size HDMI port.

On July 28, B&H Photo hosted a live panel discussion and a live Q&A about the a7S III and its new features.

And while we don’t have any hands-on reviews yet, the articles on what to expect and opinions on the a7S III are just now rolling in. Engadget deems the camera “a videographers dream” while The Verge seems far less impressed in their initial review.

In the above video, Matt Johnson goes into great detail about the new Sony camera. While he seems absolutely floored by the new a7S model, he provides all of the specs so that you can make your own decisions. For all of the filmmakers out there, is this what you were hoping for with the new Sony model? Will you be switching over to Sony or has Canon or Nikon won you over with their announcements earlier this month?

If you’re sold and ready to place your pre-order, you can do so here.

Lance Nicoll is a wedding photographer and InFullFrame founder with a background in fine-art and editorial photography. Lance also holds a graduate degree in graphic design with a branding focus and has done brand consulting for the apparel, fashion, and wedding industries. As an educator, Lance has had the opportunity teach college courses for over a decade and holds corporate education camps and wedding industry speaking engagements.