Rumors emerging regarding the long-awaited Sony a7S III might blow you away: it’s thought that Sony’s forthcoming video-centric hybrid will contain a ventilation system, allowing it to shoot 4K 120p.
Sony Alpha Rumors is suggesting that a “reliable source” saw a prototype of the camera a few months ago that shot 4K at 120 frames per second and features a vent on the rear of the camera to disperse heat. Sony’s earlier A7S models are known to have struggled with overheating in the past, and heat dissipation has often been a limiting factor for manufacturers when it comes to delivering higher-resolution video.
While 4K 120p will certainly be impressive, many video shooters are waiting for absolute confirmation that the new camera will shoot 4K 60p at 10 bit 4:2:2 and how it will compare to the 6K 24p offered by the recently-launched Panasonic S1H.
The delay in announcing the successor to the Sony a7S II is in stark contrast to the unexpected arrival of the a7R IV launched recently. Fans are waiting to find out what Sony is planning to squeeze into the a7S III, and while it seems inevitable that the video specifications will be cutting edge, many users are eager to find out if Sony is able to match the stabilization offered by Panasonic.
So, will this fan blow you away? Or will it suck? Is this rumor accurate and, more importantly, how many fan-related puns can you muster in the comments? Leave your thoughts below.