According to speculation, we are weeks away from seeing the announcement of the hotly-anticipated a7S III, Sony’s video-centric full frame mirrorless ILC. What features should Sony fans expect, and what will the Japanese giant deliver?
In this short video, Jordan Drake from DPReview runs through his list of the features and specifications that would make the a7S III an ideal camera for him. The wishlist seems far from unreasonable, though many may wonder if Sony would be missing a trick by not offering 8K video in order to compete with the Canon EOS R5. Is 4K/120 going to be enough for it to keep customers from drifting towards Sony’s biggest competitor? Would cramming more than 4K mean a compromise on the low light performance, one of the aspects that makes the a7S models so appealing to videographers?
What doesn’t get a mention from Drake is the EVF. Rumors started circulating a week ago that the a7S III would have a 9.44 million dot EVF, giving considerably better performance than the mere 5 million dots offered by the R5. If true, is this going to be one of the camera’s major selling points? Or will customers be paying over the odds given that 5 million dots is plenty?
What’s on your wishlist for the a7S II successor? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.