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https://www.eoshd.com/2017/10/sony-a7r-iii-announced-4k-hdr-ergonomic-improvements-no-10bit-4k60p/

"What’s new in the A7R III for video shooters? Well the improved ergonomics introduced with the A9 are on this body along with a new higher resolution 3.3m dot EVF. The camera now shoots 4K in Hybrid Log Gamma for compatibility with the latest 4K HDR TVs, like the Panasonic GH5. Unlike the GH5 however, it is held back by the 8bit 4:2:0 codec. HDR and HLG require a very wide colour gamut, so we’ll have to examine very carefully in the review whether this camera is really capable of a nice 4K HDR image without banding and colour problems."

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EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony Cameras

5 axis stabilization to 5.5 stops

pixel-shift using IBIS to generate a 169 megapixel image. Sony china is saying it's equivalent to 99 megapixel in real resolution. 

 

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From a photography point of view, this sounds theoretically amazing, looking forward to the reviews. I'm not in the market for it but it seems the MSRP didn't increase from the II, so maybe there will be great used deals on the leaving generation to be had.

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Eh, it's not a bad upgrade per se, but it does kinda give the impression of something hurriedly put out to compete with the D850. Then again, Sony's really been killing it with just about every new mirrorless for the last few years, so I guess they had to stop and catch their breath sometime.

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25 minutes ago, thefactory said:

So close to pulling the trigger on gh5 now. Some good stuff there but not enough to pick this over the gh5 for video. A7siii when?

Yup, Panasonic GH5 remains as king! Ruling over the land of hybrid filmmaking. 

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55 minutes ago, tellure said:

No 10bit and oh my god, we're still at a 100Mbps bitrate for 24p/30p 4K?!?!  Goddamn Sony.. throw us a bone for video here.

I'd be pretty confident that the SIII will add a few more video features. I think Sony didn't really expect the RII to be as popular among videographers as it was. I can definitely see it getting 4K60p. Like you though, I'd love a new codec.

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13 minutes ago, Rinad Amir said:

No one mentions battery life has it been improved? What about overheating after 25min run in 4k mode 

"Use of the larger NP-FZ100 battery increases the battery life by 2.2x, meaning a CIPA rating of 650 shots per charge when using the rear LCD or 530 shots per charge with the EVF. " <= a "new" battery (same as in the a9)

"A faster 'Bionz X' processor, along with the front-end LSI processor featured in recent Sony models, allows the camera to process more data, faster. "  <= might mean less overheating? But my money is on the a7Rmk3 still having some overheating. 

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People upset about no updated video features.. what did you expect?
The s-model cant be news to you?

 

1 hour ago, tellure said:

No 10bit and oh my god, we're still at a 100Mbps bitrate for 24p/30p 4K?!?!  Goddamn Sony.. throw us a bone for video here.

 

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3 minutes ago, Mattias Burling said:

People upset about no updated video features.. what did you expect?
The s-model cant be news to you?

 

 

i get it, but some people were expecting an s update today. now it's up in the air again. And gh5 seams the only viable option for video now.

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