Ony unveiled its new full-frame and mirror camera, Sony a7S Mark III. Alpha a7S III is the successor to the Sony Alpha a7S II launched in 2015. Now the a7S Mark III introduces a new image sensor and a new image-processing engine. Sony a7S Mark III comes with a 12.1-megapixel image sensor and BIONZ XR image-processing engine.
While the new Sony camera looks promising to photographers, the a7S Mark III lacks features such as 8K video recording. This can be disappointing for many photographers because the a7s Mark II is a videoless mirrorless camera. In addition, Canon recently launched a mirrorless EOS R5 camera with an 8K video recording. But Japanese camera maker Sony claims that the a7S Mark III records 4K video in extremely dark lighting conditions.
Sony a7S Mark III: specifications and features
- Sony Alpha a7S III uses the E-mount system. The camera has a 3 inch LCD touch screen. The camera comes with a redesigned menu system with a touch screen interface.
- A7S Mark III comes with an Exmor R® CMOS image sensor with a 12.1MP full-backlit frame and BIONZ XR image processing engine. Sony a7S Mark II successor has an ISO standard of 40 to 409,600.
- There is a fast hybrid AF system in a7S Mark III with 759 phase-detection AF sensors covering 92% of the image sensor. The camera provides real-time eye AF and real-time tracking.
- For video recording capabilities, Sony Alpha a7S III 4K includes 120p, 10: 4: 2: 2 color depth, universal recording, XAVC HS format with H.265 codec, and more.
- Five-axis optical image stabilization is available on the new a7S Mark III for better shots.
- a7S Mark III comes with two CFexpress Type A cards.
- Sony a7S Mark III: availability and price
Sony a7S Mark III is available to the global market. The company has not yet launched the a7S Mark III in India. After the usual launch schedule, camera users can expect the a7S Mark III to arrive in India within another 2-3 months. Likewise, the price of Alpha a7S III is not specific to the Indian market.
So far, Sony India has launched the Sony ZV-1 video blog camera at Rs. 77,990.