July 28, 2020

Sony A7s III Leaked by B and H

Insane Low Light Video Up To 402,000 ISO!!! Video Below...

Sony A7S III

You've Gotta Be Quicker Than That B&H!

Apparently, a video was put up in error a day early by B & H Photo showing the New Sony A7s III in all its glory. After watching the video, and despite the markings on the actual camera not showing the model, I am going to assume this is a pre-release model and that it is genuine.

Edit: The official announcement has now been made by Sony so I have swapped out the videos to show the official one. You can see Sony's video below along with the short Sony A7s III review from Philip Bloom.

Sony A7s III Official Announcement

I have removed the original leaked video and replaced it with the official announcement from Sony that was released today...

Original Sony A7s Low Light Sample

If ever there has been a camera with the "most long awaited" status, it has to be this one! The Sony A7s II was part of a ground-breaking line of cameras from Sony that it built upon the insane low light capabilities of the original Sony A7s as shown in the short video "Now I See" by Philip Bloom below from 2014:

Ever since the Sony A7s II came out, film-makers have been talking about, wondering about and discussing whether there would ever be a successor...a Sony A7s III. Would it shoot 4K 120fps and what would the low light footage look like? Well, here it is.

Now I See Part 2: Sony A7S III - Philip Bloom

Sony A7s III Specs

The Good
  • New 12.1MP sensor with fast readout and S-Cinetone colorscience
  • FHD 240fps, 4k120fps 10bit 4:2:2 and 4K120fps raw over HDMI
  • Up to 4k60 will be 10bit 4:2:2 internal
  • No line skipping or pixel binning
  • Image Stabilisation: Active Mode
  • 600mbps bitrate
  • Minimal rolling shutter
  • ISO: 80 to 1-2,400 (Expandable to 40 (stills) to 409,600
  • 15 stops dynamic range
  • 16bit RAW output
  • No overheating
  • No recording time limits
  • UHSII card and CFexpress Type A card support
  • Fully articulating screen
  • Announcement late July, shipment start mid August
  • Price €4,200 (Available September 2020)
The Bad
  • No internal RAW
  • No Dual ISO

No-one can deny this is an amazing year for camera releases! The Sony A7s III is clearly a videomaker's camera as the sensor size remains at 12.1mp. This means that it can produce insanely good low light footage but still give excellent still image quality. 

Personally, I don't think I would use the low light qualities of this camera enough to justify buying it over and above either the Canon EOS R5 or Panasonic S1H.

Still, this is going to make a lot of film-makers happy no doubt. Keep 'em coming camera world, as consumers, we're having a ball...if not too much choice!

Please comment below. Is this the camera you have been waiting for?

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