Sony Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless camera with fast hybrid AF has been launched

Sony Alpha 7S III aka Sony a7S Mark III full-frame mirrorless camera has been announced by the company as the long awaited follow-up for the Alpha 7S II since 2015. It brings some new and improved features compared to its predecessor, including a new image processing. The engine, a touchscreen display, and some significant changes to the button placement, among others. Sony Alpha 7S III with its new and advanced image sensor can record 4K video at higher fps.

Price of Sony Alpha 7S III

The camera body of the Sony Alpha 7S III is priced at $ 3,499.99 (approximately Rs. 2.61 lakhs). It is currently available for pre-order in North America and will go on sale September 24 So far, there is no information on international availability

Sony Alpha 7S III Specifications and Features

The Sony Alpha 7S III comes with the new Bionz XR image processor and a 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor. Also the ISO range in Alpha 7S III has been improved a bit now going from 40 to 409,600 instead of 50 to 409,600 in Alpha 7S II. The Mark III can now record 4K video at 120p with 10-bit 4: 2: 2 color depth. It also brings 4K 60p 16-bit RAW video HDMI output capability, which Sony says is the first of its kind in the Alpha series. This full-frame camera can capture still images up to 10fps, with more than 1000 consecutive uncompressed RAW images.

Sony a7S Mark III uses the newly launched CFExpress Type A memory card and supports two of them. The company says that these CFExpress type cards have 1.7 times faster data transfer speeds than SD cards. They advertise 700MBps writing and 800MBps read speeds and come in 80GB and 160GB capacities.

The Sony Alpha 7S III uses a fast hybrid auto-focus (AF) feature that combines phase-detection and contrast-detection to allow the camera to quickly track objects over a wide area. It has a 759 point phase-detection AF sensor that covers 92 percent of the image sensor. The Alpha 7S III features 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization with an additional active mode for more advanced handheld movie shooting. Sony says the camera’s 9.44 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is the brightest and largest in the world. The menu system of the full-frame camera has been redesigned to work with the touch screen which can make it clearer.

The connectivity options of the Sony a7S Mark III include dual-band Wi-Fi, USB tethering and a USB Type-C connector that supports superspeed USB 5GBps data transfer.

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