Sony A7S III to record at 4K 120p?!


In fascinating information, there have been some tantalizing rumors spreading throughout the web in the present day saying that the upcoming Sony A7S III will be capable to report 4K 120p. When you assume that sounds a bit ridiculous(ly cool), it is as a result of it’s. 

Only for comparability, the brand new video powerhouse in the marketplace, the Panasonic S1H, can ‘solely’ seize 6K/24p and 4K/60p video in 10-bit 4:2:0. If that is true, 4K 120p will you should definitely be a magnet for many videographers, even perhaps being sufficient to tempt them away from the alluring grasp of the S1H. 

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Contemplating that Sony has been fairly quiet on the video-focused digital camera entrance lately, we’d expect it to return out with one thing jaw-droppingly spectacular. Nevertheless, is that this beguiling little bit of specs information even correct?

Shared on website Sony Alpha Rumors, this rumor apparently comes from a ‘dependable supply’ who had the prospect to see a prototype of the Sony A7S III some months in the past. Crucially, if this supply solely noticed the digital camera months in the past, it’s totally potential (and even perhaps possible) that it has been up to date and adjusted since that time. 

Sony A7S III to record at 4K 120p?!

May the Sony A7S III have a cooling vent just like the Panasonic S1H?

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Contemplating simply how a lot of a technological leap ahead it could be for a digital camera to reliably report 4K 120p, we would not be shocked if Sony experimented with it months in the past, however finally determined that the idea did not fairly work in follow. Nevertheless, we’d like to be proved unsuitable.

Different fascinating tidbits from this supply embody that the Sony A7S III won’t be able to report 8K. Nevertheless, there is not any data on whether or not the digital camera will be capable to report 6K. We really feel that it doubtless will, as it could be severely lagging behind its competitors if it did not. For us, the one actual query will probably be what body price it will be capable to obtain in 6K. 

As well as, the Sony A7S III will reportedly have a cooling vent on the again. This can doubtless be because of the quantity of warmth recording at such excessive resolutions and body charges will kick out. This is not more likely to be tremendous standard with videographers, who is likely to be understandably nervous concerning the degree of noise this fan would possibly produce. Nevertheless, it is price noting that the Panasonic S1H additionally has a cooling vent, so hopefully it will finally develop into a non-issue.

Whereas we’re admittedly barely skeptical, we’d love this 4K 120p rumor to be true. At the moment, we’ll be ready with baited breath to see simply what Sony has in retailer for us. 

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