The long awaited Sony a7S III is coming later this Summer. Sony Manager Kenji Tanaka has just confirmed this camera during an interview by dpreview. The official announcement for a7S III could be in next month, stay tuned.
According to Kenji Tanaka, the new a7S III will be a complete redesign of the whole system, including the image sensor. Everything is new.
Will the Alpha 7S Mark II be replaced, or has the ‘S’ line been superseded by the a7 III and a7R IV?
We’ve received many requests, especially from professional video content creators, and I can confirm that a successor to the Alpha 7S II will be coming, later this summer. Right now we’re focused on the launch of the new camera, and it will be a complete redesign of the whole system, including the image sensor. Everything is new. We hope it will meet and exceed the expectations and requests of our customers. I’m very confident that our new model will meet their demands.
The ‘S’ originally stood for ‘sensitivity’ but now I think it should stand for ‘supreme’ in terms of image quality, and expression. It comes from having really big pixels. I think that many professionals and high-end users will enjoy the new camera.
What were the major requests from a7S II users?
Mainly things like 4K/60p, 10-bit 4:2:2… really what you’d expect.
We’re seeing Raw video being added to more and more consumer cameras – do you think there’s a need for it?
We’re aware that there is a certain amount of demand for Raw video. As you know, our customers include a lot of professionals, so we’re working hard to be able to deliver Raw data capture to these people.