Sony A7S – 4K sample video

UPDATE: I am hearing the price has been confirmed at just $1699. If true that is quite a bargain. But don’t forget the cost of external recorder for 4K. These are expected to be announced at NAB on Monday. Here’s some sample footage from the A7S, you can stream it at 4K on YouTube. Impressive at high ISOs. Remember the HDMI output in 4K is uncompressed… YouTube does not give you the full image quality, but still it looks good. Unfortunately the shots are stopped down very dramatically for a deep depth of field on full frame….hmm… I’d like to see some …

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Sony A7S specs announced – S for sensitivity. 4K via HDMI to “third party recorder”

Sony A7S

Breaking news… The Sony A7S has been announced at NAB 2014.

It records 1080p internally in XAVC-S format at 50Mbit but the big news is the support for full 4K output via HDMI to an external recorder.

Unfortunately it does NOT have an internal 4K recording codec like the Panasonic GH4.

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Live NAB 2014 coverage and Sony A7S announcement video – 2PM PT / 5PM ET and 10PM GMT

Announcement is now live here

Message to sources – if you have any more specs, anonymously tip me about the A7S here!

NAB 2014 kicks off today (Sunday) with the first major announcements. Here’s a look at what could be in store for filmmakers at the biggest video and broadcast trade show of the year…

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