So, even though it wasn’t the A7 III or the A7S III it was an A7 series camera that came out yesterday. And even though I really don’t need 42 megapixels for my file size I must say I am sorely tempted to buy this sucker. It’s coming out at the end of November so I’ll pay attention to the reviews (and maybe rent it first to make sure I’m a good fit for it). Basically, they’ve taken the A7R II and added a lot of the good stuff from the A9 to it. It doesn’t have the enormous AF coverage that the A9 has but the AF capability is said to be close to the A9 performance. It’s got a 10 fps mechanical shutter, dual card slots, enhanced high ISO capability, enhanced auto-focus modes, larger buffer, improved video options, a joystick, touchscreen AF placement and a lot of other fantabulous stuff. It sounds pretty compelling. Well, I was hoping for the 24 megapixel sensor of the A9 in a slightly less capable package for a lot smaller price tag but this A7R III checks every other box. Could this be photog’s next camera? I wouldn’t bet against it. Stay tuned friends. I’ll share my thoughts as the reviews come in but it sounds really interesting.
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