Sony Alpha A7S III rumors trace at 4K/120p video… and a integrated cooling vent

It is been a very long time coming, and there is nonetheless no phrase on when the successor to the video-centric Sony Alpha A7S II will arrive. So, to fill the space and make the ready tougher, rumors of the hotly expected A7S III stay on coming. 

The newest record comes from “a competent supply” who has shared with Sony Alpha Rumors that the electronics massive is kicking the video recording features of the A7S II up a notch. 

Consistent with the supply, who claims to have got their arms on a prototype type of the A7S III, the coming near near shooter will probably be capable to capturing 4K video at as much as 120fps. As a comparability, the A7S II can report UHD 4K video at 30p, whilst the Panasonic Lumix S1H can seize 6K/24p and 4K/60p video in 10-bit 4:2:0.

That is two times the body charge the general public have been anticipating from the A7S III and, if true, may give the newly launched Lumix S1H a run for its cash and pique the passion of significant videographers.

The supply makes it transparent that the digicam does no longer report 8K video, even supposing there have been rumors final yr that Sony used to be running on an 8K video codec for the A7S III. Then again, if the digicam can shoot 4K/120p, then 6K video at 24fps could also be an opportunity if Sony comes to a decision to take the sensor answer from 12MP (as within the A7S II) to 24MP.

Maintaining it cool

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Sony Alpha Rumors has additionally been informed that the A7S III “has a cooling vent at the again”. That might be a great addition as maximum cameras can overheat – then close down – when recording top answer movies over lengthy periods.

Then again, the A7S III would possibly not be the primary video-focused digicam to function a cooling vent. Panasonic has overwhelmed Sony to the punch, including a fan on the subject of the sensor to stay running temperatures down. 

The Lumix S1H has vents on all sides of the digicam frame (pictured above) that permit cool air to go into at one facet and sizzling air to go out the opposite. We are anticipating one thing an identical within the A7S III as neatly.

Very long time coming

Whilst the impending digicam could possibly stay its cool right through making an attempt occasions, Sony fanatics are clamoring to understand when the A7S III may well be introduced – in any case, it is been four years because the A7S II introduced.

The 3rd technology A7S snapper used to be at the start anticipated to reach in 2019. When it used to be a no-show, expectancies moved to a conceivable January announcement right through CES 2019. 

Then again, Sony has traditionally introduced the A7S cameras right through the once a year IBC Display (Global Broadcasting Conference) held in Amsterdam. So rumors have been rife that in all probability shall we after all see the authentic unveiling of the A7S III at this yr’s IBC Display – that, too, has come and long gone, and we nonetheless haven’t any phrase on when we will be able to be expecting a refresh to the growing old A7S III. All we will be able to do is wait and watch.