Sony A7 III Spotted?
An unknown source has reportedly had a chance to take a look at a new high-end E-mount camera. the context of the sighting is unclear but the source had the following to say about the camera he witnessed:
It is not gonna be a bigger body like canon 1dx but is definitely bigger than the current generation.
The grip is chunkier and taller than the older ones. The screen looked bigger to me as well but still you’ll have a tilting screen. No lateral hinges.
I couldn’t check about the SD card but the photographer was from sand disk so i guess the still use SD card but there’s place for 2 i guess. There’s an interesting lever/button that look like is for open the card door. They added a nipple joystick for af points selection but the rest is pretty familiar.
I couldn’t check the firmware and the final name since was masked and the software was modified.
The photographer was shooting on the real cam and the burst rate was quite impressive. I guess around 14fps or more by the sound.
I shoot on the 16-35 2.8 but for the other scenes they where using the new 100-400 even tho was all masked with tape to not show.
Size wise the 2 lens are comparable to the competition so i wouldn’t expect the zoom to be faster.
The 16-35 is pretty heavy in the hand but in line with the 24-70
The rumor clearly also suggests that the 16-35mm f/2.8 and new 100-400mm GM lenses are out there being tested too. It will be interesting to find out if this was a true sighting of something special or if the source just witnessed the new lenses being tested on a ‘test-bed’ camera. To sum up however: Larger grip, faster burst rate, joystick control, and dual SD card slots, sounds good to me!