At Photokina 2018 we didn’t see the Sony A7S III announcement. According to that Cinema5D interviewed with Sony Senior Manager Yutaka Iwatsuki about the release date of Sony A7S III and other future products.
Sony Manager said that the Sony a7S III is in development, but in order to go beyond customer’s expectations, they need a lot of work and time to achieve this. This mean’s the Sony A7S III announcement date may require longer than we probably imagine.
This also means that a possible Sony a7S III announcement will not happen at PhotoPlus EXPO 2018 in October. Maybe in early 2019 at the CES 2019 or CP+ 2019 events makes sense. On the other hand this could be a sign that the company first focus on high-end APS-C mirrorless camera (A6700).
Other notes from interview: Sony thinks 8K recording is very important in long-term, but not very import in 2020. And Sony has no plan on medium format mirrorless cameras, as they are still focusing on innovating full frame and APS-C products.
Below are the specs of the Sony A7s III we’ve posted earlier.
Rumored Sony A7S III Specs:
- Improved 24MP 6K stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
- Improved BIONZX processor
- Faster readout
- Same PDAF as A9
- Improved AutoFocus
- Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) like GH5
- 4K 60p HDR
- 10-bit codec
- Dual card slots?
- Improved battery life
- Price around $2,799
As always take it with a grain of salt and stay tuned with us for more information.