What Can We Expect from Sony a7R III & a7S III ? (Top 20 Features)


The upcoming Sony Alpha a7R III and a7S III is rumored to be announced next, the a7S III seems already get leaked several days ago. Unlike rumored Sony Alpha a9, the a7R III will be stay the same size and designs. Below are top 20 features expect from Sony a7R III and a7S III mirrorless cameras by Dave Dugdale from LearningVideo. According to Dave, Sony seems to be really listening what photographers said.

Below are the list of top features expect from Sony a7R III and a7S III:

  1. Better AF. The algo they have in the Sony fly-by-wire lenses is very frustrating when shooting video. Touch screen for pulling focus would kind of fix that.
  2. The colors science improved from the original a7s, but keep working on the colors. Perhaps they can come up with another Color Mode that emulates Arri, just call it Arri I am sure they would not mind.
  3. Touch screen (I skip 4 in the video because I combined it with the touch screen)
  4. Flip out to the side screen
  5. A easy to edit codec for Davinci Resolve. Not asking for Prores, but something that cuts like butter in Resolve like Prores and is not so CPU intensive when editing in 4ktop 20
  6. Custom WB in movie mode
  7. Assign APS-C to button!
  8. Film with shutter button
  9. Create another log profile that is a combination of slog2 and slog3. Slog3 is too flat but easier to grade by hand, Slog2 is about as flat as I want it to be but is harder to grade by hand. Keep the min ISO to 800 for this new log profile.
  10. Allow 3rd party besides Zeiss AF information to they can design lenses that work just as fast as the native glass, the more you can expand the E mount system the more you will sell these cameras.
  11. Faster chips to improve rolling shutter.
  12. Better menus, sounds like they are coming
  13. Apps don’t lose settings from before
  14. Make it so simple to transfer images to my smart phone
  15. Increase Battery life
  16. Improve IBIS
  17. Usb3
  18. Distance scale in movie mode
  19. Louder speaker like on the iPhone X.
  20. RGB Histogram for video

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  • sleepinghouse

    10 bit 4:2:2

    • jowy

      yeah, indeed. Just 10 bit 422 and i’m happy.

    • Marco DeMello

      Yeah, me 3 – but sadly it won’t happen. It’ll be 8-bit 4:2:2, which while a big improvement over 4:2:0 it still falls short of our hopes.

      If they made this camera 10-bit 4:2:2 @ 4K with 60fps they would shatter sales of their higher-end professional cameras.

  • Mark McIntosh

    How about all buttons re-programmable. Plus another 2 custom buttons on the front. That would be handy.

  • Sator Photo

    Why is nobody thinking of an a99S wth a 15.4MP sensor and which can manage at least 20fps while costing about the same as a a99II? It would be a D5 and 1DX II killer like none other. It would arguably make a lot more sense than yet another a7S refresh quite so soon.

  • Bob Ross

    4:2:2 and 4k @ 60 fps.

    • Adam Snider

      This should be expected, considering the newly released panasonic GH5 has 4:2:2 and 4k @ 60 fps. I’m really hoping they compete and have this feature.

  • Dan Hopkins

    Bigger body or better temperature control. The overheating issues of the A7sii are very limiting for hot climates. GH4 and I assume the new GH5 blow it out of the water here.